"I am very proud of the incredible camp coaching staff that we have hired. Our full-time camp staff consists of College Coaches who share my passion and philosophy for player development. We have three NCAA Division I Universities, two NCAA Division II Colleges and two NAIA Colleges represented on our full-time UMKC ID Camp staff. All of our camp staff have also recruited and received commitments from players attending our UMKC ID Camps."
Coach Chris Cissell
UMKC Head Coach
JEFFERSON ROBLEE | HEAD COACH - WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE
“Campers will get a great opportunity to showcase themselves in a fun and competitive environment.”
Jefferson Roblee will begin his eighth season as Head Coach of the Women's Soccer program in 2018.
During his time as head coach he has guided the Jewell men's and women's teams to national recognition. The men's team has been NCAA II nationally ranked as high as No. 21 and women's soccer team has been nationally ranking as high as No. 12. The women's soccer team also qualified for the NCAA II National Championship tournament (2012). Jewell Soccer teams have also garnered national team academic and team sportsmanship awards. In addition 15 men's soccer players and 19 women's soccer players at Jewell have been named National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-Region or Scholar All-America.
Besides his experience coaching college soccer at William Jewell College, Roblee has had experience guiding ambitious players to achieve in club, Olympic Development, elite amateur soccer and professional soccer opportunities. His 80/81 KC United team won the Kansas State Cup championship in 2001 and 2002. He also coached the KC Pace to historic Missouri State Cup championships in 2005 and 2006. In addition he was the Head Coach of the Kansas City Brass of the United Soccer League's Premier Development League when they qualified for the U.S. Open Cup in 2007. He has been involved with the US Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and also has been a scout for US Club Soccer’s Id2 program. Roblee has coached 16 players who have been drafted or signed by Major League Soccer (MLS) and more than 70 who have earned All America honors or played for a professional team (MISL/USL Pro/NASL/MLS/Europe). In recent years Roblee has coached at the Pro Pace Soccer Combine and also evaluated for professional soccer teams Sporting KC (MLS) and FC Kansas City (NWSL) at their open tryouts.
Roblee played college soccer at The University of Tulsa for coach Randy Waldrum before finishing his communications degree at Park University. He played his high school soccer at nearby Winnetonka for coaches Don Giannola and Glenn Rosario and played club soccer for George Derra’s UHS Apollos. In addition he played three years in Missouri’s ODP program.
Roblee has a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National coaching license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Director of Coaching Diploma. In addition Roblee also has a NSCAA National Youth Coaching Diploma. He is a member of the U.S. Soccer Coaches Association and a member of the United States Youth Soccer Coaches Connection. Roblee is also a certified Double-Goal Coach in the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Roblee’s twin brother, Lincoln, is also a head women's soccer coach at the collegiate level, just across the state line at Benedictine College.
LINCOLN ROBLEE | HEAD COACH - BENEDICTINE COLLEGE
“All the prospects have a fun time playing in front of a lot of college coaches. It’s a great event for players wanting to get to the next level.”
Head coach Lincoln Roblee took over the Raven Women’s Soccer Program in 2005 and since, has turned the program into one of the top-rated women’s soccer programs in the NAIA.
He has an overall record of 154-42-27 with the Ravens and has guided the program to three straight Heart of America Athletic Conference championships and two straight appearances at the NAIA National Championship Tournament. He also took the team to their first-ever NAIA National Championship Tournament appearance in 2008.
In 2015, the program qualified for its first-ever NAIA Semifinals while recording an overall record of 22-2-1 en route to a final season ranking of No. 4.
Champions on the field and off, Coach Roblee’s teams have consistently earned recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with numerous Team Academic and Team Ethics Awards. They were most recently named a NAIA Scholar Team during the Summer of 2016.
Coach Roblee has been very involved in teaching the game of soccer in his native Kansas City. Roblee started his coaching career in 1994 at Kansas City's Park Hill High School. Roblee went on to coach Club, Amateur, Olympic Development Program, College, and in the Premier Development League.
Roblee started KC Pace boys soccer teams in 1996 with his twin brother Jefferson. Roblee coached the 80/81 KC Pace team to numerous successes across the Midwest, and in 2005, Roblee's 87/88 KC Pace became the first team outside of St. Louis to win a USYSA Missouri State Championship in an age group that advances to Regionals. In 2005, Coach Roblee was named Missouri Youth Soccer Association Boys Coach of the Year. In the summer of 2006, Roblee's KC Pace team repeated as Missouri State Champions and Roblee again received MYSA Boys Coach of the Year honors.
Roblee coached the KC United boys team to U19 Kansas State Championship in 2000 and the U20 amateur Kansas State Championships in 2000 and 2001 and U23 Championships in 2010 and 2011. Roblee has been a Missouri ODP Evaluator since 1998, and coached the 1987 age Missouri ODP Boys team from 2001-2004. In 2012, Roblee received the USASA 2012 Region II Coach of the Year Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Since 2002, Roblee has been coaching the Kansas City Brass of the Premier Development League (PDL). Since 2002, over 40 Brass players have been drafted or signed professionally by either clubs in Europe, Major League Soccer, NASL , USL Pro, or the Major Indoor Soccer League. In the summer of 2007, Roblee's Kansas City Brass were one of only eight PDL teams to qualify for the U.S. Open Cup.
Roblee was a regular instructor for the Kansas City Wizards Youth Training Program from 2001-2005. In 2003, Roblee coached the Missouri seniors in the annual Kansas vs. Missouri Senior All-Star Game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Roblee is a regular evaluator for Sporting KC (MLS) and most recently FC Kansas City (NWSL) for their open tryouts. He is a member of U.S. Soccer Coaches Association and a certified Double-Goal Coach in the Positive Coaching Alliance.
As a player, Roblee played at the University of Tulsa under current Notre Dame women's head coach Randy Waldrum. In high school, Roblee starred at Winnetonka High School and was a member of Missouri's ODP team. In club soccer, Roblee was a forward and midfielder for George Derra's UHS Apollos.
Roblee is a graduate of Winnetonka High School and Park University.
GREG HERDLICK | HEAD COACH - ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY
“UMKC puts on a first class camp that any participant will get to experience the college atmosphere both on and off the soccer field. Anyone that attends the camp will not only be seen by several college coaches but also have the opportunity to receive on field instruction by college head coaches at all levels. This is a great opportunity to continue playing soccer in the Midwest. I, along with other camp staff have recruited a handful of players every year from this camp.”
Greg Herdlick has served as the head coach of the Rockhurst women’s soccer program since 1999. The Hawks have posted 16 winning seasons under Herdlick, who has an overall record of 201-119-34 (.616). He ranks 26th in victories among active coaches and 41st in all-time victories in NCAA Division II.
Herdlick has guided the Hawks to 107 conference wins and 12 GLVC Tournament appearances. In 2016, he coached the Hawks to their first GLVC regular season championship and a runner-up finish at the 2016 GLVC Tournament in Indianapolis.
Rockhurst earned its fifth invitation to the NCAA Tournament in 2016. The Hawks made three consecutive apppearances in the NCAA Tournament from 2011-13.
In 2002 and 2003, the Hawks combined for 24 victories. Rockhurst outscored its opponents 42-14 in 2003 and shut out seven of its opponents. The Hawks defeated Division II national runner-up Nebraska-Omaha 2-0 during the 2003 season.
The Hawks won 14 games while scoring 45 goals in 2012. Rockhurst posted its first-ever victory in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Bellamine 3-0 in Allendale, Mich. In 2013, the Hawks collected 13 wins, including a 2-0 victory over Truman State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Herdlick graduated from Rockhurst in 1993 with a degree in accounting. He was a four-year starter for the Rockhurst soccer team. He was a second-team All-American defender in 1992 and the team captain of the 1993 team. He played in the NAIA national tournament four consecutive years.
Prior to replacing Chico Borja as the women’s head coach at Rockhurst in 1998, Herdlick was an assistant coach for the RU women's team. He was also an assistant coach of the women’s high school teams at Shawnee Mission South and Shawnee Mission East. He helped coach SM East to a Kansas Class 6A state championship and coached Pele’s U20 soccer club to a pair of Kansas state titles.
Herdlick completed his master’s degree in business administration in 1996 at Rockhurst. He is currently manager of finance at Sunflower Health Plan.
Herdlick and his wife, Kelly, reside in Lee's Summit, Mo., with their son, Sam, and daughter, Madelyn.
Jessica Smith | ASSISTANT COACH - Kansas State University
Jessica Smith is in her third season on the sidelines for K-State. She joined head coach Mike Dibbini’s inaugural coaching staff in January of 2016, following four seasons at Kansas. Smith was promoted to associate head coach on Dibbini's satff in October of 2018.
In addition to Smith’s coaching duties, in which she oversees K-State's offensive attack and works with the student-athletes on their offensive games, her responsibilities include: practice preparation and development for the team’s offense, university and community engagement and recruiting evaluation.
Smith holds a US Soccer Senior A” License, which she attained in 2018.
Smith served as an assistant coach on the Kansas staff from 2011 until 2015. During her time on the sidelines with the Jayhawks, she helped guide the program to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2014 and a trip to the Big 12 Conference tournament final in 2015.
Under Smith’s guidance, the Jayhawks’ offense tallied 35 or more goals in four seasons as the 2011 team registered one of the top offensive seasons in program history. KU scored the second-most goals in school history (46) and totaled 131 points, which was the third-highest single-season mark in program history.
In 2013, Smith was selected as one of 15 women by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their inaugural 30-Under-30 Coaching Program for rising coaches.
Before she joined the KU coaching staff, Smith coached at various levels in the Kansas City Metro area, including as a varsity assistant coach for both the boys’ and girls’ teams at Olathe Northwest High School. During her time at ONWHS, she helped guide the Lady Ravens to back-to-back region championships in 2008 and 2009, while assisting with the Ravens’ boys regional championship team in 2007. Several of her players on both the girls’ and boys’ sides went on to play soccer at the collegiate level.
In addition to her coaching duties at Olathe Northwest, Smith served as a coach with the Kansas State Olympic Development Program (ODP) girls’ program. In 2008, she was an assistant with the 1992 team, which was the first Kansas ODP team (boys or girls) to win an ODP Regional Championship. Her team went on to participate in the US Youth Soccer National ODP Championship tournament. Smith is currently working on Region II ODP staff with the 2000 birth year team.
Smith has also spent time working with TOPSoccer programs throughout the state of Kansas in 2008 until 2011 as a chairperson as well as a coach. TOPSoccer is U.S. Youth Soccer’s outreach program for children with special needs.
As a student-athlete from 2002-05 with Kansas, Smith played in 83 career games and was team captain in 2005. She was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and helped the Jayhawks win the Big 12 regular season title in 2004 and aided the 2003 squad to a third round appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Smith scored 16 goals in her career with the Jayhawks including seven in her freshman season. Her 16 career goals rank eighth in school history. She also dished out 10 assists. She garnered a pair of Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors and was named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week in 2005. She graduated from KU in 2006 with a degree in sports and fitness management.
Smith was an NSCAA All-American at Wichita Southeast High School. The product of Wichita, Kansas, is the program’s all-time leading scorer after graduating in 2002. At the end of her senior season in 2002, Smith was named Miss Soccer for the state of Kansas and the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year.
In 2012, Smith was an inaugural inductee into the Wichita Southeast High School Athletics Hall of Fame and in 2018 was named to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame.
Smith and her wife Casey, reside in Manhattan and have a son, Leo.
Bri Young | ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH - Indiana University
Bri Young was named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on Jan. 8, 2019 after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant at the University of Kansas.
“Bri is one of the best young coaches in the game and we are very excited to have her on board,” said van Bennekom. “The Indiana Women’s Soccer program just got a lot better. She’s played for some of the best club and college coaches in the country and has worked with some of the top soccer minds in the game. Bri is professional, personable and her attention to detail, competitiveness, high standards and pure love for the game is unmatched.”
Young helped lead the Jayhawks to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in two of her three seasons in Lawrence, including a 2018 campaign that saw Kansas finish the year 12-6-3, tied for the sixth-most wins in program history.
Young coached a pair of All-Big 12 and United Soccer Coaches All-Region selections in forwards Grace Hagan and Katie McClure. Under Young’s tutelage, Hagan concluded her impressive Jayhawk career with 25 goals, the fifth-most in program history. In 2018, McClure netted 11 goals, tied for fifth-most in the Kansas record books.
“I’m so excited to be at Indiana,” said Young. “Erwin is an amazing coach with so much knowledge and I can’t wait to learn from him. Indiana is everything a soccer player would want in a school and I am grateful to the university for this opportunity. It’s a beautiful campus filled with so much history and resources, the facilities are top of the line and the support around student athletes is second to none. It’s a place where we can truly be successful and I can’t wait to get started.”
Prior to joining the Jayhawks, Young spent three seasons at Texas Tech, serving as director of operations and volunteer assistant coach. As a member of the coaching staff, Young helped lead Texas Tech to two of its best campaigns in program history, as well as three NCAA Tournament berths, including the program’s first ever berth to the Round of 16 in 2014. The following season, Texas Tech clinched its first Big 12 Tournament Title.
Young began her coaching career by serving on the staff at Chaparral High School (Colo.), as well as three different staffs within Real Colorado, one of the premier youth clubs in the nation.
The Castle Pines North, Colo. native had a decorated playing career at Texas A&M, where she was a two-time All-American and a member of the 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. In addition, she twice earned All-Big 12 accolades was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2011.
In addition to her success with Texas A&M, Young had impressive showings with both the U.S. U-23 National Team and the U-20 squad as she represented both internationally.
Young graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 with a degree in sports management and recently earned her MBA from Kansas.