Stacey Matthiessen is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Indiana Women's Soccer program, working mainly with the goalkeepers. Matthiessen came to the Hoosiers after a standout career at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and a professional stint with the W-League's Arizona Heatwave.
In her first year with the Hoosiers, Matthiessen guided the IU keepers to an overall goals against average of 1.09. Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsay Campbell posted a 0.57 GAA on the year to set a new single-season record. Campbell also recorded seven shutouts which is tied for the second-most in a single season in school history.
Matthiessen played four years at UTC and then served as the team's volunteer assistant coach in 2007 and 2008. In her four-year career, she played in 90 games, starting 85, and set school records for wins (30) and shutouts (15). She also finished second in school history with 356 saves and a 1.41 goals against average.
"I am very excited about being a part of this team and the Big Ten Conference," Matthiessen said. "Indiana is an outstanding school and they have a great women's program with a lot of talent. I'm looking forward to working with the team as we move toward our goal of a Big Ten Championship and a trip back to the NCAA Tournament."
Matthiessen was a standout both on and off the field at UTC. She earned First Team All-Southern Conference honors as a senior after finishing fourth in the nation in saves per game. The Los Angeles native was also named team captain in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons and she excelled in the classroom, being named to the Dean's List in each of her four years and earning a spot on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll every year as well.
She has also played against international squads with the Heatwave (against Mexican league teams) and Aland United in Finland (with and against national team players).
She received her bachelor's degree in business in 2008 from UTC with a concentration in marketing and a minor in psychology.