Rachel played lacrosse at Framingham High School, where she was a four-year varsity team member. During her junior year, she helped lead the Flyers to a State Championship. She was a two-time league All-Star, All-Scholastic, and US Lacrosse All-American. For her senior year in 2011, she was a captain and Metrowest Daily News Super Team selection.

Rachel went on to play defense at Boston College. She helped guide the BC team to 3 NCAA tournament berths, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2014. During her senior year in 2015, she started in all 19 games for the Eagles. She finished her career with 28 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers and 22 draw controls.

Rachel currently works in the commercial real-estate business in Boston.