A former three-year goalie for the Owls from 2008-10, Alec Corliss moves from a volunteer assistant to an assistant coaching position this season. Corliss said he began thinking about coaching after his KSC playing career ended prematurely with a foot injury his junior season in the 2010 Little East Conference championship game. “I wanted to stay involved in the game and help with the development of the teams’ goalies, so this is the ideal position for me,” he said.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Alec join our staff,” said Theriault. “He wanted to continue to pursue a career in coaching, so this is a perfect fit for him”
Corliss came to Keene State after a standout career at Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) High where he earned Eastern Mass. All-League, Goalie of the Year and MetroWest Tribune honors as a senior. The Waltham, Mass native led his senior squad to a 19-2 record and a third consecutive appearance in the state tournament.
While in high school, Corliss played and later coached with Top Gun lacrosse based in Acton Mass. His Fighting Clams All-Star team was ranked No. 4 in the country. His knowledge of Eastern Mass. lacrosse will come in handy as he begins recruiting for Keene State.
Serving behind All-American Matt Johnson as a freshman, Corliss took over as Keene State’s top goalie as a sophomore. He finished his Owl career with a 13-6 record, a 9.54 GAA and .556 save percentage. Playing in the 2010 LEC championship game against rival Eastern Conn., Corliss made 10 first half saves, many of the miraculous variety, before suffering a season-ending injury in the third quarter of the game.
Corliss is looking forward to working and developing the talents of KSC’s young goalies as well as working with the teams’ defense. “My job is to see where the goalies fit and augment them to the college game,” said Corliss. “I want to get them comfortable with what they’re doing on the field, so they can perform to their potential.”