Sullivan brings a knack to Ledyard girls' soccer

Ledyard - Jennifer Sullivan, the former Stonington High School and UConn women's soccer player, was named the Ledyard High School girls' soccer coach on Thursday.

Sullivan is a 2001 Stonington graduate, where she was an all-state player, and was a four-year starter at UConn, including two Big East Conference championship teams (2002, 2004) and one team which was the national championship runner-up (2003).

"We are very excited to welcome Jen Sullivan to Ledyard High School," Ledyard athletic director Jim Buonocore said in a press release. "She will be an excellent role model for our student-athletes and she understands the importance of education and the role athletics plays in our educational mission.

"Her extensive background in the sport of soccer as a player and a coach will be extremely beneficial for our girls. She is highly regarded in the soccer community as an outstanding teacher of the game. I am excited to watch our soccer program grow under the leadership of coach Sullivan."

Sullivan, a guidance counselor at Stonington, was an assistant coach for the Providence College women's soccer team from 2006-11.

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