OREGON STATE WOMEN'S SOCCER
Linus Rhode: Head Coach
Linus Rhode enters his sixthyear at the helm of the Oregon State women's soccer program. Rhode has won60 matchesin his first fiveseasons as the head coach, including a school-record 16 wins in his third yearafter tying the school-record with 14 wins in his second year.
He guided Oregon State to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1994 in his second season when the Beavers advanced to the Sweet, made a return trip in his third year with a win in the first round and lead them to their third consecutive NCAA tournament berth in his fourth year.
During his fifth year in Corvallis, Rhode helped his team break the double-digit win plateau for the fourth straight season, with an 11-6-3 record. Rhode's crew got out to the best start in program history with a 9-1-0 record after his team's first 10 matches. Under his guidance, OSU also made history by defeating the University of Portland for only the second time in program history and for the first time on the road. On Rhode's watch three different players (Sammy Jo Prudhomme, Megan Miller and Jenna Richardson) won four Player of the Week honors from the Pac-12, while Miller twice earned National Midfielder of the Week honors from TopDrawerSoccer.
Rhode's team not only excelled on the pitch but in the classroom as well as the Beavers won the NSCAA's Team Academic Award for their 3.40 GPA during Fall 2012, which was the second highest mark within the conference. Post-season awards also came rolling in for his players as Jenna Richardson was given Pac-12 All-Second Team honors as well a spot on theNSCAA's All-Pacific Second Team. Freshman goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme was awarded Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors and a total of 13 Oregon State players were recognized for their achievements in academics, with three receiving a spot on the Pac-12 All-Academic First team, one on theSecond Team and seven with Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mentions.
In his third season at Oregon State, Rhode led the Beavers to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 with a 7-2 mark, which are both school records. Along the way, the Beavers posted 14 shutouts, wins over three top 25 teams, a No. 17 finish in the final NSCAA poll and several team and individual records.
In his second season at Oregon State, Rhode led the Beavers to unprecedented success as they advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship for the first time in school history. Oregon State finished the 2009 season with a mark of 14-8-1 and a No. 21 finish in the final NSCAA poll. The Beavers eight-win turnaround from the previous season was the second most of any team in the nation and they captured their first win over USC since 1994. Oregon State also finished the year with a near-perfect 14-0-1 mark in games in which they scored a goal.
In his first season at the helm of the program, a win over nationally-ranked Washington State highlighted the 2008 campaign, as a young Oregon State team used strong defensive efforts to nearly pull off a number of upsets against ranked opponents.
Prior to taking over the program as head coach, Rhode served eight seasons as an assistant and associate head coach with the Beavers. During his time as an assistant and associate head coach, Rhode helped lead Oregon State to its best finish in the Pac-10 Conference (2003) since 1995, a top 20 national ranking (2005), wins over numerous top 10 programs and 32 shutouts.
A number of student-athletes have received individual honors during his tenure at Oregon State as players have earned 25 all-conference and three who have been named to the NSCAA's All-American team. In addition, student-athletes have excelled academically ashis student-athletes have earned a total of92 academic all-conference honors under his guidance, including Jodie Taylor, who was a four-time all-conference and all-region selection. The Beavers haveconsistently been ranked among the best in the conference in grade point average under Rhode's leadership and have seen numerous players earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.
Prior to joining the Oregon State staff, Rhode spent two years as head coach of the McKenzie United Soccer Academy in Eugene. He also served five years as the Oregon Olympic Development Team head coach and was a Region IV staff coach for both the boy's and girl's ODP programs.
Rhode played professionally for the New Orleans River Boat Gamblers in the "A" League and for Wynberg St. John's in South Africa. He was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team from 1993-96, and was selected for the Canadian National U-20 Team.
Rhode graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor's degree in organizational communications and captained the team to the NCAA Division I Final Four in 1995.
Originally from British Columbia, Rhode graduated from Centennial High in Coquitlam. He and his wife, Magda, have two daughters, Nina and Anya.
Michelle Voiland: Assistant Coach
Michelle Voiland, who works primarily with the goalkeepers, enters hersixth season as an assistant coach with the Oregon State women's soccer program.
In each of her first four seasons, the Beavers improved their goals against average from 1.26 duringher first year, to0.90her second season anda school-record 0.56 in 2010. The .056 mark was13th best in the nation andthe team's 0.64 average in 2011was good for third best in the Pac-12.
In 2012, Voiland worked with a duo of goalies that playedin a platoon format for the season's first half. Junior Audrey Bernier-Larose started the first three matches of the regular season, while freshman Sammy Jo Prudhomme made 13 saves in her collegiate debut duringa 2-1 win at Cal State Fullerton (Aug. 30). Prudhomme and Bernier-Larose continued the platoon through the beginning of Pac-12 play, until the freshman got the eventual starting nod. Prudhomme would again record double digit saves in a match with her dozen at California (Sept. 30). At the conclusion of the regular season, OSU would be second in the conference in saves (110), while Prudhomme stood just seven stops away from setting a new OSU freshman program record.
The team would finish the season with seven total shutouts (Prudhomme 4, Bernier-Larose 3), while the freshman goalie finished first in the Pac-12 in saves per match avg. (6.46) and second in saves pct. (.832). Prudhomme took home numerous honors in 2012, including twice winning the Pac-12's Defensive Player of the Week honors, as well as being named to the conference's All-Freshman team. She was voted as theteam's best newcomer during their post season awards banquet.
During the 2011 season, Voiland coached senior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd to another impressive season. Boyd finished the season with seven shutouts and a 0.68 goals against average, which ranked third in the Pac-12. Voiland helped Boyd to the top of the Oregon State record books for her career goals against average and solo shutouts.
During the school-record 16 win season in 2010, Voiland coached goalkeeper Colleen Boyd to an All-America season in which she set school records with goals against average, 14 shutouts and the most consecutive scoreless minutes at 580 and eight seconds. The Beavers started the season with five consecutive shutouts and also shutout three top 25 teams, including No. 24 Memphis in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.
In her second season, she coached a defensive group that posted seven shutouts and then school-record 0.90 goals against average. The defensive effort allowed Oregon State to advance to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Sweet 16 for the first time in school history and a No. 21 final ranking in the NSCAA poll.
In her first season at Oregon State, the Beavers posted an impressive 1.26 goals against average and freshman goalkeeper Colleen Boyd ranked among the Pac-10 leaders in several defensive categories.
Prior to Oregon State, Voiland spent three seasons as an assistant coach with FC Saarbrücken, serving as the team's goalkeeper coach after playing for eight seasons with the German soccer club.
Before that she spent two seasons as a coach for the Nevada Olympic Development Program and served as the head goalkeeper coach for the Nevada South ODP where she was responsible for evaluation, selection and training of the boys and girls goalkeepers of all age groups.
Voiland also served as the assistant coach at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas from 1996 to 1998 where she worked with the boys and girls varsity teams and served as the junior varsity boys and girls head coach. In addition, she founded the Las Vegas Goalkeeper Academy in 1996 and was an assistant coach for three seasons with the Portland Metro Soccer Club (1993-95).
The native of Bellevue, Wash., was a standout soccer player at the University of Portland, where she was the starting goalkeeper and was a four-time All-Conference First Team selection. During her senior season, Voiland led the Pilots to the NCAA Women's College Cup Final Four.
Following her playing days with the Pilots, Voiland played for three seasons in the Nevada ODP before starting her eight-year professional playing career with FC Saarbrücken.
Voiland earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Portland in 1995 and holds a USSF National "B" Coaching License and a USSF National Goalkeeping License.