LIPSCOMB ACADEMY SOCCER - GIRLS
Lipscomb Academy soccer is dedicated and determined to deliver the best results both on and off the field for academy student-athletes.
The program is designed to build the strongest mindset and to stay disciplined as the bar is set high in achieving new goals academically in the classroom and athletically on the field. Confidence and courage are instilled through a development program that will ensure rapid growth in the attitude of student-athletes towards life. Our program's mission statement is to create a competitive, loving and safe environment that challenges our young ladies to develop confidently into who God has created them to be. Spiritual formation is a key component of how academy student-athletes are recognized and what sets them apart from the competition. United as a team, we believe in each other and the school we represent.
We understand that our talents are a gift, and we can use our gift of soccer to reveal more of who God is and glorify Him. We do this by emphasizing our core values of excellence, grace and humility on and off the field. The girls soccer program started in 2001 and moved into DII AA in 2017.
Ryan Bouch - Director of Soccer, Head Coach
Ryan Bouch joined Lipscomb Academy in October 2018 as head high school boys’ soccer coach and was named director of soccer in September 2019. Leading the Mustangs in Division II soccer, Bouch envisions building a legacy at Lipscomb Academy with a superior soccer program in place. As director over the program, he works with all soccer coaches to build the early foundation blocks and have in place the fundamentals of soccer through practices. Prior to Bouch joining the academy, he was a semi-professional soccer player in England. Upon graduating from high school, Bouch played in the Cambridge City youth soccer system followed by stints at New Market Town and Bishop Stortford Football Clubs. After ending his career as a player, Bouch coached 13 and under and 16 and under soccer teams. As a side hobby, he is a competitor in Spartan races, half marathons and obstacle races at elite levels across North America. In 2017, Bouch was rewarded a full-time sponsorship by Nutrishop USA for his achievements, and in 2018, he was named a qualifier for the world championships in London, England, for placing second in the Warrior Dash in Pulaski, TN. In the last two years, he has competed in many races, 10 of which as podium finishes.
Emily Stutzman: Assistant Coach
Emily grew up in Tampa Florida playing for a successful high school and club. In the intervening years Emily has focused on academics at Harding University and Auburn University and raising her son, a rising third grader at Lipscomb Academy. Emily has directed academic programs at Lipscomb University's institute for sustainable practice since 2015 and currently oversees and teaches in the Environmental and Sustainability Sciences undergraduate program.
Chloe Finney: Assistant Coach
Chloe grew up in Michigan and played Unity Christian high school and for various travel club programs. She continued her soccer career playing left wing for Freed Hardeman University where she graduated with her bachelors degree in social work.
Griffith Family Soccer Field and Complex
The Griffith Family Soccer Field and Complex, dedicated in April 2013, includes a beautiful competition soccer field with lighting, a practice field, home and visitor locker rooms, public restrooms, a concession stand and parking. All home high school and middle school soccer contests are played here. The field and complex were made possible through a generous donation from Pam and Jim Griffith, Lipscomb University board of trustees member.
Bleacher capacity: 250
Sectionals: 2010, 2009
Regional Semifinals: 2016, 2013
District Championship: 2016, 2015
Semifinals: 2014, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Quarter Finals: 2011
Mimi Herring, Harding University
Elizabeth Grogan, Harding University
Abby Taylor, Union University
Alex Reitmaier, Bethel University
Sarah McFarlin, Lipscomb University
Alex Taylor, Union University
Hope Proffitt, Lipscomb University