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HEAD COACH KYLIE LOUW

Kylie Louw was elevated to head coach of the Northern Arizona soccer program on March 5, 2019 in an announcement by NAU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Marlow.
 
Louw, who has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach on the NAU staff, becomes the third head coach in the 22-year history of the Lumberjack soccer program.
 
"I could not be more excited about the future of NAU Soccer under Coach Louw's leadership," Marlow said.  "She possesses the characteristics that we desire in all of our head coaches: commitment to the growth and well-being of our student-athletes as both students and athletes; a steadfast belief that NAU can win at a high level; extremely strong and focused work ethic and an unwavering conviction that the student-athlete experience prepares young people for life after college.  Kylie has a very strong plan for NAU Soccer that bodes well for a bright future."
 
During the last two seasons, Louw has been the top assistant on the Lumberjack coaching staff, helping NAU earn a top-five finish in the Big Sky Conference in both 2017 and 2018.  This past season, the Lumberjacks set a program record for longest stretch of minutes without allowing an opponent to score and led the Big Sky Conference in fewest goals allowed.
 
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Louw arrived at NAU following four years as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona, where she helped the Wildcats to an 11-8-2 finish and advance to the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.  In her initial season in Tucson, the Wildcats finished 9-7-4, garnering their first winning record since 2005.  During her time at Arizona, Louw served as the soccer staff's liaison for academics, marketing, media relations, social media and strength and conditioning.
 
Louw was a standout while competing collegiately at Stephen F. Austin University (SFA), where she received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 2012.
 
During her collegiate career at SFA, Louw was a four-year starter and graduated as the school's all-time leader in points (96) and assists (42).  In addition, she finished ranked sixth among the program's all-time leaders in both goals (27) and shots (156). 
 
Louw was honored as a three-time Southland Conference (SLC) Player of the Year, becoming the first student-athlete in program history to win the award for three straight seasons.  She was also strong academically, earning the Southland Conference Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year award in both 2011 and 2012.
 
Louw was a National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) All-America selection, an NSCAA Scholar All-America Team member and a CoSIDA Academic All-America choice.  She helped guide SFA to the 2012 Southland Conference regular season and tournament titles during her senior campaign while totaling seven goals and 13 assists.  SFA also captured the Southland Conference regular season crown in 2011.
 
She was recognized as the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year in 2009.
 
She was also been involved in youth soccer in the Nacogdoches, Texas area, coaching for the Nacogdoches Soccer Club and Nacogdoches Academy Soccer Clinic, as well as instructing during private lessons. 
 
Louw played for her native South Africa at the 2012 London Olympic Games.  She was a member of the South African National Team beginning in 2006 and was nominated as the South African Player of the Year in 2010.
 
Louw graduated from Tuks Combined School in Pretoria, South Africa in 2006, where she started as a striker on her high school team.  She was honored as the player of the year and coaches' player of the year following her senior season.
 
She earned her bachelor's in kinesiology from SFA in May 2012 and followed with a master's degree in exercise science and human performance from Stephen F. Austin.

ASSISTANT COACH ALAN BERRIOS

Coach Berrios joins the NAU staff after serving as the assistant coach\recruiting coordinator at Dixie State University in 2018. During his time at DSU, he helped guide the program to the RMAC Conference Tournament making it to the conference semi-final before bowing out to conference tournament champions Colorado School of Mines. During his time at DSU, he was in charge of recruiting as well as the defensive group.

Head Coach Kylie Louw on Alan “We are extremely excited to be adding Alan to our staff. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from several different institutions and levels. We are excited to add someone who has had head coaching experience and has been around the college game for many years. Alan has a very good hold of the region in terms of recruiting and we believe his experience on the west coast as well as the east coast will help us expand our recruiting efforts. Alan will also play a key role on the defensive side of the game.”

Prior to his time at DSU,  Coach Berrios spent four years as head women's soccer coach at Arizona Christian University. While at ACU, he led the Firestorm to a GSAC playoff appearance in 2017, and is the winningest coach in their program’s history. He also served as director of soccer for both programs(men & Women) at ACU during his first two years at ACU.

Prior to his time at ACU, Berrios spent four years as an assistant coach for the University of Tampa women’s soccer team. During his tenure at UT, the NCAA Division II Spartans produced a record of 59-18-12. In 2011, the Spartans won the Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Regional Championship before bowing out in the NCAA Elite Eight to Armstrong Atlantic.

Tampa won their third straight Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship in 2012 before losing to the eventual national champion West Florida in the NCAA Sweet 16. In 2013, the Spartans were nationally ranked the entire season while rising to as high as number four in the nation in consecutive weeks. After winning 10 straight matches to open the season, Berrios helped the Spartans to five SSC victories as they advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA South Regional.

Before coaching at Tampa, Berrios served as the Director of Soccer Operations for the University of South Florida women’s team for one year. During his only season with the NCAA Division I Bulls, USF highlighted their season with wins over Georgetown and Marquette in the Big East tournament. South Florida advanced to their first ever NCAA Tournament in 2010 beating Auburn before falling to Florida State in the second round.

He has been coaching club for 19years. On the club circuit in Florida, Berrios was a staff coach at Brandon FC/West Florida Flames from 2002–13, Tampa Bay United from 2013-14. In Arizona he spent 2014-16 with the CCV Stars Soccer Club and 2016-18 with RSL-AZ formerly Sereno Soccer Club. Coach Berrios served four years active and two years inactive in the United States Naval Reserve as a Boatswains Mate - Petty Officer 2nd class. 

Berrios is a USSF and NSCAA/United Soccer Coaches Licensed Coach and played collegiately at Bergen County Community College. Born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. Coach Berrios and his wife Suzi have four children and reside in Munds Park, AZ as well as Phoenix, AZ.

ASSISTANT COACH ALISON CONQUEST

Ali Conquest joined the Northern Arizona women’s soccer program in February 2020 and will serve as an assistant on Kylie Louw’s staff. Conquest comes to NAU after spending the past three seasons on the sidelines as assistant coach at IUPUI. During that three-year run, the Jaguars averaged double-figure wins and earned a trip to the 2017 NCAA Tournament after winning the Horizon League Championships in the program’s first year in the league. That team finished with 14-6-3 mark and 6-2-1 Horizon League record before blitzing through the postseason, culminating in advancing past top-seeded Milwaukee in the championship match. UPUI was elite defensively during Conquest’s time in Indianapolis, registering a school record 10 shutouts in 2017 and 25 total shutouts in her three seasons. All total, she coached six all- league performers during her three seasons, including 2017 HL Goalkeeper of the Year Sophia Lipka and 2019 HL Newcomer of the Year Maya Lacognato. In just three years, she coached seven individuals who earned Horizon League All-Freshman Team honors, three of whom would later be all-league honorees. The Jaguars were equally impressive academically, qualifying for the United Soccer Coaches All-Academic Team honors in each of the three seasons.

Prior to IUPUI, Conquest spent five seasons at Indiana State, including helping the Sycamores to a 10-9 mark and a Missouri Valley Conference runner-up finish in 2013. That year was the first winning season in program history and the highest-ever conference finish in history. The year prior, the Sycamores capped an 8-10-3 season on a high note, closing the season with a four-game unbeaten streak to earn a spot in the league tournament. From there, the fifth-seeded Sycamores upset No. 4 Northern Iowa and No. 1 Evansville to earn the program's second-ever appearance in the league championship game.

In 2016, she aided ISU to a seven-win season and a six-win mark in 2015 under then first year head coach Julie Hanley.

Conquest played four seasons at the University of Southern Indiana and was a two-time team captain for the Screaming Eagles. She was a four-year starter at center back, scoring four goals and tallying two assists in 71 career matches. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science from USI in May of 2010 before completing her Master's of Science in Kinesiology at IU in December of 2011.

Conquest holds her NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping I Diploma, NSCAA Youth Level II Diploma, USSF National D License and the USSF National Youth License.