Coaching Staff

 

Dallas Boyer
Head Coach

Dallas Boyer is in his third season as the head coach of the Cleveland State women's soccer program. He was named the third head coach in the history of program on Dec. 7, 2016.

In just his second season at the helm, Boyer led the Vikings to the best season in program history in 2018. Cleveland State finished the season with an 11-7-1 overall record and a 6-2-1 record in Horizon League, which marked the Vikings best single-season win totals both overall and in league play. The Vikings capped their season with a run to the Horizon League Tournament championship match, which marked Cleveland State's first-ever title match appearance.

Following the regular season, Sarah Krause, Dani Sowinski and McKenna Vento were named First Team All-Horizon League, which was the first time in school history the Vikings placed three players on the all-league first team.

In his first season at the helm, Boyer led the Vikings to a 9-9-1 mark, including a 5-4 mark in the Horizon League as the Vikings earned a spot in the League tournament for the first time since 2015. The nine wins are tied for the second most in school history and just one shy of the record, while the five League wins were tied for the most in a season in program history. Last year's squad tied the school record for goals in a season with 28 and set the single season record with 224 shots.

In addition, Jenna Prathapa became the first player in program history to earn Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors and was one of four players to reach double figures in points. It marked the first time in school history that four players recorded at least 10 points in the same season.

Boyer has served as the assistant coach at CSU since 2007, helping 15 players earn All-Horizon League honors, and eight players garner spots on the Horizon League All-Newcomer team. In addition, seven players have earned All-Ohio accolades with Boyer on staff.

Administratively, Boyer organized all the team travel, planned and conducted training sessions, recruited high school prospects and oversaw the academic standards for the program which earned the NSCAA Academic Award from 2007-16.

Since 2015, Boyer has served as the Director and Coach of Puma Elite Powered by Arsenal, a technical training program provided by the Arsenal FC club in England. The club is one of just three partnerships in the United States which helps identify, train and evaluate the country's best young talent.

In addition, Boyer has been one of six coaches for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team's Regional Training Center since 2013, helping to identify, train and evaluate the best female players in the region for future inclusion in the national team's roster pool.

As an undergraduate at Miami (OH), Boyer worked with the school's Youth M-League, coaching in the 8-10 year old boys league for three seasons. He graduated cum laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in adolescent integrated social studies.

Boyer returned to the Cleveland area after graduating, earning Greater Cleveland Assistant Coach of the Year honors at Parma HS in 2005 and helping the program earn the Greater Cleveland Division 1 Team Sportsmanship Award the following year.

Boyer is currently pursuing his Master's in Sports Management from CSU and is expected to earn that degree in the summer of 2018.

He is an active member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and has a National "C" coaching license and an NSCAA Regional Goalkeeper Diploma.

Boyer resides in Parma with his wife Kristen and their sons, Casey and Finn.

 

Carl Contrascier
Assistant Coach

Carl Contrascier is in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the CSU women’s soccer program. He joined the Vikings after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at John Carroll.

In his three seasons at CSU, Contrascier has helped the Vikings to 25 wins, including a school-record 11-7-1 mark last year and a berth in the Horizon League Tournament championship match for the first time in CSU history.

Contrascier works with the CSU goalkeepers and has been an integral part of the sqaud posting nine shutouts over the last two years.

Contrascier spent the 2013 season season as a volunteer assistant and was an assistant coach with the JCU women’s team in 2014, as well as the men’s goalkeeper coach. In his two seasons with the JCU women’s squad, Contrascier helped the Blue Streaks to 21 wins, including a co-regular season title in 2013 and a spot in the OAC championship.

In his lone season with the JCU men, Contrascier was part of a squad that posted a 17-4 record, including a perfect 9-0 mark in the conference before falling in the tournament title match.

A three-year letterman as a goalkeeper at JCU, Contrascier played in the second most games (48) as a goalkeeper in program history His 27 wins rank third all-time and his 193 saves are fourth all-time in JCU history. He posted a 1.24 goals against average for his career, ranking ninth in school history.

As a senior in 2012, Contrascier was a second team All-OAC selection and an Academic All-Ohio pick. He was a second team all-league honoree in 2011 and made 85 saves, the third most in a season in school history.

A member of the all-county, all-district and all-state teams at Medina Highland H.S., Contrascier graduated from John Carroll in 2013 with a degree in history.

 

Reilee DuPratt
Assistant Coach

Reilee DuPratt is in her third season as an assistant coach with the CSU women's soccer program. She came to CSU after spending one year as a graduate assistant at Lake Erie College following a highly successful playing career at Edinboro.

In year two of her tenure at Cleveland State, she helped the Vikings post the top season in school history. CSU finished the year with an 11-7-1 overall mark and advanced to the Horizon League Tournament championship match for the first time in program history.

In her first year with the Vikings, DuPratt helped the team to a 9-9-1 record, including a 5-4 mark in the Horizon League which helped CSU clinch a berth in the League tournament for the first time since 2015.

A native of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, DuPratt excelled as a defender at Edinboro from 2012-15, earning four letters. She appeared in 82 career matches with 66 starts, totaling one goal and three assists in her career. DuPratt was a key component of the Fighting Scots backline over her four years, helping the team to a 50-25-8 record which included 27 shutouts.

A CoSIDA Academic All-American as a senior, DuPruitt helped Edinboro to three NCAA tournament appearances, including a spot in the Sweet 16 her senior year.