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Soccer Team

 
 
The Dana Hall soccer program focuses on engaging, developing and empowering young women. Under the guidance of these three principles, we consider ourselves one unified program composed of four teams. Our teams are not separate nor isolated entities, but rather extensions of the teams around them. Dana Hall’s soccer program strives to make every student-athlete, regardless of team placement, a better player, leader and young woman. 

Dana Dragons play together and for each other. Every student-athlete is an important member of their team, regardless of playing time. We all put in hard work so we can make ourselves and our teammates better. Athletically, we value work ethic, grit and competition. Culturally we value inclusion, selflessness, toughness and kindness. 

Coaches have high expectations and coach through positive reinforcement. We believe in good soccer, good people and most importantly having fun while working hard!

Coaches

    • Rachel Wood has played with some of the best players in the women’s game at the University of North Carolina and the Boston Breakers. She has experienced the joy of earning two national championships and playing in a positive environment; she has also experienced the challenges presented by illness, injury, and less than positive coaching. She takes very seriously the responsibility to give back and help young players reach their potential. She is a sought after trainer for female and male soccer players at every level from youth through college athletes. A popular speaker who is thoughtful, relatable, and knowledgeable about sports psychology and the power of positivity, Rachel spoke at a Positive Coaching Alliance event at Harvard University in November 2016 and is now a PCA trainer. A fierce competitor herself, Rachel knows all about how to develop competitors.

      Rachel Wood: Head Coach

      Rachel Wood has played with some of the best players in the women’s game at the University of North Carolina and the Boston Breakers. She has experienced the joy of earning two national championships and playing in a positive environment; she has also experienced the challenges presented by illness, injury, and less than positive coaching. She takes very seriously the responsibility to give back and help young players reach their potential. She is a sought after trainer for female and male soccer players at every level from youth through college athletes. A popular speaker who is thoughtful, relatable, and knowledgeable about sports psychology and the power of positivity, Rachel spoke at a Positive Coaching Alliance event at Harvard University in November 2016 and is now a PCA trainer. A fierce competitor herself, Rachel knows all about how to develop competitors.

    • A native of Bellingham, Massachusetts, Carlton joined the Dana Hall community in 2018. He is a member of the Admission team and lives on campus at Dana Hall School. Prior to coming to Dana Hall, he spent several years in New Hampshire playing and coaching soccer at different levels. He attended Colby-Sawyer College, where he was a two-year captain and graduated with a bachelor

      Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu

      A native of Bellingham, Massachusetts, Carlton joined the Dana Hall community in 2018. He is a member of the Admission team and lives on campus at Dana Hall School. Prior to coming to Dana Hall, he spent several years in New Hampshire playing and coaching soccer at different levels. He attended Colby-Sawyer College, where he was a two-year captain and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. While at Colby-Sawyer, Carlton led the Chargers defense as a starting central back for four years, garnering All-Conference honors and All-Tournament ECAC honors. After college, Carlton was the Head Coach of the Girls’ Varsity Program at Proctor Academy and the Head Coach for the Kearsarge United u18 Boys team. He has completed his USSF F and Grassroots Coaching Certifications.

    • Barry has been playing soccer competitively for more than 30 years and has trained goalkeepers at all levels of experience from U6 through college (Div 1). He is certified as a goalkeeper coach at the National Level (Level III) by the NSCAA (now known as United Soccer Coaches) and has been coaching at Dana Hall since 2007. He is active in coaching goalkeepers in local clinics as well as in private training sessions. Former students have gone on to feature in the varsity programs at such schools as Bryn Mawr, Hamilton, and Regis College. Barry’s playing experience includes three years on the Varsity team at Brown University, with international exhibition matches during tours of Belgium with Brown and Germany with his club team in high school in St. Louis. He currently plays goalkeeper competitively at the highest levels of amateur soccer in the Boston area, still kicking it in the over-56 division of the New England Over-The-Hill Soccer League.

      Barry Friedman

      Barry has been playing soccer competitively for more than 30 years and has trained goalkeepers at all levels of experience from U6 through college (Div 1). He is certified as a goalkeeper coach at the National Level (Level III) by the NSCAA (now known as United Soccer Coaches) and has been coaching at Dana Hall since 2007. He is active in coaching goalkeepers in local clinics as well as in private training sessions. Former students have gone on to feature in the varsity programs at such schools as Bryn Mawr, Hamilton, and Regis College. Barry’s playing experience includes three years on the Varsity team at Brown University, with international exhibition matches during tours of Belgium with Brown and Germany with his club team in high school in St. Louis. He currently plays goalkeeper competitively at the highest levels of amateur soccer in the Boston area, still kicking it in the over-56 division of the New England Over-The-Hill Soccer League.

    • Margie Bailey joined the Dana Hall women

      Margie Bailey

      Margie Bailey joined the Dana Hall women's soccer program as an assistant coach starting in the 2014-15 academic year. Originally from Jordan, NY, Margie played soccer, basketball, indoor track, and lacrosse in high school. She continued playing lacrosse throughout her collegiate career at St. Lawrence University. Bailey earned her bachelor's degree in biology with a double minor in sports studies, exercise science and anthropology. After graduation, she became a graduate assistant at Regis College in Weston, MA where she coached soccer and lacrosse while earning her master's degree in health administration. Margie coached club lacrosse for five years and has also completed the USSoccer Grassroots Certification 9v9.

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  • Math Modeling

    Favorite Assignment
  • Varsity Tennis

    Favorite Activity
  • Winning the EIL Championship

    Favorite Memory

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  • Audrey

    "My absolute favorite Dana Hall memory of all time is winning the EIL Championship for tennis! Dana Hall Varsity Tennis faced our toughest rival for our last match. Everyone was watching that match; I remember the moment when I won my match and the whole team came out running and screaming onto the court. We were all hugging and smiling at each other. I was so proud to be a Dana Hall student-athlete."
    -Audrey