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Jocelyn Keller

Jocelyn Keller
Email: jkeller@carleton.eduJocelyn Keller, women's soccer headshot, 2017

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 46-44-15 (.510) overall record.

In her first six seasons at the helm of the Carleton program, Keller has coached four All-Region performers, and 20 of her players received all-conference recognition.

Keller owns a career ledger of 95-69-18 (.571), 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 Gothenburg, 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 off-season 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 Colleen Carey

Colleen Carey joined the Knights’ coaching staff prior to the 2018 season, bringing with her familiarity with the MIAC, having served as head coach at the University of St. Thomas from 1999-2006. During that time, she compiled a .631 winning percentage (86-47-16), earned a pair of conference coach-of-the-year awards, and guided her squads to two NCAA Championships appearances, including a trip to the national quarterfinals in 2002. Since 2006, she has served as coach and director at various Twin Cities soccer clubs/academies, most recently working with Woodbury Soccer Club. Carey has worked with the Minnesota Olympic Development Program since 2006. A two-sport All-MIAC athlete at Saint Benedict, she played on Blazer teams that made the NCAA Division III Final Four in both soccer and basketball. She served as an assistant coach at St. Ben’s in 1994 and 1995.  She earned her master’s degree in sports management from St. Thomas while serving as an assistant coach at UST in 1997 and 1998.


Goalkeeper Assistant Coach Jessica Christopherson