College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Soccer


OVERVIEW

The 2018 varsity soccer team has a talented roster of 14 returning players and seven new faces. Throughout the preseason, the team has worked hard, learned a new system, and has shown a lot of excitement during each session. Even during the hot summer days, the student-athletes have pushed themselves physically and mentally as they start their quest of bringing the championship banner back to Holton. After crushing defeats the past two years in the ISL championship game, to say that this team is on a mission is an understatement!

As the coaching staff and team prepares for a grueling ISL schedule, we understand the importance of working together as one unit. Through numerous drills and small sided games, we have focused on our offensive and defensive ‘shape’ as the game shifts from side to side. In addition, we have worked tirelessly on cycling the ball, playing the game with pace, and most importantly, playing for one another.

Captains Virginia Asher ’19 and Francesca Cetta ’20 are eager to set the pace with this talented group and the coaches are confident that they will do an outstanding job leading both on and off the field.

The team and coaching staff is looking forward to seeing you at our games and we thank you for all your wonderful support. Go Panthers!

SCHEDULE

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score
Varsity Soccer vs.
Georgetown Day School
Home
Varsity Soccer vs.
Episcopal High School
Away Tie 1-1
Varsity Soccer vs.
Walter Johnson High School
Home Tie 1-1
Varsity Soccer vs.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes School
Home Loss 0-3
Varsity Soccer vs.
Holy Child
Away Loss 2-3
Varsity Soccer vs.
Bullis School
Home Loss 2-3
Varsity Soccer vs.
Georgetown Visitation
Home Loss 0-3
Varsity Soccer vs.
Flint Hill School - US
Home Loss 0-2
Varsity Soccer vs.
National Cathedral School
Away Loss 3-4
Varsity Soccer vs.
St. Andrew's School
Away Win 2-0
Varsity Soccer vs.
Episcopal High School
Away Loss 0-4
Varsity Soccer vs.
Maret School
Home Win 1-0
Varsity Soccer vs.
Madeira School
Away Win 2-1
Varsity Soccer vs.
Potomac School
Home Loss 0-3
Varsity Soccer
ISL Tourney First Round vs Maret
Home Win 3-1
Varsity Soccer
ISL Semi Finals vs SSSAS
Away Loss 0-1

ROSTER

Roster

# Name Position Class
Virginia Asher 2019
Francesca Cetta 2020
Samantha Curley 2020
Delia Curran 2021
Troy Dyer 2020
Gillian Farland 2020
Clare Flood 2020
Paige Gusek 2022
Kate Hallbach 2022
Dani Kane 2021
Kaley Katz 2020
Tara Kimiavi 2019
Maria Klick 2021
Lily Muhlbaum 2022
Mika Mwendwa 2019
Daniella Nichols 2022
Ella Raineri 2020
Leyla Rasheed 2022
Lily Talieh 2021
Kayla Twedt 2019
Maya Valmon 2020

COACHES

Head Coach: Ben Ferry
Ben.Ferry@holton-arms.edu

Coach Ferry is born and raised a Washingtonian. While attending Walt Whitman High School (Bethesda, MD), Ferry was named The Washington Post’s All-Metropolitan Player of the year, All State, All County, Gatorade Player of the Year, and both Gatorade and NSCAA All-American. Ferry attended the George Washington University on a Division I athletic scholarship; where he went on to achieve All Atlantic-10 Conference First team honors during his sophomore and junior years, as well as All-South Atlantic Regional Second Team Honors during the same respective years. During the 1996 season, Ferry set the Division I record for most assists in a season at 24, which stands to this day. In 1999, Ferry was drafted by D.C. United of Major League Soccer in the third round of the supplemental draft. He was eventually loaned out to the Hershey Wildcats of the A-League, where he played from 1999-2001.

After retiring from Professional sports due to a severe back injury, Ferry began his coaching career in 2004 and has worked with several youth clubs over the last 10 years in the Washington D.C. Metro area. In 2013, he took the reigns as head coach of Holton-Arms where his team won an ISL Championship during his inaugural year. He currently lives in the Brightwood section of D.C. with his wife Lauren and son Paul. Mr. Ferry teaches Upper School Painting and Drawing.


Assistant Coach: Jacquie Fernandes

AWARDS

Past Awards

2017

2017 Team Awards

Most Valuable Player: Rayne Layton ‘18
Most Improved Player: Gillian Farland ‘20
Coaches Award: Kate Gusek ‘18

ISL Honors
Rayne Layton ‘18
Francesca Cetta ‘20

2016

2016 Team Awards

Most Valuable Player: Olivia Kane ‘17
Most Improved Player: Troy Dyer ‘20
Coaches Award: Alexandra Fraser ‘17

ISL Honors: Olivia Kane ‘17

All-Met Honorable Mention
Olivia Kane ‘17

2015

2015 Team Awards
Most Valuable Player - Olivia Thomas ‘16
Most Improved Player - Alex Steelman ‘17
Coaches Award - Cameron Lee ‘16

ISL Honors
1st Team: Olivia Thomas ‘16
Honorable Mention: Alexandra Fraser ‘17

2014

Team Honors
Most Valuable Player - Stephanie Bloom ‘15
Most Improved Player - Alexandra Fraser ‘17
Coaches Award - Katie Taylor ‘15

ISL Honors
Stephanie Bloom ‘15