Kate Seibert, SUSC Alumni
Kate Seibert, from West Bradford
Township, began playing for Spirit in 1991. She played for the “Sharpshooters”
(‘82-‘83 boys) coached by Joe Cassidy, and the “Speedsters” (‘83-‘84 boys)
coached by Mike Sweet and Ron Kummerer before moving to the girls side of the
club. With the “Wild Things” (‘83-‘84 girls), coached by Kurt Worley, she
enjoyed two consecutive trips to Regionals as a result of EPYSA State Cup
championships in 1997 and 1998. She would later play on another three state
cup champions that also yielded a trip to Nationals in her final club year at
Through her involvement in Spirit, Kate also played two years with
DELCO (boys) Select and seven years with the EPYSA ODP program. She was a
five-year member of the Region I ODP Team, a three-year member of the U.S.
National Player Pool, and represented the U.S. against foreign competition on
At the high school level, Kate was a four-year starter
for Downingtown High School and a member of the Whippets teams that won the
PIAA State Championship in 2000 and 2001. She was consistently named to
all-league and all-area teams and in her senior year was named a SchoolSports
Pre-Season All-American, NSCAA U-17 Youth All-American, and PARADE Magazine
All-American. In addition to soccer, Kate also played basketball for
Downingtown and closed out her senior year by being named recipient of the
McDevitt Award as the top female athlete in the Chesmont League.
addition to her athletic accomplishments, Kate was a member of the National
Honor Society, graduating with a 3.7 grade point average. She was a member of
“Who’s Who Among American High School Students” and spent time as a volunteer
in a special needs soccer program.
After being recruited by numerous
Division I colleges, Kate accepted an offer from Duke University and departed
for Durham, NC in August of 2002. A four-year starter at Duke, she began her
college career as a defender and was named to the all-ACC Freshman team. She
was moved to a forward position for her senior year following various regional
and national accolades as a defender during her sophomore and junior years. As
a senior, she was a team captain and won team awards as offensive MVP as well
as “Most Inspirational Player,” largely due to the number of games she played
despite four surgeries during her playing career at Duke. A major highlight of
her senior year was assisting on both goals in Duke’s 2-1 victory at UNC,
handing the Tar Heels their only regulation game defeat of the season.
Kate graduated from Duke in May of 2006 with a degree in history. She also
earned a secondary teaching license in social studies after student teaching
at Jordan High School (Durham) in the spring of 2006.
After spending this past summer at home, Kate relocated to Denver, CO where
she currently resides. She works in special education in the Denver public
school system, working mostly with children from disadvantaged social and
economic backgrounds. She is also coaching soccer with Real Colorado, based in
suburban Denver, coaching and training several teams. Kate is currently
playing some indoor soccer and is contemplating a return to the outdoor game
in the spring. In addition, she has been spending a good deal of time on the
ski slopes where she has taken up snowboarding.