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Brigida Palatino

Head Women's Soccer Coach & Athletic Administrator




Shaw/Athletic Center

Palatino became the sixth head coach in Mount Ida College women’s soccer history in January 2017 after four seasons as the assistant coach at her alma mater, Connecticut College.

Palatino helped the Conn. College women’s soccer program make history by winning the Camels’ first team sport NESCAC championship in 2014, and the squad has since made two trips to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

On the club side of the spectrum, Palatino has long been involved with the Southeast Soccer Club in Connecticut, as the Head Coach of the club side since 2014. She has also directed players at Northeast 90 Soccer Camp, a Co-ed Indoor League, and Prospect Clinics and Soccer Camps ranging from Connecticut to Providence, to Hanover, N.H., as well as the Collegiate Soccer Academy at Lasell College this past summer.

Palatino holds both a National and Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and also got her US Soccer Coaching Certificate National “E” license in 2013 at the Soccer Champion’s Coaching Clinic in Uncasville, Connecticut.

A double Camel with a Bachelor of Arts from 2012 and a Masters of Psychology from 2016, Palatino double-majored in Psychology and Environmental Studies as an undergraduate and took home Dean’s and High Honors, as well as earning All-Academic and National Psychology Honor Society accolades while playing four years of women’s soccer for Conn. College. She appeared in 44 games for the Camels between 2008 and 2011 and scored ten goals and one assist.