Former St. Mary's girls soccer standout Ashly Kennedy, who was The Sun's Metro Player of the Year in 2002, has been named the new girls soccer coach at Archbishop Spalding. Kennedy replaces Bob Dieterle, whose contract was not renewed after 11 seasons.
Kennedy was previously an assistant coach at George Mason. Kennedy, a four-year defender at St. Mary's, led the Saints to two Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championships before enjoying a four-year career at Maryland.
In 11 seasons, Dieterle turned Spalding into a perennial power in the area. He finished with a 173-24-21 mark and led the Cavaliers to their fourth league championship in the fall.