Soccer - Girls' Varsity

A Commitment to Excellence

The Girls' Soccer program has a long history of success and has enjoyed a winning season each year since 1997. We belong to the Women's Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WWNEPSSA). We compete in the Class B division of that 48 team league. However, we play one third of our games against teams from the Class A division. We are also members of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), and we have qualified for the New England Tournament each year since 1997. This postseason tournament includes teams from all six New England states.

Our commitment to excellence was certainly apparent during the 2010 season as the team finished the regular season ranked No. 1 out of the 48 teams and were named WWNEPSSA League Champions. At the same time, the team earned the WWNEPSSA Class B title.



The Girls' Soccer program uses the ideals of the Trustees Cup, which they won in 2008, as their model each season. The Trustees Cup is awarded annually to the Academy team best achieving the ideals of interscholastic athletics: a winning record, academic achievement, sportsmanship, team spirit, and leadership off the field.



Senior Day 2018



2

Julia

Pelletier

2021

Monson

MA

3

Kasey

Reed

2020

West Springfield

MA

4

Betelihem

Stevens

2020

Kittery

ME

5

Ashley

Ambrosino

2020

Mendon

MA

6

Julia

Grocott

2019

East Longmeadow

MA

7

Maria

Baltazar

2019

Ludlow

MA

8

Kathryn

Cronin

2020

Northborough

MA

9

Julia

Ferrero

2019

East Longmeadow

MA

10

Sarah

Malandrinos

2022

Wilbraham

MA

11

Gabrielle

Zebrowski

2022

Ludlow

MA

12

Morgan

Wesson

2021

Monson

MA

13

Maia

Hutcheson-Jones

2019

Wilbraham

MA

14

Kya

Monette

2020

Belchertown

MA

15

Korenna

Weiss

2022

Chicopee

MA

16

Cecily

Etti

2021

Monson

MA

18

Cara

Murphy

2022

Springfield

MA

19

Victoria

Hintlian

2019

Natick

MA

20

Emma

Curley

2020

Wilbraham

MA

21

Theresa

Kervick

2020

East Longmeadow

MA

22

Asha

Puri

2020

Westfield

MA

23

Delaney

Miles

2021

Longmeadow

MA

27

Margaret

Donahue

2020

East Longmeadow

MA

No players were found for this team

Head Coach Don Nicholson '79 has a long history at Wilbraham & Monson Academy. He has been at the Academy for 29 years as a history teacher, Director of Alumni & Development and currently as Director of Athletics. He's the former chair of the History Department.

Don is a 1979 graduate of WMA and has coached soccer here since 1983. He served as the assistant boys’ coach for 11 years and has been the Head Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach since 1995. He has also served as Head Coach of the Boys' Varsity Lacrosse and the Varsity Swimming & Diving teams, and coached within the basketball program.

Don is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and holds the NSCAA National Diploma for coaching (awarded in 1997). He earned the NSCAA/adidas New England Coach of the Year Award for High School Girls Private/Parochial in 2001.

Coaching Record (1995-2018)

257 wins, 92 losses, 37 ties

Contact Information

Don Nicholson

423 Main Street

Wilbraham, MA 01095

413.596.9124

dnicholson@WMA.us

Coaching Staff

Don Nicholson '79
Sommer Mahoney '11


Women’s Western New England Prep School Soccer Association

  • New England Champions - 2000, 2001
  • New England Finalists - 1999, 2005, 2008, 2014
  • WWNEPSSA Cup - League champions 2010
  • WWNEPSSA Class B Champions - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • WWNEPSSA Class M Champions - 2004, 2007
  • WWNEPSSA Class S Champions - 1982, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003
  • WMA Trustees Cup winners (scholarship, best record, sportsmanship, leadership, citizenship, team spirit) - 2008-2009
  • New England Tournament Appearances - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2018
  • WWNEPSSA All League - Morgan Wesson '21, Theresa Kervick '20
  • WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention - Delaney Miles '21, Julia Pelletier '21
  • NEPSWSA Junior All Stars - Emma Curley '20, Ashley Ambrosino '20

2017

  • WWNEPSSA All League - Maia Hutcheson-Jones '19, Morgan Wesson'21
  • NEPSWSA All Stars - Tori Hintlian '19 , Maria Baltazar '19
2016
  • WWNEPSSA All-Star - Katie Cronin '17, Val MacEachern '17
  • WWNEPSS Honorable Mention - Annika Bruce '17, Mary Sparago '17
  • Massachusetts All-State - Katie Cronin '17

2015

  • WWNEPSSA All-Star - Katie Cronin '17, Annika Bruce '17
  • WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention - Val MacEachern '17

2013

  • Christina Wakefield - WWNEPSSA All-Star, All-Boston Globe, All-Region
  • Tori Bernardo, Steph Bramucci - WWNEPSSA All-Star
  • Alex Baltazar - WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention

2012

  • Christina Wakefield - All-Boston Globe, All-State, WWNEPSSA All-Star
  • Carly Cronin, Julia Beech - WWNEPSSA 1st team
  • Molley Shea, Tori Bernardo, Molly Moran, Brielle Robinson - WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention

2010

  • Brittany Barry - All-American, All-Region, All-Boston Globe, All-State, WWNEPSSA All-Star
  • Rachael Kantor - All-State, WWNEPSSA All-Star
  • Carly Cronin - WWNEPSSA All-Star

2009

  • Brittany Barry - All-American, All-Region, All-Boston Globe, All-State, WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention
  • Megan Cole - All-State, WWNEPSSA All-League
  • Aimee Adamski - WWNEPSSA All-League
  • Rachael Kantor, Sara Vincunas - WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention

2008

  • Brittany Barry - All-Boston Globe, All-Region, All-State, WWNEPSSA All-League
  • Meghan Cole - All-State, WWNEPSSA All-League
  • Ashley McFarlane, Chelby Wakefield - WWNEPSSA Honorable Mention

2007

  • All-State - Lauren Brodeur, Brigida Palatino
  • All-League 1st team - Lauren Brodeur, Brigida Palatino, Emily Vincunas
  • All-League 2nd team - Brittany Batterton, Meghan Cole, Erin Simons

2006

  • All-League 1st team - Lauren Brodeur, Caitlin O'Donnell, Courtney Petrone
  • All-League Honorable Mention - Brigida Palatino, Emily Vincunas

2005

  • All-State - Stacy DaCruz
  • All-League 1st team - Stacy DaCruz, Anna Hart
  • All-League Honorable Mention - Brigida Palatino, Lauren Brodeur

2004

  • All-State - Jessica Bramucci
  • All-League 1st team - Jessica Bramucci, Stacy DaCruz, Anna Hart
  • All-League Honorable Mention - Olivia Clement, Emily Vincunas

Player Honors (since 1995)

  • Brittany Barry ’11 named an All-American by NSCAA and adidas
  • 20 players named to the Massachusetts All-State team
  • 57 players named as WWNEPSSA All-Star
  • 6 players named All-Region by the NSCAA and adidas


WMA players have advanced to play soccer at the following colleges and universities since 1995:
  • American International College
  • Babson College
  • Boston University
  • Catawba College
  • College of St. Rose
  • Connecticut College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Endicott College
  • Fairfield University
  • Keene State College
  • Lynn University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Plattsburg State College
  • Randolph Macon Women’s College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Smith College
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Springfield College
  • Suffolk University
  • Union College
  • University of Hartford
  • University of New England
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Wheaton College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Season Outlook

Williston, Sept. 29

Northfield game, Oct. 17

Westminster game, Oct. 22

Westminster game, Sept. 22

Marianapolis game, Oct. 16

Kimball Union game, Oct. 20

Miss Porter's game, Oct. 29

Scoreboard

vs.
Berkshire School
Away
Win 3-0

After being rained out in our first game, the Titans finally started their competitive game schedule on the road at the Berkshire School. This is always a tough road trip for us and Berkshire always plays a very physical/hard working style of soccer.

Berkshire started with a flourish of very efficient passing tactics, especially in the central midfield spaces. WMA struggled with that early, but Berkshire was still unable to punch through our very strong defensive group of Tori Hintlian '19, Ashley Ambrosino '20, Theresa Kervick '20 and Julia Pelletier '21. Goalkeeper Morgan Wesson '21 also had a very solid game as she recorded the shutout.

The Titans broke through with the first goal of the game. Cara Murphy '22 scored off a nice assist from Delaney Miles '21. The score stood at 1-0 at the break.

The Titans tightened things up in the midfield at the start of the second half and try to disrupt Berkshire's possession game. WMA began to apply more offensive pressure. Murphys scored her second goal, as she was unassisted. The Titan lead was extended as the team played the last 15 to 20 minutes mostly in Berkshire's end of the field. Delaney Miles '21 added the third Titan goal, as she was on the receiving end of a very long punt from Wesson.


vs.
Westminster School
Home
Win 3-1

The Titans played their fist home game of the season against Class A Westminster.

This match is typically fast paced and very physical. This match was no different as the speed of play was at a high level throughout the entire 80 minutes. After the opening whistle, WMA struck quickly as Cara Murphy '22 finished a great through ball from co-captain Maia Hutcheson-Jones '19 with less than a minute gone. Delaney Miles '21 scored three minutes later to give the Titans a 2-0 lead. Murphy secured the assist. This score held up through the halftime break.

Westminster is a talented team and played a strong possession game, especially in the middle of the field. The Titans struggled to stay with some of the fast and technical athletes from Westminster, but the defense did not yield.
The second half started well for the Titans as Murphy scored again with only 1:30 gone. She finished a great pass from Miles. The next 38 minutes saw back and forth action as each team tried to gain the upper hand. Morgan Wesson '21 experienced another great game in goal as she recorded 16 saves. The only flaw came on a penalty shot by Westminster with 15 minutes to play.
The Titan midfield of Maria Baltazar '19, Maia Hutcheson-Jones '19, Julia Grocott '19, Julia Ferrero '19, Emma Curley '20, Kya Monette '20, Kasey Reed '20, Cecily Etti '21 and Korenna Weiss '22 would do yeoman's work throughout the afternoon against the fast and skilled Westminster midfielders.
vs.
Williston Northampton
Home
Win 2-1

The Titans started slow in the first half, but Williston was unable to solve our defense. Goaltender Morgan Wesson '21 had another solid day in the net. The back line of Tori Hintlian '19, Ashley Ambrosino '20, Theresa Kervick '20, Julia Pelletier '21 and Kasey Reed '20 bet but did not break. The Titans had their chances in the first half and finally converted when Delaney Miles '21 popped a floater over the Williston keeper from near the end line. Captain Maria Baltazar '19 received the assist as she played a great pass through the opposing defense.

In the second half, Miles scored her second goal of the game to put the Titans up 2-0. Emma Curley '20 received the assist. Willistonwas awarded a penalty kick with less than a minute to play and the game ended 2-1.
vs.
Cheshire Academy
Away
Tie 1-1

The Titans went on a tough road trip and ended up with a tie with Class B Cheshire. WWNEPSSA divisional games are always tough, as well as very important. Cheshire certainly came to play and they were determined to do well at home on their turf field.

The Titans struggled throughout the day to play well as a unit and we were fortunate to be up 1-0 at the half. Cara Murphy '22 scored the Titan goal and was assisted by Delaney Miles '21.

WMA experienced positive surges at times during the last 40 minutes, but were not be able to put a second goal by the Cheshire goalkeeper. With 18 minutes to play, Cheshire tied the score.
vs.
Marianapolis Prep
Home
Tie 0-0
In what was a very physical and intense match, both teams saw opportunities throughout the afternoon. WMA had several excellent scoring opportunities turned back by a strong effort by the Marianapolis goalkeeper, especially during the second half.

Goaltender Morgan Wesson '21 played a tremendous game in the net for the Titans.

WMA's reserves played a strong role in this match as they helped the Titans sustain efforts offensively and defensively. Julia Ferrero '19, Kasey Reed '20, Kya Monette '20, Beti Stevens '20, Margaret Donahue '20, Cecily Etti '21 and Korenna Weiss '22 all helped the Titans' cause.
vs.
Ethel Walker
Away
Tie 1-1

The Titans struggled early as our opponents started quickly and controlled play during the first portion of the first half. Their efforts paid off as they scored a goal from long range at the 20-minute mark. The Titans fought back as our offensive opportunities increased and Ethel Walker committed a foul in their penalty box near the end of the first half. Cara Murphy '22 executed the PK to tie the game. Both sides struggled to get the go-ahead goal.

vs.
Canterbury School
Away
Tie 0-0

As far as overall driving distance, this was the toughest road trip of the season. The poor condition of the field we were going to play on that day was also not conducive to a good style of soccer. However, the girls were focused on playing well despite the challenging factors of the match. The game was fairly evenly matched and both teams had their opportunities. However, both teams were not able to put the ball in the net. Morgan Wesson '21 had a solid day in goal for us and was there to stop multiple Canterbury scoring opportunities.

WMA is now 3-0-4 in league play.

vs.
Kingswood-Oxford
Away
Loss 1-0

The Titans traveled to West Hartford to play a makeup game with Kingswood. This was a demanding week for the team, as the Titans played three games in six days. It was a miserable rainy day and WMA did not have a great experience on this difficult road trip. The Titans never really got on track and suffered their first loss of the season.

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vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon
Home
Tie 1-1

WMA hosted Class A NMH in what is always a physical and aggressive matchup. The game was fast paced from the start and the momentum shifted continually throughout the match. NMH scored the only goal of the first half, although the Titans had their scoring opportunities.

The second half saw more of the same momentum shifts, as well as an increase in intensity from both squads. WMA finally scored the equalizer, as Maria Baltazar '19 scored off a great assist from Delaney Miles '21.

vs.
Kimball Union Academy
Home
Tie 1-1

The Titans hosted Kimball Union Academy on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on Family Weekend. As are many of our games, this is always a fast-paced, physical affair. This match was also low scoring as the Titans could only secure one tally.from Cara Murphy '22, when she received the assist from Delaney Miles '21. The Titan defense of Tori Hintlian '19, Ashley Ambrosino '20, Theresa Kervick ' 20 and Julia Pelletier '21 held KUA attackers back throughout the afternoon.

WMA is now 3-1-6.

vs.
Pomfret School
Away
Loss 3-0

WMA traveled to Connecticut to play longtime Class B rival. The Titans began the game not playing well and Pomfret made the Titans pay for it. Pomfret scored three goals in the first half from long-range shots, which WMA did not step up to challenge. WMA was determined to have a much better second half and it did, although the Titans were unable to penetrate the opposing defense for any real threatening goal-scoring opportunities.

vs.
Miss Porter's School
Home
Loss 1-0

The Titans went up against the top team in the league and played their best game of the season. Ironically, this would still end up being a loss. WMA played a well planned out, defensive-minded game against their very high-powered offense. WMA only had one letdown, but that was enough to allow them the one chance they needed. The Titans had chances to even the score, but it was not enough. Morgan Wesson '21 had a tremendous game in goal, as she made many outstanding saves.

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vs.
Millbrook School
Home
Win 7-0

The Titan offense came alive, as it scored seven goals against Millbrook. Emma Curley '20 tallied first, with Delaney Miles '21 receiving the assist. Delaney scored the next goal and was be assisted by Theresa Kervick '20. Delaney scored the next one on an assist from Cara Murphy '22. Cara scored the next two, one on a penalty kick and the second on an assist from Delaney. Delaney secured her hat trick on the team's sixth goal (unassisted) to end the first half.

The Titans worked to play more possession in the second half and not really look to focus on offense with a 6-0 lead. The end result was only one more goal in the second half going to Co-Captain Maia Hutcheson-Jones ‘19.

The Titans are now 4-3-6.

vs.
Cushing Academy
Away
Win 4-0

WMA traveled to Cushing to play a night game. It was an awful night to be outside, not just to play a soccer game. It was senior night for Cushing, so they were certainly eager to have a good outing. The Titans got on track offensively and scored three goals in the first half. Cara Murphy '22 was first, as she received the assist from Julia Pelletier '21 and hit a long range shot right by the goalkeeper. Delaney Miles '21 followed on a beautiful through ball assist from Maia Hutcheson-Jones '19. Cara scored her second of the half and was assisted by Maia.

All Titan players saw playing time during the second half. The Titans scored one more goal and that was secured by senior co-captain Maria Baltazar ’19 about 10 minutes into the half.

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vs.
Deerfield Academy
Away
Tie 1-1

The match with Deerfield is always a tough, physical fast-paced game. It is always even more difficult when WMA is playing at Deerfield. This game saw play and momentum shift back and forth continually throughout the scoreless first half.

Deerfield struck first as WMA gave up a goal with just five minutes gone. WMA changed formations late in the half and shifted players forward offensively. This paid off as Theresa Kervick '20 tied the game up with eight minutes to play. It was a hard fought tie. Our midfield of Maia Hutcheson-Jones '19, Maria Baltazar '19, Emma Curley '20, Julia Grocott ' 19, Kasey Reed '20, Beti Stevens '20, Kya Monette '20, Cecily Etti '21 and Korenna Weiss '22 played a solid game.
vs.
Suffield Academy
Away
Loss 2-1

On the final day of the regular season, the Titans traveled to rival Suffield for an early Saturday afternoon game. Suffield was having a very good season and WMA knew it would be a challenge. Even though WMA did not play all that well at times, the Titans still managed to do enough to keep Suffield at bay. However, in the second half Suffield scored two goals in sequence to take a commanding lead. The Titans fought back. With only five minutes left in the game, Maia Hutcheson-Jones '19 secured the lone Titan goal with a great mid-range shot past the Suffield keeper. WWMA tried desperately to tie the game in the final moments, but to no avail.

The Titans would finish the season with a 5-4-7 record.