Lake Catholic hires Tim Rolik as girls soccer coach

Feb. 26—Lake Catholic announced the hiring of Tim Rolik as its new girls soccer coach Feb. 25.

Rolik returns to the Cougars' touchline after serving as a varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin and, prior to that, one season as an assistant at North.

He was also an assistant at Lake Catholic for Brittany Lawrence in 2015 and 2016, when the side went a combined 29-8-2 and made a regional final appearance in 2015.

"Becoming a head coach at the high school level has always been an aspiration of mine," Rolik said in a prepared statement. "I felt now is the right time to become a head coach for a few reasons. I finally feel comfortable navigating the issues that can arise during a season.

"Last year I had full control of the JV team and was able to really test my practice plans and ability to develop players. I have always felt I had the knowledge to be a head coach. Now I feel I have the experience necessary."

Rolik succeeds Alison Ellis, who stepped down after two seasons in her second stint guiding the side. The Cougars were 4-8-2 this past fall.

"We are very excited to announce Tim Rolik as the next head coach for the Lake Catholic girls soccer program," Athletic Director Erik Schroeder said. "Tim was here before when our recent run of success began. He knows first-hand the standard we want to hold for our program.

"He's been an assistant at several area schools, and we agree that he is ready to take that next step to become a head coach. He's young, he's hungry and we're excited by his passion to lead our team."

Longtime Lake Catholic assistant Adam Crowley will remain on staff, and Rolik noted in the prepared statement he hopes to add one more coach to his staff.

"Coming back to Lake (Catholic) was intriguing to me because I really enjoyed my time here the first time around," Rolik said. "The athletes worked hard and made the experience a positive, enjoyable one. I really enjoyed how the parents and school supported the program. They really did their best to make each season memorable for the girls."