Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Kanae was hired in 2007 as Head Soccer Coach and Lecturer in Physical Education. Prior to MHC, she served as Head Coach of the Western United club team from 2005-2007 and assistant soccer coach at Smith College from 2005-2007. She has been a member of the New York Magic since 2003, currently serving as captain. She also competed on the Japanese National team that earned a silver medal in the World University Games 2003. She earned her coaching certification from the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy in 2006.
In addition to coaching, she teaches a number of Physical Education courses including Yoga, Weight Training, Walking for Fitness, Badminton and Bon Odori (Japanese Spiritual Dance).
She received her B.S. in Sport and Health Science from Juntendo University in Chiba, Japan; M.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Memphis in 2005 and an M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College in 2007. She is currently working on her Ed. D in Sport Pedagogy at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.