Following a three-year stint as an assistant coach, Chelsea Treat was elevated to interim assistant coach on June 13, replacing former coach Jen Flaherty. She was instumental in the Crusaders' defensive efforts, leading them to top 30 rankings in scoring defense each year, including 11th nationally (7.5 goals against per game) in 2017. The team also posted top 20 finishes in caused turnovers three times.
In 2017, the Crusaders finished 10-8 (8-2 in Conference Carolinas play), advancing to the semifinals of the league tournament. Five Abbey players earned all-conference honors, including three underclassmen. Overall, the Crusaders return 15 players for the 2018 campaign while seven seniors, including 2017 Conference Carolinas Women's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year Katelin Glass earned their degrees at May's Commencement.
Treat was a highly-decorated student-athlete for Limestone from 2010-13, twice earning All-America honors. She was an all-conference selection all four years, while adding all-region kudos three time. During her career, the Saints won four conference titles and made four NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the national championship game twice. In 2011, she was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and was named to the watch list for the Tewaaraton Trophy.
A native of Penn Yan, N.Y., Treat graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 2009 where she played lacrosse and tennis.
She earned a degree in accounting from Limestone in 2013.