girls soccer team celebrating.

Fall

Soccer – Girls Varsity

At BB&N, the girls soccer program trains and demands every player to be technically and tactically sound. We overlay this with a strong emphasis on developing a cohesive team approach to each practice and game.

Team Highlights

  • 5x NESPAC Champions (4 straight)
  • 6x ISL Champions (3 straight)
  • All-ISL Honors Caitlin Mara ’24 (first-team ISL and NEPSAC), Francesca Valverde ’23 (NEPSAC Player of the Year, All-NEPSAC, first-team ISL and NEPSAC) Maeve Theobald ’25 (first-team ISL and NEPSAC)
  • ISL MVP: Caitlin Mara ’24 (Co-MVP), ISL Honorable Mention Sophia Recupero ’24 (second team), Samantha Mahoney ’24 (second team), Ava Venuti ’23 (second team), Caitlin Mara ‘24 All American
  • Results
  • Coaches
Date Opponent Location Result Score
9/2/23 vs. Natick High School Home
9/6/23 vs. Dexter Southfield School Home N/A
9/10/23 @ Rivers School N/A
9/13/23 vs. Northfield Mount Hermon School Home N/A
9/20/23 @ Worcester Academy Worcester Academy Win 3-0
9/23/23 vs. Pingree School Home Win 4-3
9/27/23 @ Noble & Greenough School Noble & Greenough School Win 1-0
9/30/23 @ Phillips Exeter Academy Phillips Exeter Academy N/A
10/4/23 vs. St. Mark’s School Home Win 4-0
10/6/23 @ Governor’s Academy Governor's Academy Win 6-0
10/11/23 vs. Rivers School Home Win 4-0
10/13/23 @ Milton Academy Milton Academy Win 3-0
10/18/23 vs. Tabor Academy Home Win 5-3
10/20/23 vs. Groton School Home Win 8-0
10/26/23 @ Phillips Exeter Academy Phillips Exeter Academy Win 8-0
11/15/23 vs. Tournament Home Loss 1-2

Hayley Katkowski

Coach Hayley Katkowski leads the BB&N GVS team with her experience of coaching elite club soccer at FC Stars of Massachusetts and previously, as an assistant coach for the Bedford Varsity Girls program for two seasons (2021, 2022). She focuses on player development, motivational leadership, and the importance of each player in the collective team. Originally from Westford, MA, Coach Katkowski played at Rutgers University where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain on the women’s soccer team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in sports management in 2015. While there, she was recognized by the Big East Conference, American Athletic Conference, and Big Ten Conference with preseason and postseason honors from 2012-2015. As a senior, Coach Katkowski led Rutgers to the program’s first-ever Final Four College Cup appearance in 2015. Post college, she played professionally for the Boston Breaker reserves and overseas for the FC Slovacko’s Women’s team in the first division in the Czech Republic and for Sandviken IF in Sweden. She holds a USSF Class D license.

Kindyll Dorsey

Coach Dorsey has served as girls’ varsity basketball coach and Associate Director of Athletics since rejoining BB&N full-time in 2018. She previously served as head coach of the program from 2012 to 2014. Prior to her return to BB&N, Dorsey was the assistant women’s basketball coach at Northeastern University. She also served as a head coach in the New England Crusaders AAU program from 2007 and 2014. Under her direction, she aided elite high school student-athletes in improving their conceptual understanding of the game while providing them with a platform to continue academics and athletics at the collegiate level. Dorsey was also head coach at Merrimack High School, where she was nominated for New Hampshire Coach of the Year during the 2008-09 season. A four-year letter winner and captain of the women’s basketball team at Boston College, Dorsey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in 2007. During her career, she helped the Eagles win the 2004 BIG EAST championship and make three NCAA tournament appearances, including two trips to the regional semifinals (2004, 2006). Dorsey also played professionally for the Sandyford Meteors in Sandyford, Ireland in 2008. Coach Dorsey takes great pride in mentoring student-athletes in their academic, athletic, and social experiences.

Jen Mckinley

The Girl’s Varsity Soccer Team at Buckingham Browne and Nichols Schools is a part of the Independent School League (ISL) as well as the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class “A” Division.

The BB&N Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team is looking forward to another challenging season after a 19–1 record and facing tough competition en route to winning another NEPSAC and ISL Championship. After losing some rockstar seniors, our other exceptional players are ready to fill their shoes and take on another season of stiff competition any try to win a third-straight NEPSAC and ISL crown.

Following their preseason, the team will compete in the very challenging ISL conference filled with top college talent. The non-league schedule is equally impressive featuring many other top NEPSAC schools. The 2023 opponents will come from three of the six New England states. The roster will rely on all four classes to compete with all opposition.