Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/10/15
From Press Release
Temple lacrosse head coach Bonnie Rosen has announced two additions to her staff for the 2015-16 season. Claire Hubbard joins the Owls as an assistant coach, and Kelly Palace will now serve as a graduate manager for the program. Temple now boasts a four-person staff, with Jennifer Wong having been elevated to associate head coach over the summer.
“I am so excited to welcome both Claire and Kelly to our staff,” said Rosen. “I feel very fortunate to have Claire joining us as an assistant coach. A highly successful player at Stanford because of both her skill and her game IQ, she will be instrumental in helping to develop our student-athletes on and off the field. Her passion for lacrosse and for coaching make her a perfect fit for our program.
“We are also very fortunate to have added an additional staff position to our lacrosse program this year. Kelly will serve in the roll of a graduate manager. As such, she will assist with the running of practices, game day operations, as well as to help with administrative duties in the office. Although Kelly will not be coaching, the energy and enthusiasm that she will bring to the day-to-day operations of the program will truly enhance the student-athlete experience.”
Hubbard is a 2010 graduate of Stanford University where she was a four-year lacrosse player for the Cardinal. She was a three-time MPSF All-Academic Team honoree and earned her degree in product design engineering. Hubbard holds the Stanford records for single-game, single-season and total career assists, and was a 2010 All-MPSF First Team selection.
Since her graduation, Hubbard has worked full-time outside the sport while also working with high school players and club teams. She spent three years as a product design engineer for Science Buddies, an online platform that provides free learning resources for K-12 students, parents and teachers. From August of 2013 until coming to Temple, Hubbard worked as a student success manager and product manager for Chegg, Inc., a similar online learning services provider.
In addition to her full-time work, Hubbard worked the Tenacity10 Premier Lacrosse Club as a volunteer assistant coach for the latter half of 2014, and has also provided offensive training for high school players through 1-on-1 Lacrosse Skill Development.
Palace is a 2014 graduate of Drexel University where she earned a degree in health sciences. While at Temple, Palace will pursue a master’s degree in recreational therapy. She was Drexel’s leader in goals and points as a senior team captain in 2014, and was named Team MVP.
During 2014-15, Palace worked in the Drexel Athletics Department with the operations crew at lacrosse and basketball games. She has been working at both the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital for over a year, serving as a therapy aide at Magee and a sitter at CHOP. Palace had previously volunteered at Magee in guest relations and volunteer services while completing her undergraduate degree.