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The women's soccer program has announced the addition of Bianca Jauregui to the coaching staff. Jauregui comes to Illinois Springfield after a coaching stint for both the men's and women's programs at NCAA Division III, Illinois College.
Jauregui, a native of Gilbert, Arizona, began her coaching career at the age of 18 at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler, Arizona, while also competing at Scottsdale Community College. Following her graduation from SCC, Jauregui obtained a degree in Respiratory Therapy from Pima Medical Institute while continuing to coach.
"We are extremely excited to add Bianca to our coaching staff," said head coach Erin Egolf. "She has a quality soccer background and will bring a new dynamic to our program. We are lucky to have her on board and I look forward to seeing all the great things she helps our team accomplish."
Over the course of nine years at Seton Prep, the girls' soccer team won two state titles and were two-time state runners-up with Jauregui first serving as an assistant coach and later as head coach of the program. At that same time, she would also work with two different club teams in the Phoenix area before beginning her college coaching career in 2014 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, working with both the men's and women's programs.
Following one season at Chandler-Gilbert, a year in which Jauregui also added a degree from Arizona State University in Exercise and Wellness, she accepted a position with Illinois College in Jacksonville. In addition to working with both soccer teams at IC, Jauregui was also the Director of Intramurals for the school.
Over the course of two seasons with Illinois College, Jauregui helped the women's team to 14 victories and the men's team to 13 wins. The first recruiting class she was involved with also brought in 21 new student-athletes from across the country to IC.
Jauregui resides in Springfield with her fiancée, Alex.
Jason Vlcek joined the women's soccer staff in 2015. He primarily serves as the goalkeeper coach.
Vlcek has been part of the Springfield soccer community for more than 20 years. A former goalie for the Prairie Stars in 1997, he has worked directly with goalies at the club, high school, and college level ever since. He currently holds his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National D License and National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Goalkeeper Level 1 and 2 Diplomas.
The southern California native transferred from Azusa Pacific University after leading the Cougars to a No. 2 national ranking and the program's first national tournament his junior season. Jason played his senior campaign at the University of Illinois Springfield in 1997 where he collected 14 shutouts. The team won 21 games and was ranked no. 1 in the nation prior to falling to the eventual champion Seattle University in the National Tournament. He finished his National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) career with 62 wins, 35 of those wins coming by way of shutout.
Vlcek has made coaching stops at several schools in Springfield including Springfield College, Lincoln Land Community College, Benedictine University (Springfield) and Sacred Heart-Griffin high school.
He lives in Springfield with his wife Alena and daughter Haden, who plays for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) Illinois Soccer Club in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).