"We are glad to welcome Coach Jacquette to the Brandywine family to lead our already incredibly successful women's soccer program. Michelle comes to us after being a part of a number of successful college and club programs throughout the region and we know she will help us keep our women's soccer team on its path to success," said Kurpel.
Jacquette has nearly a decade of coaching experience at the college level, most recently at NCAA Division III Bryn Mawr College, where she spent the 2016 campaign as an assistant coach. Prior to coaching with the Owls, Jacquette also served as the assistant women's soccer coach at nearby Neumann University from 2008-11 and at Gwynedd Mercy University for one season. She got her start in collegiate coaching as an assistant at the College of Southern Maryland from 2003-07.
During her time as an assistant coach, Jacquette has played a role in all parts of the programs, developing practice and training plans, aiding in the recruitment of student-athletes, while also gameplanning for opponents. Jacquette has also helped her teams stay active in their communities by searching for and creating volunteer opportunities.
Also a head coach at Nether United Soccer Club for seven years, Jacquette owns a National 'C' coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation and advanced regional certification from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Jacquette earned her bachelor's degree in business communications from the University of Maryland and recently graduated from Widener University with a master's degree in instructional technology. She also owns a teaching certitfication from Eastern University and spent one year as a physical education and health teacher at Chester Community Charter School.