Memorial Chargers Girls Soccer

Coach’s Note

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Memorial’s girls’ soccer team attacked our summer practices with numbers and excitement!  We have a mix of experienced players, with some new athletic players to our varsity team that have balanced our defense and offense.  We look to be a more possession controlled team this year.

2019 Team Motto:  The Last Ride. 2019-2020

The EMHS Girls Soccer team would like to recognize two of our 2018-2019 graduating seniors that are playing in college this upcoming fall season.  Veronica Ocampo will be playing at Trine University and Ma’Elena Perez Garcia will be playing at Holy Cross College. Good luck ladies!

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Don Knowlton, Head Coach

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Coach’s Bio

Ball State University graduate, Don Knowlton, has been head coach of our Lady Chargers Soccer Team for 9 seasons. Under Coach Knowlton’s leadership, our Lady Chargers have accumulated a 51 wins, 88 losses and 12 ties record.  This will be Coach Knowlton’s 10th and final year as Head Coach of the Chargers.

A native of South Bend, Knowlton played soccer at Washington High School, lettering 2 years.  He graduated from Ball State University in 1995 and began his teaching and coaching career in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Coach Knowlton began his coaching journey with Middle School and recreational soccer leagues before moving to Middle Tennessee.  While in Tennessee, Knowlton coached with the Columbia Soccer Association, obtaining his USSF National “D” Coaching License. In 2004, Knowlton returned back home again to Indiana and started to teach for Elkhart Community Schools in 2006.  Coach Knowlton has been an Intense Interventions Special Education Teacher at Elkhart Memorial High School for the past 11 years. Also in 2006, Knowlton began coaching with the Elkhart Flames Soccer Club, coaching U10 to U12 teams for several years.  In the spring, Coach Knowlton guided future Chargers while coaching Cleveland Elementary’s girls soccer team.

Knowlton is married to his wife, Stephanie, who is also a Special Education Teacher at Elkhart Memorial High School.  The couple has two daughters, Kennedy (Senior at Purdue University) and Kelsey (Junior at Memorial).