Jumbo Soccer Clinics Staff
Martha Whiting, Camp Director
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Martha Whiting recently finished her 17th season as the head coach of the Tufts University Women's Soccer program. The Jumbos are well established in New England and on the national level under her leadership.
Whiting has directed the Jumbos to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2000 and 2005 seasons in which they won New England championships and advanced to the "final four." Tufts hosted the NCAA "final four" on Kraft Field in 2000, and the Jumbos lost to College of New Jersey on a last-second goal in the championship game. Whiting was named NSCAA Division III National Coach of the Year that season. That team won a school-record 18 games, which is followed by the 2005 team's 15 wins in the record book. The Jumbos have a 9-3-3 record overall in NCAA play under Whiting's guidance.
During Whiting's tenure, her teams have compiled a 132-58-23 total record for a .674 winning percentage. Her teams have never finished with a losing record. The Jumbos are a regular among the top four teams in the competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The 2011 season marked the eighth straight year that the squad earned a top-four finish during the regular-season. Tufts has never missed qualifying for the NESCAC Championship tournament during its 12-year existence. Coach Whiting was selected by her peers as NESCAC's Coach of the Year in 2010, 2005 and 2002.
A 1993 Tufts graduate, Whiting played four seasons as an all-star goalkeeper for the Jumbos. She was the team's MVP three times and still holds the program's records for career saves and fewest goals allowed in a season. After graduation, she worked for six seasons as an assistant coach under Bill Gehling. She was promoted to head coach when Gehling was named Athletic Director at Tufts in July 1999. Whiting has National and Advanced Diplomas from the NSCAA.
Whiting is also the NCAA compliance coordinator for the Athletic Department.
Brienne Smith, Camp Staff Member
Coach Brie Smith just completed her 2nd season as the head coach at Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Coach Smith coached four seasons at Moravian . Under her leadership, the Greyhounds have qualified for four straight appearances in the Landmark Conference Tournament and the ECAC Division III South Quarterfinals in 2012. The team has also earned three consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards, and Coach Smith was named the Landmark Conference Coach of the Year in 2012.
Coach Smith joined Moravian after spending the previous nine years as assistant head coach at Tufts University (Mass.). While at Tufts, Coach Smith helped the Jumbos post an 82-38-12 record with three trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, including a trip to the “Final Four” in 2005.
Coach Smith is a 2001 graduate of Clark (Mass.) University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in education. She completed a Master of Science in physical education at Bridgewater State (Mass.) College in 2007. Coach Smith has also earned a National Diploma from the NSCAA.
Julia Rafferty, Camp Staff Member
Julia will be entering her 2nd season as an assistant coach for the Tufts Women’s Soccer team. She joined the Tufts coaching staff in June of 2015 after spending a season as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Mary Washington.
Julia graduated from Bates College in 2014 after a very successful four year soccer career. While at Bates Julia was a two year captain and team MVP for the Bobcats.
Emily Morton, Camp Staff Member
Emily is a goalkeeper and a two year letter winner on the Tufts Women’s Soccer team. She was one of the team captains and primary goalkeeper coach during her senior year at Tufts. Emily has worked numerous camps coaching goalkeepers. Upon graduating from Tufts in May, 2016 we are hoping to add Emily to our coaching staff!