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The Staff

Allison Kwolek

Head Coach

  • 74-20 (.787) record in last 6 seasons at two schools
  • Led Clemson to top-20 national ranking in inaugural season

Allison Kwolek is in her first season as the head coach of the Clemson women’s lacrosse program, leading the Tigers to a Top-25 ranking in their first year of existence.

Kwolek started the Clemson program after leading the University of Richmond into a program that ranked in the top-10 during her last two seasons.

The Annandale, Va. native landed 19 of the top 22 rated transfers (Inside Lacrosse). And then signed one of the top recruiting classes in the nation in the fall of 2022, including the Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year.

She served as head coach at the Richmond since 2013, which included a 64-16 (.800) winning percentage, and 27-5 conference record during her last 5 seasons. That run included two conference tournament titles and two league regular-season championships.

Along with being ranked in the top-10 in back-to-back seasons, the Spiders qualified for the NCAA Tournament in two of her last three seasons. That doesn’t include the 2020 season during which the Spiders started 7-0 and defeated No. 6 UVa, before the season was cut short due to COVID-19.

Prior to her time at Richmond, she served as an assistant at the College of William and Mary, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College.

Formerly known as Allison Evans, Kwolek was an All-CAA midfielder at William & Mary and defender on the US National Team.

Bill Ollin

Associate Head Coach

Bill Olin is in his second year at Clemson and was promoted to Associate Head Coach after helping lead the Tigers to a 12-6 record and a top-25 finish in the inaugural season of 2023. Clemson was ranked as high as No. 14 during its first season of lacrosse.

Ollin came to Clemson after five years as the Associate Head Coach at Cornell. During his time at Cornell, Olin and Big Red won an Ivy league Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. His team qualified for the Ivy League Tournament in two of his four seasons on the sidelines, and he helped develop six All-Ivy League defensive players, including 2017 conference Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-American Catie Smith.

Olin was a head coach at Capital University from 2014-16. His 2015 squad won the OAC regular season championship in just the second year of the program’s existence. The team finished with a regular season record of 14-3, including 6-0 in conference play, before finishing as league’s tournament runner-up. Prior to his tenure at Capital, he was an assistant coach at SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse immediately following his playing career.

As a player, he was a four-year starting goalkeeper for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, where he was a three-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Week, two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Week, and three-time All-ECAC Academic team member.

Madison Carter

Assistant Coach

Former All-American Madison Carter, who led Penn State to two Final Fours as a player, is in her third season as an assistant coach at Clemson.

Carter joined head coach Allison Kwolek immediately after her hiring in August of 2021 and was instrumental in the recruiting of one of the best classes in the country that will enter Clemson in the fall of 2023.

In her first season on the sideline with the Tigers, Carter helped lead the Tigers to a 12-6 record and a Top-25 finish. Clemson was ranked as high as No. 14 during its first season of lacrosse.

A four-year starter at Penn State, Carter was one of the best players in the country during her standout career, leading the Nittany Lions to their first Final Four appearance in 17 years (1999). She followed that up with 70 as a sophomore, which ranked 10th in the nation, and led Penn State to a second-straight Final Four.

The two-time IWLCA All-American finished her career fifth on Penn State’s all-time goals list (197), and is seventh in points (218).

Carter began her coaching career at Mercer, helping the Bears to the 2021 Southern Conference Championship and the NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2016, Carter earned All-Big Ten honors all three of her full seasons with Penn State. She was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List four times and to the Tewaaraton Top 25 in 2017.

Carter was a four-year letterwinner at South River High School, just outside Annapolis, Md., where she was an Under Armour All-America nominee as a senior and was named to the U.S. Lacrosse All-America Team.

Marina Miller

Assistant Coach

A co-captain on Clemson’s inaugural women’s lacrosse team in 2023, Marina Miller is in her first year as an assistant coach for the Tigers.

Miller joins the coaching staff after an impressive season with Clemson where she started all 18 games, scored 23 goals, registered 11 assists, forced eight turnovers, secured 33 draw controls and had 17 ground balls. She also notably scored hat tricks in four games. Her contributions led her to be selected for the 2023 Senior All-Star Team and the South’s All-Region Second Team.

Before coming to Clemson, Miller played her freshman year at Penn State and then transferred to the University of Richmond where she played under Coach Kwolek and served as a team captain. In her collegiate career, Miller totaled 67 goals, 32 assists, 57 ground balls, 24 caused turnovers and 113 draw controls. She graduated from Richmond with her bachelors degree in 2022.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Miller went to Pine-Richland High School where she was a four-year letter winner, two-time team captain, led her lacrosse team to back-to-back Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic League (WPIAL) titles and ended her high school career as Pine-Richland’s all-time leading scorer with 325 goals and 94 assists.

Entering college, Miller was named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year as a senior, a three-time All-American selection and a four-time All-WPIAL honor, a member of the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 for the class of 2018 rated as a 4.5 star prospect and ranked 39th in Inside Lacrosse Young Guns Senior Rankings.

SAM SORRELL

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Clemson alumnus Sam Sorrell is in his second year as the Director of Operations for the Clemson women’s lacrosse program.

A 2020 graduate of Clemson, Sorrell spent two years as a Football Operations Student Assistant, including the National Championship season of 2018. Sorrell assisted with the day-to-day operations of the Clemson football program, including scheduling and logistics. The Tigers went 29-1 while Sorrell worked with the program, the one loss coming in the 2019 National Championship game. He is the proud owner of a 2018 National Championship ring.

The Durham, N.C. native assisted with football recruiting game day operations, including junior days, prospect camps, official visits and unofficial visits. He worked with the Director of Football Operations to create the travel packets for each home and away game, and assisted with the day-to-day operations of the Dabo Swinney Football Camps.

As an undergraduate at Clemson, he also spent time as an intern in the Duke Athletic Ticket Office, and as a statistician for the Duke Sports Information Department.

Sorrell’s father Bobby, worked in the Duke Athletic Department for 30 years, including spending time as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Duke Women’s Basketball team.

Camp Staff Includes Coaches From:

Tiger Winter Camp

College coaches confirmed as of now: Florida, Mercer, Davidson, Wofford, Radford, ECU, Middlebury

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