On April 15, Kelly Boudreau Wosleger was enshrined into Fairfield University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023. At Westminster, she is a math teacher, dorm head, Varsity Girls’ Soccer coach and Dean of the Class of 2025. Wosleger was one of six individuals and one team selected as the inductees who were honored during the campus ceremony in Fairfield.
“From championship success to accolades and awards, to records that have stood the test of time, the Class of 2023 is an exceptional representation of what it means to be a Fairfield Stag,” said Paul Schlickmann, Fairfield University’s vice president for athletics.
A 2012 Fairfield graduate, Wosleger was selected for her achievements in women’s soccer. The all-time leader in saves, shutouts and goals-against average in Fairfield women’s soccer history, she won 36 matches in goal for the Stags from 2008-11 and posted 36 clean sheets (zero goals) in her career, including a program-record 11 as a junior in 2010. Wosleger capped her career as the 2011 MAAC Goalkeeper and Defensive Player of the Year. She was also NSCAA All-Region Second Team and ECAC First Team pick in 2011 after conceding just 13 goals in 19 matches. Wosleger was a two-time All-MAAC Second Team selection early in her career, including as a freshman in 2008 when she helped guide Fairfield to the MAAC Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Championship First Round.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked many of those who supported her over the years, including her husband, Tyler Wosleger, Fairfield Class of 2012, who is Westminster’s associate director of communications and Varsity Boys’ Baseball coach.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Dolan School of Business, Wosleger stayed at the university for two more years as a graduate assistant and another year as an assistant coach.
“So much of my passion for teaching stems from my experience as a student in the business school,” she said. “It is no wonder that I ended up at Westminster, a small, close-knit community that puts people and relationships first, a place so similar to Fairfield. What I’ve come to realize is that while I physically left Fairfield after many years, I’ve taken many pieces of it with me.
“I am thankful that I found a career that allows me to continue my love and passion for the game,” she continued. “Soccer — and all that comes with it — shaped me into the person I am today, and I am honored that I can provide that same opportunity to so many young women. Fairfield has given me a lifelong gift that I can now share with others. The power of coaching cannot be underestimated … we as coaches can change lives.”
To see Wosleger's acceptance speech, click here