Hillary Carter: Head Coach – Varsity
The 2019 season will be Hillary Carter’s second as Varsity Head Coach, after serving as Varsity Assistant for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, where she helped lead the Pattys to a Regional Championship and Division I Final 4 berth in 2017, and District Championship and Sweet 16 appearance in 2016 . Prior to her arrival at Liberty, Hillary served as the assistant coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., from 2009-2011. During that time, she helped guide the women’s soccer team to the first conference tournament appearance in school history. Hillary was a three- year starter for the Quakers during her playing days, ending her career in 2009 as Earlham’s all-time leading scorer. She was also a member of the EC football team, serving as a placekicker for the 2008 season. Hailing from Liberty Township (Cincinnati Area), Ohio, Hillary was an All-Ohio performer for Lakota East High school where and was elected to their Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.
Kristen DeWees: Varsity Assistant Coach
Kristen is in her third year at OLHS, second as Varsity Assistant, having joined the program in 2017 as JVA Head Coach. Coach DeWees led the JVA team to a 10-4-2 record, including wins in the final six games of the season. She joins the Patty s after serving as the Recruiting Coordinator & Goalkeeper coach at Ohio Northern University. ONU is also where Kristen played her college career as a Goalkeeper, helping her team to their first NCAA appearance in program history and earning NSCAA All-Region honors. While at Northern, she was also a two-year member of the swimming & diving team. Kristen graduated from Bay High School, in Bay Village, Ohio and is in pursuit of a second degree BSN at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
Jim Waters: Goalkeeper Trainer (Volunteer/Part Time)
In 2019, Jim enters his 8th year working with the program’s Goalkeepers as a volunteer and on a part time basis. From 2012-2015, Jim served as a Volunteer GK Trainer for the Liberty Girls program. In 2016 and 2017, Jim formally joined the coaching staff to continue working with the goalkeepers on all three teams and assist with the Varsity squad, before returning to volunteer status in 2018. Jim holds a “USSF National D License” and NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma, along with broad coaching experience after his playing career at Ohio State.
Allison Ruman: JVA Head Coach
Allison returns to the Liberty Girls Soccer program for her second year as JVA Head Coach, after a successful first year leading the JVB squad to a 11-2-3 record in 2018. She is a native of Westerville and graduate of Westerville Central High School, where she was a central defender for both the Warhawks and Freedom Soccer Club, and earning All-Conference honors for her high school squad.
She is a graduate of Wittenberg University where she earned her degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, while playing soccer all four years for the Tigers. At Wittenberg, Allison was on the NCAC Honor Roll, and in her senior year was part of the starting 11 that took Wittenberg to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.
Mike Crosky: JVB Head Coach
Mike will be joining the Patriots in 2019 as the JVB Head Coach. He has coached a variety of levels, inlcuidng high school varsity, youth clubs, and college clubs in Ohio, Colorado, Oregon and Idaho.
As a college soccer scout for the National Scouting Report, he evaluated top-level high school players at college showcases across the country and managed selected athletes through the college recruiting process. Mike was also previously an independent scout within Major League Soccer for the Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls. Mike is currently a contributing writer and podcaster for the Columbus Crew news site, the Massive Report. Born and raised in Columbus, Mike played varsity all four years, while first attending Bishop Ready and then graduating from Grandview Heights High School. He majored in Sports Management at Columbus State C.C.