Callie Lekas is just the fourth coach in the 39-year history of the program and first in 32 seasons when she took over the Clark University field hockey program in 2016.
Lekas spent five seasons as an assistant with Wellelsey, including the last four seasons as the top assistant with the Blue, helping guide them to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Along the way Wellesley has also had tremendous success in the NEWMAC, having gone 29-3 against league foes, including a 22-game regular season conference winning streak that spanned part of four seasons.
Wellesley also won a pair of NEWMAC Championships (2013, 2014) and set a program record for wins in a single season (19) in 2014 with Lekas on the sidelines.
In addition to her four-year stretch with Wellesley, Lekas spent one year as an assistant at Amherst College in 2011 helping lead the Lord Jeffs to a 15-4 mark and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
Lekas was a standout student-athlete with the Blue, earning First-Team All-NEWMAC honors on three occasions (2007, 2008, 2009) as well as First-Team All-Region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (2007, 2008, 2009).
Lekas appeared in all 78 games of her career, finishing with 57 goals and 22 assists, good for 136 career points. One of her signature moments came in the 2007 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals when she scored the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the Blue to a 1-0 win over Wheaton and into the league title game.
A 2010 graduate of Wellesley College with a degree in psychology, Lekas earned her master’s degree in sports management from the Issenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
One of the all-time great goalkeepers at Clark University, Kaitlin Kelley enters her 11th season as an assistant field hockey coach/
In her previous 10 seasons on the sidelines, the Scarlet and White have advanced to the NEWMAC Tournament four seperate times (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012).
As a student-athlete at Clark, Kelley won 32 games in between the pipes for the Cougars from 2003-06 earning first-team all-conference honors in 2005 and 2006.
Kelley ranks in the top ten in all goalkeeper categories in school history, including second in all-time saves (710).
As a junior she backstopped Clark to a 13-7 overall record and berths in a conference semifinal and the ECAC Tournament semifinals.
In 2007 she was awarded the M. Hazel Hughes Award, given annually to senior or graduate female who has made a significant contribution to the intercollegiate athletic program and whose dedication and performance have enriched the tradition of Clark Athletics.
In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Kelley is employed at the University Park Campus School close to the Clark University campus as an Instructional Coach.