Soccer | Girls’
Coach Burroughs enters his fourth year at the helm of the girls soccer program and feels that this year he is starting to see some of the fruits of his efforts building a soccer culture in the community. "This year we have 10 girls in our soccer program that have been playing and training together for three years for Lightning Soccer Club. It is probable that multiple freshman will play key roles on the Varsity team and that has to be a first in the Academy girls soccer program."
Coach Burroughs recognizes that the 2013-14 year will be a rebuilding year but is very hopeful for what the future has for Hilltopper soccer. "Last year was the first year we did not make the playoffs since I've been the coach and this year we will have a young team as we head into our first year playing a full Metro (Vermont) schedule. It will be a big challenge for these girls to play in the Metro conference and I really like the blend of new and experienced players that we have in our team this year. I am very hopeful for the future of girls Academy soccer"
Coach Burroughs has had a long and successful career as a soccer coach in New England. Having coached in all but one year, his first at the Academy, Burroughs has been on the sidelines since 1991 in all facets of the game, High School, Premier Club, and Olympic Development.
As the Head Coach at the Hyde school in the early 1990s, he led his teams to multiple MAISAD soccer championships and several New England Prep School tournaments. He was a member of the Maine and Vermont Olympic Development staffs and was on the Seacoast United Soccer Club (Coastal Soccer club) staff where he led several teams to the Region 1 soccer championships. Most recently, Burroughs has been working with a Development team for Lightning Soccer Club of Hanover New Hampshire right here in St. Johnsbury. He holds his National and Advanced National Diploma from NSCAA and has more than 20 years of coaching experience to draw from.
Fall Sports programs have begun here at the Academy. We would like to remind student athletes that you must have a current physical form on file in the Athletic Office, signed by your physician. This signed form may be faxed to 802-751-2117. It is now a requirement for all Academy students to have a physical examination by a licensed physician every 12 months. This must be obtained before the start of the season in order to be eligible to participate, even in a practice. Another important requirement to be aware of is that you must have a minimum of 10 practices before you can participate in a scheduled game.