Lincicum makes four saves on the day
Panthers score five goals in first win over MU since 2008
LaPlant scores twice in thrilling match
Paige Lincicum tallies five saves on the day
Manski, Senn net first goals of collegiate careers
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Greg Henschel enters his third season as head women's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014.
In just two years at the helm, Henschel has continued the program's outstanding run of excellence. Under his guidance, the Panthers won a 14th-straight league regular season title, a sixth-straight league tournament crown and continued a school record run of NCAA Tournament appearances (six). He was also named the Horizon League Coach of the Year in his first year on the job.
On the field, UWM had one of its most dramatic finishes to its season in recent memory. Milwaukee navigated through an incredibly difficult non-conference schedule to ready itself for league action, where it went 6-1 in the regular season to clinch another league title. In the Horizon League Tournament, the No. 1-seeded Panthers fought back from deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 in the championship match to win 4-3, scoring the game-winner with just 23 seconds remaining in regulation.
Kelly Lewers was named the Horizon League Player of the year, the fifth-straight year a Panther has won the league's top honor. Lewers was also named the league Offensive Player of the Year and was one of three members of the all-league first team, joining Krissy Dorre and Kelsey Holbert. All three return this year, as do all-league second-team honoree Amy Kauffung and all-freshman team members Kelly Manski and Paige Lincicum.
Henschel came to Milwaukee from UW-Whitewater, where he led both the men's and women's programs to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles and NCAA Tournament berths in 2011.
He had been in charge of both the men's and women's programs at Whitewater since 1999, leading the two programs to a combined 290 victories and 11 NCAA Tournament berths. After his first season at Milwaukee, he now sits just two wins from 300 for his career.
Henschel capped his tenure as the Warhawk women's coach with a record-setting season in 2011. The team set school records for wins (14) and winning percentage (.705) as he was named the WIAC Coach of the Year. His squad advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, reaching the Sweet 16. The Warhawk women also won a share of the 2010 WIAC title and Henschel collected 126 victories while in charge of the women's program.
On the men's side, Henschel tallied 164 wins and led the Warhawks to 10 NCAA Tournament berths. His squads have reached the Sweet 16 of the tournament four times. The Warhawks have also won the WIAC title each of the last three years - the first three years the league has sponsored a men's soccer championship - and he is a two-time WIAC Coach of the Year honoree.
Despite the WIAC sponsoring men's soccer since just 2009, Henschel had 17 all-conference honorees in that time. All told, 46 players earned all-league honors in his tenure, including four player of the year award winners. Henschel's duties at Whitewater also including serving as the Outdoor Facilities Coordinator for the school's $4 million track and soccer complex, which was initiated and designed during his tenure at the school.
Henschel's background includes a pair of assistant coaching stints at UW-Oshkosh and a season with Thomas College (Georgia) in 1998.
He is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh, where he played four seasons of collegiate soccer. Upon graduation, he held school records for goals in a single season, goals for a career and total points. His Titan teams made the NCAA Tournament three times, including a Division III Final Four berth in 1994. Henschel also played professionally with the Rockford (Ill.) Raptors of the A-League and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Scorpions of the Eastern Indoor Soccer League.
Henschel and his wife Jean have two daughters--Eliana and Adilyn.