PETE KAY

RHS Women’s Soccer Varsity Head Coach

Pete Kay, former RHS Boys Freshman Coach, has more than 15 years of coaching experience, with over 10 years in the United States with youth programs including Chicago Fire and the NY Red Bulls of the MLS.

He is currently the Head Coach of Match Fit Academy’s 2002 Boys ECNL team and he also served as the club’s Director of Coaching for 2 years. He was Head Coach of the 1998/1999 MFA team which achieved 3 straight NJYS State Championships in 2015, 2016 & 2017 & represented NJ at the USYS Regionals where they were semi-finalists twice.. The team had college commitments to Division 1 schools in 2017 including Syracuse, UVA, Rutgers, St. Johns, Fairfield, Drexel, High Point, URI, Yale and Lafayette.

Kay graduated from Montclair State in December 2015 and is a Wellness teacher at RHS. He holds a US Soccer B License and NSCAA (United Soccer Coaches) Premier Diploma.

Coach Kay can be reached at pkay@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

JACKIE (HURLEY) SULLIVAN

RHS Women’s Soccer Assistant Varsity Coach

Jackie played soccer for former Ridgewood head coach Jeff Yearing from 2002-2005. In 2004, Jackie was recognized as a New Jersey All-State player, and an All-League player in 2005. She was also named captain in 2005.

Jackie continued her soccer career at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. While there, she won two USA South Championships, was named as an All-Defensive Player, and was named captain her junior and senior years. In 2010, she graduated with her B.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies. She then earned her Elementary Education and Special Education certificates from Felician College in New Jersey, followed by her Masters in Elementary Education with a concentration in Literacy from the American College of Education. Jackie holds her High School Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches Association.

In addition to coaching, Jackie also teaches in Ridgewood. The 2018-2019 school year will be her 7th year teaching third grade at Ridge Elementary School.

Coach Sullivan can be reached at jsullivan@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

SARAH VOLKOMER

Assistant Varsity Coach and Goal Keeper Coach

Sarah Volkomer is the Women’s Soccer Assistant Varsity Coach and Goal Keeper Coach.  Sarah has held these positions since 2013. She is extremely excited to be a member of the coaching staff and hopes to contribute to the winning tradition of Ridgewood soccer.   

Sarah’s background as a goal keeper includes playing semi-professional soccer with the New Jersey Valkyries for two seasons.  In college, Sarah played for Rutgers University and Rowan University. At Rowan, Sarah was awarded New Jersey Athletic Conference Keeper of the Year and All Region Keeper of the Year, in addition to breaking seven school records.  She had an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament and was part of an NJAC winning championship. A 2005 Glen Rock high school graduate, Sarah was recognized as an Adidas All American Goal Keeper and was awarded All State and All County recognition.  She holds her Advanced National Goalkeeper Certification through the NSCAA and has her F license for team training.

Sarah began coaching goal keepers in 2005.  She has coached for a variety of club soccer teams at the youth level. She is the director of goalkeeping, youth development and coaches for Stateline Soccer Club and Performance Soccer Training out of Ramsey NJ.  She also does individual and group goalkeeper training for both male and female goalkeepers. Sarah’s keeper training focuses on skill development, proper technique and conditioning but just as importantly, she concentrates on the mental aspect of the game as well.  Sarah’s philosophy is to build each goal keeper to their potential, but always view the player as a person first. Her belief is that self-esteem and confidence is the cornerstone of being a good goal keeper. Sarah is also a certified as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for male and female athletes at FORCE performance training in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.  

Sarah looks forward to working with the team and hopes to impart her knowledge and passion of the game to every player.

Coach Volkemer can be reached at sarah.volkomer@mypst.net.

RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN’S VARSITY SOCCER

A Tradition of Excellence

2018 Honors

NJGSCA (New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association) ALL STATE TEAM – NORTH 1 SECTION

Britt Cunningham, Madelyn Grassi, Delaney Bessel

BCWCA (Bergen County Women Coaches Association) ALL BERGEN COUNTY

Britt Cunningham 1st Team Goalkeeper

ALL CONFERENCE (Big North Freedom Division)

Britt Cunningham 1st Team Goalkeeper