Powerhouse Team Cultivates Leadership
The girls’ soccer program is one built on championships. In addition to the cache of Miami Valley Conference, district and regional crowns, The Silver Knights have won three state championships (2011, 2015, 2017.) Since Oct. 13, 2011, The Summit has only two losses inside MVC play.
At a powerhouse like that, the student-athletes eat, drink and breathe soccer, right? Not exactly.
The priority within the program is cultivating leadership. When student-athlete initiative is strong a particular year, so too is soccer success. As a team, the program’s success is hard to match. However, the program is equally good at preparing players for the next level.
Mike Fee has been the head coach of the Silver Knights’ girls’ varsity soccer team since the 2001 season. Under his leadership, The Summit has won three state championships (2011, 2015, 2017), had numerous players recognized on a local, regional, state and national level (7 all-Americans) and had dozens of players advance to collegiate level competition. Fee, the longest tenured coach at The Summit, has compiled a 265-96-37 record through the 2020 season and has won more than 71 percent of his games. Coach Fee was nationally recognized as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Girls' Private/Parochial National Coach of the Year in 2015. He serves as the President of the Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association and is a member of the state board. Coach Fee currently holds a NSCAA National Diploma and a US Soccer D coaching license. He also works at The Summit as the Upper School counselor. He is assisted by Eric Unwin, Keith Harring, Jen McGrath, Gracie Kunkel '16 and Scott Mays '10.