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

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).

Crockett is a veteran coach with a fantastic background in many athletic circles. Before coming to NHTI, she served as the assistant coach at New England College from 2010-13 and at Plymouth State University from 2008-2010. She is active in youth soccer, coaching at the Elite U18 level with Peak FC and the NH 2002 Olympic Development Team. She holds a US Soccer D 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: FR   Pos: GK   Ht: 5-3
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Belmont, NH 
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#2 Olivia Farrar

Cl: JR   Pos: D/GK   Ht: 5-2
Major: Science in Education
Hometown: Northwood, NH 
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#3 Grace Bradley

Cl: FR   Pos: D   Ht: 5-2
Major: Health Science
Hometown: Berlin, NH 
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#4 Alexis Deming

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-4
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Jefferson, NH 
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#5 Jaycee Murray

Cl: SO   Pos: M   Ht: 5-8
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Lancaster, NH 
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#6 Morgan Rule

Cl: FR   Pos: D   Ht: 5-2
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Concord, NH 
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#9 Lilly Curtis

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-6
Major: Health Science
Hometown: Epsom, NH 
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#10 Emily Knouse

Cl: SO   Pos: F   Ht: 5-5
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Loudon, NH 
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#11 Emily Weldon

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-7
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Pembroke, NH 
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#12 Kalleesta Selby

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-2
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Newbury, NH 
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#14 Madisyn Buteau

Cl: FR   Pos: M   Ht: 5-3
Major: Health Science
Hometown: Gorham, NH 
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#16 Emma Leonard

Cl: FR   Pos: D   Ht: 5-3
Major: Allied Health
Hometown: Rochester, NH 
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#18 Chloe Astholz

Cl: SO   Pos: M   Ht: 5-6
Major: General Studies
Hometown: Concord, NH 

#21 Gwendalynn Knipping

Cl: SO   Pos: D   Ht: 5-6
Major: Liberal Arts
Hometown: Gilford, NH 
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NHTI Women’s Soccer Roster Fall 2021

2022-23 Women’s Soccer Schedule

8/20 Saturday 9 am-2pm Home   NHTI Jamboree TBA
9/3 Saturday 1:00 PM Home   Bryant & Stratton – Albany TBA
9/8 Thursday 4:15 PM Home   Bristol CC TBA
9/17 Saturday 12:00 PM   Away at Paul Smiths College TBA
9/21 Wednesday 6:00 PM   Away at Central Maine CC TBA
9/23 Friday 4:30 PM     Hampshire College TBA
9/28 Wednesday 4:00 PM Home   Southern Maine CC TBA
10/1 Saturday 1:00 PM Home   Massasoit CC TBA
10/5 Wednesday 4:00 PM   Away At Vermont Tech TBA
10/10 Monday 4:00 PM Home   Central Maine CC TBA
10/15 Saturday 1:00 PM Home   Albany College of Pharmacy TBA
10/18 Tuesday 4:00 PM   Away at Sprngfield Tech CC TBA
10/22 Saturday TBA TBA   YSCC Play-In Round TBA
10/29 Saturday TBA Home   YSCC Semi-Finals TBA
10/30 Sunday TBA Home   YSCC Finals at NHTI TBA

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