Eight high school standouts set to join Panther squad next year
Kickoff set for Saturday at 7 p.m. EST
Panthers claim sixth-straight Horizon League Tournament title
Panthers claimed sixth-straight league tournament title Sunday
Milwaukee looking for sixth-straight NCAA Tournament berth
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Greg Henschel enters his second season as head women's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013.
Henschel was named the head coach at Milwaukee in 2012 and maintained the program's tradition of excellence in his first season. Under his guidance, the Panthers won a 13th-straight league regular season title, a fifth-straight league tournament crown and continued a school record run of NCAA Tournament appearances (five).
On the field, UWM picked up a draw with nationally-ranked South Carolina in the season-opener and used a difficult non-league campaign to once again prepare itself for the rigors of league play. Once there, Milwaukee won its final four league matches to claim the league co-championship and No. 1 seed for the league tournament.
Helen Steinhauser was named Horizon League Player of the Year and was one of five Panthers to garner all-league honors. Four of those players--Kelsey Holbert and Kelly Lewers from the first team and Krissy Dorre and Amy Kauffung from the second team--return in 2013.
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, 6, and Adilyn, 3.