Coaching Staff

Bobby Desilets, Director and Owner

Desilets was named the ninth head coach in program history at Wheaton College in January 2017 after serving as head coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the previous five seasons. 

In his tenure at Wentworth, Desilets rebuilt the Leopards into a Commonwealth Coast Conference contender, taking the Leopards from a barely .300 team and guiding them to their first-ever CCC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Building off a successful 2015 season that saw Desilets named both the CCC and ECAC New England Coach of the Year and seven of his players were named All-CCC, the 2016 squad captured many firsts, including hoisting the first conference championship for any female sport in Wentworth history.

Desilets' 2016 Wentworth team finished the season with a 16-4-3 record. After defeating Gordon, 4-0, in the CCC title game, the Leopards defeated nationally ranked Arcadia, 1-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to the defending national champions, Williams, 1-0 in the second round. The team also finished as the CCC co-regular season champions. 

Desilets is no stranger to rebuilding programs, having done the same thing at Newbury College. In his three seasons with the Nighthawks, he improved the team's record from 4-10-2 in his first season to the program's first winning season in 2011 season (8-7-1) and advanced to the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament every year. In each season the team's goal output increased and the number of goals allowed decreased. 

Prior to arriving at Newbury Desilets spent two seasons at Lesley University where he spent the 2007 season as an assistant men's soccer coach and the 2008 season as an assistant women's soccer coach. While with the women's team, the Lynx had a program-best record of 16-3-2 and he helped recruit the 2009 NECC Rookie of the Year. 

A Burrillville, R.I., native, Desilets was a four-year standout in men's soccer at Bowdoin College, helping the Polar Bears to a 43-17-5 record during his career and an appearance in the 2003 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. During his junior season he was named both First Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference and Third Team All-New England. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and History from Bowdoin in 2005 and earned his Master's degree from Northeastern University in 2015.

Currently coaches club soccer for Boston Breakers and their ECNL Composite team.  In the past was the Girl’s Director for FC Boston Bolts.

Paul Vasconcelos, Technical Director

Paul Vasconcelos is in his tenth year as head coach for the women's soccer team at Lesley University. 

Vasconcelos and his staff guided the Lynx to their fourth consecutive New England Collegiate Conference title - the fifth in program history - in 2015 and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season. 

2015 also marked the sixth time in Vasconcelos' career that he was voted NECC Coach of the Year by his peers in the conference. 

Under his direction, Vasconcelos has turned the Lynx into a premier program in the region. He has compiled a 62-match unbeaten streak in regular season conference matches dating back to the 2009 season and appeared in eight straight NECC Championship games. 

His teams have also excelled in the classroom as they are annually honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with the Team Academic Award, a distinction that recognizes programs that compile a combined grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher. 

In September of 2014, Vasconcelos was appointed to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Advisory Committee. Within this position, Vasconcelos is heavily involved in the evaluations of regional programs throughout the season and provides input regarding regional rankings, seedings, and the bracketing process for the NCAA Divsion III Women's Soccer Championship. 

In his first year on staff, the women's program made a remarkable turnaround, improving to 14-4-1 in the 2007 season and getting into the record books as the NCAA All-Time Most Improved Division III program in the country.  As a result, Vasconcelos was selected as the 2007 North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year.

Over the next two seasons, Vasconcelos led the Lynx to a combined 31-8-3 record.  In both the 2008 and 2009 seasons Lesley reached the New England Collegiate Conference Championship match, winning in 2009 over Mitchell College.

The Lynx returned to the title game again in 2010, when Vasconcelos was named NECC Coach of the Year for an unprecedented third consecutive season. He has now coached a total of 27 All-Conference players, including three Conference Players of the Year, four All-New England selections and two Conference Rookies of the Year.

In 2002 he was appointed the assistant coach at Milton Academy where he stayed on for just one season, before leaving to become the assistant coach at Emerson College.  At Emerson he helped lead the Lions to their best record in the programs history in just his first year.  He stayed at Emerson for three seasons, leading the Lions to two straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference semifinals matches.

Vasconcelos has been on staff at Scorpions Soccer Club and Technical Director at Galway Rovers. He holds a USSF National B License, KNVB Dutch Advanced License, NSCA Director of Coaching Diloma and Portuguese Level III. He also coached in the Massachusetts ODP system for over 8 years. 

Brooke Hutchinson, Technical Director

Brooke Hutchinson enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Wheaton College women's soccer program in 2017.

Hutchinson coached three years at Eastern Nazarene after a three-year stint as the Assistant Director of the Seacoast United Sports Club based out of Hampton, New Hampshire. Her duties included organizing practices, creating programs and assisting the director with administrative duties while also coaching the under-14 Seacoast United squad which captured the 2013 Premier Invitational Championship. 

Prior to her time with Seacoast United, Hutchinson worked as the head soccer trainer at The Net Sports Academy in Merrimack, New Hampshire from 2010 to 2012 while also serving as the head coach of Nashua World Cup in Nashua, New Hampshire. 

Hutchinson spent two seasons as the assistant women’s soccer coach at her alma mater, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island from 2009 to 2010. 

Hutchinson graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales. She was a four-year member of the Wildcats’ women’s soccer program and served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons. Hutchinson was the All-Conference Sportsmanship Award in 2007. 

She played two seasons for the Seacoast United Phantoms in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. 

Hutchinson earned her USSF “C” License in the fall of 2014.

Katy Labella, Technical Director

Katy Labella enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Wheaton College women's soccer program in 2017.

Labella has been coaching club with Valeo FC for three years.  She has played an important role in the development and growth of the girl’s program.  Labella has been the head coach of multiple age groups, laying the foundation for many player’s soccer careers. 

Labella entered the college coaching world as a volunteer coach for Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass.  She helped guide the Leopards defensive unit to an impressive .590 goals against average in the 2016 season. 

As a player, Labella was a standout and a leader throughout her career.  She played club soccer for South Shore Select where she won the 2006 & 2007 Massachusetts State Championship.  She went on the play division one soccer at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA.  She quickly became a stalwart defender for the Red Flash.  As a sophomore, Labella helped lead her team to a NEC tournament championship and the team’s first NCAA appearance in the school’s history. As a junior and senior, Labella was named captain and helped guide the team to back-to-back NEC regular season championships.  Her junior and senior year, she was recognized and honored for her standout play by being named to the NEC all-tournament team.