Tate, Jeffs, and Aulick Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coaches

Tate, Jeffs, and Aulick Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coaches
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Tate, Jeffs, and Aulick Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coaches

NGU head women’s soccer coach Andy Robinson has announced that Katie Tate, Lucy Jeffs, and Andrew Aulick have been named assistant coaches with the Crusaders.

Tate started here college goalkeeper career at the College of Charleston in 2009, helping the Cougars to the SoCon Tournament finals with a record of 8-3-0 in conference. Katie started 7 games in the net for the lady Cougars, ranked 1st in the SoCon in GAAvg, allowing only 2 goals and a GAAvg of 0.38. She finished her freshman year with a clean sheet record of 4 shutouts, playing 843:05 minutes in goal helping Charleston finished its season with a tie for the most conference wins and the highest seed in the conference tournament in school history. Katie led the CofC women’s team again in 2010 in a successful season, starting 13 games and earning 6 shutouts her sophomore year. Tate finished her playing career at the College of Charleston in 2012 with 84 saves and a career record of 10-9-3.

Tate joined the NGU women’s soccer team in 2013, leading the Crusaders to a 7-10-0 overall record, as a captain of the team, with 94 saves. NGU finished conference play with a record of 4-5-0 advancing to the finals in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Tournament. She was also honored on the All-Conference Second Team, starting 15 games in goal and recording a school-record 94 saves in 1,361:41 minutes played. Tate also finished among the top of the conference in goals against average (1.65) and save percentage (.790). Tate finished her NGU soccer career in 2015 playing in 1962:62 minutes, 21 starts, and 153 total saves.

Coach Katie Tate is not only coaching the women’s NGU goalkeepers, but is also currently a youth coach for Soccer Shots, a goalkeeper trainer at CESA and provides private keeper training for local players in Upstate, SC.

Lucy Jeffs is originally from Hampshire, England and traveled to the US to play soccer at Erskine College. Lucy has spent the past four years playing at Erskine in Conference Carolinas. Back in England Lucy started her playing career at the age of five with a local club, Wey Valley FC and moving on to play for South Downs College and Reading Girls before coming to the US. At Erskine College Lucy majored in Sports Management with minors in Psychology, Business, and Health. Lucy has dreamed of coaching soccer in the US since the plane landed and wishes to fulfill that dream at NGU.

Andrew Aulick began his coaching career serving as the head coach of the Buchholz High School boys varsity program in Gainesville, FL. where he coached for 5 years.  Under his leadership the program gained a 76-20-16 record.  During this time, he also led the varsity boys team to the state final four, regional championship and its first district title in over 12 years. The program finished with a top 10 national ranking in 2012-13 per MaxPreps.  After being nominated, Aulick served as the FACA Florida North State All Star Boys Head & Assistant Coach in 2011-2013 and All-County Coach of the Year in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.  Outside of high school, he also served as a staff coach for Gainesville Soccer Alliance, a club soccer organization, from 2009-2014.

Aulick transitioned to the Greenville area in 2014 and began working with club teams at Carolina FC in Spartanburg.  He served as the 00 Boys and 98 Girls Head Coach from 2015-2017.  He led his 98 girls team to a 3rd place finish in the state in 2015 and a 2nd place finish in the state in 2016.  His girls team also competed in the Southern Regional Premier League and finished in 2nd place, making one of the best showings from a Carolina FC team in club history.

Aulick is accredited with an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA and a National D License from the USSF.

In his playing career, Aulick was a high school captain and defensive standout player leading his team to a Florida state championship in 2002.  He then went on to play collegiately for the University of Florida Club team from 2003-2007 where he was a 4-year starter.  The Gators team won the Florida Collegiate League in the 2005-2007 seasons and was the Southeast Regional finalists, finishing in the top 25 nationally in 2005.

Outside of coaching, Aulick is the Head Soccer Coordinator for the Upward Star Center.  Andrew and his wife, Marissa, have two kids, a 4-year-old daughter, Ariella Grace, and their new son, Judah Lee, was born February 27, 2017. In a year marked by many transitions, he is excited to be a part of North Greenville University Women’s soccer program and its continued future success.