Kanae Haneishi
Mount Holyoke College
Kanae Haneishi
Head Coach
Mount Holyoke
Division 3

Haneishi has played for the of the elite  from 2003-10, serving as the club's captain. Additionally, she was a member of the Japanese National Team that earned a silver medal at the World University Games in 2003. Haneishi helped the Christian Brothers University (Tenn.) womens soccer team to the NCAA Division II Championship match in both 2001 and 2002. After leading her squad to the National Title in 2002, she earned Tournament Outstanding Defender honors. Prior to her arrival in America, she played for the JEF United Ladies, who compete in the top womens soccer league in Japan. In addition to her coaching duties at the College, Haneishi also serves as a Lecturer in its Department of Physical Education. She teaches a variety of courses, including yoga, weight training, walking for fitness, badminton and bon odori (Japanese Spiritual Dance). After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in sport and health science from Juntendo University in Chiba, Japan, Haneishi went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in exercise science from the University of Memphis in 2005 and a Master of Science Degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith in 2007. She completed her Doctor of Education Degree in sport pedagogy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2014.