Soccer - Girls Middle School
MS Head Coach: Kelly Lochte
Assistant Coaches: Dawn Monroe
Women's Soccer Program Overview
Playing women’s soccer at Saint Mary’s Hall (SMH) signifies becoming a member of a soccer family with a long distinguished tradition of success both on the soccer field as well as in the classroom. SMH fields both a highly competitive women’s varsity team and developmental junior varsity team. Both are members of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and compete within the Division I (6A), District 3 classification. In addition, SMH offers an all-girls Middle School soccer team that competes within the Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) of San Antonio as well as a co-ed Lower School soccer program that competes as a member of the San Antonio Christian Athletic League (SACAL).
Our Mission: “Create a culture of Building Champions on and off the field by fostering an environment that embraces the standard of teamwork and excellence in everything we do, every day.”
Our Vision: To leave a lasting legacy of integrity, servant leadership, and success by building the SMH Soccer Brand and making SMH Soccer the premier private school soccer program in the region and among the most respected in the state of Texas.
The SMH women’s soccer program is identified as one of the oldest, private or public, soccer programs in the state of Texas. With highly talented and experienced student-athletes, dedicated coaches, fiercely loyal supporters, and first- class facilities, SMH women’s soccer is recognized as one of the top private school opportunities in South Texas. The focus at both levels is to improve the entire student-athlete with the holistic approach in mind. This is accomplished with the implementation of the program’s Core Values; Character, Integrity, Respect, Leadership, Followership, Accountability, Teamwork, and Coachability. From there, the focus is placed on the student-athlete’s performance by emphasizing technical skill development, in-depth tactical training, and a highly advanced strength and conditioning program. As SMH culls its talent from both soccer-specific and multi-sport athletes, all three phases of training are inherent to the ongoing success of the program.
The SMH women’s soccer prides itself on excellence both on and off the field. SMH Soccer has been awarded Team Academic award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Now United Soccer Coaches) for 16 consecutive years and once held the second longest continuous streak of the prestigious award in the nation. Over the last 10 years, the varsity team has enjoyed 10 consecutive winning seasons, including Southwest Preparatory Conference Division II Championships in ’08 and ’09, Tournament Champion of the UIL sponsored, Fredericksburg Tournament in 2016 and 2017 TAPPS Division II District, Area, and Regional titles and State Semifinalists, and 2018 Area title and Regional finalists.
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|Kelly Lochte is the Head Middle School Girls Soccer Coach at Saint Mary’s Hall. In addition, Coach Lochte serves as Assistant Lower School Soccer Coordinator at SMH. Hailing from New Braunfels, Lochte is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University where she earned her B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Geography. While at TLU, Coach Lochte made a massive impact for the Bulldogs soccer program as a four-year starter and two-year team captain. Some of her achievements include; two-time SCAC First Team All-Conference selection and All-Conference Tournament Team selection her senior year. A multi-sport athlete at the collegiate level, Lochte was a four-year member of the TLU Track & Field team and was a two-time All-Conference selection and recipient of the SCAC Conference Sportsmanship Award her senior year. Equally talented in the classroom, Lochte was an eight-time Academic All-Conference selection as well. Still highly active in the game, Lochte competed as a mid-fielder for San Antonio’s first ever, women’s semi-professional franchise – Athenians, in 2017. A holder of a USSF “E” License, Coach Lochte is very excited to be coaching at SMH and is ready to share her knowledge of the game and positively impact players, both on and off the field.|
|Dawn Monroe serves as the Assistant Middle School Girls Soccer Coach at Saint Mary’s Hall. As the MS Assistant, her primary focus is to support the MS Head Coach in all practice preparation, training, and gameday operations in addition to the technical and tactical development of MS student-athletes, in preparation for future varsity and sub-varsity competition. A graduate of SMH (Class of 2008), Coach Monroe was a two-year letter-winner for SMH Soccer. Monroe is also a graduate of Chapman University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently obtaining her post-baccalaureate teacher certification from UTSA. In addition to her coaching duties, Monroe serves as a Lower School Administrative Assistant. Coach Monroe is very excited to enter the coaching ranks and give back to her Alma Mater by positively influencing tomorrow’s future.|