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Coaching Staff

Previous Head Coaches:

Benton Frayne, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Buena Vista College

Coach Frayne has been a Head Coach and Assistant Camp Director at both our Gustie Soccer Camps for the last four summers! Learn more about Coach Frayne below:

Frayne is the current Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Buena Vista University. Prior to BV, Frayne served as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Gustavus for four seasons. During his tenure, he was part of a Gusties team that went 38-29-11 overall and made three straight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) post-season tournament berths. In 2015, the team captured the Playoff Championship and Advanced to the NCAA tournament.

Before arriving at Gustavus, Frayne served as an assistant coach at both Bethany Lutheran College (2013 & 2014) and Grinnell College (2009). Aside from the collegiate level, he was the Director of Coaching for the Mankato United Soccer Club where he oversaw player and coach development for the traveling program. In 2018, the club finished with an overall record of 115-110-30.

Frayne has his United Soccer Coaches Advanced National License, masters of arts degree in Sports Management from Minnesota State University and a bachelor of science degree in recreation and tourism from Winona State University.


Dane Obermeyer, Academy Director at Minnesota Thunder Academy

Coach Obermeyer has been working the Gustie Soccer Camps run by IN2 soccer for all six summers! We are honored to have someone with such great coaching experience on our staff summer after summer.

Dane Obermeyer is currently the Academy Director at Minnesota Thunder Academy, after recently working as the Technical Director at FC United in Iowa. Prior to FC United, he was the South Metro Director for MTA 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 where he evaluated player skills for the U11 through U17 boys and girls teams.


Allison DeGroot, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at University of Wisconsin – Superior

Coach DeGroot has been a goalkeeping coach at our HS Girls Soccer Camp for two summers and our CoEd Youth Soccer Camp for one season. We are incredibly privileged to have her back this summer. Learn more about Coach DeGroot below:

Allison DeGroot has been the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at University of Wisconsin – Superior since 2017. In the 2018 season, DeGroot was named the UMAC Coach of the Year after leading the Yellowjackets first ever conference tournament appearance where they lost in the championship game. In her second year at the hjelm, she lead the team to an 8-11-3 record, which was a four win increase since her record setting first year.

From 2012 through 2016, DeGroot was a member of the Augsburg College coaching staff. During her time with the Auggies, the team won the regular season championship in 2014, conference playoff championship in 2014 and 2016, and advanced to the NCAA tournament twice. The Auggies appeared in the national rankings at least once every season from 2013-2016.

During the 2016 season, while DeGroot was in charge of the backline and supervised the goalkeeping, Augsburg ranked No. 18 in the nation in goals averaged against, as No. 19 in shutout percentage, and No. 20 in save percentage.

Collegiately, DeGroot played NCAA Division I soccer at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where she helped the Golden Eagles reach the NCAA tournament in 2006.

DeGroot possesses her Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 licenses and USSF D, along with a Master of Arts degree in leadership from Augsburg College and Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Marquette University.


Josie Mazzone, Administrative Assistant IN2 Soccer Camps

Coach Mazzone has been a head coach at both our camps for the last two summers, previous she was an assistant coach at both camps for three years. Coach Mazzone will be back for her sixth summer. Learn more about her background below:

Coaching Experience:
Assistant Director of Coaching at Mankato United

Playing Experience:
Four-year starter at Gustavus Adolphus College
Two Time All-Conference (2015, 2017), One time All-Conference Honorable Mention (2016)
Three time Academic All-Conference
NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Helped lead the team to three straight conference playoffs appearances, twice making it to the conference championship game, winning the title to advance to the NCAA tournament in 2015.


Marissa Guillou, Assistant Women’s and Men’s Soccer Coach at UW-Superior

Coach Guillou joined our CoEd Youth Soccer Camp Staff for the first time in 2018 where she led the goalkeeping training. We are excited to welcome Coach Guillou back to the staff for a second straight summer. Learn more about Coach Guillou below:

Coaching Experience:

Current Assistant Women’s and Men’s Soccer Coach at University of Wisconsin – Superior

Playing Experience:
Played goalkeeper for Augsburg University, 2014-2017
Appeared in net in 73 career games, starting 53 of those
Record Holder: Most Career Wins (44), Season Wins (16),
Helped lead the Auggies to one regular season championship, two playoff championships, and two NCAA appearances (2014 & 2017)


Nikki Carlson, Head Coach for Fusion SC U11 Academy Two Girls

Coach Carlson joined our Co-Ed Youth Soccer Camp Staff for the first time in 2018 where she was a head coach. We are excited to welcome Coach Carlson back to the staff for a second straight summer.

Coaching Experience:
Current Head Coach of U11 Academy 2 girls team at Fusion Soccer Club
2017-18 Head Coach of U10 Academy 2 girls team at Fusion SC
2016-17 Head Coach of U10 Navy girls team at Fusion SC
2015-16 Head Coach of U10 Navy girls teame at Fusion SC

Playing Experience:
Played Center Defender for Gustavus Adolphus College, 2009-2012
Appeared in 62 games, starting 58
Helped team earn 21 shutouts during career
Recorded one career goal


Emily Skogseth, Assistant Coach for BV United U16 C1 Girls

Coach Skogseth will return for her fourth summer working our Gustie Soccer Camps. Previous to coaching at the camps, Coach Skogseth was a camper for two years. We are excited to have her back on staff this summer!

Coaching Experience:
Current Assistant Coach of U16 Girls C1 at BV United Soccer Club
2017-18 Assistant Coach of U12 Girls C1 at BV United Soccer Club
2014 & 2015 Coach at Dakota Rev Clinics

Playing Experience:
Four-Year Starter at Gustavus Adolphus College
Appeared in 75 games, making 73 starts as an Attacking Center Midfielder
All-Conference Selection (2018)
Recorded 13 assists and 15 goals, 5 of those being game winners
Helped lead the team to three straight conference playoffs appearances, twice making it to the conference championship game, winning the title to advance to the NCAA tournament in 2015.