Kelsey Shea returns to her alma mater in September 2018, as the Beacons’ interim women’s head coach.
A four-year player for the Beacons, Shea ended her career first all-time with 131 career matches played. She also sits first all-time in doubles matches played (72), third in total victories (51) and third in singles (23) and doubles victories (28).
Shea was a leader with the Beacons throughout her career and served as a captain her junior and senior season.
During her four years with the Beacons, UMass Boston accomplished several program firsts.
As a freshman, Shea earned a 7-5, 6-3 win at sixth singles against Plymouth State University to clinch a playoff spot in the final match, on the final day of the regular season. The victory also marked UMass Boston’s first-ever win over the Panthers.
During her junior season, the Beacons won a program record four conference matches (4-4), to earn the fifth seed in the LEC Tournament.
The Beacons matched their conference win total her senior season, to earn back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time under the current LEC Tournament format.
As a senior, Shea played in a program record 21 doubles matches and enjoyed her second-best statistical season. She finished 15-24 overall and earned a 9-9 mark in singles play.