Women's Soccer—Coaches

Head Coach

Jennifer Holsten '90

email: jholsten@colby.edu
phone: 207-859-4938
fax: 207-859-4965
wsoc13smHolstenJennifer Holsten ’90, who heads into her 20th year as head coach of Colby’s women’s soccer program in the 2013-14 academic year, has guided the Mules to a 136-114-31 record. Her 136 wins make her the all-time leader in career wins among women’s soccer coaches at Colby.

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.

Assistant Coaches

Christine BrightChristine Bright

Assistant Coach 

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.

"I'm really excited to have Christine on board. Her experience in the NESCAC as a player will be invaluable," Holsten said. "Christine is enthusiastic, bright, and brings a lot of energy that I think our players will really appreciate."

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.

Before recently moving to Waterville, Bright was the program director for MetroLacrosse from January 2012 to May 2013. She was responsible for programming reaching 450 children in grades four to 12 in Boston and Chelsea. Bright has continued as a consultant for MetroLacrosse and also is writing a New Orleans Recreation Development Commission coach playbook, a first-ever manual used by a city recreation department to explicitly address why and how coaches should use sports for youth development.

Rachel Frierman

Assistant Coach 

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.