Soccer - Varsity Girls
2017 Season Recap:
Girls Varsity Soccer was able to put together the most successful season in program history in 2017. Led by Junior Captain Brittany Raphino (30 goals, 7 assists) and Senior Captain Emma Steffan, we had great leadership. We finished our regular season with a record of 11-2-3, finishing third in the ISL and earning the 2 seed in the NEPSAC Class B tournament. We defeated Suffield Academy in the quarterfinals and Pingree School, both by 3-1 score lines before matching up against the 1 seed, Pomfret, in the New England Final. We took home the title in a thrilling 2-1 OT victory, the first NE Title in GVS History for TA! Kristyn Moran and Allison Deegan were named Honorable Mention All ISL, with Alivia Kelly, Ally Sentnor and Brittany Raphino earning first team All ISL honors! Brittany was also named as the Leagues Offensive MVP which also earned her All Region Honour's and ultimately she has also been named as an All American! A season for the record books and for the memory, one none of us will ever forget!! We are sad to bid farewell and good luck to our seniors, Marlie Dennett, Niamh Griffin and Emma Steffan and thank them for all of their dedication, hard work and for representing our team to an amazing level every day. Thanks for everything! We have a great group of returners that will carry on the mark you have left on our team!
2017 Award Winners:
MVP: Brittany Raphino
Coaches Cup: Emma Steffan
All-League: Brittany Raphino, Allyson Sentnor, Alivia Kelly
Honorable Mention: Kristyn Moran, Allison Deegan
Brittany Raphino voted ISL Offensive MVP & All-American
Brittany Raphino: Ledger, Globe & Herald All-Scholastic
Brittany Raphino named to HS All-American Team
Allyson Sentnor named to Youth All-American Team:
2017 Season Preview:
I am very excited to be entering my first season as the Varsity Soccer Coach at Thayer and to have the opportunity to work with the great group of student athletes here!
We have gone through an excellent pre-season and are feeling good about opening up our season on Wednesday September 12 at Dana Hall. And our ISL Opener September 23 at home against Governors Academy at 12pm.
Our Seniors include starting Goal Keeper Marlie Dennett. Defender Emma Stephan and Striker Niamh Griffin. All three will be counted on for leadership and poise on and off the field.
Our Junior class is led by 2x First Team All ISL Selection Brittany Raphino. Raphino is coming off a Sophomore year where she scored 17 goals and 8 assists. Mackenzie Brewster will be relied upon heavily as a defender. Hannah Burrows, Olivia Broderick, Honour Rhodes and Annie Kennedy are key returners who bring skill and experience.
Our Sophomore class includes Central Defender Alivia Kelly. Kristyn Moran is new to Thayer and will be looked to play important minutes on the defense. Madison DeLuca and Payton Bridge will be counted on to help the back line. Madeleine Broderick, Allison Deegan and Ciara Sage are strong midfield players returning to the Varsity team. Jordan Brewster and Gabby Grattan will be counted upon heavily to contribute to our midfield and attacking groups!
We have a very talented group of underclassmen with Eden Donnellan and Mikaila Kitchen who will be exciting additions to our midfield and attacking lines this season. Ally Sentnor plays for the U16 National Team is a new 8th Grader who will be counted on to step in and contribute right away as an under-classman.
The coaching staff is very excited about this upcoming season and looks to continue to build the program. Go Thayer!
Thayer Alumni have recently gone on to play at Gettysburg College, Georgetown, MIT, Trinity, Holy Cross, Connecticut College, Dickinson, Fairfield, Merrimack, Stonehill, St. Anselm.
Allyson Sentnor scores twice for US Soccer U-15 team in 3-2 win vs Germany:
2016 Award Winners:
MVP: Brittany Raphino
Coaches Cup: Peyton Lessard & Amanda Britko
All-League: Brittany Raphino
Honorable Mention: Peyton Lessard
Marlie Dennet had a strong game in net making two outstanding saves. Brittany Raphino had a hat trick! Alivia Kelly scored a goal and Eden Donnellan got a goal and an assist in her varsity debut as a freshman. Great start to the season!
|1||Marlie Dennett||Goal keeper||2018||South Walpole, MA|
|2||Madeleine Broderick||Midfield||2020||Milton, MA|
|4||Jordan Brewster||Striker/Midfield||2020||Hanover, MA|
|5||Hannah Burrows||Defense||2019||Hanson, MA|
|6||Allison Deegan||Midfield||2020||Milton, MA|
|7||Payton Bridge||Midfield||2020||Norton, MA|
|8||Kristyn Moran||Defense/Midfield||2020||Hingham, MA|
|9||Gabriella Grattan||Midfield/Striker||2020||Milton, MA|
|10||Allyson Sentnor||Midfield||2022||Hanson, MA|
|11||Honour Rhoades||Midfield||2019||Whitman, MA|
|13||Olivia Broderick||Midfield||2019||Milton, MA|
|15||Mackenzie Brewster||Defense||2019||Hanover, MA|
|16||Ciara Sage||Midfield||2020||Norwell, MA|
|18||Emma Steffan||Defense||2018||Quincy, MA|
|19||Eden Donnellan||Midfield||2021||Hingham, MA|
|20||Alivia Kelly||Defense||2020||Pembroke, MA|
|21||Anne Kennedy||Defense||2019||Weymouth, MA|
|22||Mikaila Kitchen||Midfield/Striker||2021||Randolph, MA|
|23||Madison DeLuca||Defense||2020||Medfield, MA|
|24||Brittany Raphino||Striker||2019||Randolph, MA|
|25||Niamh Griffin||Striker||2018||Duxbury, MA|
|Kendall Bryant||Midfield||2020||Hingham, MA|
Nick RugnettaHead CoachIn the club soccer world, he has loads oNick had a very successful Club, High School and College soccer careers as a player.As a club player, he was a part of two teams that won Massachusetts State Titles, advancing to a Regional Final and being ranked the #5 Club team nationally in 2007 by GotSoccer. His teams also competed in some of the top tournaments locally and nationally including the Oakwood Invitational where they were Champions, Potomac Memorial Day Tournament where they advanced to the final and the Disney International Showcase.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 Schools 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 holding 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. Quinnipiac cracked the top 25 during Nicks time at the school and also posted the best start to any season in Quinnipiac history his freshman season. Flagler has gone on to consistently be in the top 25 in the Division 2 National Rankings.
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).
He has also spent 6 summers working at a high school girls pre season camp, gaining valuable experience working with the Needham High(3 years), Holliston High(2 years) and Wellesley High(1 year) School Varsity Girls Soccer teams. All told, Nick has been working with high school aged players as a head or assistant coach for over 6 years.
In the club soccer world he has loads of experience, having spent 5 years coaching club soccer at NEFC prior to joining the Scorpions. During his time at NEFC, Nick was the head coach of the boys and girls team aged Under 91-5 and also worked extensively with the Junior Academy players aged 6-9. Nick is in his 4th year working full time with FC Boston Scorpions and 5th year total, giving him over 8 years of head coaching experience at the club level with players of all ages. Nick is the Assistant Girls Director and also serves as the ECNL Director for FC Boston Scorpions. The Scorpions are 1 of only 2 clubs in Massachusetts with access into the most prestigious league in the world for girls soccer, the Elite Clubs National League or ECNL. This year he will be the head coach of the Under 13 ECNL ladies as well as the U17 and U14 NPL teams.
Licensing: NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Club Development Diploma, La Liga Methodology Level 1, USSF E License.
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 2017.
Kiley HorneAssistant Coach