LANCASTER - Antelope Valley Collefe softball's Chelsea Romero has become the first female Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Rams. Romero's official title of Seasonal Strength and Conditioning Coach, comes after spending four years with the Rams as a Training Camp Assistant Strength Coach. Chelsea has also run Marauder Softball's strength & conditioning program since 2014. "We are grateful to have a professional with Chelsea's level of expertise as a part of our program," said Marauder's Head Softball Coach Cindy Vargas. "She has had a tremendous impact on our student-athletes and the success of Marauder Softball."
In addition to the LA Rams and Antelope Valley College, Chelsea's extensive knowledge and expertise include experience with programs at UC Irvine, Pepperdine University, Cal State University Northridge, and Harvard Westlake and Paraclete high schools.
Romero was recently recognized in "The Friday Five: Women in the Los Angeles Rams Organizations to Know" by Angel City, a group working to bring a professional women's soccer team to LA in 2022 as part of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
Chelsea graduated from AVC with an Associates' degree in Kinesiology and holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology.
Antelope Valley College has opted to return to CCCAA competition this year, and Romero plans to be there as the Marauders return to the softball field in late spring.
(Byron Devers, Antelope Valley College Athletics)