Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN 47803
Indiana Midwest
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Amy Helliwell

Amy Helliwell enters her ninth year as Rose-Hulman women's soccer coach after leading the Fightin' Engineers into to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Helliwell also serves as the Senior Women's Administrator for the Rose-Hulman athletic department.


Helliwell's most recent four squads ranked among the top defensive units in the nation. In 2013, the Fightin' Engineers finished No. 3 nationally with a .924 save percentage, and in 2014 the team was No. 5 nationally at .900. The 2015 team allowed just 20 goals for a 1.10 goals against average. In 2016, Rose-Hulman recorded six shutouts and allowed just 25 goals in 19 matches.


Goalkeeper Lucinda Combs completed a historic career in 2015 with school records of 40 wins, 36 shutouts, 464 saves, an .885 save percentage and a 0.78 goals against average. Defenders have also earned regional and national acclaim, highlighted by 2014 first-team Capital One Academic All-American honors for Mallory McDevitt.


The 2013 team did not lose a regular season conference match in regulation time, and that squad recorded six consecutive shutouts during the season.


Helliwell's teams have a 51-35-8 mark over the past five seasons. In eight years at Rose-Hulman, her career record stands at 71-69-9 overall and 39-28-4 in conference play.


In 2009, Helliwell inherited the program in August and led the Fightin' Engineers to a regular season conference championship. Rose-Hulman earned the top seed for the league tournament that year on the heels of a win at fellow league co-champion Hanover College. Eventual NCAA Tournament representative Transylvania University ended the magical run in the league tournament with a narrow 1-0 victory.


Helliwell came to Rose-Hulman after spending the last 11 years as head coach at Greenwood High School in Kentucky, where she led squad to six state Final Four appearances. Her teams combined for a 207-64-1 record with seven district championships, six regional and sectional titles, and the six Final Four appearances.


She also served as coach of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association All-Star Game in 2001, 2005 and 2008, and was named Southern Kentucky Soccer Referees Association Coach of the Year from 2001-05 and in 2008. Her career also includes serving as a mathematics teacher at Greenwood High School for 13 years.


Helliwell earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Southern Indiana in 1996 and obtained a master's degree in education guidance counseling from Western Kentucky University in 2003. She was a four-year varsity soccer player, all-state honoree at team captain during her prep career at Evansville Reitz Memorial High School.


Helliwell and her husband Sean, the men's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman, reside in Terre Haute.

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Bailey Shattell

Bailey Shattell begins her first year as women's soccer and softball assistant coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology during the upcoming 2018-19 academic year.


Shattell most recently served as the women's soccer graduate assistant at Anderson University (Ind.) during the 2017-18 season. She was in charge of the team's logistics, scouting, recruiting and social media presence. Her efforts also included practice planning and film review for the 2017 HCAC Coach of the Year staff.


The three-sport standout became the first athlete in Houghton College history to compete for four years in soccer, softball and basketball before earning her bachelor's degree in 2017. In soccer, she ranked as the second leading scorer on the 2015 NCCAA Women's Soccer Division I national championship team. She served as a two-year captain with 20 career goals and 13 assists. Shattell was also a finalist for the 2015 NCCAA Michelle Akers Award, given to a player who demonstrated passion and integrity while excelling in both the technical and tactical aspects of the game.


In softball, Shattell was a four-year starter and set Houghton College school records with 65 career stolen bases and nine triples. Her single-season school records include batting average (.354), slugging average (.626), on-base percentage (.467), total bases (62), stolen bases (38), doubles (10), triples (4) and home runs (3). She started at shortstop and in center field, and was named a finalist for the NCCAA Game Plan 4 Life Character Award in 2017. Shattell was also named Empire 8 all-conference and Sportswoman of the Year in 2017.


Previously, Shattell has spent four summers as soccer and basketball camp coach at Houghton. She demonstrated skills, created drills, evaluated players and supervised campers. She was also in charge of a character talk teaching and discussion program for more than 500 campers.


Outside the athletic field, Shattell served a four-year Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative and attended the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar. She graduated with a bachelor of science in physical education, along with minors in sports ministry and business administration from Houghton in May 2017. She is currently pursuing a MBA with a concentration in leadership from Anderson University.

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Sean Helliwell

Sean Helliwell has led the Rose-Hulman men's soccer team to six regular season conference championships, five NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and a 2013 NCAA Sweet Sixteen in his 10 seasons as head men's soccer coach.


Helliwell has compiled a record of 127-52-29 in 10 seasons, including a mark of 82-10-12 in matches against Heartland?Collegiate?Athletic?Conference opponents (counting the regular season and conference tournament). The Fightin' Engineers have won six regular season conference championships (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016) and have also captured five HCAC Tournament championships (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015).


The 2013 team enjoyed a magical run to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen, highlighted by a second round victory over No. 1 ranked and undefeated Ohio Wesleyan University. Rose-Hulman advanced to the NCAA second round with a penalty kicks victory at Penn State Behrend, then upset the top ranked Battling Bishops on their home field.


With the historic victory, Rose-Hulman advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen for the first time in men's soccer. The win also marked just the third time that any Rose-Hulman team had advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen.


In 2014 and 2015, the Fightin' Engineers battled nationally ranked Calvin (No. 4) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (No. 13) to scoreless draws before failing to advance in the penalty kick round. Rose-Hulman won three consecutive HCAC Tournament championships, with every title game going into overtime.


The 2016 team featured another regular season conference championship and just the second undefeated and untied HCAC season in Coach Helliwell's era. The Fightin' Engineers also defeated then No. 7 ranked Wheaton 1-0 on its home field.


In 2017, Rose-Hulman continued its tradition of excellence by reaching the HCAC Tournament Championship Game for the fifth straight year before falling in double overtime.


Helliwell has been named HCAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year by his peers seven times in his nine seasons at the helm of the Fightin' Engineers. He also received Rose-Hulman's "Shining Star" Award at the 2013 Commencement dinner. The award recognizes the individual judged to be the top campus-wide staff member who has been with the Rose-Hulman community for five years or less.


Helliwell leads a Rose-Hulman program that has compiled a 154-61-32 record since 2006. Prior to coming to Rose-Hulman, he spent the previous two seasons as assistant coach at NCAA Division I Western Kentucky University.


Before accepting the Western Kentucky position, Helliwell served as the head soccer coach at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Ky. His record was 155-56-17 record in a tenure that featured nine district, four regional and two sectional championships. His 2004 squad placed second in the Kentucky State Tournament.


Helliwell is actively involved in the Olympic Development Program in Region 2 and is serving as the head coach for the 2000 Boys Regional team this year. He also served as head coach for the USA Division III Soccer Select Team which traveled to Brazil in the summer of 2014.


In his collegiate career, Helliwell played four seasons and served as team captain for three years at the University of Southern Indiana, prior to earning his bachelor's degree in 1995.


Helliwell and his wife Amy, the women's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman, reside in Terre Haute.

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Jake Essig

Jake Essig enters his fifth year on the Rose-Hulman men's soccer coaching staff. The Engineers have an overall record of 53-17-13 since Essig has served as assistant coach. Team accomplishments include 2014, 2015, 2016 HCAC regular season titles, 2014 and 2015 HCAC tournament titles, and ranked as high as No. 18 nationally. Individual accomplishments include 32 HCAC all-conference selections, 12 all-region sections, 3 HCAC Defensive MVP’s, 1 HCAC Offensive MVP, 1 HCAC Freshmen MVP, and 1 Academic All-American.


Essig came to Rose-Hulman after completing a four-year playing career at Huntington University. He served as a team captain, started in 70 consecutive matches, and netted 12 career goals with four being game winners.


Essig earned a bachelor's degree in recreation management and completed a master's degree in coaching in 2016, while being named graduate student of the year. He also holds a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, a Sport Performance Coaching License from USA Weightlifting, and he is registered athletic administrator through the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

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