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Competitive At All Levels–Six Recent Alums Find Success Playing College Soccer


For such a small school, Waring has had a remarkable track record of preparing soccer players for collegiate success.

"Being a small school gives our student athletes many opportunities to be involved, to be leaders, to be improving on a consistent basis in all areas," said Mike Kersker, Waring's Director of Athletics. "This spills over nicely to their on-field development. I see it in all of our alumni athletes who have found success after Waring."

This fall, six Waring School graduates are playing meaningful minutes for college soccer teams across the Northeast. 

Alumni Athletes-5-1During just the first week of October alone, Aidan Wood ’16 scored four goals and assisted two others for the Hamilton College Continentals. His play earned him NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Player of the Week recognition as well as a NESCAC Player of the Week award. He leads the Continentals in points and ranks second in his conference in goals scored.

Waring classmates Kyle Patrick ’16 and Nick Wigglesworth ’16 are also playing great soccer for Hobart College. 

Alumni Athletes-2-1Nick has started every game for Hobart and has recorded one assist and contributed to a defense that has posted seven shutouts. Last year, Nick received Hobart's Arnold Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award for his tremendous contributions to the Hobart community on and off of the soccer field.

Alumni Athletes-1-6Kyle has appeared in every game for Hobart and has assisted one goal for the Statesman who have outscored their opponents 20-8 so far this season. The Statesman are 9-3-1 and rank second in the competitive Liberty League athletic conference.

Alumni Athletes-6-1Amanda Adams ’17 has started every game this season for William Smith Soccer, helping lead the Herons to a 9-1-1 record and a spot atop the Liberty League athletic conference. So far this season, the midfielder has assisted two goals and scored another.

Alumni Athletes-4-1Jared Wood ’18 plays collegiate soccer in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, one of the most competitive conferences in Division III athletics. The defenseman has played in every game for Colby College this season, scoring a goal against the University of New England.

Alumni Athletes-7-1Recent graduate Elizabeth Patrick ’19 has quickly made a name for herself at Bates College. After coming off the bench during the first two games of the season, Elizabeth has been promoted to the starting lineup for every game since. She has scored two goals recently, including one in a win over the University of Maine at Farmington.

Graham Pearsall
Written by Graham Pearsall

Waring School's Communications Manager