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Indiana women’s soccer head coach Erwin van Bennekom signs contract extension through 2029


Indiana women’s soccer head coach Erwin van Bennekom signed a contract extension through 2029, according to an IU women’s soccer’s post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday.

Bennekom led the Hoosiers to a 12-4-4 record in 2023 after being just one year removed from a 3-7-7 showing in 2022. In his five seasons at the helm, Bennekom holds a 38-30-18 record while leading Indiana to three Big Ten Tournament appearances. 

Indiana’s season ended with a 0-2 loss to Saint Louis University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament — its first appearance in the tournament since 2013. 

Junior goalkeeper Jamie Gerstenberg was named the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year in 2023, marking the first time a Hoosier has received the award. She was also named to the All-Big Ten First Team, notching 10 shutouts while holding 0.821 goals against average, setting the program’s all-time record for most career shutouts with 24. 

Graduate student forward Paige Webber joined Gerstenberg on the All-Big Ten First Team, scoring 12 goals and dishing four assists to total 28 points during her final season in Bloomington. 

The Bennekom-led Hoosiers will look to notch back-to-back double digit win seasons when the 2024 season kicks off.

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