Southwestern College (KS)

Southwestern College Athletics
100 College Street Winfield, KS 67156
NAIA Kansas Midwest
Private Small Developing team


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Joe Wood

Head women's soccer coach Joe Wood joined the Southwestern College Soccer coaching staff in August of 2005 as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer teams. He later accepted the head coaching position for the women's team in August of 2006. During coach Wood’s tenure as the head women’s coach, the program has received 45 KCAC All-Conference Team Selections along with 19 NAIA Scholar-Athlete and 45 KCAC All-Academic honors. Coach Wood’s Lady Builder Soccer Team was also recognized as back-to-back KCAC Women’s Soccer Team of Character during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Coach Wood was raised in Winfield, Kansas. He began playing soccer in 1990 and continued through high school where he played on the Southwestern College soccer field as a member of the Winfield High School Vikings Soccer Team. He advanced his soccer career at Allen County Community College. During the second season at ACCC, he served as team captain and received the NJCAA Academic All-American. He transferred to Southwestern College where he was awarded Most Inspirational Player, served as team captain, named KCAC Academic All-Conference and NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete, awarded Outstanding Student Athlete, Master Builder Award Recipient, and SC Homecoming Ugly Man.

Wood graduated from Southwestern with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business Administration in May 2005. He continued his education at Southwestern and received his Masters of Business Administration in August of 2007. Wood currently holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma along with an NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma.

Coach Wood resides in Winfield with his wife Brae and daughters Annabelle, Karaliese, and Emmalynne.

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Maria Rios Jean

Maria Rios Jean joined Lady Builder Women’s Soccer for the 2017 season. Jean, a native of Puebla, Mexico, decided to pursue her dream of playing college soccer in the United States during her senior year of high school. She came to the U.S. to play for Butler Community College for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Following graduation with her associates degree, Jean continued her playing career at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Following graduation from UAPB with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education, she joined Torch, a WPSL team in Pennsylvania, for the 2016 and 2017 summer seasons.

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