Kelly McPartland joined the Columbia’s assistant women’s lacrosse coach in September 2015. Currently a member of the U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse team, McPartland arrives to Morningside Heights fresh off her standout career as a midfielder at the University of Maryland.
As a Terrapin, she recorded 125 goals along with 62 assists over the course of her four years, lifting Maryland to win back-to-back National Championships in 2014 and 2015.
As a junior she scored a goal in all but two games with a season total of 61 goals and a team leading 94 points en route to the 2014 national crown. As a senior, she served as team captain leading the Terrapins in defending their National Championship. McPartland also earned a spot on the 2015 NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Along with two National Championships, three ACC Conference Championships, a Big-10 Conference Championship and several individual honors earned on the field, McPartland arrives to Columbia with a ton of experience mentoring from the sideline.
From 2010-2012 she coached and trained the Long Island Yellow Jackets, working with girls ages 10-16. The Farmingdale, New York native currently works as a 1v1 personal lacrosse trainer with high school girls, teaching them offensive and defensive fundamentals and skills.
McPartland is a 2015 graduate of Maryland University, earning a B.S. in hearing and speech sciences.