Varsity Soccer Girls
The girls soccer program at Lake Highland Preparatory School dedicates itself to hard work and commitment. Soccer is commonly known as a physically demanding sport. To combat the physical challenges, we emphasize the importance of mental and emotional strength. Our student-athletes have fortitude, consistency, and strength as they persevere – and excel – through each season’s practices and matches.
The Lake Highland Preparatory School girls soccer program regularly competes for District and Regional Championships. LHP girls soccer won the State Championship title in 2006. The program earned a District and Region Championship in 2020 advancing to the FHSAA State Final Four. In 2021 the team advanced to the Regional round of the FHSAA Tournament.
A 1,200-seat outdoor, open-air athletic field, the CNL Stadium is the home to the Highlander Football team, boys and girls Soccer teams, and boys and girls Lacrosse teams. This state-of the-art artificial turf field has sewn-in game lines and is equipped with a scoreboard and video board. The adjacent Yergey Snack shack offers supporters and visitors refreshments during games.
Lake Highland Athletic Complex (LHAC)
This outdoor natural grass facility encompasses Frontline Field, O’Meara Family Softball Field, six regulation tennis courts, an auxiliary sports field and is the training location for our nationally-acclaimed Archery team. The auxiliary sports field hosts practice sessions for boys and girls lacrosse as well as boys and girls soccer. An integral component of our facilities, the LHAC provides our athletes a first-class practice and game experience.
Highlander Strength & Conditioning Facility
Located inside Weng Family Gymnasium, our 3,700-square-foot Strength & Conditioning Facility at Lake Highland is second to none. Equipped with seven platforms for Olympic style lifts, three squat rack platforms, free weights, assisted lift machines, a total body jungle, and a designated area for cardio machines, our Strength & Conditioning Facility is open weekdays from 6:30am - 6pm for student-athletes with coach supervision. Athletes, Highlander parents, and LHP employees can focus on their physical fitness here.
Meffe Family Field House
Dedicated and opened in 2013, the Meffe Family Field House is an integral component of Highlander athletics. Equipped with two full-size locker rooms, an Athletic Training facility, and storage rooms, the Meffe Family Field House provides top-notch hospitality and facilities to Highlanders and visiting teams.
Jeremy ChristieHead Coach
A former international player, Coach Christie was a professional central midfielder and defender in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the US. During his 13-year professional soccer career, he competed in the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Coach Christie joined LHP in 2017 as the Varsity Boys Head Coach and led the team to its first-ever state championship in 2019.
Toni PressleyVarsity Girls Associate Head Coach
Currently a defender for the Orlando Pride, Coach Pressley has played professionally in the National Women’s Soccer League since 2013. Prior to her career with the Orlando Pride, Toni played for the Washington Spirit, Western New York Flash, and the Houston Dash.
In addition, Toni represented the US at the youth level and was a collegiate star at Florida State University, one of the country’s best women’s soccer programs. Internationally, Toni has represented the United States on various national youth teams, including an under-20 team that was awarded gold at the CONCACAF Qualifier, earning the team a position in the 2010 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Giles BarnesVarsity Boys Associate Head Coach
Coach Barnes recently wrapped up an impressive career as a member of the English Premier League, the Jamaican National team, and the Orlando City Lions. Coach Barnes has a decorated portfolio, including awards such as the 2014 Houston Dynamo MVP and 2014 Golden Boot and Ironman of the Year. During his time as a midfielder with the Houston Dynamos in 2013 and 2014, Barnes was their leading scorer.
Joel DobrowolskiVarsity Assistant Coach
Since joining the Highlander coaching staff, Coach Dobrowolski has helped lead the girls varsity soccer team to two district and one regional title. Additionally, he has led former teams to metro conference, regional, and district championships. He remains the winningest soccer coach at Dr. Phillips High School.
Currently, Coach Dobrowolski teaches in the LHP math department and holds his United Soccer Coaches National Diploma.
Michael LevinAssistant Coach
Coach Levin continues his tenure as an assistant varsity coach and is a faculty member at Lake Highland, teaching both 11th grade English and Art History.
He served as the JV soccer head coach for nearly a decade and draws first-hand experience from his time on the Winter Park High School soccer team during his high school years.
Stephen McGinnAssistant Coach
Coach McGinn grew up in Scotland as an avid Hibernian and Celtic fan. He played in the Academy at Scottish club Dunfermline before joining Young Harris University in Georgia. He then played for Webber University, where he also worked as an Assistant Coach.
Professionally, he played for the Orlando SeaWolves in the Arena Soccer League. Coach McGinn also previously served as the Director of Youth Programming at XL Soccer World, Orlando.
Khano SmithAssistant Coach
Coach Smith played professionally for more than 10 years and played over 100 games in the MLS for the New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls. He also represented his native country of Bermuda for nine years. Coach Khano has his USSF A-License and has coached at the professional level since 2016.
He was an assistant coach for the Orlando Pride before his current role as assistant coach of Birmingham Legion FC in the USL Championship.