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Program Overview

Girls’ Soccer Program Overview

While enjoying many highlights since the launch of the program in 2000, Poly Girls’ Soccer has flourished in the last several years. The Blue Devils won their first NYSAIS championship in school history in Fall 2018 and repeated the feat in 2019 while also adding the Ivy Prep League title to their list of accomplishments. A talented roster helped fuel the success—All-State, and All-Ivy Prep League Devon Olive ’19 went on to play for nationally ranked Penn State and two time All-American Sydney Urban ’20 continues her soccer career at the University of Maryland. The team has garnered several national awards, including the United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award, one of only 26 teams to earn the award in the entire country, the Team Academic Award, and the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. 

Can’t make it to the pitch? Families and friends can stream Blue Devil soccer action via Locallive.tv and On-Demand video. 

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Girls’ Soccer Highlights

2018 First Girls’ Soccer NYSAIS Championship title in school history
2019 NYSAIS Champions
2019 Ivy Prep League Champions
2018 United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award a national award for winning percentage, academic recognition, and ethics and sportsmanship. One of only 26 girls’ teams in America to earn the award
2018 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
2018 United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award
Girls’ Soccer Coach

Tara Heatley
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800
Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University, BASM

Head Girls’ Soccer Coach Tara Heatley joined Poly Prep in 2022. Former head coach of the women’s soccer team at Pratt Institute, Heatley coached their 2021-22 team to the most wins Pratt has had since the program’s inception in 2016. Heatley also coaches at the Girls Academy program at Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) where she is Head Coach of 06/05 High School team, along with assisting with the DUSC Women’s team. Prior to her professional coaching roles, Heatley was a four-year member of the Division 1 soccer program at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). During her time there, she helped the team deliver 46 wins over four years including 16 in one year – a program record. Heatley earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from FDU in 2018. 

Soccer Facilities

Poly soccer teams practice and compete at the Steinberg Athletic Complex. 

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Poly Varsity Girls Soccer team playing on the main field
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Featured Athletes

Tess Sutter ’21

Tess competed with her Bucknell Bisons in the NCAA tournament and won a Patriot League championship in 2021. Tess was a valued member of the 2019 girls' soccer team who earned an Ivy Prep League Championship and NYSAIS Championship.

Tessa Weiss ’21

Tessa won an Ivy Prep League and NYSAIS Championship while at Poly. Upon graduation, she took her talents to the University of Vermont where she helped lead her team to the America East Championship and NCAA Tournament in 2021.

Sydney Urban '20

She started playing Poly soccer in 8th grade and finished her high school career as one of the most heavily recruited soccer players in her class. A two-time All-American, she helped lead Poly to their first two NYSAIS championships. Sydney committed to compete in the SEC at the University of Florida but transferred to University of Maryland in 2022.

Devon Olive ‘19

Devon earned numerous awards in her time on the pitch for the Blue Devils. Being an All-State and All-Ivy Prep League student-athlete, and earning the United Soccer Coaches Senior Excellence Award, a national award, Devon helped lead Poly to its first-ever NYSAIS championship in 2018. After graduating, Devon took her talents to Penn State, where she is a member of the nationally ranked Nittany Lions. Devon was a member of the 2019 team that won the Big 10 championship against Michigan and reached the NCAA Tournament.
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