Meet Head Coach Allison Kwolek

Coaching Career

Clemson University (2022-present)

  • Led Clemson’s inaugural team to a 12-5 regular season record, an automatic bid to the ACC Quarterfinals, finish sixth in the ACC and earn a spot in the top 25 national rankings for nine straight weeks.
  • In year two at Clemson, Kwolek led the Tigers to an 11-7 record and another ACC Quarterfinals appearance. She coached a program record of four Tigers who were named to the NCAA South’s All-Region team and another program record of five Tigers who were named All-ACC.

University of Richmond (2013-2021)

The Spiders have enjoyed their most successful run in their program’s history under Kwolek’s leadership. When the William and Mary graduate took over the program in 2013, Richmond had accumulated just 10 winning seasons since their inaugural season in 1983. Kwolek racked up seven winning records in her nine seasons as the head coach.

  • 101-52 overall record
  • .800 winning percentage
  • 27-5 conference record
  • In the past 5 seasons – 2 conference tournament & 2 league regular season championships
  • Ranked nationally ranked in the top 10 the past 2 seasons
  • Qualified for the NCAA postseason 2 out of the last 3 seasons
  • Coached 5 Atlantic 10 Players of the year, along with numerous all conference selections
  • Qualified for the Atlantic 10 tournament 7 straight times & made the championship 6 times
  • Coached 2 players on Tewaaraton Watch Lists

College of William & Mary Assistant Coach || Columbia University Assistant Coach || Dartmouth College Assistant Coach

Playing Career

  • College of William & Mary – All-CAA midfielder
  • USA Team – Defender
  • Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Potomac Chapter
  • William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame

New Facility

The stunning new project would overlook Lake Hartwell, adjacent to the current rowing facility, and create a vibrant area for student-athletes. Existing trails in the area will be kept intact.

The development features a new lacrosse stadium, including bleacher seating and artificial turf, and a 9,000 square foot operations complex, including coaches offices, locker rooms, player lounge and other amenities.

A new 10,000 square foot training and recovery facility with designated space for sports science, nutrition, sports medicine and strength and conditioning, will be constructed to serve lacrosse, rowing, and gymnastics adjacent to their facilities.

Recent facility investments in women’s sports at Clemson include a McWhorter Softball Stadium, the Duckworth Family Tennis Center, Soccer Operations Complex, rebuilt Littlejohn Coliseum, as well as a new banked track and expansion at the golf facility

Lacrosse Head Coach Allison Kwolek

“We are beyond excited to see the plans for this new project that will be such a tremendous resource for the lacrosse, rowing and gymnastics student-athletes. Our lacrosse facility will have a one-of-a-kind women’s lacrosse dedicated building next to our own field for both practice and games. The convenience that this will provide for our student-athletes can’t be understated. The sports performance facility will give our student-athletes everything they need to perform at the highest level, in a beautiful, lakefront setting.”

New Performance and Wellness Center

Student-Athlete Services

Nutrition & Development



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