NHTI’s Women’s Soccer: Kicking the Competition

NHTI’s women’s soccer team is one of the nation’s perennial powers among two-year colleges, competing regionally and nationally in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

In 2018, the Lynx went undefeated in conference play for the fifth year in a row and won their third-straight YSCC tournament championship. They were awarded the #3 seed for the USCAA National Tournament in Virginia Beach. Our Lynx are well known in small college circles for their success on and off the field. In 2018-19, our Lynx women’s soccer team was selected to receive the YSCC Sportsmanship Award.

Our Lynx women’s soccer players have earned numerous awards, including YSCC Sportsmanship Award, YSCC Coach of the Year, YSCC Player of the Year, and a pair of YSCC All-Conference players. NHTI is well represented at the USCAA All American level with many All-Academic honors, which are awarded to student athletes that are at least sophomores that attain a GPA of a 3.5 or higher.

NHTI Women’s Soccer Coaches

Heidi Crockett, Head Coach
603-520-1374
hcrockett@ccsnh.edu

Crockett has been a player and coach in soccer, softball, lacrosse, and basketball. A Gilmanton, N.H., native, she owns and operates Crockett Titles and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a degree in Sports Management – Exercise Science with a concentration in Wellness and Fitness. Crockett won the YSCC Championship four times in her tenure (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), including an undefeated season in 2018. She has led NHTI to three USCAA National Championship Appearances (2016, 2017, 2018) as well as been a two time YSCC Coach of the Year (2017,2018).

Crockett has also been active with youth soccer, coaching at the Elite level with Seacoast United and Peak FC, working with the Lakes Region Team for the Granite State Games and coaching the NH U17 Olympic Development Team. She currently holds a US Soccer C License, a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma, and a NSCAA Regional Goal Keeping Diploma.

Tyler Mersch, Assistant Coach

Mersch enters the college coaching level with experience from Plymouth Regional High School, where he was Head Coach for the Junior Varsity team and Assisted the Varsity program. He was responsible for developing first and second year players to reach their full potential, making him a great fit for athletics at NHTI. 

In addition to his coaching experience, he has earned a Master of Business Administration and B.S. in Sport Management from Husson University located in Bangor, ME. He graduated Summa cum laude in 2020.

Mersch exhibits a strong work ethic, motivational skills, and brings a team-first mentality to each organization he has been a part of.

NHTI Women’s Soccer Roster 

 

#0 Madison Lima

Cl: SO   Pos: GK/F   Ht: 5-3
Hometown: Deerfield, NH 
Season Stats 

#1 Kimberly Nadeau

Cl: FR   Pos: D   Ht: 5-0
Hometown: Henniker, NH 

#2 Piper Flood

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-7
Hometown: Alton, NH 

#3 Grace Bradley (Captain)

Cl: SO   Pos: M   Ht: 5-2
Hometown: Berlin, NH 
Season Stats 

#4 Alexis Deming

Cl: SO   Pos: M   Ht: 5-4
Hometown: Jefferson, NH 
Season Stats 

 

Carmen LaFreniere

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-3
Hometown: Bow, NH 

#6 Morgan Rule

Cl: SO   Pos: D   Ht: 5-2
Hometown: Loudon, NH 
Season Stats 

#7 Eva LaValley

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-10
Hometown: Deering, NH 

 

 #8 Marcie Hanson

Cl: FR   Pos: F   Ht: 5-5
Hometown: Pembroke, NH 

#9 Breahnna Swart

Cl: SO   Pos: M/D   Ht: 5-10
Hometown: Deerfield, NH 

 

Gracey Boucher

Cl: FR  Pos: F/GK   Ht: 5-5
Hometown: Moultonborough, NH 

#11 Alina Longver

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-7
Hometown: Loudon, NH 

#12 Kalleesta Selby (Captain)

Cl: SO   Pos: M   Ht: 5-2
Hometown: Newbury, NH 
Season Stats 

#13 Megan Lancaster

Cl: FR   Pos: F   Ht: 5-8
Hometown: Dover, NH 

#14 Maggie Brown

Cl: FR   Pos: D   Ht: 5-8
Hometown: Manchester, NH 

#16 Emma Leonard

Cl: SO   Pos: D   Ht: 5-3
Hometown: Rochester, NH 
Season Stats 

NHTI Women’s Soccer Roster Fall 2021

2022-23 Women’s Soccer Schedule

DATEDAYTIMEHOMEAWAYOPPONENT
RESULTS & STATS
AUGUST 
8/19Friday6:00 PMHome Alumni Game Scrimmage 
8/20Saturday9 am-2pmHome NHTI Jamboree Scrimmages (2 fields) 
SEPTEMBER 
9/3Saturday1:00 PMHome Bryant & Stratton – Albany 4-3 Win
Box Score
9/8Thursday4:15 PMHome Bristol CC 7-1 Win
Box Score
9/10Saturday1:00 PM AwayWord of Life 7-0 Win
Box Score
9/17Saturday12:00 PM Awayat Paul Smiths College 2-0 Loss
Box Score
9/21Wednesday6:00 PM Awayat Central Maine CC 
9/23Friday4:30 PM  Hampshire College 
9/28Wednesday4:00 PMHome Southern Maine CC 3-1 Loss
Box Score
OCTOBER 
10/1Saturday1:00 PMHome Massasoit CC4-2 Loss
Box Score
10/5Wednesday4:00 PM AwayAt Vermont Tech 7-0 Win
Box Score
10/10Monday4:00 PMHome Central Maine CC 3-0 Win
Box Score
10/15Saturday1:00 PMHome Albany College of Pharmacy 2-1 Win
Box Score
10/29SaturdayTBAHome YSCC Semi-Finals 
10/30SundayTBAHome YSCC Finals at NHTI 

NHTI Women’s Soccer Championships

YSCC Champions: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
USCAA Tournament Appearances: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

2021-22 NHTI Women’s Soccer Season Headlines