Boys Varsity Soccer
Message from the Coach
Our mission as coaches is to see our teams develop as players and as young men. Training places an emphasis on fundamental technical development, the growth of tactical sophistication of thought/understanding of the game, and fun. Many of our players are ambitious to continue their careers after Kent, and have enjoyed success in college at both the Division I and Division III level. We field diverse teams, with many players hailing from both the United States and varied backgrounds and homes around the world.
We are proud of our whole program. From developmental soccer to our three interscholastic teams, Kent soccer works hard to develop talent from within. Our JV and 3rds teams have enjoyed great success over the years, and contribute in important ways to the accomplishments of the varsity squad. Every year players come through the program, with many players climbing the ranks as their talents evolve.
Every coach in this program is a teacher, and we see the pitch as an extension of our classroom. Honorable citizenship and a commitment to academics are expected and valued. Our players make vast contributions to the Kent community in a multitude of ways.
Coach Booth and Coach Robey have been coaching together since 1997. A native of Elmira, NY, Head Coach Booth is a former New York State ODP player and was a three year starter and captain as a WNEPSSA player in the early 1990’s. He is a graduate of Hamilton College, teaches History, Government, and Political Science, and lives here on campus with his wife and children. A native of Watertown, CT, Coach Robey has twelve years of head coaching experience at the varsity level. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, teaches Physics, and lives on campus with his family.
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Oscar Umar '11, a midfielder for the Richmond Kickers, was featured in the about his dream of becoming a professional soccer player since his childhood in Ghana.
体育投注开户Rashid Nuhu '15 signed his letter of intent for Fordham. Friends and teammates were there to support, celebrate, and savor the moment. What a great day first and foremost for Rashid, but also for Kent, Kent Soccer, and the Right to Dream Academy!
Recent Season Results
2013: 13-1-3, Class A WNEPSSA Regular Season Champions, Founders League Champions, New England Quarterfinalists, Connecticut Large Prep School Champions
2012: 14-4, New England Class A Semi-finalists, finished the season ranked #5 nationally among prep schools. Robert Stirling Sportsmanship Award from WCSOA
2010: 9-2-6, New England Class A Finalists; Founder’s League Champions
2009: 12-2-3, New England Class A Finalists
2008: 13-4, New England Class A Quarterfinalists; Ralph Lawson Sportsmanship Award from Western CT. Soccer Officials Association
体育投注开户Congratulations to Coach Booth and the team for being named the 2012 winners of the Robert Stirling Award. This is given by the Western Connecticut Soccer Officials Association to a boys program that displays exceptional sportsmanship.
Boys Soccer Alumni
Sean Durkin ’00 – Hobart College – varsity letterman (also named Best Dramatic Director at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for his film “Martha Marcy May Marlene”)
Ryan McDonnell ’02体育投注开户 – Concordia University – four year starter during a standout career north of the border, including a trip to the national championships his first year
Greg Rogan – Hamilton College – 1st team All-American his senior year and all-time Hamilton record holder in career goals and points
Jean-Philippe Etienne ’03体育投注开户 – Montreal Impact – five year player on the Montreal Impact B team
Rodrigo Barboza ’05体育投注开户 – Dickinson College – Three year starter and all time Dickinson leader in shutouts and goals against average. Centennial Conference Honorable Mention as a junior and 2nd Team honors as a senior. Consecutive visits to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history as a junior and senior, including first tournament win
Chris Taft ’05体育投注开户 – captained his semi-pro indoor team (PASL Premier division with the Louisville Rayo) to the National Championship tournament in 2011-2012
Alex Shipper ’07 – Gettysburg College – three year letterman as a goalkeeper
Francois Anderson ’08 – Columbia University – Standout four year starter as a midfielder during a remarkable Ivy League career
Nick Faber ’08 – Columbia University – Four year letter winner. Started majority of matches his junior year and started his senior year before injury woes
Alston Eldridge ’08体育投注开户 – Elmira College – Four year letter winner, making vast contributions as a back and forward, scoring two goals in his final three career matches. Even started two matches in goal earlier in his career
Richie Edmondson ’09 – Mercer University – four year letter winner and consistent contributor as a forward and midfielder. Three goals already in his senior year, including a tally against NC State
Alex Marecki ’10 – Bowdoin College – played in almost every match in his first two seasons, including a NCAA Final Four appearance as a first year
Ameer Yusuf ’10体育投注开户 – Earlham College – leading goal scorer in his first two years with Earlham
Oscar Umar ’11体育投注开户 – Villanova University – consistent starter in the central midfield. Named to the All-Big East Rookie Team in 2011. Named "Philly Soccer 6 Player of the Week" in mid-September, 2012, helping Villanova to their best start in the program’s history
Bernard Abagali ’11体育投注开户 – Hobart College – consistent starter in the central midfield. Named Honorable Mention ECAC West as a first year
Adam Beek ’11 – Skidmore College – consistent starter in his first two years with Skidmore. Named Liberty League Player of the Week in late September 2012
Kenny Doublette ’11 – Southern New Hampshire University – has played in every game for nationally ranked Div II power SNHU
Tom Mangels ’11 – Roger Williams University – two year letterman – has posted a 4-1 record thus far as a starter in 2012 including 3 clean sheets
Nick Sorice ’11体育投注开户 – Bates College – consistent starter as a first year in 2011. Played in the PDL league the past two summer for the u-20 Westchester Flames
Hugh Watanabe ’11体育投注开户 – Lake Forest College – saw the field in most matches as a first year and one of the key substitutes for the team as a second year
Mario Hyman ’12 – Skidmore College – has started every match as a first year
Rasheem Eccleston ’12 – Concordia University - prized recruit as a centerback and midfielder, starting and playing 90 minutes as a first year centerback
Sam Finegold ’12 – Macalester College – has worked his way into the starting 11 as a central midfielder early in his first year