Raleigh DeRose, a former assistant coach and standout player at Knox College and a member of the NSCAA 30 Under 30 program’s 2016-17 class, completed her first season with the Brown University women’s soccer staff as an assistant coach in 2016-17 after joining the program in June 2016.
DeRose helped lead Brown to a second-place finish in the Ivy League standings in 2016, marking its highest finish in the league table since winning the conference title in 1994. The Bears earned points in 14 of their 16 matches on the season and finished in the top half of the league standings in back-to-back years for the first time since 1993-94. Brown closed the year with its highest winning percentages both overall (.719) and in conference play (.714) since the year 2000.
He aided in the tutelage of Christine Etzel ’19, the unanimous 2016 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, to a season in which the goalkeeper ranked second in the NCAA in save percentage (0.921), fourth in goals-against average (0.361) and 13th in shutouts (10) at the end of the regular season. He also helped coached Carly Gould ’17 and Maclaine Lehan ’18 to First Team All-Ivy honors.
DeRose served as an assistant coach at Knox from 2014-15 helping the Prairie Fire set a single-season school record for wins in 2015 with a 13-5-2 record. Knox made its first appearance in the Midwest Conference tournament in 20 years in 2015, advancing to the championship game for the first time in school history. In 2015, the Praire Fire ranked among national leaders in Division III in total goals (14th, 68), goals per game (17th, 3.4), total points (17th, 181), and shots on goal per game (14th, 11.8).
While at Knox, DeRose served the program in a variety of areas, including recruiting, clinics, training plans, video analysis, and travel coordination. She recruited a class of 29 first-year student-athletes to Knox for the fall of 2015. DeRose organized and co-directed three ID clinics for the Praire Fire in a 12-month span, bringing over 150 prospective student-athletes to campus.
DeRose has worked as a coach at several Division I camps, including Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana State, and Bradley. She served as an intern in Bradley’s athletic department in the external affairs office in the summer of 2013, assisting with marketing, development, sales, and corporate partnerships. She also holds a certification in strength and conditioning.
A four-year player at Knox, DeRose captained the Prairie Fire and started 47 of her 52 matches played as a defender. She acted as a SAAC representative for three years and as the organization’s vice president as a senior.
A native of Peoria, Ill., DeRose earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College in 2014 in American Studies with minors in Anthropology, Sociology, and Religious Studies. She holds an NSCAA National Coaching License, receiving an R1, the highest level of evaluation in the diploma program.