Emily Kiablick begins her eighth season as head women’s lacrosse coach at Wheaton College in 2016 after spending the previous six years as both the head women’s lacrosse and soccer coach at Roger Williams University.
In 2014, Kiablick guided the Lyons to their best season in program history since its NCAA Tournament run in 2004 as Wheaton went 14-7 overall, claimed New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Regular Season and Tournament titles and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For her efforts, Kiablick, who led Wheaton to its second highest single season win total in program history, was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the second time in her career.
Two years ago, Wheaton produced an 11-7 overall record and perfect 6-0 mark in NEWMAC play en route to earning the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs and its fourth regular season championship in program history. The Blue and White eventually bowed out in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinal round. Wheaton had five student-athletes claim NEWMAC All-Conference honors highlighted by Leila Mills' Player of the Year selection. Three student-athletes were also tabbed to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team, while Mills and Devon Soucier collected Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) Berkshire All-Region team accolades.
In 2012, the Lyons doubled their win total from a season ago posting a 14-6 mark overall and 4-2 record in the NEWMAC. Wheaton advanced to the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals for the second-straight season under Kiablick and won the ECAC Championship by a score of 20-5 over Smith College. Kiablick earned NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors for her efforts while she also guided five players to NEWMAC All-Conference accolades. Academically, six of the program's student-athletes were named to the NEWMAC All-Academic Team while the squad as a whole earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Team Academic honors. Hailey Colburn '12 also garnered CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America honors becoming the sixth student-athlete in school history to earn such an academic distinction.
While at Roger Williams, Kiablick led the 2008 Hawks lacrosse team to a 14-5 mark, The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Championship game and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Semifinal contest. Kiablick garnered TCCC Coach of the Year honors on two occasions.
Kiablick – who also served as RWU’s events coordinator – was named the school’s first-ever women’s soccer head coach following the program’s inception in 2004. Three years later, the Hawks were playing in the ECAC Championship, and in 2008, Kiablick took the Hawks to their first NCAA Tournament.
During her time in Bristol, Kiablick founded, directed, and coached lacrosse and soccer camps. She was also one of four coaches featured in a Rhode Island Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series called "Rhode Island's Amazing Women: Successful College Coaches" and provided subject material for an instructional book titled "Winning Lacrosse for Girls."
A 2001 graduate of Springfield College with a bachelor's degree in psychology, Kiablick spent a year as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Wesleyan before she attended graduate school at her alma mater. In 2003, she earned a master's degree in physical education with a concentration in athletic administration. As a graduate associate at Springfield, Kiablick assisted the lacrosse program for two seasons, helping lead the Pride to league regular season and tournament titles in 2002.
Kiablick was a four-year lacrosse and soccer student-athlete as an undergraduate at Springfield. A two-time lacrosse captain, she was selected to the IWLCA All-New England Second Team as a junior and was twice named to a NEWMAC All-Conference lacrosse team. Following her senior season, Kiablick was tabbed an ECAC All-Star. She was also a soccer captain for one year while playing in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association. In 2014, Kiablick was inducted into the Stoneleigh-Burnham School Athletic Hall of Fame. Most recently, Kiablick spoke at the New England Youth and High School Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Convention on the topic of organizing a great practice plan.
|2012||14-6||4-2||NEWMAC Tournament, ECAC Champions
|2013||11-7||6-0||NEWMAC Regular Season Champions, NEWMAC Tournament
|2014||14-7||7-0||NEWMAC Regular Season & Tournament Champions,
Jamie Spang begins her first year with the women's lacrosse team for the 2016 season. Spang worked for MAINEiax lacrosse this past fall, coaching alongside the Bates College head coach.
Prior to MAINEiax, she played lacrosse at Babson College where she graduated in 2013. She was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year and selected to NEWMAC First Team All-Conference junior and senior year as well as Second Team All-Conference sophomore year. As a four-year starter, Spang was honored to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Team and named Babson's Most Valuable Player (MVP) her junior and senior year.
Spang graduated from Kennebunk High School in 2009 where she became a two-time All-American mid-fielder and two-time MVP.
Sarah Booker, a former two-year All-Conference selection at the University of Vermont, returned to the staff as an assistant coach for her fifth season overall with the women's lacrosse program in 2016. Booker previously served as an assistant coach at Wheaton from 2009-11 before becoming the head coach of the women's lacrosse program at UMass Dartmouth (2012-14).
As a player for Vermont, Booker excelled both on and off the field. A Dean's List honoree and a two-time America East Academic Honor Roll qualifier, Booker was named to the All-League team as both a junior and senior, in 2003 and 2004. The defender was a two-year captain while recording 42 goals and 19 assists during her 58-game career, leading the team at least once in each ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers. Booker earned a spot on the America East All-Championship team in 2002.
Prior to attending Vermont, Booker was an assistant coach of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols middle school girls' lacrosse team in 2000 in Cambridge. She also served on the administrative team at Camp Aloha Hive in Fairlee, Vermont, between the summers of 1999 and 2006, when Booker worked with girls aged 7-12.
Booker graduated from Vermont in February 2005 with a degree in environmental sciences. Booker also went on study at the Harvard University Extension School and earn her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2013.