Northfield Mount Hermon has announced the addition of two new coaches to its athletics program: Grace Sokolow, who will serve as head coach of girls’ varsity soccer, and Trevar Haefele, who will lead the boys’ varsity lacrosse team.
NMH is excited to welcome two new coaches whose experience and philosophy are such strong fits for the teams and the program, said Athletic Director Rick Hendrickson. “Grace and Trevar both possess traits and characteristics that are priorities for us: energy, enthusiasm, teaching skill, and a long-term commitment to our players," he said.
Sokolow comes to join NMH after serving as assistant women’s soccer coach at Chicago State University. Prior to that, she was the head coach at Colby-Sawyer College, leading the team to four conference victories. She also has served as head coach at Finlandia University, where her team reached the conference final for the first time in school history, and as assistant head coach at Austin College. In addition, Sokolow has worked with the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program.
As a student-athlete at Vassar College, Sokolow was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter and was named to the all-academic team for three years. She has done extensive professional development training and is a graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.
In addition to her coaching duties, Sokolow will serve as an athletics assistant in the NMH athletics program and as a dorm head.
Haefele comes to NMH from Bowdoin College, where he was lead assistant coach, offensive coordinator, and recruiting coordinator for men’s lacrosse. Under his leadership, Bowdoin’s offense set numerous records, and in 2022 the team was ranked seventh in the country. Haefele also worked at Bates College and Binghamton University and has coached 20 All-Americans and been recognized with several coaching awards.
In his playing days, Haefele was an all-conference midfielder and attackman at Nazareth College, where he scored more than 100 points, on a team that twice reached the NCAA tournament and won a conference title.
Off the field, Haefele will serve as an assistant director in the NMH admission office and as dorm staff.
“I'm excited to welcome these dynamic coaches to NMH and to take our next steps in setting the standard for prep-school athletics," Hendrickson said.