Jessica DePolito to coach women’s soccer, softball

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Jessica DePolito has been named head coach for women’s soccer and softball and assistant facilities coordinator.

DePolito was most recently the director of athletics and coach of the soccer, softball and volleyball teams at Matignon High School in Cambridge, Mass. In 2012, she led the softball team to the Division III North Massachusetts State Championship game and defeated the No. 1 seed to become state champions. In the same year, DePolito was named the Boston Globe coach of the year.

“The success that Jessica has demonstrated through coaching, playing and administering an athletics program allowed her to emerge as the ideal candidate,” said director of athletics Colin Sullivan. “She is a proven winner at the high school and collegiate level and her experience in coaching multiple sports, coupled with her passion to succeed will assist us in building a championship program.”

Prior to Matignon, DePolito was a graduate assistant coach at the University of New Haven, where she helped guide the team to the best record in program history up to that point.

DePolito graduated from Wheaton College, where she holds several athletic records. During her collegiate career, she was named an all-American and Eastern College Athletic Conference player of the year. DePolito also helped lead her team to a conference championship and regional wins to propel the Lyons into the NCAA Division III College World Series.

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