Manchester University

Manchester University Athletics
604 East College Avenue North Manchester, IN 46962
Division 3 Indiana Midwest
Private Small National competitor


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Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson completed fourth season leading the Manchester University women's soccer program in 2019.

During her time with the Spartans, Johnson has mentored three of All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference players. Three more Spartans have earned honorable mention all-league honors. 19 individuals have been named Academic All-Conference, including seven players in 2019.

Johnson previously was an assistant coach at Fresno State University from 2005-09 and held interim head coaching duties during the 2009 campaign. Johnson also served as an assistant coach at Arizona State University from August 2009 to July 2010. She led the Crown City United Soccer Club in San Marino, California for four seasons from July 2012 to November 2015.

During her college career at the University of Florida, Johnson was a Soccer Buzz All-American in 2001. Johhnson helped the Gators to SEC regular season and tournament titles and NCAA Division I Final Four berth. She played professionally for the California Storm and Football Club Bay Area Pride in 2009.

Christine and her husband Kevin, who serves as the Spartans' wrestling coach, have three children, Jayla, Amara and Oakley.

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Josh Routte

Josh Routte joined the women's soccer program as assistant women's soccer coach in March 2019.

In his first season with the program, the women's soccer program landed two athletes on the All-HCAC honoree list. Sophomore Jessica Hudnall was named to the All-HCAC Second Team while freshman Adelle Stanko landed on the Honorable Mention All-HCAC list.

During his collegiate career, Routte was a team captain and the starting goalkeeper at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. He suited up 41 times for the Muskies and collected 203 saves during his collegiate career.

Routte served as the goalkeeper coach for the Zanesville Arsenal Soccer Club in Ohio. He is also a managing member and goalkeeper coach for 614 Ultimate Goalkeeper, LLC, which strives to bring top-level personal goalkeeping training to Central Ohio.

Josh graduated from Muskingum University in December of 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration. He also minored in Business Management and Coaching.

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