Head coach Michael Voss enters his 12th season at Grace as the program’s all-time winningest coach. Since accepting the job in 2007, Voss has aggressively recruited women who not only compete at a high level on the field, but who also have a passion for bringing glory to God.
Voss’s trademarked soccer style of “possession-attacking futbol” has resulted in a complete revamp of Grace's women's soccer team. The Lady Lancers have been ranked as high as No. 7 in the NAIA and qualified for NAIA Nationals for the first time in team history. Under Voss's leadership, Grace advanced to six consecutive national tournaments.
Grace won its first NAIA tournament game (2-1) over Park and ended the 2015 season with a 15-3-3 record. During the 2015 season, Grace went undefeated in nonconference play, defeating the No. 2, No. 11 and No. 16-ranked teams in the process.
From 2009-14, the Lady Lancers made five trips to the NCCAA National Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. The 2014 season saw Grace reach the NCCAA National Championship match. The Lady Lancers also earned their first NAIA Top 25 ranking in 2014 and ended the year at No. 18.
Voss holds the top six single-season marks in Grace’s program history, leading the Lady Lancers to a 14-6-3 record in 2009, 14-7-3 record in 2011, 17-5-3 record in 2012, 13-7-2 record in 2013, 17-5-3 record in 2014 and 15-3-3 mark in 2015. Voss’s successful recruiting has been on display as the team earned both the Crossroads League Offensive Player of the Year and Midfielder of the Year awards from 2013-15. In 2012 a pair of Lady Lancer freshmen (Mallory Rondeau, Carianne Sobey) earned First Team NCCAA All-American honors. Rondeau was named the NCCAA National Player of the Year in 2014, Abby Schue was named NAIA First Team All-American, and Meredith Hollar was given the prestigious NCCAA Game Plan 4 Life award. Overall, he has coached 35 All-Americans since 2009.
Additionally, the Lady Lancers under Voss have consistently been graded as one of the smartest teams in the nation. Over the past five years, Grace’s team GPA has never been lower than 3.60. The Lady Lancers’ team GPA ranked first across all NAIA women’s soccer programs in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and was second in the NAIA in 2010 and 2014. Individually, the Lady Lancers have produced 58 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and eight CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans since 2011.
Voss’s desire to disciple the women of Grace’s soccer team is clearly seen in his organizing missions trips for the Lady Lancers. In both the spring of 2014 and 2016, Voss led his team to minister in Nicaragua through the sport of soccer. The team has also traveled to the Cayman Islands and to Peru.
In March 2012, Voss was named an assistant coach for the Women’s National Team of Haiti. His three-year commitment included identification, training and development of Haiti’s Women’s National Team, U-20, U-17 and U-14 WNT. Voss continued in his role as Grace’s full-time head coach in addition to assisting Haiti’s WNT.
Prior to coming to Grace, Voss and his family worked as missionaries to the southern jungle of Belize, Central America. He coached the Toledo United Professional Futbol Club, fighting for a CONCACAF Champions Cup bid.
Voss also worked at the Calvary Chapel Christian Schools in Murrieta, Calif.; from 1996-2005 he was the athletic director, the director of soccer and the head girls’ soccer coach. Voss started the soccer program and compiled a record of 102-51-17.
Voss, who has earned six Coach of the Year honors, attended Santa Clara (Calif.) University from 1991-93 and was a member of the soccer team that finished 20-1-2 and was NCAA Div. I National Finalist in 1991. He would complete his undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) University in 1996 studying religion with an emphasis in Biblical studies and Greek.
He is licensed with a USSF “C” and an NSCAA “Advanced National Diploma.” He is also a “Certified Athletic Administrator” from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Michael and his wife Summer live in Winona Lake, Ind. They have three boys (Justus, Cole, Landan) and a daughter (Kaina).
David Andersen is poised for his first year joining the Lady Lancers’ staff in 2019. Andersen has a wealth of head coach experience, both at the high school and collegiate levels.
Andersen is a 2012 graduate of Grace, playing soccer collegiately for the Lancers.
After graduation, he went back to his high school Oakland Christian (Mich.) where he experienced tremendous success as the head coach of the boys and girls’ soccer programs.
During his tenure from 2012-18, he racked up 111 wins. His teams won three conference championships as well as three district titles.
Andersen was named Coach of the Year three times at Oakland Christian. His players combined to win 21 All-State awards to go along with numerous All-Conference and All-District honors. Six players went on to play soccer at the collegiate level.
In 2017 he took the head coaching position for Rochester College (Mich.). After entering a situation with a lack of players, Andersen was able to bring in 35 players over his two seasons. Two of his players were named to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Newcomer Team, and one of his players signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Fury (NISA).
Andersen and his wife Allyssa, a former Grace volleyball player, have one daughter Ella Grace.
Jon Hoover was promoted to the lead assistant of the women's soccer team in 2009. Hoover graduated from Grace in December 2001 with a degree in physical education and health.
In 2017, Hoover was also given the reins of the Warsaw Community High School girls' soccer program, where he will coach the Tigers in addition to working with the Lady Lancers.
He then went on to complete his masters degree in 2011 from Ball State University with a major in physical education and coaching. He is currently employed at Edgewood Middle School, where he teaches physical education and health.
As a student-athlete, Hoover was heavily involved in athletics at Grace. He played goalkeeper for the Lancers from 1997-2000, where he was a three-time captain, three-time Second Team All-Conference performer, and an Second Team NCCAA All-American. He also participated in track and field at Grace, where at one point he held records in the indoor 55m, high jump, outdoor 4x100 relay and javelin.
After graduating from Grace, Hoover joined the coaching staff on the men's soccer team. He would remain on staff with the men's team for five years before taking a coaching position at Lakeland Christian Academy. Hoover spend two years leading the junior varsity program before taking the varsity position in 2008.
Hoover has earned his National "C" license through the USSF. Jon and his wife, Emily, live with their son, Alex, in Winona Lake, Ind.
Allison Vroon joins Grace's coaching staff for her first season in 2019. Vroon comes fresh off a standout playing career for the Lady Lancers.
Vroon was an accomplished player, capable of playing a variety of positions. Grace experienced some of its finest seasons with Vroon on the pitch, helping Grace qualify for its first two NAIA National Championship appearances in program history.
She was named honorable mention NAIA All-American as well as NCCAA First Team All-American in 2018. During that season, the Lady Lancers posted a 20-4-1 record.
Vroon scored arguably one of the most important goals in team history. Her golden goal winner in the 98th minute against Marian in 2018 sealed Grace's first Crossroads League championship in program history.