(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) - Lake Erie Director of Athletics Kelley Kish has announced the hiring of Chelsea Rosiek as the Storm's new head coach of women's lacrosse. Rosiek makes her way to Lake Erie College from St. Bonaventure University where she was the head coach for the last four seasons. She'll take over the reigns from outgoing coach Mallory Ferrandiz who led the Storm to their first G-MAC championship.
"I want to thank Kelley Kish and the Lake Erie Administration for this amazing opportunity to assume the head coaching role at Lake Erie College. This program has a history of success and I look forward to helping them return to the G-MAC Championship in 2020," said Rosiek. "I am excited to create great relationships and foster an environment that produces capable and confident young women. From the minute I stepped on campus, I felt a strong connection to the College and its mission. I can't wait to get started and my family is excited for our new adventure in the Cleveland area."
"I am thrilled to welcome Chelsea to our staff and back to Division II. Our championship culture in women's lacrosse will only be enhanced by her experience and vision for the program," added Director Kish. "We are glad to know that Chelsea's top priority as a head coach has been the academic success of student-athletes and to know she will balance that with continued accomplishments on the field just raises the bar for Storm Lacrosse under her leadership."
While with the Bonnies, Rosiek wore many hats that helped elevate the team on and off the field. On the field, she doubled the roster from when she first arrived. While doing so, Rosiek helped the team GPA rise from a 2.9 to a 3.43. Under her guidance, St. Bonaventure also had its first A-10 All-Rookie Team selection since 2014 in Rebecca Howe. She also coached Jalen Middlebrooks, an A-10 All-Conference Second Team selection that was a 2017 IWLCA North South All-Star Game selection, and Kathryn Yoder, a two-time A-10 All-Conference Second Team Selection in 2018 and 2019.
Prior to SBU, Rosiek also served as the head coach at Chestnut Hill College, a Division II institution in the lacrosse hotbed of Philadelphia, in 2013 through 2015 and led the Griffins to their first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) playoff berth in six years. Four players were named to the 2015 CACC All-Academic Team, and Hunter Leckonby was named the league's Rookie of the Year. In addition to her, Rosiek also coached Alexis Puhl (All-CACC and IWLCA North South All-Star Game selection), Lea Sanders (All-CACC Honorable Mention 2014), Karla Ann Klouda (All-CACC Second Team 2014), Allie Herbert (All-CACC Second Team 2014), Lindsey Alexander (All-CACC Honorable Mention 2013), and Brianne Timoney (All-CACC First Team 2013 and IWLCA North South All-Star Game selection).
Around that time she also worked with Ultimate Lacrosse and Ultimate Events as an administrative coordinator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help build the sport.
Rosiek had an impressive collegiate career as she was a standout player at Division I Temple. She was a two-time All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection, including a first team selection during her senior season in 2010 where she scored 26 goals and 29 assists. The assists led the A-10 in assists per game with a mark of 1.71. She duplicated the honor in 2008 and was an Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team selection those same years as well.
She finished her playing career with 133 points on 72 goals and 61 assists and was a member of the 2010 IWLCA and A-10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Rolls. She graduated ranked in multiple statistical categories, including fifth all-time in single season draw controls and single season assists. She was also seventh in career assists with 61 and draw controls with 96.
Rosiek is married to her husband Victor and the couple have a son Jordyn. Rosiek is scheduled to start later this month.