Clarissa Clarke
Clarissa Clarke
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 203-432-1479
Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.
High School: Cold Spring Harbor
Previous College: Yale '03

Clarissa Clarke, who captained the Yale women’s lacrosse team to an Ivy League championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003, joined the Yale field hockey staff for the 2012 season.

Clarke was an assistant coach with the Yale women’s lacrosse team from 2004 through 2008. She helped the Bulldogs to an Ivy League title and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007, when the team went 13-4 overall. The team went 55-26 (.679) overall and 22-13 (.629) in the Ivy League during her tenure as an assistant.

In addition to captaining the Bulldogs to an Ivy League championship as a player in 2003, Clarke helped the Bulldogs win their first-round game vs. Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament that year. She was a second team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American selection, and was second team All-Ivy League. She also won the team’s Gib Holgate Award, awarded to the woman whose dedication to the ideals of Yale and the success of women's lacrosse measure up to the standards set by James G. "Gib" Holgate, a member of the Yale athletic administration from 1954 to 1985.

Clarke, who is seventh on Yale’s all-time goals list (112), was an honorable mention All-Ivy League selection as a sophomore and as a junior. She also was a two-time lacrosse all-academic selection.

Clarke has worked as a chief operating officer since 2009, first at United Atlantic Studios (2009-2012) and most recently at Access Boston Global Investors. She also worked as a principal at Skilled Leader from 2005-2009, organizing and implementing a career and professional development curriculum for Mashantucket Pequot Nation.

A native of Huntington, N.Y., Clarke attended Cold Spring Harbor. She is owner and co-director of Nor’easter Lacrosse in Connecticut, a club program that she has run since 2005.

updated Oct. 10, 2012