William Smith Club Soccer
The William Smith Soccer Club began Spring Semester 2011. Our mission is to provide an outlet for women of all levels and experience to participate in the game of soccer. Our main initiative is to inspire friendly competition, teamwork, and cooperation among the club members. Our goal is to compete in an intercollegiate league and to travel amongst colleges and universities in the New York State. Our club would also like to create community connections for fundraising events, and volunteer work. William Smith Soccer Club is an all-women’s club team designed to be inclusive and inspire a competitive yet amiable spirit.
Amy Forbes arrived to HWS in July of 2011 as the associate director for the Centennial Center for Leadership. Prior to her arrival, she spent ten years working in college athletics. She took her first position at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she was an assistant women's soccer coach, an assistant basketball coach and a P.E. Instructor for two years. After leaving Virginia, she moved to Lewisburg, Pa., where she assumed a graduate assistant coach position with the women's soccer team, which allowed her to earn a master's degree in college student personnel. After completing her master's, she accepted an academic counselor position for student-athletes at the University of Vermont. She was later promoted to the Life Skills coordinator for the department, which allowed her to teach class and develop educational programming in the areas of leadership development, career development, bystander training, sexual assault prevention and alcohol awareness. At UVM, she earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership and policy studies. A former student-athlete, she received her B.A. in English from Salisbury University where she also captained her soccer team and played goalkeeper for four years. Today, she directs the HWS Leads leadership certificate program, teaches leadership theory, and facilitates programs such as The Pitch, The Leadership Café and the Leadership Institute.
Head Coach, William Smith Soccer (Varsity)
Amanda Rappaport ’15 - Co-captain/ Treasurer
Rachel Smith ‘15- Captain
Von Bradskey, Gabrielle