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
Inter-Academic Athletic League
Fall Season Guidelines
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|1||Sage Battisto||Midfield||Grade 10|
|1||Mia Raven||Midfield||Grade 10|
|2||Camryn Hermance||Midfield/Forward||Grade 12|
|3||Paige Lugossy||Forward||Grade 12|
|5||Charlotte Grim||Midfield/Forward||Grade 9|
|6||Elizabeth Scheid||Back||Grade 9|
|7||Grace Brogan||Midfield||Grade 12|
|8||Devin Smith||Back||Grade 12|
|10||Cailin Hasson||Midfield/Back||Grade 11|
|11||Madeline Gamburg||Midfield||Grade 12|
|12||Kylie Orenstein||Midfield/Back||Grade 10|
|13||Alexis Goodridge||Midfield/Forward||Grade 11|
|14||Heidi Cross||Midfield/Back||Grade 11|
|16||Anna Gamburg||Midfield/Back||Grade 10|
|17||Esme Leach||Midfield||Grade 12|
|18||Lilly Funk||Midfield/Forward||Grade 11|
|19||Chloe Sweitzer||Midfield||Grade 10|
|20||Caitlin Boland-Szura||Midfield/Back||Grade 11|
|21||Dara Kaufman||Midfield/Back||Grade 12|
|24||Kate Cooper||Midfield||Grade 11|
|25||Taylor Weiss||Back||Grade 10|
|GK||Summer Moses||Keeper||Grade 11|
Christopher NelsonHead Coach
Head Varsity Girls' Soccer Chris Nelson enters his ninth 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.
In 2018, Nelson led the Patriots to a 13-6-1 overall record while going 7-4-1 in the Inter-Ac. GA finished the season in the semi-finals of the PAISAA Tournament. Four of the student athletes on the team earned All-League honors.
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 7/31/19)
Kellianne KaputAssistant Coach
Kelli Kaput is an eighth-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.
Dakota CarrollAssistant Coach
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)