Jennifer Simonetti
Oberlin College
Jennifer Simonetti
Assistant Coach
Oberlin College

Division 3

en Simonetti enters her first year as the assistant womens soccer coach at Oberlin College in 2018.
Prior to her arrival at Oberlin, Simonetti spent the past 27 months as the co-coaching director at the Northampton (Mass.) Soccer Club while working at Westfield State University as an assistant coach for three seasons. She helped the Owls reach the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and 2017 after winning the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in addition to the regular-season title in 2017.

During her time with the Owls,  she recruited and coached the league's back-to-back newcomer of the year winners in Bella Eduardo and Lydia Kinsman. Eduardo then went on to become the youngest MVP in MASCAC history, winning the award in her sophomore season.

Simonetti previously worked as a head coach at Eastern Oregon University and Marietta College. During the 2013 season at EOU, she was named Cascade Collegiate Conference Co-Coach of the Year. In her two-year tenure, she coached six players who earned all-conference honors, including the school's first-ever first-team all-conference player, Danielle Robinson. In her second season with the Mountaineers, she led them to the conference tournament for the first time in seven seasons.
Additional collegiate coaching stops for her included the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she was an assistant coach for the 2015 season and as an assistant at Chatham University in 2011
On the pitch Simonetti started as an outside defender for the Cincinnati LadyHawks of the United States Women's Soccer League in 2003. In 2008, she also participated in the USASA Elite Player Program in San Bernardino, Calif.
She was a four-year starter at the University of Dayton from 2001-04. The defender/center midfielder helped the Flyers win four Atlantic 10 regular season titles and three Atlantic 10 tournament championships during her time on the field.
As a freshman, Simonetti earned All-Atlantic 10 and All-Great Lakes Region honors as Dayton made the NCAA Sweet 16. She repeated All-Atlantic 10 honors as a sophomore and earned both awards again as a senior when she was also named the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, the United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America) (NSCAA) and SoccerBuzz both voted Simonetti an All-America selection in 2004.
Simonetti, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science from the University Dayton in 2005, holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D License and state and regional goalkeeping diplomas from the United Soccer Coaches.