A former college soccer player and experienced coach, Jared Cipriano returns to the Saint Michael's women's soccer team for his second season as an assistant coach in 2018.
The Purple Knights started 3-3-1 in 2017, with each of those contests being decided by one goal or less. Saint Michael's later lost only 1-0 to No. 8 Adelphi University, one of their 13 instances of yielding two goals or fewer. The Purple and Gold posted its best save total in eight years, highest save percentage in seven, and lowest goals-against average in five.
Cipriano has been a head coach with Essex-based Far Post Soccer Club since 2014 while serving as an assistant coach with the Vermont Olympic Development Program since 2016. Formerly the junior varsity girls' soccer head coach at Rice Memorial High School, Cipriano led the Green Knights from 2014 until 2016.
Cipriano got his start coaching for two summers at the Deerfield Valley Soccer Camp in his native Wilmington, Vt., before spending the summer of 2012 as the lead soccer coach and a camp counselor at Camp Skylemar in Naples, Maine, where he worked with campers ages 6 to 16. Cipriano gained more leadership experience as lead camp counselor at Mount Snow in Dover, Vt., between 2013 and 2014 and as a teaching assistant for the Sociology Department during his senior year at Elmira (N.Y.) College. Since 2014, he has been an instructor and team leader for children with autism and other behavioral needs at Mosaic Learning Center in South Burlington.
An Empire 8 Conference All-Conference back as a senior, Cipriano graduated from Elmira in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology and sociology, with an English literature minor.