The women's soccer team is currently coached by Patric Molinari. There are sixteen people on the roster fo 2014. Many of the Sophmores will be continuning their season through a different University. There were ten freshman this year that still have another year left to play. They have several recruits coming to play for the Hawks from all around the area.
Where it all began:
"Heartland Women's Soccer team began about 8 years ago and is still getting new recruits, coaches, and sponsors each year. The team has had three different head coaches within those 8 years. One of the coaches, Don Ideran, led them to be the region champions in 2012. The girls finished 13-3-2 overall. It was the best season Heartland Women's Soccer has ever had. In 2007, Heartland Women's Soccer started with Head Coach David Hutchinson with a record of 10-8-3 overall.. Since Heartland is a D2 school but playing at a D1 level, there are scholarships handed out to recruits but there are also tryouts for students that want to play during the season. Each year, coaches try to up their players and try to get the best season record.
Current Coaching Staff:
Heartland Women's Soccer is coached Head Coached by Patric Molinari. This is Molinari's second season of the Hawks and the season of 2014 has so far been the best results in the overall season records of his coaching career. Molinari struggled last season with a record of 3-11-0. He had jumped into the middle of the season because the last coach was let go. Molinari had some big shoes to fill. His team has improved with a record of 8-7-2. The women's team would like to better themselves next season.
Assisant Coach Heather Chapman
Assisant Coach Chris Grieshaber
Where they play:
The Hawks practice right behind the Corn Crib on the grass fields. When they have home games the Hawks play at the Corn Crib. Sometimes it can get really confusing because the Corn Crib is a baseball stadium, normally where the minor league of the Cornbelters play, but when they have a home game there are white lines painted onto the field so the players know where the boundaries are.
Who they play:
|August 16, 2014||Saturday||Calument College of St. Joseph (Scrimmage)||Schererville, IN||11:00 AM||L 0-1|
|August 19, 2014||Tuesday||St. Francis (Scrimmage)||Joliet, IL||6:00 PM||L 0-2|
|August, 23, 2014||Saturday||Joliet Junior College||Joliet, IL||12:00 PM||Suspended 55 min. (6-0)|
|August 30, 2014||Saturday||Jackson CC (game at Parkland)||Champaign, IL||12:00 PM||T 4-4|
|September 3, 2014||Wednesday||ICC*#||East Peoria, IL||5:00 PM||W 3-2|
|September 6, 2014||Saturday||Lewis and Clark CC*||Godfrey, IL||11:00 AM||L 0-5|
|September 13, 2014||Saturday||St Louis CC||St. Louis, MO||1:00 PM||W 4-1|
|September 16, 2014||Tuesday||Parkland College#||Home||5:00 PM||W 1-0|
|September 18, 2014||Thursday||Lincon College#||Home||5:00 PM||W 4-0|
|September 20, 2014||Saturday||Kaskaskia College*||Centralia, IL||1:00 PM||L 0-5|
|September 22, 2014||Monday||Joliet Junior College - Reply suspended match||Joliet, IL||5:00 PM||CANCELLED|
|September 26, 2014||Friday||Elgin CC||Elgin, IL||5:00 PM||W 2-1|
|September 27, 2014||Saturday||Waubonsee CC||Sugar Grove, IL||2:00 PM||W 4-1|
|September 30, 2014||Tuesday||ICC*#||Home||5:00 PM||W 2-1 OT|
|October 4, 2014||Saturday||Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC)*||Home||1:00 PM||L 0-2|
|October 8, 2014||Wednesday||Lincon College#||Lincoln, IL||4:00 PM||W 1-0|
|October 11, 2014||Saturday||St Charles CC (MO)||Home||7:00 PM||L 1-3|
|October 14, 2014||Tuesday||Parkland College#||Champaign, IL||4:00 PM||L 0-4|
|October 18, 2014||Saturday||College of Lake County||Home||11:30 AM||L 0-3|
|October 22, 2014||Wednesday||Bradley - Club||Peoria, IL||6:00 PM||T 2-2|
|Region 24 Tournament|
|October 26, 2014||Sunday||Kaskaskia||Centralia, IL||12:00 PM||L 1-2|
* Regional Games
# Conference Games
|Player||Games Played||Goals Scored||Assists||Points|
|Individual 2014 Season Stats|
|Caitlin (Katie) Druien||17||1||2||4|
|Kelly Kaithryn Carmack||17||0||0||0|
|Erika Mikelle Johnson||15||0||0||0|
|Player||Games Played||Saves||Goals Against|
|2014 Goalkeeping Stats|
Joining the Team:
One is able to join the team by going to tryouts the first week on August. Or you are able to email the head coach for more information about recieving a scholarship, by sending videos of yourself playing or you could meet with him and you will do a training session with him. As long as you are attending Heartland Community College, you are able to tryout.
Click the following link to email him: http://www.heartland.edu/contact/email.do?to=patric.molinari
How does one prepare for a game:
Some of the players have a certain ritual that they do every single game.
"I wear my lucky adidas headband to each game to get me focused and that way my hair is out of my face and when I sweat it doesn't get into my eyes."
"Before every game, I eat a rice Krispy treat and then I take a pregame poop."
"Well I have to wear the same spandex and bra. I always crack my back and wear my hair in braids."
"I am a keeper, I run from the penalty kick "PK" area to the end line and jump up and touch the crossbar and then I side shuffle from post to post. Then I sprint back to the PK."
Hours of practice:
During season practices are Monday-Friday from 4-6pm. Saturdays are from 10am-Noon. During off-season the soccer team comes up with a game plan. They have to workout everyday and only two days out of the week they practice from 7-8:30pm. Workouts are on your own time but they are required. Staying in shape is a major factor in soccer because there is a higher chance that you could get hurt if you are not.