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Girls' Soccer - Varsity

Record: 11-5-1

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.

Email Head Coach Robert Madden

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Newtown High School
Home Details
vs.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Away Details
vs.
Sacred Heart Academy
Home View Recap Win 6-3
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details
vs.
St. Luke's School
Home View Recap Win 3-1
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away View Recap Win 4-0
vs.
Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School Away View Recap Tie 1-1
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home View Recap Loss 2-3
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy Away View Recap Loss 0-1
vs.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Away View Recap Win 3-2
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Away View Recap Loss 0-2
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home View Recap Loss 1-3
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School Away View Recap Win 4-1
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Away View Recap Win 4-0
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Home View Recap Win 3-1
vs.
Kent School
Home View Recap Win 7-0
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Win 2-0
vs.
Ethel Walker School
Home Details Win 3-0
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Home Details Win 6-3
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Loss 1-3
vs.
Noble and Greenough
Noble and Greenough Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
1 Kaitlyn Piechnik GK 2018 Chatham, NJ
2 Halle Wagner M 2020 West Hartford, CT
3 Patience Kum F 2021 Takoradi
4 Amanda Graziano F/M 2021 Middlebury, CT
5 Natalie Hodak F/M 2021 Waterbury, CT
6 Taylor Jacobs D 2018 Bozeman, MT
7 Jamie Howie F 2018 Aspen, CO
8 Kristin Manfreda M 2018 Bethel, CT
9 Erina Piri 5 2019 Watertown, CT
10 Emilee Adami M 2019 Southbury, CT
11 Anna Koziol M 2020 Middlebury, CT
13 Elly MacKay D 2020 Madison, CT
14 Kristina Cornelio M 2020 Auburn, ME
15 Juliana Yamin D 2018 Middlebury, CT
16 Elizabeth Barré M 2019 Ithaca, NY
17 Madelyn Lander D 2019 Morgantown, WV
20 Paton Roberts F 2021 San Francisco, CA
21 Leigh Sharpless M 2018 Chapel Hill, NC
22 Eveliina Kuitunen M 2020 Mikkeli
23 Nakayla Thomas M 2020 Watertown, CT
25 Mary Alice Ewing D/M 2018 Kelly, WY
Maxwell Horne MANAGER 2018 West Chester, PA
Digvijay Singh MANAGER 2018 Litchfield, CT
Charles Yerkes MANAGER 2018 Bronxville, 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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