Rielly Wieners enters her first season as an assistant coach for the Wesleyan softball program in 2019.
As a member of Wesleyan’s 2018 graduating class, Rielly was a four-year starter under the guidance of head coach Jen Lane. Rielly specializes behind the plate, as she caught for every game except one throughout her 2017 and 2018 campaigns. During her time as a Cardinal she boasted a .987 fielding percentage, committing only six errors in four seasons of work. Rielly also held a .331 batting average, and is currently 9th on Wesleyan’s all-time hits list with 120. Her defensive and offensive efforts earned her second team All-NESCAC honors for three consecutive seasons, and in 2017 she was named to the Division III NFCA All-New England Third team. Rielly was also a four-year member of the NESCAC All-Academic team for her performance in the classroom.
A Massachusetts native, Rielly led her Agawam High School team to back-to-back Western Massachusetts’ titles in her junior and senior year seasons. She was recognized as a two-time All-State selection, and was named Western Massachusetts Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
As a young athlete, Rielly played five consecutive seasons with the NWS Elite travel ball program. In 2017, she returned as an assistant coach for the 16U team, helping to guide them to multiple tournament championships. Additionally, with Coach Lane’s mentorship, Rielly has participated in several prestigious softball clinics, such as the Northeast Collegiate Softball Academy at Babson College and the Bulldog Softball Camps at Yale. She has also worked as an individual hitting and catching instructor at a local baseball and softball training facility in Agawam, Massachusetts for several summers.
After earning her BA in sociology and art history at Wesleyan, Rielly is currently pursuing a master’s degree with a concentration in social sciences alongside a writing certificate. She hopes to go on to earn a PhD in sociology and continue coaching at the collegiate level.