DeSales University

DeSales University Athletics
2755 Station Ave Center Valley, PA 18034
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small Developing team


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Rachel Smith

Extension 1952

Smith was named the first-ever head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at DeSales University in November of 2015 and has guided the Bulldogs to five wins in each of her first two seasons for an overall record of 10-22 (.313). She won one game in the MAC Freedom in her first season and two in her second season with the Bulldogs. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Florida earning a bachelor’s of science in recreation, tourism, and hospitality with a specialization in event management.

Smith spent her previous two seasons before arriving at DeSales as a graduate assistant coach at Stevenson University helping the Mustangs post a 25-13 record and win their first-ever MAC Commonwealth Championship in 2014. She earned her Masters’ in business and technology management from Stevenson University in December 2015.

While with the Mustangs she helped coach two First-Team All-Region players, two Second-Team All-Region players, seven All-MAC Commonwealth players, a MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year, and two Academic All-MAC Commonwealth players. She also helped mentor four IWLCA North/South All-Star game selections and one MACDA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.

Smith has also coached for TLC club program for the last two years (2014-15) under the direction of Mike Farrell. She is the Boardwalk Region Region Representative for MAC Freedom on the All-America Committee, the Division III Women’s Lacrosse Regional Advisory Committee member, and the T3 Elite Lacrosse coach for HS graduation years for the past two years under the direction of Lori Brown.

Prior to arriving at Stevenson, Smith was a three-year member of the women’s lacrosse team at the University of Florida and was part of the inaugural team at Florida in 2009 as a member of the #1 ranked recruiting class. She finished her career playing just two years and appeared in 11 games due to injury, serving as the team manager as a senior.

The Gators won the ALC (American Lacrosse Championship) in 2011 and 2012 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 2012 when Smith was a sophomore. She was named to the SEC Freshman and ALC Academic Honor Roll. Smith graduated from Florida in 2013 with a bachelor’s of science in recreation, tourism, and hospitality with a specialization in event management.

Smith is originally from Ellicott City, MD competing in both field hockey and women’s lacrosse at Mt. Hebron HS. She was named an Under Armour All-American Underclassmen in lacrosse in 2007.

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Abby Wescott

Wescott joins the Women’s Lacrosse coaching staff as the graduate assistant for the 2019 season. She is a 2018 graduate of Marymount University having played four years with MU having scored 124 goals and 178 assists for 302 points, the all-time leader in points and assists at Marymount. Wescott is also tied for fourth in goals scored. She is also in the top 20 in NCAA Division III history for assists in a game having recorded 11 vs. Ohio Northern University in March, 2017 as well as among the top 20 in NCAA Division III history in career assists.

Wescott was a three-year captain and earned All-Conference Second-Team honors three times. She was also All-ECAC First-Team once, named to ECAC All-Tournament once, and CAC All-Academic.

Wescott will serve as the Offensive Coordinator while at DeSales. She is also helping coach the T3 Lacrosse Club organization under Lori Brown.

She will be pursuing her MBA at DeSales..

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