Head Varsity Coach:
Kate McNeil has been the Head Coach at Cretin-Derham Hall two different times. Her first coaching stint at CDH was from 1997-2002. And then again returned to that position in 2010. In between, McNeil was the Head Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at the College of Saint Benedict from 2003-2008. Previous coaching experiences include: MN ODP staff, Blackhawks, Tsunami Sota, MTA, and St Croix Soccer clubs. McNeil also coached at Edina high school from 1992-1996. McNeil played 4 years of Division 1 soccer for Dartmouth College and graduated with a BA in psychology and elementary education certification.
During her 1st tenure, the Raiders earned 3 state tournament appearances in 1997, 1998 (3rd place) and 2001. Most recently, McNeil guided the Raiders to 2nd place finishes in the SEC conference in 2013 and 2014. The Raiders returned to State in 2014 after beating Mahtomedi in the Section 4AA Finals.
Kate McNeil is currently a substitute at CDH.
McNeil views coaching high school sports as a great opportunity for to work with young women in helping them learn about what it is to be apart of a team, provide leadership opportunities and create an environment where they will be willing work hard towards a common goal.