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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.

 

 

Roster for Girls Varsity Soccer
Name Year
Georgia Ambler 2018
Julia Chute 2018
Jesse DeVito 2018
Emily DelMonte 2018
Carly Denora 2018
Julia Dinapoli 2019
Holden Ellard 2019
Molly Garrahy 2020
Sarah Gavin 2019
Elizabeth Gross 2018
Thalia Hardman 2020
Stella Klingebiel 2019
Robert Lane 2018
Deborah Laz-Nwokeafor 2018
Melissa Lefler 2020
Erin Marczewski 2019
Marisa Marshall 2018
Juliana Morcos 2019
Jessica Nanna 2018
Jule Saurbier 2019
Pia Saurbier 2018
Erin Shannon 2020
Kaitlin Shannon 2021
Siena Smith 2020
S Summary P Postponed C Cancelled
Date Time Opponent Location Result Score
09/09
03:00 PM
Hotchkiss School (Scrimmage)
Home
09/16
02:30 PM
Berkshire Jamboree (Scrimmage)
Away
09/20
02:30 PM
Canterbury School
Home
Loss
1 - 2
09/23
02:30 PM
Ethel Walker School
Home
Loss
0 - 1
09/27
03:00 PM
Westminster School
Away
Loss
1 - 7
09/30
03:00 PM
Berkshire School
Home
Win
2 - 0
10/04
02:30 PM
Millbrook School
Away
Loss
0 - 1
10/11
03:00 PM
Kingswood-Oxford School
Home
Loss
0 - 2
10/14
02:30 PM
Miss Porter's School
Home
Loss
0 - 5
10/18
02:30 PM
Hotchkiss School
Away
Loss
0 - 6
10/21
03:00 PM
Greenwich Academy
Away
Loss
1 - 4
10/25
03:30 PM
Williston Northampton School
Home
Loss
1 - 3
10/28
03:00 PM
Taft School
Away
Loss
0 - 7
11/01
03:00 PM
Choate Rosemary Hall
Away
Loss
1 - 6
11/04
03:00 PM
Westover School
Away
Win
1 - 0
11/08
02:30 PM
Gunnery
Away
C
11/11
01:30 PM
Loomis Chaffee School
Home
Loss
0 - 4