Will Van Nostrand is currently entering into his third season as the head coach of the Brescia University men's soccer program.
In his first season, joining only weeks before the season began in August, Van Nostrand guided the team to a 5th place KIAC finish, while having two players earn All-Conference.
During the second season with Van Nostrand at the helm, the Bearcats saw vast improvements in almost every statistical aspect. Brescia finished the season 9-8, which was the best overall record since 2006, most team wins in a season since 2006 and first winning season since 2006 as well. They also finished conference play tied for 4th in conference and earning a 5th place seed in the RSC tournament. The team also finished the 2016 regular season ranked 21st nationally in Assists per Game at 2.43, as well as ranked 38th in Total Assists at 36 and we also finished the 2016 regular season ranked 41st in Goals per Game in at 2.56. Two players also earned All-Conference honors.
Previous to being named Head Coach at Brescia University, Van Nostrand spent one season as the Men's Assistant at Anderson University (SC) an NCAA Division II Intuition, where he played collegiately. At Anderson, Van Nostrand worked under former teammate, friend and current Head Coach Michael Zion. Together they lead Anderson to an 8-win season, finishing 6-5 with a top 5 finish in the (SAC) Southern Athletic Conference. During that season, Van Nostrand coached an Academic All-American and NCAA DII All-Region player, as well as four All-SAC players and the SAC Freshman of the Year.
Prior to his year at Anderson, Van Nostrand, who is a Louisville, KY native, spent two season as the Graduate Assistant Men's & Women's Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Spalding University, an NCAA Division III Institute.
While at Spalding, Van Nostrand worked under current Men's Head Coach Adam Boyer and current Women's Head Coach Shilo Rayburn. During his time with Spalding, Van Nostrand helped the Men's program to a 6-10-2 record in 2012 and a 10-9 record in 2013, an improvement from the 1-15 program that Coach Boyer and Coach Van Nostrand inherited. Van Nostrand also helped the Women's program to a 9-8 record in 2012 and a 9-8-2 record in 2013, an improvement from the 4-13 program Coach Rayburn and Coach Van Nostrand inherited. During his time at Spalding, Van Nostrand helped a total of eleven Men's and Women's players earn twelve All-SLIAC (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) honors, one NCAA DIII All-Region honor, as well as a Men's SLIAC Men's Freshman of the Year in honor in 2012 and the Women's SLIAC Freshman of the Year honor in 2013.
In addition to coaching collegiately, Van Nostrand has coached at Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) and Louisville Soccer Academy (LSA). Van Nostrand is also coached the LSA U23 men's team, who have won back-to-back U23 Tournament of Champions championships in 2014 and 2015. He currently works for Owensboro United and helped the 1999 Girls finish State Cup Runners-up and helped the 2000 Boys reach the Region II Presidents Cup. He currently holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
As a player, Van Nostrand spent one collegiate season at NCAA Division II Anderson University in Anderson, SC and three seasons at Spalding University in Louisville, KY earning 2x All-KIAC honors, 1x All-SLIAC honors, NCAA Academic All-Region honors and USCAA All-American honors. Van Nostrand also spent one season in the Professional Development League (PDL) with the West Palm Beach Pumas of West Palm Beach, Florida.
As a student-athlete Van Nostrand earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and his master's degree in Business Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership, both from Spalding University.
Van Nostrand resides in Owensboro. He enjoys attending live sporting events, hiking, reading, attending concerts, traveling and he is an avid Manchester United fan.
Auston Bruder is entering his first season as the 1st Assistant and Goalkeeping Coach for the Brescia Men’s Soccer team.
Bruder spent his first two collegiate season as a member of the Oakland City Men’s Soccer team and the last two years as a member of the Men’s Soccer team at the University of Southern Indiana. During his collegiate career, Bruder, during his time at Oakland City, had a two-year record of 9-4-1 with a 1.44 goals against average, also posted a two-year high 40 saves in 2013 and a 1.26 GAA in 2012. While at USI he played in 27 matches, starting 22 during his two years, amassed a 1.29 goals against average in 2096 minutes of action...allowed 34 goals and making 89 saves with a 7-11-5 record between the posts. Made a career-high eight saves against Quincy University. As a student, Bruder graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Bruder also works for Tudela Futbul Club where he is the Director of Goalkeeping.
Prior to his collegiate career, Bruder attended Evansville Memorial High School in Evansville, IN and play club soccer for Evansville Soccer Club.
Bruder resides in Evansville, IN and he is currently employed at Cintas.
Preye Agbana is entering his first season as the volunteer assistant coach for the Brescia Men’s Soccer team.
Agbana has spent the last four years as a student athlete at Brescia University and a member of the Men’s Soccer team. For the 2016 season, Agbana was named team captain, where he would start in 16 of the 17 matches, tallying 5 goals on a team that finished 41st in the NAIA in Goals per Game in at 2.56. He also added 1 assist on the season, helping to lead Brescia to a 9-8 finish, tying for 4th place in conference play and earning a 5th place seed in the RSC tournament. The 2016 season would be the most successful season for Brescia in 10 years. As a student, Agbana graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 and earning a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry.
Agbana also works for Owensboro United where he coached the '03 Boys and assisted coach (Will) Van Nostrand with the '99 & '01 Girls, helping the '99 Girls earn Runner-up in the Kentucky State Cup.
Prior to arriving at Brescia University, Agbana attended the Federal Government Academy of Nigeria, in his hometown of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
Preye resides in Owensboro and he is currently employed at Daramic, LLC as a Research and Development Scientist.
Michael Chrisman is entering his first season as a Volunteer Coach for the Brescia Men’s Soccer team.
Chrisman, a native of Louisville, KY, grew up playing club soccer at Louisville Soccer Alliance. Michael attended New Albany High School where as a player he helped lead them to two Sectional championships, a regional championship, and the State Semi-finals his senior year.
Chrisman attended Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas and was a member of the Men’s Soccer team. During his collegiate career, Chrisman was part of the program's record wins in a season (13) and the program's first appearance in the NAIA Top 25. Chrisman also participated in FCA and Student Athlete Advisor Organization. Michael graduated in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Michael also coaches at Louisville Soccer Alliance where he previously coached u17 and u18 boys. He is currently coaching u13 boys, helping the '05 boys earn runner-up in the Kentucky State Cup. Michael has earned his USSF F and E licenses, and is completing his D license.
Michael resides in Louisville and he is currently employed at Anthem BCBS as an Underwriting Specialist.