Kent Girls Soccer has a long tradition of strong teams competing in the top A Division of the New England Prep School Tournament pool.
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.
The program's runs to the elite New England Tournament, and the 2007 Founders League title are built upon a focus on an understanding and appreciation for the game, various strategies, and a team-first approach.
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 recognition of these efforts was recognized by our soccer officials organization who presented us with the 2022 Ted Alex Team Sportsmanship Award, the program's fourth such recognition in Coach Klingebiel's tenure.
Coach Olivia Pena
Olivia Pena serves Kent as the Head Coach of Girls Varsity Soccer and Assistant Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity.
Olivia graduated from Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA, winning two Class C and a Class B NEPSAC Championships during her high school career. Olivia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Bowdoin College with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, where she was named to the NESCAC All-Academic team four times as a soccer player.
Coach Pena values the multiplicity and the diversity of strengths within each student at Kent. Regardless of each player's strengths and weaknesses, Olivia Pena explains that her "favorite part of coaching at Kent is the culture that empowers and encourages each member of the community to be their best while still acknowledging and supporting individuals in the areas that need support. As a coach, my job is to help shape and facilitate an environment in which my players feel cared for, challenged, and supported by all those around them!"
Coach Pena's coaching philosophy is to create a team that operates as a system that highlights the strengths of each member while minimizing the effects of the areas of our team that need development. In order to create such a system, the focus must be centered on technique, support, and communication.
In addition to coaching girls varsity soccer and working in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Olivia Pena is a member of the English department, coaching girls varsity tennis, and lives in Middle Dorm South.
|Shawn Elizabeth Clarke||2027|
|Lorenza Mc Phail||2026|
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