|Title:||Head Field Hockey Coach, PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice|
B. S., Bowdoin College
M. S., Trinity College
Julia King enters her second season as Head Field Hockey Coach
and PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice. In her first season
at the helm of the Blue, she led the team to a 10-9 overall record,
a five-game improvement from the year before, while also making
trip to the NEWMAC tournament quarterfinals.
King comes to Wellesley after two years as an assistant field hockey coach for Trinity College, helping to guide the Bantams to a 25-10 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals in 2009. She also serves as an assistant coach for the nationally-ranked Trinity lacrosse team, which currently boasts an undefeated regular season.
At Trinity, King was responsible for individual skill development, as well as overall team strategy and practice planning. She recruited top student-athletes to the program and was responsible for evaluating talent, managing databases, scheduling visits and meeting with the Admissions Office.
King also added several other departmental duties to her list of responsibilities at Trinity, including teaching fitness and squash classes in the Physical Education curriculum. She also served as the Prevention Facilitator for the Bantam Athletes Negate Traditional Stereotypes (BANTS) Program, coordinating with the Women and Gender Resource Center.
A highly successful two-sport athlete at Bowdoin College, King played on two NCAA National Champion field hockey squads. She was a first-team All-America selection in both 2007 and 2008 and holds the Bowdoin record for career and single season assists. As a member of the ice hockey team, she was named to the All-NESCAC Sportsmanship Team and won the Founder's Award, given to the player who "exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm, dedication, and perseverance." A Neuroscience major, King served as captain of both teams in her senior year.
|Title:||Assistant Field Hockey Coach|
Callie Lekas, a member of the Wellesley Class of 2010, is in her second season as the assistant field hockey coach for the Blue.
She returns to Wellesley after completed her Masters degree at
the University of Massachusetts
A four-year letter winner, Lekas was named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference First team All Conference Team, as well as the National Field Hockey Coach’s Association First Team New England East Regional All American Team in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons.
In the 2006 season, she played in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen Qualifier and was named the team Rookie of the Year. As a senior, Lekas served as the Team Captain for Wellesley and was named to the Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team.
|Title:||Field Hockey Goalie Coach|
Emileigh Mercer enters her second season as the goalie coach for Wellesley.
Mercer comes to Wellesley after an outstanding playing career at Bowdoin College, leading the Polar Bears to two NCAA Division III National Championships. Her career record of 37-1 (.975) stands at the Division III career record for winning percentage. Mercer also ranks fourth all-time in career goals against average (0.51), allowing just 17 goals between 2005 and 2008.