Emmitsburg, Md. (August 13, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's University women's soccer program has added Adam Lewis and Kelsey Wys to the coaching staff ahead of the upcoming 2018 campaign.
"I am very excited to have Adam and Kelsey on staff," said Head Coach Tori Krause. "I wanted to assemble a staff that shares the same vision for this team and can help us achieve our goals; Adam and Kelsey are a perfect fit. Both bring extensive coaching and playing experience to the program and have already made a huge impact. I'm looking forward to seeing what we are able to accomplish as a team this year."
Lewis joins the Mount staff after spending last spring as the goalkeeping coach with the men's soccer program at Loyola. There he helped develop and mentor goalie Chase Vosvick, who was ranked by TopDrawerSoccer as one the top-10 goalkeepers in the nation.
Prior to his time at Loyola, Lewis was an assistant coach with the women's soccer program at Stevenson University, where he was responsible for the goalkeepers, defensive unit and recruiting. Lewis worked closely with Tiffany McKee, who was named to the MAC Commonwealth Second Team and earned a pair of conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Lewis started his collegiate coaching career at Goucher College in 2016 as the women's assistant coach/goalkeeping coach, before heading over to Stevenson University.
Since 2015, Lewis has coached for the Inferno Rush of the United Women's Soccer League (UWS), working with the goalkeepers and defensive line. This past season, he helped guide the Rush to an Eastern Conference title and appearance in the National Championship Game, and helped develop East Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, goalie Kelly O'Brien. During his time with the Inferno, Lewis has coached Emily Armstrong, who currently plays professionally for IBV in the top tier of Iceland, and Emily Dolan, who plays for KKPK Medyk Konin in the top tier in Poland and was tabbed one of the top-15 female goalkeepers in the world under the age of 24.
Lewis has also worked as the goalkeeping coach for SoccerPlus since 2016 under Tony Diccico, who coached the US Women's National Team to a World Cup Title in 1999 and a Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympics.
Before coming stateside, Lewis was the assistant coach/goalkeeping coach for Crewe Alexandra Ladies of the FA Women's Premier League Division One.
Originally from Birmingham, England, Lewis played professionally for Birmingham City of the prestigious Barclay's Premier League, and played one season in Sweden before spending eight years playing semi-professionally.
Lewis earned a sports coaching and development degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in England in 2012. He also holds a UEFA B Coaching License and the FA Level 2 Goalkeeping License from England, in addition to an Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, the National Diploma and the USSF E License from the United States.
Also joining the staff as an assistant coach for her first season is Kelsey Wys, a decorated goalkeeper from national powerhouse Florida State University who's played the last four seasons professionally in the NWSL.
Wys rounded out her career at Florida State in 2013 holding 17 goalkeeper records in program history, including minutes played (8,518), wins (74), shutouts (45) and starts (96). The netminder led the Seminoles to the NCAA College Cup Championship Game in 2013, and Semifinal appearances in 2011 and 2012.
During her collegiate career, Wys was a three-time All-ACC selection, the 2011 ACC Tournament MVP, a 2012 NSCAA All-American selection, and a member of the Hermann Trophy Watch List and the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2013.
Wys also played for the United States in the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 National Tournament, was a U-20 US National Team pool player, and participated in the U-23 camp during the summer of 2013.
Wys has been a private training instructor since 2014 in Washington D.C. and Tallahassee, Florida, prodiving one-on-one goalkeeper training sessions for young athletes. She's also worked various women's soccer camps at Florida State, instructing goalkeepers with individual skill development and team dynamics.
Wys graudated from Florida State with a degree in family and child sciences in 2013.