Northwestern's Munday named Mount St. Mary's women's coach
Lindsey Munday, a former standout player at Northwestern and a Wildcats assistant coach for the past four years, was named the head women's lacrosse coach at Mount St. Mary's on Monday.
After helping the Wildcats win the first two of their five straight NCAA Division I titles as a high-scoring attacker, Munday moved right into the coaching ranks. She helped head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller with an offense that ranked among the highest scoring in the nation during her four years as assistant coach.
"Lindsey's experience as an elite player and successful Division I coach perfectly position her to guide our program," Mount St. Mary's Director of Athletics Lynne P. Robinson said in a news release.
"She brings a national presence along with great talent and experience and exemplifies the formation of character we try to instill in our athletes," Dr. Thomas Powell, president of Mount St. Mary's said. "I am confident this dynamic coach will take us to the next level and bring home a national championship."
Munday is a veteran of the United States team that won the 2009 FIL Women's World Cup championship. She led the U.S. in scoring with 17 goals and 20 assists and was named to the All-World Cup team. In 2005, she had a hand in bouncing Mount St. Mary's from its last NCAA tournament when her two goals and four assists sparked the Wildcats to a 16-3 opening-round victory.
"Lindsey is a tremendous coaching talent," Amonte Hiller said in a news release. "It is exciting to see her get an opportunity like this."
Munday, who inherits a team that was 8-9 last season, is the seventh head coach in Mountaineers' women's lacrosse history. She succeeds Sonia LaMonica, who took the head coaching job at Towson University earlier this summer.