(Poultney, Vt.) – Director of Athletics Marybeth Lennox named Seth Benjamin as the new Green Mountain College head women’s soccer and lacrosse coach Thursday.
“We are pleased to add Seth to the Green Mountain College athletics coaching staff,” said Lennox. “I am confident we have hired the quintessential diamond in the rough. Coach Benjamin is a person who exemplifies an abundance of important professional and leadership qualities. In addition, through the search process, he showed an extreme commitment to both the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse programs, and showed an unwavering aspiration to be at Green Mountain College. His enthusiasm for Eagle Athletics will be hard to match.”
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Green Mountain College athletics staff,” said Benjamin. “The department has a proud history of success and the entire institution is committed to growing and providing the best possible student-athlete experience. I look forward to working with the young women in both the lacrosse and soccer programs and am excited to continue building on the success that has been established.”
Benjamin brings a wealth of experience to the table having served a four-year stint as assistant coach of the University of New England men’s soccer program where he helped guide the Nor’easters to a pair of Commonwealth Coast Conference championship matches.
Last season, Seth was hired as an assistant coach for the University of Vermont women’s soccer program where he helped land a top 50 recruiting class for the 2011 season. According to head coach Kristi Lefebvre, “Seth has a wealth of experience working with athletes on many different levels. He is a great mentor for student-athletes both on and off the field, and is extremely motivated. His enthusiasm for competition will make him a great leader of these programs, and I have no doubt that Green Mountain women's soccer and lacrosse have a promising future.”
Benjamin also guided the Maine Olympic Development Program’s 1994 girls team during his time at UNE.
A graduate from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelors degree in History and minor in coaching, Seth holds a USSF ‘B’ license, NSCAA Director of Coaching and NSCAA National Goalkeeper diplomas.