Meredith College

Meredith College Athletics
3800 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27607
Division 3 North Carolina Southeast
Private Small Developing team


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Jen Grubb

Jen Grubb rejoined the Meredith College soccer staff as head coach in January 2019 after serving as an assistant for two seasons beginning in August 2016.

The Meredith Angels won their last five conference matches in 2019 to earn a spot in the USA South Tournament. Lilly Fox earned an All-Conference selection, and 11 players garnered USA South All-Academic honors.

Grubb began her coaching career with the Capital Area Soccer League in 2003. During her three-year tenure with CASL, Grubb's teams won two state championships, one regional title, and one team advanced as a national semifinalist.

In 2008 Grubb returned to her alma mater as assistant coach with the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The Vols collected three Southeastern Conference championships during Grubb's tenure with the program. Grubb currently serves as a staff coach with Team First Soccer Academy.

While a student-athlete at Tennessee, Grubb helped the Volunteers to a SEC championship in 2002 and earned All-Conference honors for her efforts. She served as captain two seasons at UT and set three records - single game assist, single season assist, and career games played. Grubb was also named to the Academic All-SEC team. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with concentration in sport management and a minor in business.

Prior to her four-year career with the Lady Vols, Grubb completed a decorated varsity career at Hunt High School in Wilson, North Carolina. A four-year All-Conference, All-State, and All-Region honoree, Grubb set two new North Carolina state records in season and career goals scored.

Grubb recently moved back to North Carolina and resides in Wake Forest with her husband Jeremy, four kids, Riley, Carsyn, Isaiah, and Bailee, and golden retriever Zeek.

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Kirstie King

Kirstie King, '19, joined the athletics staff in June 2019 as the assistant women's soccer coach. A four-year Meredith College soccer standout and three-year member of the basketball team, King brings a unique personal perspective to her new role as part of Jen Grubb's coaching staff.

King led an all-star defensive squad that earned one USA South Regular Season Championship, an East Division crown, and a share of a second divisional title. She earned three All-East honors and was named to the USA South All-Conference first team as a junior defender. King garnered two All-State honors and was named the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player three years.

King earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Meredith College.

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Kristopher Hanks

Kristopher Hanks joined the Meredith College soccer coaching staff in 2020 and will serve primarily as the goalkeeper coach and recruiting coordinator.

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