Claire Kallio comes to the Pack after three seasons at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. She led the Falcons to a 16-19 record in her time at Notre Dame. In her final season, the Falcons had three players earn All-Mountain East Conference honors, including two First Team selections.
Before her time at Notre Dame College, Kallio coached in an assistant role at Medina High School in Medina, Ohio, her alma mater, and Marquette High School in Saint Louis, Mo. During her time as an assistant coach at Medina, Kallio helped the Bees win the 2012 Ohio State Title and made the Final Four in 2013.
Collegiately, Kallio played for CSU-Pueblo Head Coach Monica Potter at Fontbonne University in St. Louis when Potter coached there from 2008-09. While playing in goal for Potter, Kallio set school records in wins and saves. As a senior, she set a Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference record for saves in a regular season with 160 stops.
Kallio started in net for the Griffins in all four of her collegiate campaigns. She earned MWLC First Team All-Conference honors in 2011. Respected by her teammates, Kallio served as a co-captain and was named both Most Valuable Defender and Most Valuable Teammate.
"I am extremely excited to have Claire Kallio as part of the coaching staff for the women's lacrosse team, Potter said. "She was a nationally ranked goalie all four years at Fontbonne University."
A high school lacrosse standout, Kallio earned All-Ohio honors as a senior. As a freshman, she helped the Bees to a Northeast Ohio State Championship.
"She has a wide knowledge not only as a player but a coach, Potter said. "Being a native of Ohio she's gonna bring that fast-pace style of play so she will challenge our attack and defenders. Having a goalie coach will definitely raise us to the next level. "