|Alma Mater:||William & Mary '10|
Wesley Ann Boersma joined the Duke field hockey program in August, 2016 as an assistant coach.
In three seasons with the Blue Devils, Boersma has seen the program capture its first ACC regular season title and reach No. 1 in the national poll for the first time in school history. With her guidance, Duke has made three consecutive trips to the NCAA quarterfinals and featured seven All-America selections.
During the 2016 campaign, the Blue Devils compiled a 16-4 ledger against the nation’s toughest schedule and featured a pair of first-time All-Americans in Alyssa Chillano and Heather Morris. Boersma helped direct Duke to a 17-4 record in 2017, as well as a No. 2 spot in the final national rankings of the fall. Chillano, Margaux Paolino and Rose Tynan all received All-America recognition, and the squad led the ACC in all-conference and all-academic team selections. The 2018 season was capped by another appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals and All-America honors for Paolino (first team) and Tynan (second team). Duke claimed eight of its final nine contests in the regular season before reaching the semifinals of the ACC Championship for the third straight fall.
Boersma came to Durham from the Netherlands, where she competed for the previous two years for Victoria Hockey Club in Rotterdam. In her last season she helped Victoria earn a spot in the playoffs toward the highest league in the Netherlands, marking the first time the club had done so since 2003. Prior to making her way overseas, Boersma served as an assistant coach at Rutgers during the 2012 and 2013 campaigns. During that span, she guided the Red Knights to an 18-19 ledger, with the team’s nine victories in 2012 marking the most for the program in 14 years.
In 2012-13, Boersma was also one of just 32 athletes to be named to the USA Field Hockey national indoor squad. During this stint, she was selected to both the Austria and Argentina tours and competed against various countries.
Prior to her arrival in Piscataway, Boersma spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater. At William & Mary her duties included developing practice plans, assisting with in-game player development and facilitating communication with prospective student-athletes as the head recruiting coordinator. She also spent time assisting with communication, advertising, staffing and curriculum development for the Colonial Field Hockey club program.
A 2010 graduate of William & Mary, Boersma was a two-time captain for the Tribe on the turf. She graduated tied for third in program history in career assists (19) and was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) second team All-South Region honoree as a senior in 2009. The Virginia Beach, Va., native was also selected for the 2009 Div. I Senior All-Star Game and was a two-time VaSID all-state selection in 2008 and 2009.
Boersma received bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and psychology before earning a master’s degree in education and pedagogical sciences from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2015.
Formerly Wesley Drew, Boersma resides in Durham with her husband, Ralph, who serves as an assistant coach on the Blue Devil staff.