Illinois Wesleyan Girl's Soccer Camps
Head CoachTony Dulak
Tony Dulak enters his third season at the helm of the Illinois Wesleyan women’s soccer program in 2020. He holds a career record of 29-11-2, including a 12-4 mark in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin competition, and has led the Titans to back-to-back CCIW Tournament Championships.
In his two seasons at IWU, Dulak has coached Flower Edington and Caelyn Steffens to CCIW Offensive Player of the Year honors, six all-region awardwinners, seven All-CCIW selections, and one CoSIDA Academic All-District awardee.
Most recently, Dulak guided the Titans to their fourth CCIW Tournament Championship in program history. IWU finished the season 15-6 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
In his first year leading Illinois Wesleyan, the Titans posted a 14-5-2 overall record. After besting Wheaton in penalty kicks in the CCIW Tournament Championship, IWU topped Mount St. Joseph, 4-3, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before bowing out in the second round.
Prior to coming to Illinois Wesleyan, he served as an assistant coach at Lynchburg for seven seasons. During his tenure, the Hornets were in the NCAA Division III tournament every year and captured a national championship in 2014 with a team that finished with a 27-0-1 record and defeated Illinois Wesleyan in the semifinals of the national tourney. Lynchburg won six Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and achieved an overall record of 144-15-11 and a conference record of 68-3-7.
A 2011 graduate of Lynchburg with a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a concentration in African studies and a minor in economics, Dulak earned a master’s degree in educational leadership in 2014. As a senior, he was recognized as the school’s recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award, because of his commitment to improving the student experience as a Connection Leader and Enrollment Student Ambassador.
As a player for the Hornets, Dulak led them to back-to-back ODAC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. The program won its first-ever NCAA tournament game in 2009 and made an appearance in the Division III National Championship match against Messiah College in 2010. Dulak is a multiple All-ODAC Academic honoree and a multiple dean’s list and athletic director’s honor roll member.
Dulak was selected as a United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 member for the 2017-18 season. Launched in 2013, the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for 30 up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice.
Dulak went on mission trips with Sports Outreach Institute to Uganda and Kenya. He assisted in the implementation of a coaching and health curriculum and lead coaching seminars to train youth coaches in Gulu, Uganda, and Nairobi, Kenya on modern youth soccer coaching methodologies that would enable coaches to impact their communities on and off the field.
Dulak and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of two daughters, Ashby and Hannah, and a son, Beckham.
A native of Fort Carson, Colo., Dulak grew up in an Army family and played youth soccer in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Frankfurt, Germany (Rot-Weiss Waldorf); Kansas City, Mo. (Kansas City Pace); and Dumfries, Va., where he finished his youth soccer career playing for Prince William Soccer, Inc. (PWSI), Team America Premier, and Mid-Country Soccer in the National Capitol Soccer League. He played four years of soccer at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va.
Dulak has worked summer soccer camps for the University of Virginia, coached high school soccer at Rustburg High School and at E.C. Glass High School, and worked with the Central Virginia United Youth Academy in 2012. Dulak has earned the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, and Premier Diploma, along with the USSF Youth National License and United Soccer Coaches Level II Goalkeeper Diploma.
Alice Fontana joined the Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer coaching staff in 2018.
A 2013 Illinois Wesleyan graduate with a degree in psychology, Fontana played on the varsity team for four seasons and the IWU teams qualified for NCAA Division III playoffs in three of those years. She was also part of the Titan team that played exhibition games in England.
Fontana is a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and a graduate of Glenbard West High School, where she earned three soccer letters, two more in field hockey and was named to the All-State All-Academic team. Since 2013, Fontana worked as a youth coach for Vetta Sports Soccerdome in the St. Louis area and played in several adult leagues.
Natalie Freeman joined the Illinois Wesleyan women’s soccer coaching staff prior to the 2019 season. She works primarily with the Titans’ goalkeepers.
Freeman graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, emphasizing in sports psychology in the spring of 2019. A three-year letterwinner in goal for the SIUe women’s soccer team, she served as a student assistant coach during the 2018 season.
Freeman brings several years of experience, having coached at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels.
The Normal, Ill. native holds US Soccer Federation National D and Grassroots licenses, as well as a Goalkeeper Level 3 license from the United Soccer Coaches Association.
IWU Assistant coaches and guest coaches from colleges and universities from all divisions in the midwest have been involved with past camps.