Soccer - Varsity Girls
Season Recap | 2019:
Girls' Varsity Soccer had another fantastic season in 2019 which is without a doubt highlighted by winning the programs first ever ISL Title and a run to the semi-finals of the NEPSAC Class A Tournament. We had a great group of coaches for both the JV and Varsity teams. The team was led by the best group of seniors any coach could ever imagine having. We had two designated captains for the team, but everywhere you turned all season long there was leadership, guidance, and a great example set by every single one of the seniors on the team. Our program will always be in a better place because of this group. We could not have had the season we did without the underclassmen stepping up and playing like seniors when we needed them to the most. The sign of a great team is a team that can earn results even when they may not be at their best or have it all going for them. This group of juniors, sophomores, and our one freshman rose up every time the team needed them to for an entire season. Congratulations again to all of the seniors!
Award Winners | 2019:
Team MVP: Alivia Kelly ’20
Coaches Award: Ciara Sage ’20, Kristyn Moran ’20
ISL All-League: Alivia Kelly ’20, Kristyn Moran ’20, Brooke Mulroney ’22
ISL Honorable Mention: Gabby Grattan ’20, Grace Kuropatkin ’21, Ally Deegan ’20
ISL Defensive Player of the Year: Alivia Kelly ’20
NEPSAC All-Tournament Team: Alivia Kelly ’20, Kristyn Moran ’20
NEPSAC Junior All-Stars: Mikaila Kitchen ’21, Grace Kuropatkin ’21
** ISL Champions **
Alivia Kelly - University of New Hampshire
|1||Grace Kuropatkin||Goalie||2021||Marshfield, MA|
|2||Madeleine Broderick||Midfield||2020||Milton, MA|
|3||Bella Roppolo||Midfield||2021||Brockton, MA|
|4||Jordan Brewster||Forward||2020||Hanover, MA|
|5||Kendall Bryant||Forward||2020||Hingham, MA|
|6||Ally Deegan||Midfield||2020||Milton, MA|
|7||Payton Bridge||Defense||2020||Norton, MA|
|8||Shea O'Neill||Forward||2023||West Bridgewater, MA|
|9||Gabby Grattan||Midfield||2020||Milton, MA|
|10||Aly Britko||Midfield||2021||Wrentham, MA|
|11||Caroline Brooks||Midfield||2022||Braintree, MA|
|12||Kristyn Moran||Defense||2020||Hingham, MA|
|13||Chloe Clifford||Defense||2022||Marshfield, MA|
|14||Caroline Kendall||Forward||2022||Westwood, MA|
|15||Daisy Sullivan||Forward||2022||Charlestown, MA|
|16||Ciara Sage||Midfield||2020||Norwell, MA|
|17||Brooke Mulroney||Midfield||2022||South Weymouth, MA|
|18||Allie Wetterberg||Defense||2021||Weymouth, MA|
|19||Eden Donnellan||Midfield||2021||Hingham, MA|
|20||Liv Kelly||Defense||2020||Pembroke, MA|
|21||Lindsay Burgess||Midfield||2022||Franklin, MA|
|22||Mikaila Kitchen||Midfield/Striker||2021||Randolph, MA|
|23||Maddie DeLuca||Defense||2020||Medfield, MA|
Nicholas RugnettaHead Coach
Nick had a very successful Club, High School and College soccer career as a player before turning his attentions to the coaching side of the game. During his time as a high school player, he attended BC High for 2 years before transferring to Thayer Academy. At BC High, he was a two-year Varsity starter before going to Thayer where he was a three-year Varsity starter, team captain, and All-State selection. He was also a part of teams that won the School's first two and still only Independent School League Titles. During his time at Thayer, they also won a New England Class B Title in his sophomore year while also winning the Leagues Most Improved Team Award that same season. In addition to his soccer career, Nick also ran Varsity track at Thayer and won a bronze medal in the Class B New England High Jump his senior year as well as being a member of the school record setting 4x400 Meter Relay Team.
After finishing his high school career, Nick went on to a successful college career, playing Division 1 Soccer at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and also at Division 2 Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.
As a coach at the high school level, Nick spent a year as the Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach for the Thayer Academy Boys (2012). He is the former Head Coach of the Dedham High School Varsity Boys team (2013-2015).
Also involved in club soccer, Nick spent 4 years coaching for NEFC before joining Scorpions Soccer Club. Nick is in his 8th year working full time for Scorpions SC and has served in a number of roles at the club before assuming the role of Club Director two years ago. He oversees the entire club, all of their coaches, teams, and programs, including the clubs ECNL program and teams. Nick is currently the Head Coach of the 2004 and 2005 ECNL National teams as well as the 2008 Pre-ECNL team for Scorpions SC.
Nick will be entering his fourth season as the Head Coach for the Varsity Girls team in 2020. In his three years as Head Coach the team has a combined record of 43-7-6.
- The 2017 season saw the team claim the schools first ever NEPSAC Class B Title while finishing 3rd in the ISL
- The 2018 season saw the team finish as 2018 NEPSAC Class B Runners Up, losing the final in PKs, while also finishing 2nd in the ISL
- In 2019 the team won the first ever ISL Championship in school history while also qualifying for the first ever Class A NEPSAC Tournament in school history. Thayer eventually fell in the Class A Semi Final, losing 0-1 to eventual champions BBN. The 2017 NEPSAC and 2019 ISL Titles are the first in Girls Soccer History at Thayer.
Nick has coached 10 All-ISL First Team players, 10 ISL Honorable Mention players, and 2 ISL MVPs.
Kiley HorneAssistant Coach
Kiley returned to Thayer Academy as both a science teacher and a Varsity Girls Soccer Coach in September 2017, after teaching and coaching at Phillips Academy and Lawrence Academy. Kiley graduated from Thayer in 2008 and then went on to graduate from Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Clemson University with a Master’s degree in Biological Studies.
On the field, Kiley was a four-year member of the Thayer varsity soccer team earning ISL Honorable Mention Awards during her sophomore and junior year, and, as a senior, earned All-ISL, All-State, and Team ‘Most Valuable Player’ honors. At Merrimack, she was named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference third team, started all 20 games in goal for the Warriors during her senior year, and owned a minuscule goals-against average of 0.98.
Kiley is entering her second year at Thayer as a teacher and coach.
Heidi BrownAssistant CoachMs. Brown teaches ninth grade World History, standard level U.S. history and Modern European history, and a senior elective in Psychology. She has coached girls' soccer at all levels and is head coach of Alpine Skiing. Ms. Brown is an advisor with the class of 2020.