Emily Kiablick begins her sixth season as head women’s lacrosse coach at Wheaton College in 2014 after spending the previous six years as both the head women’s lacrosse and soccer coach at Roger Williams University.
Last season, Wheaton produced an 11-7 overall record and perfect 6-0 mark in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament 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.
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Annie Brown begins her second season as an assistant coach for the Wheaton College women’s lacrosse program in 2014.
Brown joins the coaching staff after a standout four-year career at Keene State College located in Keene, N.H. Brown was named to the Little East Conference (LEC) All-Conference second team twice during her time as an Owl and currently holds the all-time career record for caused turnovers (88). Brown also played in 78 career games making 75 starts. In her four years at Keene State College, Brown only missed one game which occurred during her freshman season.
Brown has served as a coach for the Mass Elite lacrosse team since 2006 and has volunteered as an assistant coach for the Westwood High girl’s lacrosse team. From September of 2010-2011, Brown worked as a fitness specialist at Bodyworks and most recently wrapped up a sports performance training/marketing position at Athletic Republic. Brown, who started at the Athletic Republic in 2011, established sports performance training for clients, held administrative duties and designed, developed and implemented marketing plans for the company.
Brown is a 2011 graduate of Keene State College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in health science promotion and fitness.