AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Athletics Department and the Mammoths' women's lacrosse program are happy to announce the recent hiring of Kelsey Fee as an assistant coach for the team.
"When I met her this summer I was immediately impressed with her knowledge and approach to the game," said Amherst head coach Christine Paradis. "Kelsey comes from a lacrosse family and a great tradition of success at Wagner, and I am so excited to work with her this year."
A 2019 graduate of Wagner College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Film Studies, Fee joins the Mammoths following a praise-worthy four-year collegiate career for the Seahawks.
Helping lead Wagner to three Northeast Conference (NEC) league championship titles while thrice being named to the NEC All-Academic team, Fee ranks fourth all-time in Seahawks history in minutes played between the pipes (2465) and sixth all-time in saves (345). Captaining the Seahawks during her senior season and named the conference tournament MVP, Fee finished 2019 ranked ninth in Division I women's lacrosse in goals against average - posting a 8.96 GAA behind 157 stops in 20 contests to lift Wagner into the Second Round of the NCAA Championship Tournament.
Fee also has Division III playing experience under her belt, having played her first-year campaign at Ithaca College.
"Kelsey will be an amazing role model and coach for our women and, as a goalie, she will not only be able to bring a wealth of expertise to our two goalkeepers, but to our entire defense unit," continued Paradis. "Most important, she understands the significance of supporting the whole person and has already proven to be an incredible addition to our staff.
Off the field, Fee has served as an operations intern and game day staff member for the United Women's Lacrosse League, an intern working to help train and organize regiments athletes at Velocity Sports Performance and as a coach and counselor with various youth lacrosse camps and clinics across the east coast. She has also spent significant time volunteering and fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, having started her relationship with the organization in 2012.