Varsity Girls Soccer
I love coaching because I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of play as a way to nurture and to challenge our students in their continued evolution as people.
- Chris Nelson, Head Coach
|5||Elizabeth Van Blarcom||Midfield||10|
|9||Rachael Villari (captain)||Back||12|
|11||Mackenzie Pluck (captain)||Forward||12|
|18||Nicole Marion (captain)||Back||12|
Christopher NelsonHead Coach
Head Varsity Girls' Soccer Chris Nelson finished his seventh season leading the Patriots. He guided GA to an Inter-Ac League title his first season at the helm in 2011 and to a PAISAA title in 2015 after reaching the championship game the year before. In 2016, the Patriots fell in overtime in the semifinals of the PAISAA tournament, but finished the season strong by crushing Penn Charter, the Inter-Ac league champions, 5-2 on GA-PC day.
During the 2017 season, Nelson guided the team to a 10-12-1 record. They finished the season in the second round of the PAISAA tournament. Nelson had three student-athletes selected to All-Inter-Ac teams in 2017.
Nelson, who also serves as the Head of Upper School and a math teacher, previously served as the head coach of the Shipley girls' varsity soccer team from 2006-09; and after becoming the Dean of Students at Shipley, he served as the assistant coach in 2009 and 2010. During those five years, Nelson’s teams won three Friends League soccer championships (2006, 2007, 2010) and finished second once (2009). He coached three student-athletes that were named All-Southeastern PA and several of his players went onto successful college soccer careers at NCAA Division I schools. Before going to Shipley, Nelson was the girls' varsity soccer coach at The Forman School in Litchfield, Conn. (1994-96) and Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn. (1998-2001).
(Updated on 11/28/17)
Kellianne KaputAssistant Coach
Kelli Kaput is a sixth-year assistant coach for GA's girls' varsity team. Kaput brings with her coaching experience at various youth levels, including a stint at her alma mater Nazareth Academy, as well as a history of successes as a player. She spent her collegiate career as a member of the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team. A four time All-Ivy League selection, she helped lead the Quakers to their first NCAA appearance.
Kaput joined the Germantown Academy Community as the Director of Annual Giving, a position she began in 2010. Prior to coming to GA, she served in administrative roles in the Athletic Departments at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.
Katie MartinAssistant Coach
Katie Martin '08 is a sixth-year varsity assistant coach for the Patriots. As a student-athlete at GA, Martin helped the Patriots' girls' soccer program win four consecutive Inter-Ac League titles. After GA, she attended Ursinus College and is currently a school counselor in Philadelphia. Martin has various levels of coaching experience and has worked with children as young as five and as old as 18. In addition to soccer, Martin has also coach both basketball and lacrosse at the Middle and Upper School levels
Kacie KergidesAssistant Coach
Kacie Kergides '10 is a second-year assistant coach for the Patriots. During her playing days at GA, Kergides was a five-year varsity starter and a five-year First Team All-Inter-Ac League selection. She was named the league MVP as a senior and later named the Player of the Year by The Times Herald. She was a two-time All-Southeastern Pennsylvania and all-state honoree. Kergides went on to play at the University of Princeton where she played in 53 games (44 starts) and played a key role in helping the Tigers win the 2012 Ivy League league title.
Aniyah BranchTeam Manager
Eloedie LeyensTeam Manager
GA varsity girls soccer plays on Jordan Field in Sisters' Woods.
Sisters’ Woods is home varsity field hockey, varsity girls lacrosse, and varsity girls soccer programs. It opened in the fall of 2010 when two new artificial turf fields were installed — Oberkircher Field and Jordan Field. The fields are identical in size at 180 x 300’ and each has their own scoreboard with clock and home and away scoring areas. There is a small spectator seating area next to Oberkircher Field (field closest to the walking path), while Jordan Field has a natural berm where spectators can view the contest from a short height above field level. The fields can be lined for lacrosse, soccer and/or field hockey. Goals for each of those sports are available as well. Portable restrooms are on-site for participant and spectator use. Access to the fields can be attained by parking in the Carey Stadium Lot and using the brick pathway to Sisters’ Woods, or by parking on the GA campus, crossing the Wissahickon Creek on foot to the brick pathway that leads to the fields. There is a donkey set up alongside Oberkircher Field where the scoring table and video setup can be placed. Germantown Academy has hosted many soccer and lacrosse tournaments for all ages on Sisters’ Woods.
- Two 180x300’ artificial turf fields - Oberkircher and Jordan Fields
- Electronic scoreboard on each field
- Scoring table with overhead view for video at Oberkircher Field
- Spectator seating next to Oberkircher Field
- Natural berm seating for specatators above Jordan Field
- Fields can be lined for lacrosse, soccer and/or field hockey, with goals available for each sport
- Portable restrooms
- Parking is available in the Carey Stadium Lot (200) or on the GA campus (450)
Riley Yankowich '14 was recently named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-East Region Second Team and was also selected to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District III Women's Soccer Team.
The 2017 Fall sports are finished, but it is time to recognize the student-athletes who performed at a high level during the season.
The Quakers of Penn Charter were able to down Germantown Academy, 4-0, in a physical match when the two teams met on Nov. 11.
The Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Girls Soccer Tournament quarterfinal match between the Patriots and Westtown School has been postponed to Wednesday, Nov. 8. The match will take place at Westtown School and start at 2pm.
It was a one sided, high-scoring affair when Germantown Academy and George School met up at Jordan Field on Friday for the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association girls soccer tournament. The Patriots cruised past the Cougars on their way to a 7-0 victory.
The Germantown Academy girls soccer team will face off against George School on Friday in the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament.
The Patriots snapped a five game losing streak on Thursday afternoon when they shut out visiting Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, 5-0.
A well-balanced attack led Germantown Academy to a 4-1 win over visiting Lawrenceville on Wednesday.
Germantown Academy Upper School student-athletes gained information about the college recruitment process today during the Let’s Do Lunch Program, thanks to Villanova University women’s lacrosse coach - and Germantown Academy alum - Julie Shaner Young '97.
The Bears scored three times in the second half to win Thursday's Inter-Ac League match, 4-1.
The Times Herald/PA Prep Live was on hand to cover Wednesday's game.
The Patriots took on Peddie School on Wednesday and finished in a 2-2 tie.
The Patriots' offense score four goals in Tuesday's win over the visiting Owls.
Katie Hackley '19, Grace Kaupas '20, and Ally Clark '19 all scored as the Patriots
Katie Hackley '19 scored the game-winning goal for GA in the 69th minute of Tuesday's crucial Inter-Ac League match.
piscopal Academy earned a 4-0 victory over visiting Germantown Academy in Friday night's Inter-Ac League clash.
The Patriots sustained their first loss of the season on Tuesday at the hands of The Pennington School.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Patriots' offense woke up in the second half en route to a 5-1 victory over host Archbishop Wood in Friday's non-league action.
Mackenzie Pluck '18 scored for GA and Strath Haven also conceded an own goal.
The visiting Patriots defeated host Little Flower Catholic High School on Friday in their season opener.
The Germantown Academy Department of Athletics is pleased to provide the following information for the FALL 2017 preseason Upper School sports (this includes ANYONE who wants to participate in Upper School sports at any level). Student-athletes can bring lunch or bring money to buy/order lunch. Please contact the coach if you have any questions. Fall 2017 schedules will be updated this summer.