New Girls Varsity Soccer Coach and Program Coordinator Announced

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New Girls Varsity Soccer Coach and Program Coordinator Announced

A new era for the program ushered in.

Baltimore, April 1, 2020: The Friends School of Baltimore Athletic Department announced today that they have hired a new Coach and Program Coordinator to lead the Girls Varsity Soccer Program. Kara Stephen has been named the Program Coordinator and Isaiah Noriega the Head Varsity Soccer Coach. Kara served the last 2 years as the Assistant Varsity Soccer coach, while Isaiah joins the program from the Allegheny Force Football Club in Pittsburgh, PA.

A graduate of Catholic University of America (BS) and Notre Dame of Maryland (MS), Kara has been coaching and playing soccer for over 20 years. Before joining Friends as the Varsity Assistant Coach, Kara coached for the Pipeline Soccer Club since 2015, where she sits on the board of directors. Her role on the board is to aid in making decisions regarding new coaches, recruitment of potential players, logistics and organization of tournaments and practice sessions/locations, as well as new field development plans. We congratulate Kara on her new role and are very happy she will remain in the Quaker family.

Isaiah is a graduate of Duquesne University and is currently working towards a PSY.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at Point Park University. Most recently, Isaiah has coached the U14 Boys & Girls teams as well as served as the Assistant Director for the Allegheny Force Football Club. He also coached the U13 girls and U17/U18 girls’ teams and served as the clubs Technical Coordinator from 2016 until 2018. As a player Isaiah started for four years at Duquesne, from 2011 to 2013, he played for the U23 Houston Dynamo and was the youngest player to start for the U18 age group (14 years old) in 2008. Lastly, Isaiah played on the U17 Trinidad and Tobago National Team from, 2008-2010, playing in the U17 World Cup Qualifiers in Jamaica. Please join me in welcoming Isaiah to the Friends community.

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