Team Details

Soccer - Varsity Girls

Overview


Game Highlights 2018:

Thayer vs. St. George's School - November 7, 2018

Thayer vs. St. Mark's School - October 31, 2018

Thayer vs. Middlesex - October 27, 2018

Thayer vs. Phillips Academy Andover - October 24, 2018

Thayer vs. Rivers - October 17, 2018

Thayer vs. Noble & Greenough - October 13, 2018

Thayer vs. Tabor - October 6, 2018

Thayer vs. Worcester Academy - September 29, 2018

Thayer vs. Milton Academy - September 26, 2018


2018 Season Preview:

Our coaching staff couldn't be more excited to return for our 2nd season together coaching the Varsity Girls Soccer team! We know we have a tough season ahead of us but are really looking forward to starting Pre Season and getting our first scrimmages underway!

We return 18 players from last years Class B New England Championship team, after graduating three seniors. We have a great group of underclassmen coming into the program as well as a group of students new to Thayer who will really strengthen the program and inject new energy into the group.

We are led by Senior Captain Brittany Raphino who is coming off one of the best individual seasons in Thayer Soccer history. Brittany will lead our attack. Joining her as an attacking presence is Senior Olivia Broderick. We will see big contributions from our other seniors as well!

Honour Rhodes and Annie Kennedy will big relied upon in midfield to provide leadership and experience. Mackenzie Brewster will be a big part of our defense this season and Hannah Burrows will be returning after being injured much of last season to give us a big boost in the back line.

We have a big Junior class returning this year! All ISL First Team selection Alivia Kelly and Honorable Mention Kristyn Moran will lead our backline. They will be joined by Payton Bridge and Maddie DeLuca who will make big contributions to the defense. Gabby Grattan, Ally Deegan and Ciara Sage are all returning to our midfield after fantastic seasons. Maddie Broderick and Jordan Brewster are returning to our attacking line and will also have big roles to play for us this year!

Our Sophomore class will have two returners in Mikaila Kitchen and Eden Donnellan. Both girls were impact players as freshman in our attack and will be called upon to play bigger roles this season.

We will also have one freshman who returns to us after a fantastic season as an 8th grader on the Varsity team. Ally Sentnor was a First Team All ISL Selection last year and will be a difference maker in the midfield for us in 2018!

We know the rising underclassmen and all of our new additions to the program will help improve the squad! We can't wait to get started defending our Class B New England Title and look forward to competing in the ISL!!

Thanks for all the support,

Head Coach Nick Rugnetta '07

Assistant Coaches Heidi Brown and Kiley Horne '08

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 Honor'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 '19

Coaches Cup: Emma Steffan '18

ISL All-League: Brittany Raphino '19, Allyson Sentnor '22, Alivia Kelly '20

ISL Honorable Mention: Kristyn Moran '20, Allison Deegan '20

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


Thayer Alumni have recently gone on to play at Gettysburg College, Georgetown, MIT, Trinity, Holy Cross, Connecticut College, Dickinson, Fairfield, Merrimack, Stonehill, St. Anselm.


2016 Award Winners:

MVP: Brittany Raphino '19

Coaches Cup: Peyton Lessard '17 & Amanda Britko '17

ISL All-League: Brittany Raphino '19

ISL Honorable Mention: Peyton Lessard '17

Schedule

vs.
Beaver Country Day School
Home
Thayer - Main Turf Field #1
Win 8-0
vs.
Noble & Greenough School
Home
Thayer - Main Turf Field #1
Loss 1-2

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
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 Allison Deegan Midfield 2020 Milton, MA
7 Payton Bridge Defense 2020 Norton, MA
8 Natalie Zibinskas Midfield 2022 Duxbury, MA
9 Gabriella Grattan Midfield 2020 Milton, MA
10 Allyson Sentnor Midfield 2022 Hanson, MA
11 Honour Rhoades Midfield 2019 Whitman, MA
12 Kristyn Moran Defense 2020 Hingham, MA
13 Olivia Broderick Forward 2019 Milton, MA
15 Mackenzie Brewster Defense 2019 Hanover, 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 Alivia Kelly Defense 2020 Pembroke, MA
21 Anne Kennedy Midfield 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

Coach Info

  • Nick Rugnetta
    Head Coach
    Nick 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) 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.

  • Kiley Horne
    Assistant 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 Brown
    Assistant Coach
    Ms. 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.