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Episode 81: A Look at New Talent in the Soccer Academy

October 27, 2022 | 267 views

Welcome to Episode 81 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management Matthew Peer talks with Soccer Academy Director Chad Liddle and new academy members, freshmen Preston Duval of George Town, Cayman Islands, and Savannah Palmer of Calhoun, Ga. They chat about their experience as new freshmen on the teams, their goals as players in the program and more.

Matt Peer was named assistant head of school for enrollment mangement in 2022 after serving previously as director of enrollment management, 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. 

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.

Click here to learn more about the Darlington School Soccer Academy >>


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Andrew Beckman, middle grades science teacher, lends his voice, and the editing and production of this episode was handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org