Worcester, Mass. – Former four-year letterwinner, Alyssa Williams has been named a graduate assistant coach with the Clark University field hockey program it has been announced by head coach Callie Lekas and confirmed by Director of Athletics And Recreation, Trish Cronin.
"We are thrilled to welcome Alyssa on to the coaching staff this season," said Lekas. "Her leadership and defensive knowledge will be an asset to us on the sideline."
Williams will assist in all facets of the program, including recruiting, practice preparation and student-athlete development.
During her career with the Scarlet and White, Williams appeared in 66 career games, starting the final 52 in a row over her final three seasons.
She anchored the Clark defense during those seasons and when called upon, was able to help the Cougars rattle the back of the cage.
Her first collegiate points came on an assist in the 8-2 win over Becker during the 2015 season. She added two more assists and recorded her first collegiate marker in a match versus Wellesley as the year went on.
As a senior she led the team in assists (5) and scored her lone goal of the season in the 51st minute in an eventual 3-2 overtime loss to Wellesley on her way to second-team all-conference honors.
An eight-time Dean's List honoree, Williams earned three NEWMAC Academic All-Conference selections, four NFHCA All-Academic team nods and was a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee.
A 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Clark University with a bachelor's degree in psychology, Williams is pursuing her MBA at Clark.
Clark opens up its 2017 season on Saturday, September 2 at Anna Maria.