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Girls' Soccer - Varsity

Record: 14-2-1

Overview

Overview

2015 New England Class A Semi-Finalist

2009 and 2010 New England Class A Quarter-Finalists

Taft’s girls’ soccer program has been a part of Taft Athletics for more than 30 years. The varsity team competes in the Western New England Prep School Class A League and has had many appearances in the New England Finals in its history, including four New England titles.

The team's goal is to prepare all girls that put on a Taft jersey to play soccer at the highest level. A focus is put on technical development, tactical awareness, and emotional maturation everyday. All Taft players will develop in all three facets every season so the team will achieve at the highest levels of New England soccer. The importance on progress and process translates into determination, grit, and improvement in all facets of a player's life, not just on the soccer field. Taft soccer alumnae are prepared to succeed, both in skills and attitude, at the collegiate level and beyond.

The Taft soccer program has placed many players in some of the top programs in the country on the DI and DIII levels. To continue their athletic careers in the past five years, alumnae have chosen Carnegie Mellon, Colby, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton, Lehigh, Middlebury, Occidental, Penn State, Sewanee, St. Lawrence, Union, and Williams.

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
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Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Academy Away Details Win 7-2
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Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details
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St. Luke's School
St. Luke's School Away Details Win 3-1
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Berkshire School
Home Details Win 3-1
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Rye Country Day School
Home Details Win 3-1
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Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details Loss 1-3
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Greenwich Academy
Home Details Win 2-0
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Hopkins School
Home Details Win 2-0
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Miss Porter's School
Home Details Tie 1-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Loss 2-3
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Williston Northampton School
Home Details Win 4-0
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Deerfield Academy
Home Details Win 7-1
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Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northfield Mount Hermon School Away Details Win 5-0
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Win 5-1
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Westminster School
Home Details Win 2-0
vs.
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School Away Details Win 3-0
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Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford School Away Details Win 2-0
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Hotchkiss School
Home Details Win 2-0

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Emilee Adami 2019 Southbury, CT
Grace Adams 2017 Oakland, CA
Riley Bragg 2017 Southbury, CT
Eliza Denious 2017 Wilton, CT
Paisley Eagan 2018 Wilton, CT
Mary Alice Ewing 2018 Kelly, WY
Maxwell Horne 2018 West Chester, PA
Jamie Howie 2018 Aspen, CO
Taylor Jacobs 2018 Bozeman, MT
Sojung Kim 2017 Thornhill, ON
Natalie Lima 2017 Summit, NJ
Elly MacKay 2020 Madison, CT
Kristin Manfreda 2018 Bethel, CT
Samantha Manfreda 2017 Bethel, CT
Kaitlyn Piechnik 2018 Chatham, NJ
Erina Piri 2019 Watertown, CT
Leigh Sharpless 2018 Chapel Hill, NC
Digvijay Singh 2018 Litchfield, CT
Cykyra Thomas 2017 Watertown, CT
Nakayla Thomas 2020 Watertown, CT
Juliana Yamin 2018 Middlebury, CT
Charles Yerkes 2018 Bronxville, NY
Carolyn Zaback 2018 Larchmont, NY

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Robert Madden

Rob graduated from Amherst College after four years at Taft. While in college, he captained the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams and was selected to the Second-Team All-NESCAC soccer team. Graduating with a degree in Spanish, Rob rejoined the Taft community as a Spanish teacher and sports information director in 2007. Rob served as head coach for girls’ varsity soccer for three years and assisted boys’ varsity lacrosse for four years. He then left Taft to pursue a Master of Science at the Mark H. McCormack School of Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While at UMass, Rob assisted the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team, working primarily with the defense. Rob returned to Taft in 2012 as a member of the admissions team, and assumed his current role of co-director of athletics in 2013. He currently head coaches girls' varsity soccer and assists boys’ varsity lacrosse. Rob lives on campus with his wife, Kara Zarchin, two children, Conor and Laurel, and dog, Quinn.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-076-5-42007-089-5-1
2008-094-7-42009-109-7-1
2010-11 10-3-4
2011-12 7-3-5
2012-13 7-7-2 2013-14 4-10-3
2014-15 5-8-3 2015-16 12-5-2

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