|Title:||Head Softball Coach, PERA Associate Professor of the Practice|
B.A., Montclair State University
M.A., Bloomsburg University
Keri O’Meara started the Wellesley College softball program in the spring of 2003, and has built the team from a first-year program into a nationally-ranked threat. O’Meara, a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Four-Star Master Coach, has posted an overall record of 193-91-2 (83-49 in the NEWMAC), and under her reign, the Blue have seen nothing but success, as Wellesley has won 19 or more games in each season.
In her career as a coach, O’Meara has coached twelve All-Conference players, thirteen All-Region players, thirteen Academic All-Conference players, and a two-time All-American and NEWMAC Player and Pitcher of the year in 2007 and 2008.
O’Meara came to Wellesley from Dartmouth College where she was the Assistant Softball Coach. At Dartmouth, she was responsible for coordinating all aspects of recruiting. She also assisted with practice/game coaching, scouting, game preparation, team travel, strength and conditioning and fundraising.
Prior to Dartmouth, O’Meara was the Assistant Coach at Bloomsburg University, and was named to the Regional Coaching Staff of the Year in 2001. While obtaining her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she assisted with all aspects of the program including recruiting, practice preparation, travel and fundraising. At Bloomsburg, the team finished as the fourth-ranked team in Division II, winning the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship for the second consecutive season.
Before entering the college coaching ranks, O’Meara spent five years coaching and teaching at the high school level (West Essex Regional High School, Caldwell, N.J.; Long Branch High School, Long Branch, N.J.)
O’Meara also serves as an Associate Professor of Physical Education at Wellesley and teaches Spinning and “Boot Camp” in the required physical education program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Montclair State University in 1996. While at Montclair State, she was a NCAA Division III All-America softball selection, a four-year starter and standout on Montclair’s soccer team, and the college’s representative for NCAA Woman of the Year.
|Title:||Assistant Softball Coach|
B.S., Fitchburg State College
M.S., Springfield College
Lacy Gillotti enters her fourth season as the top assistant for the Wellesley College softball program. She also enters her second year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Wellesley. Last spring she served as the Assistant Site Representative for the 2011 NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Rhode Island College
With the softball team, Gillotti assists in the development of
practice curriculum, the planning of clinics/fundraising events and
aids the recruiting process of prospective student-athletes.
conducts strength and conditioning programming, as well as manages defensive strategies and offensive technique.
She comes to Wellesley from her position as the first assistant softball coach at Western New England College. Gillotti has also served as a private softball instructor at Extra Innings in Agawam, MA and has experience coaching youth teams and the junior varsity team at Springfield College. She previously served as a graduate intern in the Fitchburg State Athletic Department before coaching at Western New England College.
As a student-athlete at Fitchburg State, Gillotti was named the 2005 Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year. She was a four-year member of the varsity softball team where she was named captain in her junior and senior years. Gillotti also received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award for 2004-2005.
Gillotti is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is also a professional rescuer and is CPR, AED and First Aid certified.
|Title:||Assistant Softball Coach|
Megan Wood, a member of the Wellesley Class of 2010, enters her second year as a member of the Wellesley softball coaching staff. She also works as a legislative aide in the Office of Representative Jonathan Hecht.
Wood, a four-year letter winner, was named to the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference Team selection in each of her four seasons, receiving First Team honors in 2009 and 2010. She was also named First Team All-Region in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons.
In 2007, Wood played a significant role in winning Wellesley’s first NEWMAC Championship in softball. She served as the Team Captain for the Blue in her senior season and was named to ESPN The Magazine’s 2010 Academic All-District Team.
|Title:||Interim Softball Pitching Coach|
Rachel Reekstin enters her second season as a pitching coach for the Wellesley softball team.
Reekstin came to Wellesley after serving as a Softball Business Managers at Power Drive Performance in Framingham, MA.
Prior to working at Power Drive Performance, Reekstin served as a Softball Graduate Assistant at Concordia University Irvine from 2011-2012. While at Concordia University Irvine, she worked as the team’s head pitching instructor and recruited top athletes for the program.
Coach Reekstin obtained her Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine in Irvine, CA. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University Irvine, where she was a four-year starting pitcher on Concordia’s NAIA World series softball team.