Aimee Klepacki finished her 13th season at the helm of the Western New England University program in 2012, and ranks among the top women's lacrosse coaches in the nation.
A native of New City, New York, she has a 162-83 record, which ranks 11th among active NCAA Division III coaches in winning percentage (.661) and 15th all-time in that category.
Klepacki's teams have participated in five NCAA Division III Championships (2002, 2004-07) in their short 13-year history after capturing five New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA) tournament titles.
In addition, many of her players have been selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Team over the years.
The Golden Bears also captured their first regular-season Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) title after tying Endicott for the top spot with a 10-1 record.
Western New England then finished second in the CCC Championship and won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Championship crown for the third time in four seasons.
Western New England posted an 11-8 record in 2010, tied for fourth in the CCC and advanced to the semifinals of the conference championship.
In 2009, Western New England compiled a 13-7 record and 7-2 mark for second place in the conference.
The Golden Bears reached the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament and ended the season by capturing the ECAC Division III New England Championship for the second straight year following victories over New England College, Roger Williams and Castleton State.
Western New England compiled a 17-5 record in 2008 that was a school record for wins (breaking the old mark of 16 set in 2002). The Golden Bears placed third in the conference with an 8-2 mark in their first season in the league and reached the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Klepacki's team ended its sensational season by capturing its first-ever ECAC Division III New England Championship after defeating Castleton State, Roger Williams and Bridgewater State.
Western New England compiled a 14-6 record in 2007, which included a perfect 7-0 mark in the NEWLA in their final season in the league. The Golden Bears also captured the NEWLA Tournament crown for the fourth consecutive season after beating Norwich and Worcester State.
During its seven years in the league, Western New England won 40 of 43 NEWLA contests for a 93.0 winning percentage.
In 2006, Klepacki directed Western New England to a 13-6 record (6-0 in NEWLA competition) while leading her team to its third consecutive NEWLA Tournament title (and fourth in five years).
Western New England finished with an 11-8 record in 2005 following a 14-4 mark in 2004 that was the second highest win total in school history.
In 2003, Western New England posted an 11-7 record and placed second in the NEWLA Tournament. The Golden Bears also advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC New England Division III Championship.
Klepacki led Western New England to a 16-2 record in 2002, which (at the time) was a school record for wins. Her team also placed first in the NEWLA with a perfect 6-0 mark and captured its first NEWLA Tournament title with a 15-6 victory over Bridgewater State College.
Klepacki guided the Golden Bears to an 8-7 record in 2001 and 4-2 mark for fourth place in the NEWLA Southern Division. WNEC also finished second in the NEWLA Championship.
Klepacki was named the NEWLA Coach-of-the-Year in 2001, 2002, and 2005.
Klepacki enjoyed a successful rookie season In 2000 as the Golden Bears posted an 11-6 record while qualifying for the program's first ECAC Division III Tournament. She served as an assistant coach under Heather Somers during the team's first varsity season in 1999.
A 1996 graduate of Springfield College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, Klepacki was a member of the women's lacrosse and swimming teams for four years. Klepacki earned a Master of Science in Education from City College of New York, and has a teacher certification in Physical Education from Springfield College.
Klepacki is a 1992 graduate of Clarkstown North High School where she was captain both the girls' lacrosse and swimming teams. She was named all-section and all-league in both sports, and was a three-year letter-winner in indoor track and field.
She previously served on the Division III Regional Advisory Committee from 2005-07 and since 2007 serves on the Division III All-Region Committee.
Her husband John Klepacki is the men's lacrosse coach at Western New England College. They are the parents of three children, Payton Noel who was born on August 27, 2003, John "Jake" Anthony born on October 22, 2004, and Callie Marie born on February 2, 2009.
Klepacki also currently serves as the aquatics director and instructor of physical education at Western New England. She is in charge of scheduling groups, pool hours, and overseeing the lifeguards as well as teaching health and physical education classes.
The Aimee Klepacki Coaching Record (14th year)
|2000||11||6||WNE's 1st ECAC New England Tourn.|
|2001||8||7||4-2/4th (NEWLA-S)||NEWLA tournament runner-up|
|2002||16||2||6-0/1st||Sweep NEWLA titles, NCAA Tourn.|
|2003||11||7||NEWLA runner-up, ECAC New England Semis|
|2004||14||4||NEWLA champions, NCAA Tournament|
|2005||11||8||NEWLA champions, NCAA Tournament|
|2006||13||6||6-0/1st||Sweep NEWLA titles, NCAA Tournament|
|2007||14||6||7-0/1st||Sweep NEWLA titles, NCAA Tournament|
|2011||17||5||10-1/T-1st||ECAC New England champions, CCC Finals|