Lacrosse is a sport of overcoming adversity. Physically punishing and relentlessly fast-paced, it develops and enhances certain traits of character.
For Kim Williams, the head coach of the women’s lacrosse program at Wesleyan University, her depth of experience in the sport is helping her to navigate the greatest challenge of her life.
This past December, Williams was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Since then, she has faced having to balance cancer treatments – including a double mastectomy – and caring for her 1-year-old son, while still serving as Wesleyan’s coach.