The Athletic Department announces the hiring of Kelsey Doucette to lead the Girls Lacrosse program. Doucette was born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA where she went to Palos Verdes Peninsula High school (class of 2008) and played Lacrosse, water polo and was also on the sailing team.
Doucette’s lacrosse career started on a team that was brand new to the school, starting as a club team. In her third year of playing, the program was finally recognized by CIF. She played Attack on varsity for 4 years and received awards for Most Valuable Offense 3 years in a row and was one of the top scoring players. Kelsey graduated in 2008 and went to the University of Oregon to play club lacrosse and study Human Physiology, but she returned home after injury and a death in her family. Upon return, Doucette attended El Camino Community College and studied Fire Science and Technology.
Doucette’s coaching career started at Chadwick school, then to Palos Verdes High School. As an assistant to Head Coach Marissa Hewitt, the Sea Kings were a league power. She worked at the club level with Hewitt as well.
Currently Doucette works as a paramedic for AMR Riverside and has been living in Riverside since 2014. While not working on the Lacrosse field or on the ambulance, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Justin, who is an MLK alumni (2008). Her hobbies include cooking, camping, hiking the Sierras, surfing, snowboarding, ice hockey, going to the lake with friends, working out, and watching Dodger games. She enjoys serving in the community and is grateful for the opportunity to help teach and mentor young athletes not only skills on the field, but skills in life as well.