Darlington School: Episode 52: A Look Into the Darlington Soccer Academy 
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Episode 52: A Look Into the Darlington Soccer Academy

April 7, 2022 | 322 views

Welcome to Episode 52 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with Director of Soccer Academy Chad Liddle, sophomore Sydnee Barndt from Eagle River, Alaska and junior Jack Quandt from Boise, Idaho about the Darlington School Soccer Academy. Hear about the benefits of the Soccer Academy, favorite trips, time management as a student-athlete, the students' future plans and more.

Chad Liddle founded Darlington School Soccer Academy in 2004 and serves as director of the program. A member of the U.S. Soccer National Instructor Staff, he also serves as a coach for NSCAA and Region III ODP as well as an Id2 national scout for U.S. Club Soccer. Liddle holds a B.S. from Berry College and a M.S.M. from the University of Georgia.

Matt Peer was named director of enrollment management in 2020 after serving previously as director of Upper School and director of student life. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. 

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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and the editing and production of this episode was handled by Maddie Fox, content manager.

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