North Central College

North Central College Athletics
30 North Brainard Street Naperville, IL 60566
Division 3 Illinois Midwest
Private Small Competitive team

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Andrew Gamarra

Andrew Gamarra joined the North Central College staff in 2016 as the eighth head coach in the history of the Cardinal women's soccer program.


In his two seasons at North Central, Gamarra has led the team to consecutive 4-4 seasons in College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) play, a program record for conference wins in a single season.


Competitive Accomplishments


North Central 2016-present


2016 CCIW Tournament Qualifier


Five All-CCIW awards


School record four conference victories, 2016, 2017


Sage 2014-2015


Went 26-10-4 in two seasons


2014 Skyline Conference Coach of the Year


2015 Skyline Conference regular season champions


Two Skyline Conference Tournament appearances


2014, 2015


Eight All-Skyline awards


Personal Information


Played collegiately at University of Wisconsin-Parkside (2006-07) and Carthage College (2008-09)


Graduated from Carthage in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in business administration


Graduated from Carthage in 2013 with a master's degree in education


Assistant coach at Carthage, 2009-13

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Kate Perry

Kate Perry joined the North Central College coaching staff prior to the 2018-2019 academic year as a graduate assistant coach for the Cardinals' women's soccer program.


Perry assists with the coaching of North Central's goalkeepers while also playing a lead role in the Cardinals' recruiting and fundraising efforts.


Perry was a four-year member of the women's soccer program at Carthage College, earning Academic All-College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) accolades as a junior and serving as a team captain as a senior. She gained coaching experience as an assistant coach for Indian Trail High School and the Kenosha Area Soccer League, and served as the goalkeeper coach for the Kenosha Crew Soccer Club.


A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Perry graduated from Carthage in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She is enrolled in the Master of Leadership Development program at North Central, with an emphasis in sports leadership.

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Katie McNeela

Katie McNeela '14 joined the North Central College women’s soccer coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant coach. Previously, McNeela was the assistant coach for the women’s varsity soccer team at Lake Park High School and has been a member of the Evolution Soccer Club coaching staff since 2015.


From 2010-2013, McNeela was a member of the women’s soccer team at North Central College and led the Cardinals to their first College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Tournament appearance in 2012. McNeela helped anchor a defensive unit that pitched six shutouts in 2011, was second on the team in goals scored in 2013 and was named Academic All-CCIW all four years.


McNeela graduated from North Central with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and organizational communication and a minor in psychology. McNeela is currently working full-time as the assistant director of marketing at North Central.

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Dylan Milkent

Dylan Milkent served as the graduate assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the North Central College men's soccer team during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and enters 2016 as an assistant coach for the Cardinals. He remains the program's recruiting coordinator. He also serves as the goalkeeper coach for the North Central women's soccer program.


At Loras College, Milkent was a two-time all-conference goalkeeper. He also earned a 42-4-4 overral record during his time there, while recording 24 shutouts. Milkent was named Team MVP in 2013.


Milkent made two NCAA Final Four appearances for Loras as the starting goalkeeper, which came in 2012 and 2013. He also made NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2011, and was an Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) champion in 2010, 2012 and 2013, being honored as an IIAC All-Conference selection in 2012 and 2013.


In 2012, he broke the IIAC regular season record for goals against in conference play, and was also ranked ninth nationally in save percentage.


Along with his playing accomplishments, Milkent holds a National Soccer Coaches of America (NSCAA) National Diploma and Goalkeeper License.


Milkent graduated from Loras with a major in public relations and minor in general business. He graduated from North Central in spring 2016 with a master's degree in leadership studies.


Milkent is a native of the area and attended Glenbard South High School.

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