Kent Girls Athletics has a history of excellence competing in New England's Class A Division. Kent Volleyball was founded in the fall of 2018 where the team finished the inaugural season 11-1 playing a combination of both Varsity and JV programs across the league. As Kent’s Volleyball program enters its second season, they will play a highly competitive schedule against all Varsity teams, our goal is to build a strong foundational program for future growth as we compete as a Class A school in the Founders League, the highest level in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
Kent Volleyball is widely supported by the Kent community and has access to state-of-the-art facilities. Kent has two indoor volleyball courts, one beach volleyball court, an incredible fitness center, and a varsity team weight room. When we aren’t on the court putting in work, you can find our team in the varsity weight room with our strength and conditioning coach: Jim Zibro on Mondays and Thursdays, or doing community service before practice every Friday.
Coach Padroff graduated from Cheshire Academy and Springfield College, and enters her first season as Head Volleyball Coach at Kent School. She served as the Assistant Volleyball and Softball Coach at Cheshire Academy last year, and was the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Wilbraham and Monson Academy in 2016. She began playing volleyball in 6th grade and from there played on club and travel teams, had three championship game appearances and two championship titles. She won MVP for the Cheshire Academy Volleyball team her senior year as libero, and went on to play one year of college volleyball and softball at Simmons University, then transferred to Springfield College where she decided to focus on her education and softball. She played three years at Springfield College as a varsity starter, and was selected her junior and senior year to be the softball team representative of the Student-Athlete Leadership Team and was the recipient of the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team Award. Both sportsmanship and leadership are two major components to her coaching philosophy, and she looks forward to sharing these skills throughout the season and beyond. She strives to create a positive, hardworking environment and help to mold each and every member of the team to become a better player and person not only on the court, but off the court as well. She has a huge passion for volleyball, and looks forward to growing this program into a Championship team. At Kent, Coach Padroff lives in downtown Kent, works in admissions, and will be the assistant softball coach in the spring.
Contact Coach Kayla Padroff