Jocelyn Keller, fourth season
Jocelyn Keller was named Carleton head women's soccer coach in May 2012. She is the ninth head coach in the history of the program. She guided the Knights back to the postseason in 2014 and already ranks third all-time at Carleton with a 34-27-10 (.549) overall record. Keller’s squads have posted a .568 win percentage in MIAC matches.
In her first four seasons at the helm of the Carleton program, Keller has coached three All-Region performers and 15 of her players received all-conference recognition.
Keller owns a career ledger of 83-51-13 (.609), which includes the 2008-11 seasons when she was head coach at Earlham College (Ind.). Under her direction, the Earlham program reached the postseason for the first time in 2009 as a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Quakers then shifted to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and earned a share of the HCAC Championship in both 2010 and 2011.
Keller earned the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award in 2010 after the Quakers ended the campaign with a school-record victory total and a 14-6-1 overall ledger. Her squads recorded double-digit win totals in all four of her seasons at Earlham, a feat accomplished only three total times in the 20 seasons prior to her arrival on campus.
After graduating from DePauw University (Ind.) in 2004, Keller began her coaching career as assistant coach at Earlham. After two seasons in Richmond, Ind., she continued her career as an assistant at Williams College (Mass.) where the Ephs posted an 8-3-3 record in 2006. Prior to returning to Earlham, she served as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee University (Va.) in 2007, helping the Generals to a 16-4 record. Keller holds a NSCAA National Diploma as well as a goalkeeping license.
In 2011 Keller completed the NSCAA two-week coaching clinic at the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Upon completion of the curriculum on special topics, she returned overseas with 365 Sports and led a U15 team to Gröteberg, Sweden, to play in the Gothia Cup, a worldwide tournament featuring over 1,500 youth teams.
A member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II staff, Keller has also run offseason camps and clinics at the University of Virginia, the U. S. Naval Academy, Washington & Lee, Boston University, and Earlham.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Keller played for a nationally-ranked club team (Classics Hammer F.C.) and high school team (St. Ursula Academy). As a player at DePauw, she made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Final Four her senior year as she earned team MVP and all-conference recognition.
Keller earned her master’s degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Assistant Coach Jessica Mueller
Jessica Mueller re-joined the Knights prior to the 2013 campaign as the program’s top assistant coach. She served as a volunteer assistant at Carleton from 2009-11 before spending the 2012 season on the coaching staff at St. Paul (Minn.) Academy. She is also the head coach for U18 Premier Girls’ squad at the Eden Prairie Soccer Club and oversees a college-prep training curriculum for that program. Mueller has coached soccer at various levels for more than a decade and served on the 2013 coaching staff for the University of Minnesota Elite College Camp. She possesses both a NSCAA National Diploma and an USSF National "D" Coaching License, with work on her “C” license expected to be completed in 2014.
Mueller holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Kalamazoo (Mich.) College where she was an all-conference player and team captain. She also holds an MAIS with two concentrations in Sports Psychology/Sociology and Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College. She has worked for two Fortune 500 companies and is an ISO certified effective communications and human relations instructor. She has also worked as a consultant with the Mental Edge, a Minnesota-based company that focuses on the mental/emotional aspects of youth player development in sport. She teaches the “Sports Psychology and Performance Mentality” course through the Carleton PEAR department.