Spalding University

Spalding University Athletics
824 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203
Division 3 Kentucky Midwest
Private Small Competitive team

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Shilo Rayburn

Head Coach Shilo Rayburn enters his eighth season at the helm of the Spalding women’s soccer program. In his first seven seasons Rayburn has taken the program to a new level making two postseason appearances while compiling a 61-50-6 overall record.


TEAM / STUDENT-ATHLETE HONORS AND ACCOLADES

CoSIDA Academic All-American: Alyssa Logan (2016)

SLIAC Offensive Player of the Year: Dee Dee Sliter (2014, 2015)

SLIAC Newcomer of the Year: Dee Dee Sliter (2013)

NSCAA All-Central Region selections: Dee Dee Sliter (2014, 2015, 2016), Demi West (2015)

42 SLIAC Academic All-Conference selections

26 SLIAC All-Conference selections

SPALDING HIGHLIGHTS

Guided program to first postseason appearance in 2015

First Academic All-American in program history

NSCAA National Diploma, and is in the process of obtaining his USSF “C” license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

PRIOR TO SPALDING

Prior to taking the helm of the women’s soccer team, Rayburn served as an assistant coach for both men’s and women’s soccer teams from 2009-2011. In 2009, Rayburn’s first season as an assistant, he helped guide Spalding men’s soccer team to a 12-6 record, and USCAA National semifinal showing. During his tenure as an assistant, Rayburn was an integral part in the advancement of Spalding’s soccer programs, as well as the athletic department’s transition to NCAA Division-III.

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Holly Freeland

Coach Freeland is currently in her fifth year at Spalding. While at Spalding, Freeland has helped Head Coach Shilo Rayburn and the women's soccer team reach new heights progressively impoving yeat to year. In 2015, the Golden Eagles finished 10-5-2 and 7-1-1 in SLIAC conference play earning the number two seed in the 2015 SLIAC Championship Tournament.


Freeland, a Bowling Green, Kentucky native and Western Kentucky University graduate, began her coaching career at Highland Youth Recreation (HYR). Following her time at HYR, Freeland became a coach at Jefferson East Youth Soccer Association (JEYSA), and at Net-Surfers Soccer Club. Coach Freeland also has coaching experience on the high school level, where she coached Atherton High School and received E License accreditation.

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