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Jenn Beneduce Army ’09 Named Head Soccer Coach

Ann Palms, Lincoln School’s Director of Athletics, has announced that Lincoln alumna and Lower School teacher Jenn Beneduce Army ’09 will move into the role of Head Varsity Soccer Coach this fall.

Jenn, who has been passionately involved with the sport of soccer for over 18 years, has been a member of Lincoln School’s soccer coaching staff since she returned to Butler Avenue as a teacher in 2013. She began as the Middle School soccer coach, and for the last two seasons she has served as the JV soccer coach and an assistant coach for the Varsity team. In addition, Jenn has coached at the Proactive Soccer Camp, led by Paul Janaway at Moses Brown School, working to foster a love of soccer in her four- to six-year-old campers.

As a soccer player, Jenn competed on travel teams in both Middle and Upper School, and also played for the Lynx, serving as team captain during her senior year. She was selected to the South East New England (SENE) All-State Soccer Team as a sophomore, junior, and senior, and in 2009, she was honored with the Julie Greene '54 Award, which is given to an Upper School student-athlete who demonstrates respect for teammates’ and competitors’ skills, continual motivation to help herself and her teammates improve, camaraderie, spirit, and love of the game.

After graduation, she attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, playing collegiately for four years and captaining the team as a senior. During her freshman year, her team traveled to Brazil to play with local teams in games and tournaments, and as a junior, she played with a French team while studying abroad. Jenn also received an award as a junior for her perseverance and dedication to the soccer program.

After graduating in 2013, Jenn returned to Lincoln and has taught and coached here since. She will be one of the Grade 1 teachers for the 2019-2020 school year, and she lives in Providence with her husband, who is a professional hockey coach.