Matt Ogden, Head Coach
Matt Ogden enters his third season as head coach of the Capital University women’s soccer program. Before his hire on Feb. 23, 2015, he served as an assistant for the Crusaders men’s soccer team during the 2013-14 seasons.
In 2016, Ogden led Capital to a 9-8-1 overall record. Cap finished OAC play with a 6-2-1 record, which secured a No. 2 seed for the OAC Tournament. Monique Hanayik, Becca Cartmill and Claire Quinn were selected First Team All-OAC and were a part of seven players named all-conference.
Altogether, 15 all-conference honors have been awarded to Capital student-athletes, as have four all-region and seven All-Ohio accolades. Their classroom success has also been a source of pride for Ogden and the women’s soccer program. A total of 23 student-athletes have been named Academic All-OAC (3.5 GPA, or higher), including 13 in his first season.
The Crusaders completed a historic season in Ogden's first year. Capital began the season with a 4-4 record that ended with a narrow, 3-2, overtime loss against Carnegie Mellon. The loss proved to be Capital's last regular season defeat as it swept conference play, finishing with an undefeated 9-0-0 conference record for the first time in school history.
In the 2015 Ohio Athletic Conference tournament, the Crusaders won its match in overtime against Baldwin Wallace before beating Ohio Northern in a faceoff to take the OAC crown for the third time in as many years. Capital received the automatic bid for the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer tournament where it won against Hanover College the day before its season ending loss against Centre College.
Women's Soccer continued to make history after the 2015 season when Mariah Richards (first team) and Maura Fortino (second team) were named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans. Their accomplishments marked the first time in program history that two All-Americans were named in the same season. Richards was also named OAC Defensive Player of the Year and NSCAA All-America in 2015.
Ogden, a native of Preston, England, brings with him a wealth of experience and success coaching women’s soccer and collegiate soccer, as well. Over the last decade, Ogden has been a mainstay in the Columbus area at the girls club and high school ranks and has guided his teams to championship play at the regional and national level.
Recently, Ogden has served the head coach for the girls U-18 Ohio Premier Soccer Club that qualified for the ECNL (Elite Club National League) national tournament, an accomplishment only the top eight teams in the country are afforded. In 2013, he served as an assistant for that year’s U-18 team which won the ECNL U-18 Girls National Championship.
With Ogden’s deep affiliation with the Ohio Premier Soccer Club, he has also overseen successes for those teams ranging from ages 11 to 19. In the same year he helped the U-18 club win the national title, he also served as head coach to the U-11 club team that was a USYSA state finalist. Altogether, he has won four state championships, two of those with Ohio Premier.
His women’s soccer coaching career began in 2003 at nearby Dublin Scioto High School. There, Ogden was named the varsity head coach and helped DSHS win the 2004 OCC league championship. That year, he was named the Ohio High School Central District and OCC Coach of the Year.
Ogden is no stranger to Capital University after having spent two seasons (2013-14) as the assistant men’s soccer coach. In those two seasons, the Crusaders combined for an overall record 19-17-4 and advanced to the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament each season. In 2014, Capital was part of a major upset over nationally-ranked Ohio Wesleyan University (2-1), a team that eventually advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four.
A forward by trade, Ogden played collegiately at the University of Rio Grande (NAIA). He started all four years and was a two-time all-region selection and named a First Team All-American in 1999. Ogden ended his career with the Red Storm as the single-season record holder for goals scored (33). In 2010, Ogden was inducted into the Rio Grande Athletic Hall of Fame for his individual career that led to three conference championships and four regional tournament appearances.
After graduating from Rio Grande with his bachelor’s degree in exercise science he pursued his dream to play soccer professionally. He succeeded in doing so after signing to play with the Kalamazoo Kingdom of the Premier Development League. He was drafted by the Indiana Blast of the United Soccer League’s A-League, a Major League Soccer (MLS) minor league affiliate program, in 2000 where he played for one season.
Ogden began his coaching career at nearby Kenyon College as an assistant to the men’s soccer program in 2001.
Ogden and his wife, Beth, reside in Hilliard with their two children Nicole (14) and Ethan (12)
Jenna Klopfenstein, Assistant Coach
Capital University Women’s Soccer has announced the addition of former NCAA Division I women’s soccer player and local coach, Jenna (Cooper) Klopfenstein, to its coaching staff. Klopfenstein brings with her a healthy dose of quality playing and leadership experience at the high school and club levels.
Klopfenstein (pronounced CLOP-fen-stine) joins Capital after spending the 2016 season as the varsity assistant girl’s soccer coach at Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio. The Wildcats won the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) title in her first year aiding the staff. In the offseason, Klopfenstein also serves as the head coach of the Club Ohio Hilliard U-17 girls soccer team, a position she still maintains, and is employed at Orthopedic One in Columbus as a physician assistant.
The Springfield, Ohio native began her coaching career at her high school alma mater, Northwestern High School, where she not only led her team to five league titles but also prepared the team to make five district final appearances. After moving to the Columbus area, she coached as an assistant for two years at Bishop Hartley High School before moving into her position at Hilliard Davidson. Klopfenstein has also been the head coach for a number of club programs including Club X and HFC.
Klopfenstein played collegiately at Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) as a midfielder for the Raiders. She was a four-year letter winner between 2007 and 2011, made 60 starts and appeared in 77 total contests. In the classroom, she earned Academic All-Ohio honors by consistently maintaining a 3.5 or higher grade-point average. In her freshman year, she scored two goals and posted three assists in 20 matches. That year, the Raiders went 13-6-1 overall and advanced to the Horizon League Tournament Semifinals for the first of four times. Over her four-year career, Wright State posted doubles-digit win totals each year and fed into an overall record of 45-31-4.
During her prep playing days, Klopfenstein set multiple records at Northwestern High School, which still stand today. Those include goals scored in a season, assists in a season, and goals scored in a career. She was named Regional Player of the Year as a junior, and in 2012 the two-time all-state selection was inducted into the district’s athletic Hall of Fame.
Klopfenstein graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in exercise biology from Wright State in 2011. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Kettering Medical College in 2013. She currently resides in Bexley with her husband, Isaac. The couple are expecting their first child in August 2017.
Clara Kridler, Assistant Coach
The 2017 season marks Clara Kridler’s third year at Capital University as the women’s soccer team’s goalkeeping coach.
In 2015, she helped Capital to a perfect 9-0 conference record for the first time in school history. The Crusaders captured the regular season championship and their third straight OAC Tournament championship on the way to receiving an NCAA tournament berth. Capital advanced to the second round after defeating Hanover College.
The 2016 season featured a new goaltender between the pipes, and sophomore Hannah Klotzsche recorded a solid stat line to build on her for her career. With Kridler’s guidance, Klotzsche pitched three shutouts, recorded a .753 save percentage and 1.41 goals-against percentage in over 1,300 minutes played.
Kridler played goalie at Purdue University, where she finished among the program’s all-time top five goalkeepers in saves, shutouts, wins, games started and minutes. She ranked third in Purdue’s history with 246 career saves. She was a starter for three seasons and became a four-year letter winner.
In 2013, she and the Boilermakers went on to achieve three consecutive shutout wins. The shutout streak was the Purdue’s first such since 2007. She also made the dean’s list and was named First Team All-Big Ten.
Kridler has served as the head goal keeping coach at Rob Klatte Soccer Camps and as a National Training Center Goalkeeper Counselor at Soccer Plus.
As a youth player, Kridler played under Coach Ogden on multiple teams. She graduated from Purdue University in 2014 with a degree in natural resources and environmental science.
Lila Remache, Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Lila Remache will begin her first year as the graduate assistant coach for Capital Women’s Soccer in the 2017 season. Remache comes to Capital following a playing career at multiple NAIA schools.
As a freshman at nationally-ranked Martin Methodist (Pulaski, Tenn.), Remache played in 18 games and was part of a RedHawks squad that went on to go 15-4 overall, undefeated in conference play and won both the regular season and conference tournament titles. She took 17 shots, 13 on which landed on frame, and tallied her lone assist in her collegiate debut in the season opener against Lyon College (Ark.).
Remache then went on to transfer to Division II Auburn-Montgomery where she played out her three remaining years of eligibility. As a center midfielder/forward, she came in and saw action in 14 games with the Warhawks, starting six of those. Remache scored two goals and tallied two assists in her first season at AUM. Following her junior campaign she earned Second Team All-Southern States Conference honors with a team-leading 11 goals in 19 matches, all of which she started. The 2014 season was a 24-point year after adding two assists. Four of her 11 goals served as game-winners.
In her senior season, Remache scored five goals and a career-high four assists for a total of 14 points. Over her three years at AUM, Remache and the Warhawks collected an overall record of 28-25-3.
Remache is no stranger to coaching after assisting with U9, U11 and U17 girls teams at the Capital City Streaks in Montgomery, Ala. between 2015-17.
Remache holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/international business from Auburn-Montgomery, which she completed in 2016. She is a native of Taverny, France, where she played for Club Team Cosmo Ermont before transferring to FAS Herblay in the Women’s French Division 2 League. Remache currently holds USSF ‘E’ licensure and is working toward her ‘D’ license. She will be working toward her master’s degree in business administration while at Capital.