About the Team:
About the Coaching:
Danny Owens enters his seventhseason at the helm of the William Carey University Women's Soccer team after guiding the program to three straight National Tournament appearances. Last season, WCU went 14-4-1 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2010 NAIA National Touranment.
Over the past five years Carey has posted five winning seasons, three National Tournament appearances, two Regional Tournament appearances, and three GCAC championships. Owen's faces the dauting task of replacing NAIA first team All-American keeper Jackie DeNova and thrid team All-American Natalia Nino.
Individually, Owens has coached four GCAC Players of the Year, 25 players on the All-GCAC team, 3 Honorable Mention All-Americans and 7 All-Americans. In addition, he has had 12 of his girls receive Academic All-Americans honors and his team has had a GPA of 3.1 or better over the past four years
Before his time here at Carey, Owens served as head girls' soccer coach at Our Lady Academy (OLA) in Bay St. Louis, MS. His team compiled an impressive 60-12-7 overall record during his stretch as head coach and won three consecutive Mississippi High School State Championships.
A former Crusader Men's Soccer player from 1996-99, Owens earned All Conference (Gulf Coast Athletic), All Region (NAIA Region XIII), and 1st Team All American (NAIA) honors at William Carey. During his collegiate career, the Crusaders qualified for three national tournaments and had two NAIA Final Four appearances. He was also voted the team captain and most valuable player during his senior year.
Owens earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from William Carey in 2000. Afterwards, he also obtained a Master of Science degree in the field of Psychology.
Danny currently holds a USSF National "B" License.
Danny is married to Katie Owens, formerly Katie Langlois, and has two boys; Michael Owens (10 years old) and Aiden Owens (6 years old).
Type of Players: Div I, Div II, NAIA, and some JUCO.
Local Colleges: Local Area Colleges Surrounding Hattiesburg, MS. *under 5 miles
*William Carey University, *University of Southern Mississippi, Jones County Junior College, Pearl River CC
other colleges we draw from:
Hinds CC, Meridian CC, Gulf Coast CC, Holmes CC, Delta State University, Belhaven University, Ole Miss, Miss. State, Jackson State, Mississippi College, Louisiana Tech, ULM, Univ. of Alabama, UAB, Louisiana College, LSU, SELA, Univ. of Mobile, Samford, etc.