Eva Meredith enters her 14th season at the helm of the women’s soccer program at Wesleyan in 2017. She also holds the rank of adjunct associate professor in the physical education department.
Under Meredith’s guidance, the Cardinals reached the NESCAC Tournament in six consecutive seasons from 2008-13. During that six-year window, the Cardinals posted three winning seasons, their first-ever winning record in the NESCAC (3-2-4) during the 2010 campaign, and a cumulative record of 38-38-14.
The unit reached the semifinal round in the conference tournament for the first time in program history during the 2011 season, outlasting Tufts in penalty kicks during the quarterfinals. The following year, the team made another appearance in the semifinals by defeating Middlebury, 2-0, in the quarterfinals.
In 2008 and 2009, Meredith guided Wesleyan to its first back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years.
Prior to her arrival at Wesleyan, Meredith coached at the University of Hartford for six years – first three as an assistant and the last three as head coach. During her Hartford tenure, the Hawks won three America East Conference titles and competed in the NCAA Division I Championships five times.
An outstanding soccer player both on the national level, in her home country of Sweden and at the collegiate level at Franklin Pierce in Rindge, N.H., she was a National Team player for Sweden from 1989-1991 and a premier league player from 1986-1992. Attending Franklin Pierce from 1992-1995, Meredith was a four-time All-New England choice, a three-time All-American and the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year as a freshman. She was also a two-time Academic All-American and a three-year team captain, as Franklin Pierce captured NCAA titles in both 1994 and 1995.
In addition to coaching at Hartford, she directed the Lady Hawk Soccer School each of her six years there. She now conducts the Summertime Sports Soccer Academy at Wesleyan each summer.