Soccer Boys Varsity
The Hebron boys varsity soccer team competes in the Maine Association of Independent Schools Athletic Director’s Conference, a division of the New England Preparatory Schools Athletic Council. The ideals of character, citizenship, and diversity are the cornerstones of the program’s philosophy. Hebron teams strive to compete at the highest level of prep school soccer while maintaining focus on goals of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and an ethical approach to honoring the rules of the game and fair play.
Hebron’s tradition of success throughout its program’s history is attributed to the school’s efforts to open its arms to student-athletes from around the world. Passionate soccer players from all types of backgrounds help to enrich the style of play while keeping current with the demands of what it takes to be a competitive student athlete. In recent years, multiple Hebron soccer players have received their diplomas and moved on to colleges and universities to play at the Division I, II, and III levels. Some of these players have also been awarded regional and national honors for their success on the field and in the classroom.
As a dedicated student athlete who wants to compete for a top Prep School Soccer program, please contact Hebron’s Admissions office to begin your application and your journey as a member of one of the top soccer programs in New England.
Mr. Kurt Swanbeck is a native of Franklin, MA where he was an All-American soccer player. A 1981 graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Swanbeck was a four year letterman for the Lions, a captain and MVP his junior and senior seasons, and a three time All-Ivy League player. He lead his team to three Ivy League titles and an appearance in the NCAA Final Four. After graduation, he played professionally for a year with the Nashville Diamonds in the American Soccer League.
Mr. Swanbeck's coaching career began at his alma mater, Columbia, where he was an assistant coach. In that time he spent one year coaching for Dartmouth College. He went on to become head coach of Berry College in Mount Berry, GA and compiled an overall record of 112-69-5. He left as the winningest coach in the school's history, guiding the Vikings to conference postseason tournament appearances in all nine of his years at the helm. Before coming to Hebron in 2010, Mr. Swanbeck was the head coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Mr. Swanbeck is currently the Associate Director of Admission and is the head coach of the boys' varsity soccer team. After a two-year stint in Sturtevant Dorm as resident faculty, Mr. Swanbeck and his family moved to Glover House in the summer of 2012. He resides on campus with his wife Lynne and young sons Tyler '18, Trevor '21, and Tobias.