|Title:||Head Women's Soccer Coach|
Head coach Mark Batman begins his 10th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern women’s soccer program and is the fourth head women’s soccer coach in ONU’s history.
Last season, Batman led the Polar Bears to a 13-5-5 record and first ever OAC tournament championships. The Polar Bears also advanced to the NCAA III Second Round for the second consecutive season. For his efforts, he was named Ohio Coach of the Year.
Under his direction, ONU has made five straight appearances in the OAC Championship game as well as earned two regular season championships and one tournament title.
In 2009, Batman led the Polar Bears to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance against Wittenberg after leading the team to a second-place finish in the OAC.
In 2007, he led the Polar Bears to an 8-0-1 mark in the OAC and their first OAC regular season title since 1998. For his efforts that season, he was named OAC Coach of the Year.
Batman came to Ohio Northern after assistant coaching stints at Savannah (Ga.) Arts and Design, Dubuque (Iowa) and his alma mater, Wilmington.
The Yellow Springs, Ohio, native served as assistant men’s soccer coach and assistant sports information director at Savannah A&D in 2003.
From 2001-02, Batman was a graduate assistant for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Dubuque and served as assistant men’s soccer coach at Wilmington in 2000.
In addition to his duties as head coach, Batman also serves as lecturer in ONU’s Human Performance and Sport Studies Department. In 2010, he was appointed head coach of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC women’s team.
The Lady Dutch Lions are a member of the United Soccer League’s (USL) W-League, the second highest women’s league in the United States and Canada.
Batman graduated from Wilmington with the bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2000 and earned the master’s degree in physical education from Loras (Iowa) in 2003.
He also holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma and is a trainer at the United States Women's National Team Training Centers, where he helps identify talent for the U.S. Women's National Team.
As a student-athlete, Batman was two-time All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honoree at Wilmington, earning First Team kudos in his sophomore and junior seasons.
He was also selected First Team All-Great Lakes Region and the team’s MVP as a senior in 1999. Batman helped his team to two Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament and a national ranking as high as No. 12.
Women's Soccer under Batman
|2012||13-5-5||.674||5-3-1 / 4th||.611||Champions|
|2011||16-3-2||.794||9-0-0 / Champs||1.000||Runner-up|
|2010||13-6-1||.667||7-1-1 / 2nd||.815||Runner-up|
|2009||15-5-2||.712||8-1-0 / 2nd||.889||Runner-up|
|2008||14-6-1||.683||7-2-0 / t2nd||.778||Runner-up|
|2007||12-5-2||.667||8-0-1 / Champs||.926||Runner-up|
|2006||13-3-3||.737||7-1-1 / 2nd||.815||Semifinalist|
|2005||11-7-1||.596||5-4-0 / 6th||.556|
|2004||11-7-1||.596||6-2-1 / t3rd||.704||Semifinalist|
|Title:||Assistant Women's Soccer Coach|
Jenny Vincent is in her third year as assistant women’s soccer coach.
Vincent graduated from Ohio Northern in 2007 and was a four-year member of the Polar Bear women’s soccer team during her undergraduate career. She was also a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative and an athletic training student, working with several Ohio Northern teams. Vincent also earned a coaching certificate from her alma mater.
Vincent is a certified athletic trainer and finished a graduate assistantship at Boston University, earning her master’s degree in sport psychology. During her time as a BU graduate assistant, she worked with BU’s swimming and diving, tennis, lacrosse and crew teams.
The Germantown, Ohio, native now resides in Ada.
Kristen DeWees is in her first season as recruting coordinator.
The Bay Village, Ohio native graduated from ONU in 2013.
While at Northern, she was a four-year member of the women’s soccer program, and two-year member of the swimming & diving team. During her career, she helped her team to their first NCAA appearance in program history and earned NSCAA All-Region honors.
DeWees holds a PreK-12 teaching certificate in Health & Physical Education and currently resided in Findlay.