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Meredith Carey Named Head Women's Soccer Coach

Meredith Carey Named Head Women's Soccer Coach

BOSTON, Mass – Former Babson College Assistant Women's Soccer Coach and standout student-athlete at Harvard University, Meredith Carey, has been named the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Director of Athletics Cheryl Aaron made the announcement, which is effective immediately.

"It's a great pleasure to welcome Meredith Carey as Wentworth's next women's soccer coach." Aaron said. Meredith's outstanding success as a student athlete at Harvard and experience as an assistant coach at both Northeastern and Babson make her a strong candidate for this position. I would like to thank the members of our search committee for their diligent work in selecting Meredith from a highly qualified pool of candidates."

The third head coach in the program's 20-year history, Carey replaces Bobby Desilets, who stepped down earlier this year to become the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Wheaton (Mass.) College.

Carey spent seven seasons (2010-2016) as an assistant coach on the Beavers' staff, helping Babson to a 76-39-22 (.635) record. In her seven seasons on the sideline, Babson won 10 or more games five times, including posting a 14-4-5 record in 2015, a season which saw the Beavers reach the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference championship game for the second time in her tenure. That season also saw the program earn its first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament and the squad set a program record with 14 shutouts. Carey assisted with all aspects of the program during her time in Babson Park, specifically planning and organizing practices, preparing the team for matches, recruiting, summer camps, and fundraising.

In addition to her coaching duties, Carey served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where she developed strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletes, which included Olympic weight lifting, plyometrics, agility, conditioning, and functional exercise.

Prior to arriving at Babson, Carey spent six seasons as an Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Northeastern University where she helped the Huskies win the 2008 Colonial Athletic Association Championship and advance to the second round of the NCAA Division I Tournament. While at Northeastern she assisted with organizing practices, player development, conditioning, preparation for matches, and recruiting. In addition to winning the 2008 CAA title, the Huskies made it to the semifinals of the 2004 America East Tournament and were the 2009 CAA Regular-Season Champions.

A four-year letterwinner at Harvard, Carey helped the Crimson to a pair of Ivy League Championships (1997, 1999) and advanced to the national quarterfinals in 1997 and the round of 16 during the 2000 season. In 1997 the Crimson finished with a national ranking of eighth and completed the 1999 campaign ranked seventh. During her senior season she was named to the All-New England Senior Team, was an Umbro Select All-Star, and was invited to the WUSA College combine. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2001.

A native of Holliston, Mass., and current resident of Westwood, Mass., Carey earned her Master's Degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University in 2002 and served as an exercise physiologist at FitCorp until 2005. She has also worked as a Director of Programming and Education at Competitive Athlete Training Zone (CATZ) and in 2009 served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Boston Breakers. Carey also coached the Massachusetts Division 1 Premier Girls Youth Team of the Charles River United Soccer Club from 2001-2009.

"I am honored and thrilled to be named the next head coach of the Wentworth women's soccer program," said Carey." "I hope to continue the tradition and tremendous momentum of the program."

Wentworth is coming off its finest season in the history of the program as the Leopards captured their first-ever Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship with a 4-0 win over Gordon. In their NCAA Tournament debut, the Leopards fell in the second round and finished the season with a 16-4-3 record. The Black & Gold open the 2017 season against Carey's former school in a match to be played in Babson Park.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology – Named Meredith Carey Head Women's Soccer Coach