GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College Head Coach Kelly Bryan recently announced the hiring of Maddy Ireton, who will join the Owls women’s soccer staff as an assistant coach. Ireton comes to Kenyon after serving as an assistant at Lake Erie College.
Originally from Dublin, Ohio, Ireton worked at Lake Erie as a graduate assistant and obtained her master’s degree of education in coaching in 2021. That same year, she was elevated from graduate assistant to assistant coach, a position she held for the past two soccer seasons.
While Lake Erie is now an NCAA Division II institution, Ireton possesses previous Division III experience from her time at The College of Wooster, where she played soccer and graduated with a degree in psychology.
As a senior goalkeeper in the 2018 season, Ireton helped Wooster gain its first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament Championship and first bid into the NCAA Tournament since 1996. She was a team captain that season and won both the Clayton Geib Award for her key contribution athletically and demonstration of strong character and the Maria Sexton Award for her leadership and advocacy for women’s athletics.
During her junior year at Wooster, she started all 18 games, made 67 saves and posted a .713 save percentage. At the end of the season, she was named to the NCAC All-Tournament team.
Ireton, who will start at Kenyon when the second semester commences in mid-January, holds multiple certifications from the United Soccer Coaches, including Level 1 and 2 goalkeeping diplomas.