Michelle Jacquette was named head women's soccer coach in May 2017 and finished her first season in charge of the PSUAC-champion Lions last fall.
The 2017 PSUAC Coach of the Year, Jacquette led Brandywine to a 10-2-2 record, including a 6-0 conference mark during a season that concluded with Brandywine's second-straight PSUAC Championship. The Lions set a program record by winning nine-straight games during the middle of the season, including a victory over NCAA Division II Lincoln University. Following the regular season, the All-PSUAC First Team featured seven Lions, a league-leading number, including sophomores Brianna Banks and Samantha Bearden, who both earned all-American awards as well. Jacquette's team also excelled in the classroom as six Lions were named to the USCAA National Academic Team and 14 landed on the PSUAC All-Academic Team.
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.