Kelly A. (Lange) Chartier
Grad Year: 1998
Year Inducted: 2015
Kelly (Lange) Chartier ’98 was an outstanding women’s tennis player who later went on to coach the program, guiding the Anchorwomen to five consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Championships and two LEC Tournament Championships.
The Rehoboth, Mass. native compiled a 67-15 (.817) record in six years as the Head Women’s Tennis Coach.
In 2007, she led RIC to the Little East Conference Regular Season Co-Championship, sharing the title with UMass Darmouth and Bridgewater. The Anchorwomen posted a 10-4 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Little East Conference.
In 2006, she guided the Anchorwomen to the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship. RIC posted a 13-1 overall record and was 7-0 (first place) against Little East competition. The Anchorwomen placed second at the Little East Championships.
In 2005, Chartier led the Anchorwomen to the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship and captured the LEC Tournament Championship for the sixth time in program history. RIC was 11-1 overall and 7-0 in the LEC.
In 2004, Chartier led RIC to the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship as the squad went 13-0, posting their first-ever undefeated season. The team's 13 wins at the time were the most in a season since the 1999 squad went 13-2.
She led RIC to its fifth Little East Conference Tournament Championship in 2003 as the team posted an 11-4 record. Chartier guided the Anchorwomen to a 9-5 record in her first year at the helm in 2002.
Chartier played both tennis and softball during her undergraduate days at Rhode Island College from 1994-98. She received the Helen M. Murphy Award, signifying her as RIC’s top senior female athlete in 1998. Chartier was a member of two Little East Conference women’s tennis championship teams in 1994 and 1995.
She competed at number one singles as a junior and senior. Chartier posted a career singles record of 24-20 (.545) and a doubles record of 19-17 (.528) in four seasons of action. She is 13th all-time at RIC with 33.5 career points, and 15th with 24 career singles wins and 19 career doubles victories.
Chartier earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from RIC in 1998. She received a master’s degree in music education from RIC in 2002.
In addition to her coaching duties, Chartier is a music educator at Smithfield High School.
She resides in Rehoboth, Massachusetts with her husband Matt and their children: Travis (9), Emma (7), Benjamin (4) and Brianna (4).