Jennifer Holsten '90email: email@example.com
Over the past 19 seasons her teams have posted 14 winning seasons and notched 12 postseason tournament appearances. The Mules have made the NCAA Division III tournament on two occasions, and the program has had 16 players named to the NSCAA All-New England team with a total of 27 awards.
A native of western Massachusetts, Holsten was a three-sport varsity athlete at Colby, in soccer, ice hockey, and softball, and earned a bachelor’s degree in government. She holds a master’s degree in education with a concentration in athletic administration from Springfield College.
During the off-season, she is head coach of the state champion Coastal Under-17 Kamikazes. Holsten holds her premier license from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Christine Bright, a Middlebury College graduate and a past captain for the Panthers, was named Wednesday as assistant women's soccer coach at Colby College.
Bright, who was then Christine Bolger, helped Middlebury to three straight NESCAC title games from 2004 to 2006. The Panthers won the title when Bright was a tri-captain for the team in 2006. The Edina, Minn.-native played left back for head coach Peter Kim and also competed for Middlebury's track and field program.
After graduating from Middlebury in spring 2007, Bright earned an MBA from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Bright was a certified personal trainer from September 2010 to December 2011 while at Brandeis. She also worked for America SCORES New England as a middle school education coordinator from 2007 to 2010.
Former Colby College goalkeeper Rachel Freierman is a new assistant coach for the women’s soccer team for the 2013 season.
Freierman is working with the goalkeepers for 20th-year head coach Jen Holsten.
Freierman, a 2009 Colby graduate, played goalkeeper all four years and was a captain during her senior season. Her best season came in 2008 when she had a 2-1 record and three shutouts in about 300 minutes of action.
An Environmental Science major at Colby, Freierman graduated Cum Laude and was a Henry David Thoreau Scholar. She has worked as an Environmental Education Instructor at A Mountain Classroom in Pinkham Notch, N.H. and at Wildcat Mountain as a ski patroller.