Kanae Haneishi
Kanae Haneishi
Title: Head Soccer Coach
Phone: 413-538-2112
Email: khaneish@mtholyoke.edu

Kanae Haneishi Kanae Haneishi is in her seventh season as head coach of the Mount Holyoke College soccer team. She has posted a record of 28-85-5 (.258) record since taking over the reigns of the program in 2007, and her teams have qualified for the NEWMAC Tournament twice. In 2006, she earned her coaching certification from the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy.

Haneishi brings an abundance of playing and coaching experience to Mount Holyoke. Prior to joining the Lyons staff, she served an assistant coach at Smith College from 2005-07. During that time, she was also the head coach of the Western United U-17/U-18 club team. Haneishi has played for the New York Magic of the elite United Soccer League from 2003-10, serving as the club's captain. Additionally, she was a member of the Japanese National Team that earned a silver medal at the World University Games in 2003.

Haneishi helped the Christian Brothers University (Tenn.) women’s soccer team to the NCAA Division II Championship match in both 2001 and 2002. After leading her squad to the National Title in 2002, she earned Tournament Outstanding Defender honors. Prior to her arrival in America, she played for the JEF United Ladies, who compete in the top women’s soccer league in Japan.

In addition to her coaching duties at the College, Haneishi also serves as a Lecturer in its Department of Physical Education. She teaches a variety of courses, including yoga, weight training, walking for fitness, badminton and bon odori (Japanese Spiritual Dance).

After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in sport and health science from Juntendo University in Chiba, Japan, Haneishi went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in exercise science from the University of Memphis in 2005 and a Master of Science Degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith in 2007. She completed her Docter of Education Degree in sport pedagogy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2014.

Season Overall Conference Highlights
2007 3-13-0 1-8-0 -----
2008 6-11-1 3-6-0 NEWMAC Tournament
2009 4-12-1 3-5-1 NEWMAC Tournament
2010 1-14-1 1-7-1 -----
2011 5-11-0 2-7-0 -----
2012 3-12-2 2-7-0 -----
2013 6-12-0 1-9-0 -----
Totals 28-85-5 (.258) 13-49-2 (.218)