While departed lacrosse coach Kelley Quessier McPeake went west, Fort Lewis College looked to the East Coast for her replacement.
FLC hired Kelsey MacDonald as the schools second womens lacrosse coach Friday. According to the news release, MacDonald spent the last two seasons as an assitant coach at Wellesley College in Mass., which finished 9-8 in 2009.
Before her stint at Wellesley, MacDonald spent five months as an assistant at her alma mater, Plymouth State University in N.H., where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in exercise science in 2007.
During her time as a player at the Division II school, MacDonald was a three-time Little East Conference Player of the Year.
She has an excellent collegiate background as a coach and player, FLC athletic director Kelly Higgins said in the news release. Im looking forward to working with her.
MacDonald expressed excitement at the challenge of strengthening a program that went 1-18 in its first two seasons.
Im very excited to start, meet the girls and get working on the program, she said in the news release.
Aside from coaching, MacDonald put her degree to use as an exercise physiologist and personal trainer for PeopleFit Health and Fitness in Woburn, Mass.
Last season, the Skyhawks earned their first victory in team history with an 11-10 victory against Division III Morrisville State.