2019 Girls Collegiate Staff
Coaches are still setting their summer recruiting calendars so this list is not yet complete. The following schools have already committed for 2019 camps and more will be added in the coming weeks. Check out our Past Staff page for a list of schools who are likely to be added to staff. Updated: 12/30/2018
CORD FARMER – former Dartmouth College assistant coach
Cord Farmer is the co-director of Collegiate Soccer Academy’s girls programs and serves as assistant coach for the Dartmouth women's soccer team. Farmer joined Dartmouth in 2015, making the 2018 campaign his fourth on staff. At Dartmouth, Farmer is responsible for the field players, coordinating recruiting and aiding in the women's soccer office and helped lead the program to a 10-5-2 overall finish in 2018.
Prior to joining Dartmouth, Farmer served as the top assistant for University of Nevada and head women's soccer coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for six seasons. During his time at RPI, Farmer led the Engineers to their first conference championship. more>>
NELLIE PINEAULT – Babson College
Nellie Pineault is in her ninth season as the head women’s soccer coach at Babson College. Each of the last nine seasons, she has led the team to the conference tournament and in 2015, the NCAA tournament.
A 1999 graduate of Saint Michael’s College, Pineault served as an assistant coach for the Beavers from 2004-09 before becoming just the fifth head coach in program history prior to the 2010 campaign. Pineault led Babson to an 11-7-2 mark and a spot in the NEWMAC Tournament final in her first season at the helm in 2010. more>>
AMANDA HAMILTON – Smith College
A new capture for Smith College and a graduate of St. Lawrence University, 2018 marks Amanda Hamilton's is entering her first year at Smith. Hamilton previously worked three years on the Bates coaching staff. She played four years of varsity soccer at St. Lawrence and was part of program that saw its first NCAA championships appearance since 1989 as well as two consecutive Liberty League finals appearances.
Hamilton also coaches with the Seacoast Girls' Soccer Clubs Junior Academy Program. During her playing career, Hamilton earned All-Academic Liberty League honors all four years at St. Lawrence.
RACHEL MORELAND – Boston College
Rachel Moreland arrived at Boston College in January of 2019 after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at Colorado College. She has joined new head coach Jason Lowe and assistant Jami Kranich this winter.
While at Colorado College, Moreland helped the Tigers qualify for the Mountain West Tournament for the first time since 2015. In her two years, the team's RPI went from 200 to 64 and saw their first player go pro since 2015. Under Moreland’s two campaigns with the Tigers, she helped guide midfielder Lauren Millliet to get drafted in the 2nd round of the NWSL, 14th overall. more>>
MARY SHIMKO – Brandeis University
Mary Shimko joined the Brandeis women’s soccer coaching staff in early 2017. In her first season on the sidelines, she helped the Judges to the second round of the NCAA tournament. In 2018, the Judges finished 12-5 overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, marking the fifth-straight tournament bid.
Shimko came to Brandeis after spending one season as an assistant coach for College of the Holy Cross. Prior to her time at Holy Cross, Shimko spent two seasons as an assistant coach for Smith College, where she helped the Pioneers to a pair of NEWMAC Tournament appearances. more>>
ZAC SHAW – Clarkson University
The Clarkson University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Zac Shaw as the new head coach for the Golden Knights' Women's Soccer program for the 2019 season. Shaw replaces three-year head coach Kelsey Yam, who departed for a position at Hofstra in April. Shaw spent the last year with the University of Rochester Women's Soccer program as the team's first assistant coach, helping the Yellow jackets finish with a 9-8-1 record and a berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Shaw brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at both the Division I and Division III levels. Prior to his season with Rochester, he spent seven years as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Connecticut. more>>
CHRISTINE SILVA – Endicott College
Christine Silva completed her second season as an assistant coach with the Endicott womens program in 2018-19. Prior to joining Endicott, Silva served as assistant coach at nearby Lasell College from 2013-16. During that span, the Lasers went 65-17-6 overall (.773), 41-0-3 in conference play (.966), won four GNAC Championships, and made four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Silva was a standout out student-athlete at Endicott. She was selected to the All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) teams following her junior and senior seasons and appeared in all 92 games during her Endicott career, garnering starts in 90 of the contests. more>>
MARTIN DESMARAIS – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martin Desmarais, a four-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year honoree and two-time United Soccer Coaches New England Regional Coach of the Year, is in his 11th season at the helm of MIT’s women’s soccer program.
Desmarais first joined the program as an assistant coach in 2005. Since then, he has led MIT to four NEWMAC Championship titles, seven consecutiuve regular season crowns and eight NCAA tournament appearances. In 2018, he lead the program to a 17-3-3 overall finish, a conference championship and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Desmarais has his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, as well as NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diploma. more>>
MARK SIENKO – Middlebury College
Sienko joined the staff in the summer of 2015. A local product from Shelburne, Vermont, Sienko brings extensive soccer experience to the program as both player and coach.
A standout at perennial powerhouse Champlain Valley Union High School and then playing club soccer at the University of Vermont, he went on to play professionally in Poland for Stal Rzeszow ZKS and also in Northern Ireland for Coleraine FC.
TAYLOR BOOTH – New York University
Taylor Booth is in her third year as an assistant coach of the New York University women’s soccer team. She is responsible for working with the Violet goalkeepers, as well as in all aspects of coaching and recruiting. In 2018, Booth helped lead NYU to its fifth consecutive winning season and advanced to the NCAA tournament.
Booth came to NYU after one season as an assistant coach of the women’s soccer team at NCAA Division I Siena College, where she helped lead the Saints to the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship and automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
KYLE BAK – Providence College
Kyle Bak embarks on his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Providence College women's soccer program. Prior to his arrival at Providence, Bak was an assistant coach at the University of New Hampshire in 2013.
Bak began his coaching career at Salve Regina University as an assistant coach for the men's program during the 2010 season. Bak originally joined the Providence College women's soccer program in 2011 as an assistant coach, primarily working with the goalkeepers.
Additionally, Bak worked as a RDS Technical Staff Coach with the New England Revolution Youth Academy, a scout with the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Academy Teams and a Technical Director with Hopkins Youth Soccer. more>>
TIM MOODY – Roger Williams University
Tim Moody joined the Roger Williams University Women’s Soccer program as head coach in 2011 and has continued to showcase the Hawks as one of the top teams in New England. Most recently, Moody lead the program to the conference tournament in 2018 and in 2017 he lead the team to a Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, the team’s third appearance in 4 years.
Moody came to Roger Williams after having spent five seasons as the head coach at SUNY Potsdam, where he became the winningest coach in the history of the program with 41 career wins. Moody also holds numerous coaching certifications including a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” License, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and an English Football Association (FA) Coaching Certificate. more>>
DANI BRITT – Smith College
Dani Britt will enter her second season as a graduate assistant coach with the Smith College soccer team during the 2018-19 academic year. While assisting head coach Jeannette Boudway, Britt will also be working to obtain a Master's degree in Exercise and Sport Studies. Britt comes to Smith College after one season as an assistant coach with the RIT soccer program, where she worked primarily with goalkeepers. more>>
JENNIFER DIMOS – Smith College
Jen Dimos will enter her second season as a graduate assistant coach with the Smith College soccer team during the 2018-19 academic year. While assisting head coach Jeannette Boudway, Dimos will also be working to obtain a Master's degree in Exercise and Sport Studies. Dimos comes to Smith after a successful four-year playing career at Division III DePauw University. more>>
PETER MCDONNELL – University of Maine (Orono)
On June 15, 2016, head women's soccer coach Scott Atherley announced the addition of assistant coach Peter McDonnell. A native of The Republic of Ireland, McDonnell began his coaching career at the age of 16, when he ran camps for the youth soccer club of which his father and grandfather formed in 1975 in Peter's hometown of Killala in County Mayo.
In 2010, McDonnell moved to the United States to pursue a Sports Management and Coaching career with Global Premier Soccer (GPS) in Massachusetts. At GPS, McDonnell worked within the human resources department and was also the Director of Coaching within Southern Massachusetts where he led the Lady Crusaders' teams to the state semifinals in 2012. more>>
MIRA NOVAK – University of Massachusetts (Lowell)
Mira Novak is in his first season as interim head coach in 2018 after joining the River Hawks in the summer of 2017 as an assistant coach. A UEFA A license holder, Novak has coached at the university level in the USA, Canada and United Kingdom. Novak has coached players at all levels of the game from grassroots to university and youth national team athletes. While completing his coaching and university qualifications, he worked in a youth academy in the Czech Republic before moving to Canada.
As an Associate Head Coach with the men’s and women’s programs at St. Francis Xavier University, Novak established himself as a credible performance coach after demonstrating his level of expertise at the CIS level. After leading an affiliated senior club team to its first playoff appearance, he received the Nova Scotia Coach of the Year award. more>>
MEREDITH CAREY – Wentworth Institute of Technology
Meredith Carey is in her second season at the helm of the Wentworth women’s soccer program. Carey’s first season at Wentworth saw the Leopards post a 6-11-1 record, including its sixth straight appearance in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament.
Prior to joining the Leopards' staff in 2017, Carey spent seven seasons as an assistant coach with Babson College, helping them to a 76-39-22 (.635) record. In her seven seasons on the sideline, Babson won 10 or more games five times, including posting a 14-4-5 record in 2015. more>>
KEITH SIMONS – Wesleyan University
Keith Simons enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Wesleyan women’s soccer program in 2019 after previously serving as the head men’s soccer coach at The Sage Colleges for the last three years. His first season with the Gators proved to be very successful, as Keith guided the team back to the Skyline Conference Championship game, while coaching two Skyline Conference All-Star players. He followed his first year with a 10-6-2 overall record in 2017, en route to the Empire 8 Conference Championship game. more>>
STEPH RILEY-SCHAFER – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Steph Riley-Schafer, who touts five winning seasons and NEWMAC tournament appearances, brings a 55-28-14 (.639) record into her sixth season at the helm of the Engineers in 2018.
Prior to Riley-Schafer coming to WPI she was the top assistant at Division I Wagner College. She also spent three seasons as an assistant at Curry College where she helped the Colonels reached the CCC Tournament in 2008 and 2010. Riley-Schafer also spent five seasons with the Boston Breakers serving as the Senior Team Coordinator, Equipment Manager, Team Manager and Director of Operations over those five seasons. more>>
SCOTT BLACK – Boston University
Co-director of Girls Collegiate Soccer Academy
In addition to serving as full-time Associate Head Coach of the Men's Soccer Program for Boston University, Scott Black is Director of the Boys Collegiate Soccer Academy (CSA) and co-directs the Girls CSA. Black joined the BU terriers in 2007 and previously served as assistant coach for Virginia Tech and Penn State University. At Boston University, Black spends most of his time as the recruiting coordinator, scouting and training the team, but also assists in all facets of the soccer program, including budgeting, academic advising, scheduling and fundraising. more>>
Boston College - ACC
Providence College - Big East
University of Maine - America East
University of Massachusetts Lowell - America East
Yale - Ivy League
Babson College - NEWMAC
Brandeis University - ECAC
Caltech - SCIAC
Clarkson University - Liberty
Endicott College - CCC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - NEWMAC
Middlebury College - NESCAC
New York University (NYU) - UAA
Roger Williams University - CCC
Smith College - NEWMAC
Wentworth Institute of Technology - GNAC
Wesleyan University - NESCAC
Worcester Polytech. Inst. (WPI) - NEWMAC