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Athletics Staff

Our dedicated and experienced athletics staff make sports
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Our 2023-2024 Athletics Staff

NYA Athletic Director, Kelsy RossKelsy Ross
Athletic Director

This is Kelsy’s fifth year as Athletic Director at North Yarmouth Academy. She holds a BA from Roanoke College where she was a member of the varsity soccer and varsity basketball programs. While working towards a MA in Physical Education, Athletic Administration from Springfield College, Ross coached with the women’s soccer program and worked as a graduate assistant in the equipment room. She was most recently the Bates College Head Women’s Soccer Coach and lecturer in the Bates Physical Education Department.

Matthew Poulin, NYA Girls Varsity Hockey CoachMatthew Poulin
Associate Director of Athletics and Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Head Coach

This is Matthew Poulin’s third year at NYA. Matt helps manage scheduling, transportation, and game operations for our Middle and Upper School athletic programs. Prior to NYA, he was the assistant boys varsity ice hockey coach at Lewiston High School. For six of the past seven seasons, he aided in ushering the Blue Devils to three state championships. Matt also has collegiate coaching experience in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), leading the Central Maine Community College D2 Men’s Club Hockey program. Coach Poulin is a Certified Level 4 USA Hockey Coach with the Boston Jr. Eagles U19 Tier 2 team and has previously coached various U16 and U19 Tier 2 Girls teams through the Casco Bay Mariners and the Maine Gladiators. Matt also conducts private on-ice skills training for boys and girls ages 11-18.

Raquel KovarRaquel Kovar
Athletic Trainer

This is Raquel’s second year at NYA, and she is excited to be here!  She holds a BS in Athletic Training, as well as a MS in Health and Movement Sciences, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has spent most of her athletic training career in Virginia.  Her family relocated five years ago and has been enjoying Maine and all it has to offer.

B Stefanini NYA Strength & ConditioningBen Stefanini
Fitness and Wellness Coach

This is Ben’s first year at NYA, and he works out of our new fitness and wellness center at NYA’s Travis Roy Arena. He is a member of NYA’s wellness team collaborating with campus constituents to create fitness and wellness curriculum across the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Divisions. Ben also develops the fitness programming for NYA’s Middle and Upper School students through their participation in afterschool activities.

He was previously at Maxway Performance (Greenland, NH) and Cliff House Maine (Cape Neddick) where he was the in-house fitness trainer. He holds a Masters in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania and certifications as a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) Level 1, and SafeSpot, Hubspot Social Media certification.

NYA Coaching Staff

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