The 2018 season will be Hillary Carter’s first 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 second year at OLHS, 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.
In 2018, Jim enters his 7th year working with the program, this year as a volunteer and again on a part time basis. From 2012-2015, Jim served as a Volunteer GK Trainer for the Liberty Girls program. In 2016-17, Jim formally joined the coaching staff to continue working with the goalkeepers on all three teams and assist with the Varsity squad. Jim holds a “USSF National D License” and NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma, along with broad coaching experience after his playing career at Ohio State.
Pending Announcement: Head Coach – JVA
Allison Ruman: Head Coach – JVB
Allison joins the Liberty Girls Soccer program in 2018 and will lead the Junior Varsity Blue team. She is a native of Westerville and graduate of Westerville Central High School, playing for both the Warhawks and Freedom Soccer Club. 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.