Lisa Joel soon will enter her 20th season coaching at Phillips Andover, a spell that’s brought about four Class A titles. From that success, she’s gained valuable insights into the complexion of girls prep school soccer.
As she reflects on her two decades, the Rhode Island native highlights marked changes over the past decade.
“In the early half of my coaching, there would be that super talented player at Loomis (Chaffee) or how there was Steph McCaffrey at (Buckingham Browne & Nichols School),” Joel said. “They were special and elite and in a class all of their own. Then what happened, the base has grown, it’s much more deep.