Rachel Welch - Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach
Rachel Welch has been named the Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach on Kim Williams' coaching staff for the 2016 season.
Coach Welch is a 2013 graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey where she earned a degree in Communications. Welch, a four-year member of the Scarlet Knights Women's Lacrosse program, was a three-time Big-East All-Academic selection as well as being a three year memeber of the IWLCA All-Academic Squad.
While at Rutgers, Welch helped organize the team's fundraising efforts on behalf of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.The foundation raises awareness and support for children suffering with pediatric brain tumors. She was also a member of the Scarlet Knight's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and was a representative/contributor to the Big East SAAC Blog in 2012. Welch volunteered for several activities, including Read Across America, Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen, and Habitat for Humanity.
After graduation, Welch joined the King's College Women's Lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant, and held that position for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
During her time at King’s College, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the team improved tremendously on the field. The Monarchs saw a boost in their conference win/loss record and earned a playoff berth in 2015. Welch coached five All-Conference players in her two years. This past season, two freshmen gained 1st team All-Conference awards. They were the only freshman to get all conference fist-team honors in the MAC Freedom Conference. One of the freshmen was also named Freedom-Conference Rookie of the year.
Welch is a native of Medford, NJ and is a graduate of Shawnee High School, earning all-South Jersey honors while twice being named All-Burlington County.