Women's Assistant Coach
Kelly Molloy joined the St. Ambrose Women’s Lacrosse team in November 2016.
Molloy grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended Glenbard West High School. This is also where she was introduced to the sport of lacrosse, a fairly new sport for the Midwest at the time.
Molloy played all four years of high school and was then recruited by Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., to join their up-and-coming women’s varsity team, coached by Sara Tisdale. Molloy started at Augustana in the fall of 2011 and continued her lacrosse career for two and a half years. Augustana went 15-3 their inaugural season and continued to join the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference the following year.
Augustana became conference champions in 2013 and then proceeded to make history as the first MWLC team to claim a spot in the NCAA tournament. Augustana ended their season in the Sweet 16 facing Trinity College (Connecticut). For Molloy, a highlight of this journey was to be a part of such a successful team and to build the reputation of the program.
Throughout high school and college, Molloy participated in many coaching opportunities for youth lacrosse. She had coached for IGLA (Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association), Naperville North High School, and now for QCLA (Quad City Lacrosse Association).
She now continues her coaching career at St. Ambrose by assisting Head Coach Garrett Wimberly at St. Ambrose.