|Previous College:||Saint Mary's '03|
|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach (4th Season)|
A four-year letter winner in net at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., Kellan Wilson returns to the Titan Stadium sidelines for his fourth season in 2015 as a volunteer assistant with the Cal State Fullerton women's program working with the Titan goalkeepers.
During his three years with the Titans, Cal State Fullerton has won two Big West Conference regular season championships (2012, 2014), two Big West Tournament titles (2013, 2014) and made two NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2014).
Most recently in 2014 (10-8-4, 6-0-2), the Titans produced their fourth consecutive winning season and for only the second time in program history, completed conference play undefeated.
The Titans accomplished those feats with goalkeeper Jennifer Stuart guarding the net as Cal State Fullerton didn’t miss a beat with the sophomore serving as the club’s full-time starter for the first time in her Titan career.
Stuart helped the Titans end the regular season on a 10-match unbeaten streak by posting a 0.96 goals against average – the fourth straight season Fullerton’s starting goalkeeper has allowed less than 1.00 goals per game.
Stuart, a Big West Conference honorable mention pick, posted 0.69 goals against average in Big West games only which ranked second in the league, while her conference save percentage (.792), rated third.
Priot to Stuart, Wilson coached 2013 NSCAA all-region selection and 2013 Goalkeeper of the Year Lindsey Maricic to one of the best seasons between the posts in Fullerton history as well as oversaw two years in her historical four-year career.
Maricic departed Fullerton with 245 career saves, ranking second all-time while her mark of 4.08 saves per game rated fifth in program history. In addition, Maricic’s .806 save percentage ranks second all-time and she is one of just three goalkeepers in program history with sub-one (0.94) career goals against average. Her 24 career wins and 16 shutouts each rank second in Fullerton program history.
In 2013 as Fullerton won the 2013 Big West Tournament and secured the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament berth, two Titan goalkeepers played significant roles. Maricic anchored a Titan defense that led the Big West in goals allowed (17) and goals against average (0.71) while also totaling seven shutouts. She led the conference in saves (104), goals against average (0.73) and save percentage (.867), and her 104 saves ranked third all-time in Fullerton single-season history, followed by 5.2 saves per game (5th), .867 save percentage (1st), 0.73 goals against average (3rd) and five shutouts (T-5th).
Maricic ranked among the top 100 goalkeepers in the country in four different categories: No. 10 in save percentage (.867), No. 62 in saves per game (5.20), No. 33 in goals against average (0.730) and No. 35 in saves (104.
In addition, senior goalkeeper Katie Pulliam was named the 2013 Big West Tournament MVP after subbing for Maricic during penalty kick shootouts. Pulliam came off the bench and made three stops during the penalty kick phase of the Big West Tournament title match against UC Riverside as the Titans claimed the tournament title with a 2-1 edge in PKs. In the semifinals against Cal Poly, Pulliam stopped two Mustang penalty kicks as the Titans advanced to the championship match with a 4-3 PK advantage.
Under his tutelage in 2012, Maricic ranked in the top five in the Big West Conference in goals against average (3rd - 0.98), save percentage (4th - .783), and shutouts (t2nd - 5) while starting 15 of the team's 20 matches and earning All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention honors.
As a collegian, Wilson played four seasons for the Gaels in 1999-01 and 2003, leading the West Coast Conference in saves three times with 115 stops in 2000, 85 more in 2001, and 110 in 2003 as a senior. He ranks second all-time in school history with 311 saves, seventh in career goals against average (1.66), second in wins (22), tied for fourth in shutouts (9.5), and fifth in minutes played (4,620).
Following his career at Saint Mary's, Wilson's playing career included professional stints overseas in Germany with VFL Osnabruck (2005-08) and Finland with Helsinki IFK (2010-11), helping the latter to the championship of the Finnish 2nd Division, and a stop with the San Francisco Seals in the USL's Premier Development League in 2008-09 where he stepped away from his spot in net to lead the team in goals.
Wilson's coaching experience includes three years as the junior varsity coach at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif., one season at his alma mater in 2008-09, and one year with the Seals in 2009-10.
Wilson graduated from Saint Mary's College with a bachelor's degree in communications in 2003. He and his wife, Maija, reside in Newport Coast, Calif., with their daughter, Madeleine. Originally from Finland, Maija was a four-year starter in basketball at Saint Mary's who also competed for the country's national team.