This upcoming fall, the Muskegon Community College (MCC) Women’s Soccer Team will have a new head coach on the pitch. Amy Lassanke will enter as the program’s new head coach, bringing years of collegiate playing experience and an extensive coaching background.
Prior to moving to West Michigan in 2020, Lassanke lived and played soccer in East Michigan, at Spring Arbor University, in Orange County, California, and in Madison, Wisconsin. During her time as a club soccer coach at Madison FC for ages nine to nineteen and West MI Storm for U14-U15, Lassanke helped several teams advance to the State Cup tournament.
As a player at Spring Arbor University (SAU), Lassanke earned numerous accolades. She was the school’s Top-Goal Scorer four years in a row and a two-time National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Midwest Player of the Year and All-American. In 2017, she was inducted into the SAU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lassanke takes over the program from Coach Jeff Lohman who spent the last 8 years as the head coach. Earlier this year, Lohman made the decision to step away from coaching to focus on his teaching career at Muskegon High School.
In the past 8 years, the program developed into one of the top programs in the country, regularly sending players on to continue playing at the DII and NAIA levels. The Jayhawks earned three consecutive Region IIX Championships in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and were runners-up in 2017 and 2022.
The Jayhawks advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament finishing 5th in the nation in 2020 while advancing to the tournament’s semi-final match finishing the season 3rd in the country in 2021.
Muskegon Community College offers 54 associate degree programs and 32 certificate programs in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties. Located on a 100-acre scenic campus, MCC is consistently recognized as one of the top community colleges in the state of Michigan.