James Thorpe enters his first season with the women’s soccer staff in 2016. Thorpe, who came to Kingston following a two-year stint at Holy Cross, work primarily with BC’s goalkeepers. He has played a key role in the development of young goalkeepers. Thorpe will be in charge of various roles at BC, including day-to-day operations, planning, ID camps, and recruiting.

The 2007 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year, Thorpe had an outstanding career at Franklin Pierce, where he helped lead the Ravens to a national title his senior year. In addition to being a national champion, he was a three-time All-American, a four-time Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Year and a four-time All-New England First Team honoree.

Thorpe went on to a professional career which included stints in both the MLS (D.C. United, 2008) and USL (Western Mass Pioneers, 2009). He then spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Evansville before joining the Holy Cross staff for the 2012 season.