Jan. 5, 2016
MILWAUKEE - Nick Vorberg has been elevated from a volunteer position to full-time assistant coach with the Marquette University women's soccer program, MU head coach Markus Roeders announced Tuesday.
"We are thrilled to welcome Nick and his family to Marquette in a full-time role," Roeders said. "Nick brings a wealth of experience to our program and fits very well with our needs and goal of reaching a higher level."
Vorberg, a Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) standout goalkeeper with the Milwaukee Wave, joined the Marquette University women's soccer coaching staff in August 2013. His primary duties have included training and mentoring the MU goalkeepers in addition to camp instruction.
"His experience within our program, the knowledge he brings with his professional and youth coaching background, his community involvement, and his passion are a perfect match," Roeders said. "Nick is innovative, committed, a consummate professional and highly regarded by those who have worked with him. He is passionate about his work, a team player and our student-athletes have embraced his personality and style. We feel very fortunate and excited that Nick is part of our Marquette family moving forward."
The four-time MISL All-Star garnered the league's goalkeeper of the year award following the 2009-10 and 2012-13 seasons, respectively and ranks second on the Wave's all-time list in wins. He helped the Wave to three MISL Championships in 2005 and back-to-back seasons of 2011 and 2012 and also serves as an assistant coach with the Wave, which wraps up the 2015-16 regular season at the end of February.
In June 2013, Vorberg played with the U.S. Futsal national team at the Four Nations Tournament in Newcastle, England, where the U.S. team won all three of its matches.
In addition to stops with the San Diego Sockers, Utah Freeze and the Portland Pythons, Vorberg has also been a member of the U.S. Men's National Futsal Team, which included appearances at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup and CONCACAF Championships, as well as the 2007 Pan American Games. His outdoor playing experience includes stints with the Cascade Surge (1997-99) of the USISL Pro League, former USL Premiere Development League side Lafayette Lightning (2001) and the Milwaukee Wave United (2004-06).
Vorberg, who holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" license in coaching, also serves as the academy director at SC Waukesha and has been involved with the local club since 2005.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Pacific University (Ore.) Athletic Hall of Fame. As one of the top goalkeepers in school history, Vorberg earned all-conference and all-region accolades in 1996 after guiding the Boxers to the Northwest Conference championship and a No. 20 national ranking. His 17 victories that season are a school record. He also held Pacific's single-season mark in saves upon graduating with an education degree and a minor in Japanese.
A native of Grants Pass, Oregon, Vorberg is active in the community by participating regularly in the "Making Waves" program, helping Milwaukee Wave teammates and coaches conduct school assemblies that teach health education throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Vorberg resides in Pewaukee, Wis., with his wife Elisabeth and sons, Kinsey and Beckett, and daughter, Abigail.