Staff
Head Coach, College of William & Mary
Hillary Fratzke

Hillary Fratzke enters her third season as head coach at William and Mary, as she looks to continue helping the Tribe lacrosse program regain a place among the upper echelon of the Colonial Athletic Association.
A number of Tribe standouts have benefited from Fratzke’s tutelage during her first two seasons at the College, as seven W&M players have combined to garner nine all-conference honors. Additionally, W&M has ranked among the league’s best in multiple categories and was among the CAA’s top three in ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers each of the past two seasons.

Last spring, the Tribe led the CAA in ground balls per game and draw controls per game, while it ranked third in caused turnovers per game, goals per game and shooting percentage. Additionally, the team’s 202 draw controls ranks ninth on the program’s single-season list.

The 2014 squad ranked second in the CAA in both draw controls per game (12.44) and caused turnovers per game (9.12), while its totals in both categories ranked among the top-10 on W&M’s single-season lists.

Highlighting the individual accomplishments on the field has been All-CAA standout Ellen Shaffrey, who posted the top two single-season draw controls totals in school history during the past two years. Additionally, the Charlottesville, Va., native finished her career as the program’s all-time record holder in the statistical category.

In addition to the success on the field, W&M has also excelled in the classroom during Fratzke’s tenure. En route to placing seven standouts on the 2014 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll, the squad garnered IWLCA Academic Honor Squad recognition for posting a team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

In 2015, Ellen Shaffrey exemplified the academic success by earning a long list of impressive honors, including: IWLCA Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year; CAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year; CAA Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year; Academic All-America At-Large Third Team; and Academic All-District 3 At-Large First Team.

Fratzke came to the College after serving as an assistant coach at Northwestern for the previous three seasons. During her time with the Wildcats, she helped the program claim back-to-back NCAA national titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as a national semifinal appearance in 2013. NU posted a 61-7 overall record during the impressive three-year stretch and earned American Lacrosse Conference championships in 2011 and 2013.

In addition to helping the Wildcats achieve tremendous success as a team, a number of individuals thrived under Fratzke’s tutelage as she mentored a pair of Lacrosse Honda Sports Award winners (Shannon Smith, Taylor Thornton) and 12 IWLCA All-Americans.

While coaching at NU, Fratzke had a lead role in coordinating all aspects of the Wildcats program, including training sessions, film study, recruiting, program operations and marketing. She also coached extensively in Northwestern’s national youth camps and clinics and served as a liaison with Northwestern Lacrosse's booster club.

Fratzke joined Northwestern’s staff after an exceptional playing career at Towson in which she earned IWLCA All-America honors three times and ranked fourth in NCAA women’s lacrosse history in draw controls (327). Additionally, Fratzke, a four-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, was a two-time Tewaaraton Trophy nominee and garnered CAA Player of the Year honors in 2008 and 2010.

A native of Centreville, Md., Fratzke played in 72 games for Towson with 70 starts. She tallied 199 goals and 63 assists during her career, both of which rank third all-time in program history, while her 262 points is second in the Tiger record book. Fratzke also sits atop the Towson career leaders in ground balls (193), draw controls (327) and caused turnovers (144).

Fratzke helped lead Towson to back-to-back CAA titles in 2008 and 2009, as the Tigers qualified for the NCAA tournament three consecutive seasons from 2008-10. She was honored in 2010 by being named to the CAA’s 25th Anniversary Team.

Fratzke recorded a point in 70 consecutive games while notching a goal in 64-straight contests, the second-longest streak in NCAA history. As a junior, she netted a career-best 62 goals and 24 assists en route to being named a first-team IWLCA All-American, the CAA Player of the Year and a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee.

A CAA Scholar-Athlete and the 2010 Towson Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Fratzke is pursuing a master’s degree in biology from Towson after attaining her bachelor's degree in the same field.

Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Kelley McPeake

Kelley McPeake enters her first season as a full-time assistant on the Tribe’s staff after serving as a volunteer last year.

While McPeake is instrumental with both defensive and offensive strategy, her primary responsibilities include recruiting, practice planning, leadership development of the players, team travel and business office liaison.

“I am so excited for Kelley to join Tribe Lacrosse in a full-time manner and be with the team both on the field and behind the scenes daily,” Fratzke said at the time of her hiring in September. “Kelley has had tremendous experience at all levels of lacrosse, and I think her background in education paired with that will bring so much to our staff and the team. She has great energy, high standards and values the development of relationships both in the department and with the team.”

McPeake joined the Tribe staff after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at W&M last spring. A tremendous asset to the program, she helped implement practice plans in addition to studying, reviewing and developing player talent.

“It is a very exciting time to be part of William & Mary lacrosse, and I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful program,” McPeake said at the time of her hiring. “I firmly believe in the direction Hillary is taking this program and cannot wait to see what accomplishments we will all achieve together.”

Prior to joining W&M’s staff last season, McPeake compiled an impressive résumé that included a pair of head coaching positions at Fort Lewis College and San Diego State University. She played a pivotal role at both schools in helping lead and cultivate the growth of the women’s lacrosse programs.

As head coach at Fort Lewis from 2008-10, McPeake initiated the school’s lacrosse team and oversaw all aspects of the program. During her two-year stint, she was instrumental in building a strong foundation upon which the program was able to grow.

Before taking over at Fort Lewis, McPeake served as the head coach at San Diego State for four years (2004-08). Under her leadership, the Aztecs achieved tremendous success that was highlighted by a conference title and a top-seven ranking in the team’s division. In addition to consistently earning lofty national rankings, she helped many of her players garner all-league distinction and SDSU Academic honors. During her time leading the Aztecs, McPeake also served as the WWLL League Commissioner and was named the SDSU Club Sports Coach of the Year.

McPeake’s extensive coaching résumé also includes serving as the head coach of Klahowya High School (2011-13) and Pacific Falcons Lacrosse Club (2010-11). Additionally, she worked as an assistant at Trinity High School (2014-16), Scripps Ranch High School (2011) and LaxDawgs Lacrosse Club (2004-08, 2010).

As a club coach, she helped 15 players earn roster spots with Division I programs, while 10 others went on to play at the Division II and III levels.

McPeake played collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with degree in sociology in 2004.

She currently lives in Williamsburg with her husband, James McPeake, and three daughters, Peri, Lucy and Beverly.