In 2017, Lindsey Kellar (formerly Rosecrans) will be in her third season as the first-ever women’s lacrosse coach at Illinois Wesleyan University.
She has a two-year record of 22-13 (.628 winning percentage) and a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin record of 6-6 (.500). She was chosen as the CCIW "Coach of the Year" in 2016 and has coached a total of five all-conference selections.
In 2016, IWU finished with a 15-4 overall mark and a 4-2 record in the CCIW, earning a spot in the league's postseason tournament before losing in the title game.
Her first team in 2015 won their first three games and finished with an 7-9 overall record, playing against many schools that had established lacrosse programs. Illinois Wesleyan began an intercollegiate women’s lacrosse team in the spring of 2015 after the men’s lacrosse team was started in the spring of 2014.
When she was hired in June 2014, Kellar said, "I am extremely grateful and excited at having the unique opportunity to start the women’s lacrosse program at Illinois Wesleyan.
“I am thrilled to be a part of such a strong athletics program at a highly academic institution, and I look forward to building a successful team on and off the field,” said Kellar, a native of Niskayuna, N.Y., and a 2009 graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
Kellar had one of the finest careers in Siena women's lacrosse history. At the time of her graduation, she was the program's all-time leader in points (153), goals (120) and draw controls (111). As a senior, she was named to the first team of the all-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference squads after breaking the school's single-season record with 65 points.
She spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for Siena, where she helped on Saints teams that qualified for the MAAC conference tournament both seasons and produced the program's first-ever MAAC co-“Defensive Player of the Year “ in Amanda Corso.
Kellar also spent a season as a volunteer assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been a head coach for the ADK girls lacrosse club, the Albany Elite and Albany Power club lacrosse teams.
Kellar, who teaches classes in psychology at Illinois Wesleyan, earned her doctorate in educational psychology at the University at Albany in December 2014 and she married Michael Kellar in October 2016. Michael is an assistant baseball coach and pitching coach at Division I Illinois State University.