Katie Berkopec is set to begin her second season as a member of the coaching staff with the Loyola University Chicago women's soccer team. Berkopec, a native of Apple Valley, Minn., will serve as an assistant coach and will work with the team's goalkeepers.
Berkopec arrives in Rogers Park following a two-year stint at Winona State as a graduate assistant coach. In 2015, she was part of a staff that helped guide the Warriors to a third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Central Region Tournament. Berkopec assisted in the development of goalkeeper Rachel Oleson, who posted 11 shutouts and sported a 0.69 goals against average that ranked 26th nationally in 2015.
Prior to a one-year stint at Ripon College as an assistant coach, Berkopec enjoyed a successful stay at UW-Oshkosh as both a player and coach. As a senior, she posted an impressive 1.12 goals against average and held a 0.817 save percentage en route to finishing the year with a 9-6-2 record that included seven shutout performances.
Berkopec earned her Bachelors degree in Physical Education from UW-Oshkosh in 2015 before earning a Masters degree in Education Leadership at Winona State.