GV Vikings
VentsiStoimirov
Head Coach
20th Season
Graceland University

Ventsi Stoimirov started the women's soccer program at Grand View in 1998.  The Vikings won Midwest Collegiate Conference titles in 2003, 2004 and 2011, and finished as runner-up in 2005, 2007 and 2012.  The team also won the Conference Tournament title in 2003 and 2009 and finished as Tournament runner-up in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2012.    Grand View advanced to the NAIA Region VII Tournament Quarterfinals in 2004, 2005 and 2007 and to the Tournament Semifinal in 2003.  The Vikings hit a milestone in 2009 making their first NAIA National Tournament appearance.  They were ranked nationally or received votes in the NAIA National rankings in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011,2012,2013 and 2014   Stoimirov has coached 15 All-American selections and 84 Academic All-American Scholar Athlete selections. Stoimirov was also selected as the MCC Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2011 and NAIA Region VII Coach of the Year in 2003.   Stoimirov is currently ranked #17 (prior to 2016 see below on info) in the NAIA women’s soccer winningest active coaches. Stoimirov, who has an International FIFA/UEFA "B" Coaching License, has ten years of club coaching experience.   His Iowa United Soccer teams have won five state championships.

Stoimirov was a six-year starter for the Des Moines Menace playing on the teams that reached the final four of the National Tournament in 1995 and 1998. He was also voted the Menace Fans MVP for the 2000 season.  Stoimirov was also a two-year starter for Graceland University in 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons.  He was selected as a team captain, second team All -Conference and NAIA Academic All American during the 1994-95 season.   

Stoimirov grew up in Bulgaria, playing for the CSKA F.C. Sofia.   He was a member of three national championship teams on youth and collegiate levels and the under-17 National Team Pool.  Stoimirov also played in the second division of what is now the Professional Soccer League.

Stoimirov was one year away from completing his Master's Degree with a triple major in Coaching Football (Soccer), Physical Education and Sports Management before transferring to Graceland. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Graceland University in 1995 and his Master’s In Business Administration from Iowa State University in 1998.   

At Grand View, Stoimirov has accumulated a career record of 177-155-33 with several achievements over the years including - 

  • Three Conference Titles
  • Two Conference Tournament Titles
  • 120 All Conference Selections
  • 154 Academic All-Conference Selections (not counting this year you have that)
  • Four Conference Players of the Year
  • Three Conference Newcomers of the Year
  • One Regional Player of the Year
  • 31 All Region Selections
  • 35 Academic All Region Sections
  • 15 All American Selections
  • 84 Academic All American Selections
  • Three Conference Coach of the Year and one Regional Coach of the year awards
 
 
2017 Women's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2017 Women's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Hometown
Morgen AbbasSRD5-5'Adel, IA
Sara AckermanSOD5-11Alton, IA
Raquel AndersonFRD5-6'Des Moines, IA
Nicole BailyFRD5-7'Des Moines, IA
Joy BattlesSRD/M5-3'Gilbert, IA
Julianna BattlesSOM/F5-6'Gilbert, IA
Jennifer BeallJRM/F5-2'Des Moines, IA
Morgan BlockJRD5-3'Bondurant, IA
Courtney BonewitzFRM/F5-6'Polk City, IA
Abby BremerSOM/F5-8'Nevada, IA
Ele CatchpoleSOD/GK5-10Suffolk, England
Jamie ChristensenSRD5-8'Ames, IA
Wendy CortezSOM5-1'Marshall, MO
Caitlyn DaytonSRGK Crystal Lake, IL
Yazzelle De La FuenteSRD/M5-2'Grand Prairie, TX
Mariah DeppeSOM/F5-4'Grinnell, IA
Sarah DonahueSOD5-3'Des Moines, IA
Makenzie DrakeSRD5-4'Cheyenne, WY
Ali FanningSRD5-3'Crystal Lake, IL
Danni FinnJRM/F5-8'Glenwood, IA
Ali GibsonJRF5-1'Ankeny, IA
Sydney GutschenritterSRM5-6'Glenwood, IA
Celenka HommelSOGK5-11Nieuw-Vossemeer, Netherlands
Logan JohnsonJRM/F5-7'Altoona, IA
Mia KaufmanFRGK5-10Des Moines, IA
Karianne KingSRD/M5-6'Winterset, IA
Kiley KislingSRD/M5-6'Ames, IA
Zoe KoenigSRD5-5'Fort Collins, CO
Kaylee KruschwitzFRM5-5'Nevada, IA
Erin KruseFRM/F5-5'Bondurant, IA
Lina LorenceSRD/M5-5'Eagan, MN
Hilary McAlisterSRD5-3'Matteson, IL
Alyssa ParkerFRM/F5-3'Ankeny, IA
Victoria PurcellFRD5-6'Altoona, IA
Ella RitchieSRM/F5-7'Derby, England
Lizbeth RodriguezFRM5-1'Ottumwa, IA
Jailene RodriquezJRM5-4'Des Moines, IA
Alli RupertFRM5-6'Altoona, IA
Kyra SavageJRM5-5'Crystal Lake, IL
Sarah SharairiSRF5-6'Des Moines, IA
Becca SotosSOM/F5-4'Crystal Lake, IL
Mikaela StanekSRD/M5-5'Mineola, IA
Stefanie StanisicFRD5-11Johnston, IA
Katin TrowbridgeJRD5-9'Long Beach, CA
Christine VandenbergSOM/F5-8'Ontario, CA
Brianna WallerichFRGK5-4'Kingwood, TX
Haley WaseskukFRM/F5-7'West Des Moines, IA
Haley WielandSRM/F5-5'Westside, IA
Coaches
Head Coach
20th season
 
Assistant Coach
3rd season
 
Assistant Coach
14th season
 
Assistant Coach
1st season
 
Student Assistant
1st season
 
Student Assistant
1st season
 
 
 
 
W - Soccer
Overall HAAC Streak
8-7 (.533) 5-4 (.556) Won 1