COACHING STAFF

Craig Scriven  |  Assistant Coach / Camp Director

Craig Scriven is an 11-year coaching veteran with experience at every level of competition. His career began in the United Kingdom in 2003 as a coach for the Southampton Woman F.C. squad. Scriven went on to serve as an all-star coach in Kansas HS (2004), an assistant coach for the Missouri Olympic Development program (2005) and the head coach for Leavenworth HS from 2005-07.

Scriven also worked as a regional coach for the United Soccer Academy (2003-11) and was an assistant coach for the women’s program at Rhode Island for three seasons (2011-13).

“Once I was named head coach, adding Craig Scriven as my assistant coach was a priority,” said Paule. “He will be an asset to the program, the team and myself as we lead this team to achieving our goals. I have known Craig for nine years as a friend and colleague and I am very confident in his coaching and leadership abilities to assist building our Creighton women soccer program to a high standard on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”

A four-year letterwinner at Park University in Parkville, Mo., Scriven was named the Freshman Player of the Year in 1999 before leading his squad to the NAIA Championship Game in 2002.

In 2002,Scriven earned a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in communication theory and human relations with a minor in public relations from Park University.

Scriven has his U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) Class “D” license and earned his NSCAA Premier Diploma during the summer of 2012.

“I’m very happy and excited to be joining Creighton University and I have been made to feel welcome immediately by everyone I have met,” said Scriven. “Being part of this program was an easy decision, (Paule) is very passionate about Creighton and I am looking forward to working with him, the players and rest of our staff and achieving our goals.”


Lisa-Marie Woods  |  Assistant Coach

Originally from Oslo, Norway,  Lisa-Marie Woods joined the Creighton Women’s Soccer staff in early August.

A decorated professional, Woods played at the highest levels of soccer in nine different countries (United States, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Kazakhstan and Norway) from 2005 until January of 2018.

Woods began playing soccer at four years old, inspired by watching her older brother play. The neighborhood group that she grew up playing with saw herself and three male players go onto a professional career.

Woods began her national team career in 1998 with Norway, going on to captain the U-19 team in the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship. She earned her first cap with the senior national team in 2009. In 2010  she won the Kniksen Prisen, given to the top player in Norway’s top league (Toppserien).

Woods brought her soccer talents to the United States in 2003 as she played for Oakland (2003) and Middle Tennessee State (2004) before returning to Norway to begin her professional career.

Woods’ coaching career started in 2003, when she earned her first coaching license.

“Lisa-Marie has a lot to offer our program and our players with the tremendous experience and success,” said head coach Ross Paule. “Her passion to develop our players to be their best will have a significant influence on our progress as program.  She has a great eye for talent and with her connections across the globe. I expect her to be a big part of our recruiting.”


Luke Baxter  |  Volunteer Coach

Luke Baxter joined the Creighton women’s soccer staff in the spring of 2016, taking the role of the volunteer assistant coach. Luke specifically works with the goalkeepers.

In his first season, Baxter helped first year goalkeeper McKenzie Meola collect two shutouts and earn BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Sept. 5 and BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week on Oct. 10.

During the 2017 season Meola continued to develop as the Bluejay backstop grabbed 116 saves and consecutive BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors (Oct. 9 and 16)

Luke played at Bellevue University from 2008-12, at the club level with Lincoln City FC (1998-2002, 2005-08), Scunthorpe United FC (2002-04) and Bottesford Town FC (2010).

Luke earned his UEFA B coaching license in the fall of 2015. He also holds the US Soccer D, E, qualifications.

Baxter serves as the goalkeeping coach for the Nebraska Olympic Development Program, the Elite Girls Academy.

Baxter was as a volunteer assistant for Bellevue’s men’s Soccer team before joining the Creighton staff. Baxter graduated with bachelor’s degrees in health and human performance (2013) as well as psychology (2017) from Bellevue.