Director of Athletics
This is Seamus Brophy's ninth year of teaching and his fifth at St. Patrick's. He competed at the highest level himself at John Hay High School, where he was, All League, All Section, captain and MVP of the football team in 1994 and captain, MVP, All League, All Section, and All-American in lacrosse in 1995. He received his bachelors degree from SUNY Purchase and his master of arts from Manhattanville College and spent five years teaching at Rye Country Day School before coming to St. Patrick's.
Assistant Director of Athletics
Damien Williams is entering his first year as a member of the St. Patrick's physical education and athletic departments. A native of Pittsburgh,Pa., he received a bachelor of arts degree in management information systems from Thiel College. While at Thiel, Damien was a four-year player and captain for the men's basketball team. He also earned a master of science degree in instructional leadership with a concentration in sports management from Robert Morris University. Damien spent the past five years at Sewickley Academy as a teacher, coach, and senior school advisor. In his five years working at the high school level, he coached varsity basketball, track and field, and cross country, with each team earning group or individual success.
Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse
A recent graduate of Hollis Brookline High School in souther New Hampshire, and a current student at American University, Leda Kennedy is a four year Varsity Lacrosse player and the recipient of First and Second Team All-State in 2011 and 2012. She also received the Dedicated Athlete Award given by the Marine Corps in 2012 for her participation in athletics and her community. She was a lacrosse coach for the program entitled "Sticks and Stones" and a certified umpire for Girls Youth Lacrosse for four years in the State of New Hampshire.
Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse
Rachel Black was a three year varsity player for Rutland High School in Rutland, Vermont. Her lacrosse experience culminated in captaining her team to a State Championship her senior year. Rachel also started and ran American University’s Club Lacrosse team for two years. Her other lacrosse experience includes running clinics for her local recreation department and coaching a 3rd through 5th grade girls team. Rachel is currently finishing up her senior year at American University majoring in Public Communication and a minor in Health Promotion and Arab Studies.
Ivy Abiona was a five year basketball player on the George Washington University women’s basketball team.During her time as a Colonial, she was on the team that made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16.Ivy’s other basketball experiences include working basketball camps at various levels, most recently the University of Virginia Joanne Boyle Basketball Camp.Ivy completed her undergraduate studies in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and hearing and a minor in psychology.This past August, she graduated with a Master of Public Health with a concentration in health policy.A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ivy attended Cherry Hill High School East.Ivy is a member of the Cherry Hill High School East Women’s hall of fame.
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
Jade Perry was a four year basketball player on the University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team and was a key member of the 2006 national championship team at Maryland.She was a second team All-ACC Tournament player in 2006, and she was one of three juniors to make her 100th-career game appearance in the final regular-season game at Boston College.In high school Jade wasa three-time Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American and athree-time Third Region Player of the Year.She led Muhlenberg North High School to its fifth-straight region title in 2004. Jade was a four-time Louisville Courier-Journal first team all-state honoree and tabbed the publication's No. 1 player in the state in a 2003 preseason poll.A 2004 Miss Basketball state finalist and a member of the state all-star team, Jade also led her team to three-consecutive 10th District titles.She finished her prep career with 2,792 points, 1,647 rebounds, and 512 blocks, all school records.
Director of Soccer Program/ Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
Vicky Brunt has taught physical education at St. Patrick's for 13 years. A serious athlete in her own right, Vicky played for The George Washington University women's soccer team from 1993 to 1998. She was also a member of the national championship Maryland Pride Team in 1996. She has coached numerous Stoddert and area high school teams.
Director of Boys Soccer /Junior Varsity Boys "A" Soccer
Currently the Executive Director/Founder of the Washington DC Fury Soccer Club and the former Director of Girls Soccer/Head Girls Varsity Coach at the Bullis School in Potomac Maryland ( the 2011 ISL "A" Division tournament champions). Tony has been part of winning five national championships as a player/coach at the US national team U-23 Level and USYSA levels. He works with several of the top youth soccer club programs throughout the Washington DC Metro area developing, training, and preparing players for top club/travel-level play. Tony also works with the DC United MLS professional soccer organization as a top soccer trainer within their United for DC after-school soccer program.
Varsity Girls Soccer
Laura Cornwell, a local product, comes to St. Patrick's with 10 years of D.C. Stoddert Pride experience under her belt, competing against the best talent in the metropolitan area. Laura also played four years of varsity soccer at St. Stephen & St. Agnes, where she was named a captain for her junior and senior seasons. Following high school, Laura continued to be a leader at the College of William & Mary, co-captaining her club soccer team for four years. Coaching was a natural next step for Laura, and she has applied her talents in working for a variety of local camps with players of every age. Currently, Laura works as an engineering services specialist for the American Public Power Association. In her free time, she plays recreational soccer in Arlington.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Eric d'Aubermont is entering his fifth year at St. Patrick's and his seventh year of teaching Spanish. He received his bachelor's degree in Spanish from Goucher College and his master's degree in Spanish applied linguistics and second language pedagogy from Georgia State University. Eric has been playing soccer since a very young age and competed at both the high school and college levels. He also played for many years on club teams outside of school. Eric spent two years coaching a middle school team in Atlanta, GA, and two years at St. Patrick's as an assistant for the varsity teams before becoming the boys varsity coach last year.
Junior Varsity Girls "A" Soccer
Figadelfo Mendieta-Jara (Coach Delfo) brings years of coaching and playing experience. He has coached various local community and private school teams, including youth D.C. United where he is their longest serving coach. As a player in his native Peru he played both on the collegiate and professional levels. During college, Coach Delfo played forward at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) in Lima Peru. As a forward for the professional team of Atletico Chalaco he earned the award of Individual Top Scorer from the Peru Federation.
Junior Varsity Boys "B" Soccer
Peter will be entering his first year as a member of the St. Patrick's staff. Peter, who joins us from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a junior at American University and is majoring in political science and American studies. Peter spent three years as his high school's starting varsity keeper. He also was a member of the Minnesota Olympic Development Program. For the last five summers, Peter worked as a senior trainer for a Minneapolis/St. Paul soccer academy, and he has experience working with athletes of all ages and skill sets. Peter has also maintained his certification as a Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Referee since 2007.
Junior Varsity Girls "B" Soccer
Ian Winstanley has been associated with St. Patrick’s for seven years as a substitute teacher and as the coach of the junior varsity boys soccer team for four of the last five fall seasons. He is a ten-year veteran of the Board of Great Falls Soccer Club, and he has coached both boys and girls recreational and travel teams from ages 7 through 16. Ian has been a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified referee since 2004 and officiates games in both the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) and Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) league programs, regional travel tournaments, and in local adult leagues in Northern Virginia. In 2007, he joined the list of game officials certified by The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and regularly takes charge of High School games in our area within the Independent Soccer League (ISL). A native of the British Isles, Ian played soccer during his school years and at the collegiate-level for The University of St. Andrews, as well as in various adult leagues across Scotland. His initial coaching experience was gained at a private preparatory school in Oxfordshire, England.
Brooks Swett is in her first year coaching and teaching at St. Patrick's. An avid distance runner, Brooks ran varsity cross-country and track at National Cathedral School for four years. A two-time recipient of the Coach's Award for cross-country, she was also captain of the team as a senior. She continued to train and compete in road races while pursuing her undergraduate degree at Yale. She also enjoyed exploring the trails and cow pastures of Oxford, England while completing her Master of Studies in History there. She comes to St. Patrick's from two years at the American School in London, where she taught in the Lower School and was the assistant coach for Middle School Cross-Country in the fall of 2011. Brooks has also led biking and camping trips in Canada for middle- and high-school students.