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Benton Frayne
Assistant Director of IN2 Soccer Camps

Benton Frayne just finished his third season as head coach Laura Burnett-Kurie’s lead assistant within the Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer program. He helped lead the Gustavus Women’s Soccer team to their third consecutive play-off appearance and second conference championship game appearance in 2017, following winning the MIAC Playoff Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.  
 
A native of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Frayne completed his Bachelor of Science in recreation and tourism at Winona State University in the spring of 2009. Following his time at Winona State, Frayne was the assistant women’s soccer coach at Grinnell College in 2009, assistant girl’s soccer coach at Albert Lea High School from 2010-2011 and assistant girl’s soccer coach at Mankato East High School in 2012.
 
Frayne then jumped back into the collegiate coaching ranks when he became the Bethany Lutheran College assistant women’s soccer coach in 2013. In 2014, Frayne took on assistant coaching responsibilities for both the men and women’s teams at Bethany and earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
 
Frayne, who has also coached several club teams, is currently the Director of Coaching for the Mankato United Soccer Club and is a visiting professor at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. He holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF E License, and was also a 2013 MYSA Oaths Award Winner.
 

Previous Head Coaches:

Dane Obermeyer

Dane Obermeyer is currently the Technical Director at FC United in Iowa. Prior to working at FC United, he was the South Metro Director for Minnesota Thunder Academy as well as the Head Coach of the U12 C1 girls team and the U14C1 Boys team. He currently holds his USSF National A License and USYS National Youth License. Prior to MTA, Obermeyer was with Eden Prairie Soccer club as the head coach of a U16 Premier girls team and helped run the Club’s youth development program. 
 
Previous to MTA and EPSC, Obermeyer spent four seasons as an assistant with the Gustavus women’s soccer team. A member of Gustavus men’s soccer MIAC Championship teams in 2006 and 2007, Obermeyer played in 28 games as a midfielder, compiling two goals and one assist for five points during his career.
 
Since graduating from Gustavus in 2008, Obermeyer has also worked with the MapleBrook Soccer Association and Gustie Soccer Camp. The Los Alamos, New Mexico native evaluated player skills for the Maple Brook Club Soccer boys and girls teams for U-11 through U-17. He has served as a head coach for the Gustie Soccer Camps the past seven summers.
 

Molly Rouse

Molly Rouse is in her second season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program. Rouse joined the Hawkeyes after stints at Omaha (2017), Buffalo (2015-16), and Alabama State (2014).  She is familiar with the Big Ten Conference, having starred at Minnesota from 2007-10.
 
During her inaugural season in Iowa City, Rouse helped led the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in three seasons.  Iowa finished 9-8-2 overall and tied for eighth in league play with a 4-5-2 record.  The Hawkeyes relied on their sophomores, as the class scored 24 of the team's 31 goals and sophomore Claire Graves posted seven shutouts.
 
During her season with the Lady Hornets, Rouse coordinated recruiting and worked with the midfielders. She helped lead ASU to an 11-10 overall record and a 7-3 conference mark, while advancing to the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament.
 
Before joining the collegiate coaching ranks, Rouse served two years as a high school assistant coach at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. She assisted in all aspects of the program's development, which went beyond her primary duties with the U18 team.
 
As a player, Rouse was a two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Gophers, helping lead the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2010. During her four-year career, Minnesota made a pair of Sweet 16 appearances, and she served as the team captain during her junior and senior campaigns.
 
Rouse continued playing professionally following graduation, competing for the Minnesota Kings and Vancouver Whitecaps in the Women's Premier Soccer League.
 

Allison DeGroot, Goalkeeping Coach 

Allison DeGroot is the head coach of the University of Wisconsin - Superior women's soccer program. DeGroot comes to UW-Superior following a successful stint as an assistant coach at Augsburg College.
 
From 2012 through 2016 DeGroot was a member of the Auggie coaching staff where she assisted in the planning and execution of practices, created and managed the team's defensive game plans, and evaluated and recruited potential student-athletes.
 
During her time at Augsburg the Auggies made multiple trips to the MIAC tournament, won the conference regular season championship in 2014, won the conference playoff championship in 2014 and 2016, and qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2014 and 2016. The Auggies appeared in the national rankings at least once every season from 2013 through 2016.
 
Also during the 2016 season while DeGroot ran the backline and supervised the goalkeepers, Augsburg ranked No. 18 in the nation in goals against averaged, as No. 19 in shutout percentage, and No. 20 in save percentage.
 
In addition to her work at Augsburg, DeGroot gained coaching experience at Waukesha South High School (2009), Minnesota Thunder Academy (2010-2014) and Fusion Soccer Club (2014-2017).
 
Collegiately DeGroot played NCAA Division I soccer at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. where she helped the Golden Eagles reach the NCAA tournament in 2006.
 
DeGroot graduated from Marquette University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She continued her education and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in leadership from Augsburg College in 2015.