Soccer - Girls 2nd Team
Soccer - Girls 2nd Team
Brooks is very proud of its girls soccer program, offering three levels of play for those girls interested in soccer. Each team has its own field on which to practice and play games. All three teams compete against other independent schools. All girls interested in playing on a team have that opportunity.
The three teams play between 10 and 17 games each fall. The girls 1st soccer team has established itself as one of the top teams in New England. The girls compete in the Independent School league and were Class A champions in 2012 and ISL champions in 2013.
In addition, student athletes are fortunate to have access to the exceptional on-campus athletic facilities at Brooks. Athletes at all levels have the opportunity to use the fully equipped weight room to improve strength and conditioning, and a fully-staffed training room is available to treat injuries big and small.
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Peter Neissa came to the U.S. to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He found his passion in writing and teaching, and continued in his studies at Harvard University, where he pursued a master's degree in Latin American literature, and then at Boston College, where he received his doctorate in Hispanic studies. A veteran educator, Neissa has been teaching at private preparatory schools and universities for 30 years. Neissa spent eight years teaching at Phillips Academy, where he served as Spanish department chair and the head of the world language division. He and wife Louisa have three young daughters and two dogs.
Amanda Nasser graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a degree in social studies education. She also holds a master's degree from Boston University in curriculum and teaching. Prior to Brooks, Nasser was at KIPP Academy Boston in Roxbury, Mass., where she taught eighth-grade history and co-taught English. She has also worked at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, teaching seventh grade through tenth-grade history. Nasser was also a 2013 Teach for America Corps member in Providence. During her time as a history teacher, she has developed system-wide curricula and supported students in both academic and social-emotional instruction. She is originally from Beverly, Mass., and attended the Pingree School. At Brooks, Nasser also coaches girls 2nd basketball and girls 2nd soccer.