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GVS

Message from the Coach

Kent Girls Soccer (KGVS) has a long tradition of strong teams competing in the top A Division of the New England Prep School Tournament pool. While recent teams have struggled a bit, the team is not far removed from a series of runs to the elite New England Tournament, and the team won the 2007 Founders League title.

An important aspect of the soccer program, and all sports at Kent School, is the focus on learning, character development and respect for self and others. We are proud of our commitment to these noble ideals and that winning occurs concurrently within the framework designed to achieve those goals. Evidence of that success includes KGVS receiving the recognition for team sportsmanship from the Western Connecticut Soccer Officials Association, three times in recent years. Kent’s girls have also earned scholar-athlete recognition at the state and national level.  The recognition of the importance of academics is so engrained in the program that the girls have earned five consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards for their outstanding overall team GPA.

The key to the success of the soccer program is the commitment of new and returning athletes. The passion you bring for the game is what could make you a valuable addition to the squad.

Jesse Klingebiel is a graduate of Bucknell University and the University of New Hampshire. A former NCAA Division 1 athlete, he brings his love of the world’s greatest game built upon a lifetime as a soccer player and coach. A member of our faculty since the fall of 1994, he coached our boys’ sub-varsity teams for five years before taking over the girls program in 2001. The daily challenge of inspiring young athletes to improve themselves every day technically, tactically and mentally is one that he takes on with great enthusiasm.

Elisabeth Anderson is a graduate of Salve Regina University who brings incredible energy and enthusiasm to the challenge of teaching and coaching young athletes.  Elisabeth was an elite prep school striker and college athlete.

Contact Coach Jesse Klingebiel


Girls Soccer Alumni

Brittany Casey ’09 had a remarkable athletic career at the Norwich University athletics scene. Casey, from Pointe Claire, Quebec, is a two-sport athlete as a member of both the women's soccer and hockey teams.  She was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference First Team for the third straight season. She holds the record in all-time career goals with 60. She also recorded 24 assists to finish with 144 career points, which ranks second on Norwich's all-time charts.  She lead the team in every major offensive statistical category.


Sonia Occhionero ’09 made the All-Freedom Conference second-team in the midfield in 2011.  She started all 14 of her appearances for Manhattanville as a junior, scoring three goals with two assists to tie for the team lead with eight points.  Sonia was a business management major with a sociology minor, was on the dean's list, and was a Duchesne Scholar.


Jayde Bennett ’09 went on to play in goal for Colby College.  She was first in the conference in overall saves per game (7.09) in 2010, and she had a 1.08 goals against average and an .867 save percentage. Jayde was a double major in Psychology and Sociology, with a minor in Women's Studies and also played basketball at Colby.  She now works in Kent's Admissions Office.


Courtney Parisot '09 of the Norwich University women's soccer team was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District team for the second straight year.  The Watertown, CT native tallied four goals and one assist for nine points in 2012 to rank third on the team in both categories. She also posted a 3.83 GPA as a health science major with a concentration in sports medicine.

 

 

S Summary P Postponed C Cancelled
Date Time Opponent Location Result Score
09/08
03:00 PM
Hotchkiss School (Scrimmage)
Away
09/15
02:30 PM
Berkshire Jamboree (Scrimmage)
Away
09/19
02:30 PM
Canterbury School
Away
09/22
02:30 PM
Ethel Walker School
Away
09/26
03:00 PM
Westminster School
Home
09/29
03:00 PM
Berkshire School
Away
10/03
02:30 PM
Millbrook School
Home
10/10
03:00 PM
Kingswood-Oxford School
Away
10/13
02:30 PM
Miss Porter's School
Away
10/17
02:30 PM
Hotchkiss School
Home
10/20
01:30 PM
Greenwich Academy
Home
10/24
03:30 PM
Williston Northampton School
Away
10/27
02:30 PM
Taft School
Home
10/31
03:30 PM
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home
11/03
03:00 PM
Westover School
Home
11/07
02:30 PM
Gunnery
Home
11/10
02:30 PM
Loomis Chaffee School
Away