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Sue Vodicka, Girls U19 Soccer Head Coach

Sue Vodicka, Girls U19 Head Coach and College Placement Coordinator


Sue Vodicka brings over 40 years of coaching experience to the Shattuck- St. Mary’s girls’ soccer Center of Excellence.  In her current role, she serves as a Co-Head Coach of the U19 girls soccer team as well as College Placement Coordinator.

Vodicka, who had previously spent three years at SSM as the U15/U16 head coach, returns to Faribault after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). 

Prior to her first stint at SSM, Vodicka was the head coach at Division II USC Aiken for 10 years. She also had stops at VCU, Washington State, George Mason, and William & Mary. She has also coached numerous Olympic Development program camps at the district, state and regional level in Washington State, Virginia and South Carolina and she holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” coaching license.

Vodicka played collegiately at George Mason where she served as a team captain on the 1983 team that finished as national runners-up. She was also a member of the 1985 George Mason women’s soccer team that defeated UNC in the National Championship game. 

Darian Powell '12, Girls U19 Head Coach


Darian Powell ’12 enters her first season with the Shattuck-St. Mary’s girls’ soccer program in 2022-23.  Powell will serve as Co-Head Coach of the U19 girls soccer team and will spearhead recruiting efforts.   

Powell is a 2012 graduate of Shattuck- St. Mary’s and was a standout on the girls’ soccer team for two seasons.  She led the team in goals each year, netting 25 as a junior and 47 as a senior.  Powell was awarded the Williams Cup in 2012, which is given annually to the top male and female student-athletes of the SSM graduating class. 

Powell, originally from La Porte City, Iowa, comes to SSM after most recently serving as an assistant coach for the Northern Michigan University Women’s Soccer team for the last two years. She started coaching after playing professionally in Iceland for the UMFA Afturelding First Division. During that season she won the Top Scorer Award and received the Golden Boot Award. She previously played for UMF Selfoss Pepsi League.

Prior to playing in Iceland, Powell was a four-year letterwinner and two-time team captain at Marquette University. During her career for the Golden Eagles, she helped the team reach three NCAA Tournaments while winning two Big East Conference regular season titles (2013, 2016), and two Big East Conference Tournament Championships (2012, 2013). Her 2015 season earned her All-Big East Second Team and NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team honors. From 2014-2015, she was also the team's leading scorer.

Earning Big East All-Academic Team accolades each year, Powell also earned Blue & Gold Status recognition which acknowledges student-athletes for community service, academic, and athletic excellence. She also was the recipient of the Dr. Charles R. Eichenberger Inspirational Award from Marquette University Athletics.

Upon graduation from Marquette, she ranked eighth all-time in goals, ninth in goals per match, sixth in game-winning goals in a career and also holds the Marquette record for shortest elapsed time between goals. Powell graduated from Marquette University in 2016 with a degree in Social Welfare and Justice. She then attained her Master of Arts in School Counseling in 2018.