PolyAthletics

Girls’ Soccer

2021-2022 APPLICATION OPENS September 8, 2020

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 two 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 will continue her soccer career at the University of Florida. 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 Coaches

Kristin Cannon
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800 ext. 3651
Education: Assumption College, BA; Springfield College, M.Ed.; University of New England, Ed.D

Cannon was a three-sport standout in high school in Rhode Island, earning All State honors and captaining her soccer, basketball, and softball teams. She continued her soccer career at Assumption College in Massachusetts, twice competing in the NCAA Sweet 16 and conference championships. Cannon earned numerous awards, including All-Region, All-Conference, and the Reverend Desautel award for Premier Senior Student-Athlete. She launched her coaching career at her alma mater in 2008 where she coached for two seasons, before moving on to a graduate assistant position at Springfield College while working toward her Master’s in Sport Management and Recreation. Upon earning her master’s in 2012, Cannon served as an the Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development,, faculty member, and head coach at Vermont’s Division III Johnson State College. She then moved on to be a NCAA Division I assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati, LIU Brooklyn, and Xavier University. In her 11-year college coaching career, Cannon coached five All-Americans, eight All-Region, 26 All-Conference, and 42 All-Academic student-athletes. She coached two players who are currently playing professionally in Spain and France, and one player who earned her first cap for the Canadian Women’s National Team in November 2019. Cannon has coached student-athletes who have played for their national teams in seven countries.  Cannon joined Poly as Girls’ Soccer Head Coach and Assistant Athletic Director in 2018, before taking over as AD the following summer. “I’ve been fortunate to come in at a really exciting time,” she says. “I’ve been working with fantastic leaders who support and challenge each other as we look to push the Poly athletics programs to elite levels.” Cannon recently earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of New England and holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in coaching. 

Soccer Facilities

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

Poly Varsity Girls Soccer team playing on the main field
Poly Girls Soccer athletes jumping into the air
Featured Athletes

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, Sydney committed to compete in the SEC at the University of Florida and helped lead Poly to their first two NYSAIS championships

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.

Lolita Mafoud ‘20

“...winning the NYSAIS championship. I’ve never been a part of a group who wanted to win as much as Girls’ Varsity Soccer wanted to win. The emotions I felt that night and the unity I felt with my teammates is something I’ll never forget.”
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