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NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Gives Fall Ball Update, Discusses Upcoming 2014 Season (Video)


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NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Had “Remarkable First Year” In 2013 As Head Coach Lindsey Munday And Staff Used Top Freshman Class To Make MPSF Tournament


USC Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday, AD Pat Haden, JK McKay And Hilary Bowen

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden commented on USC Women’s Lacrosse first season:
“It seems like Lindsey Munday has been here a decade, but this is just their first year of competition. She is phenomenal. She is still a great player as the captain of the U.S. National Team. Everyone thought we would just be slaughtered in our first year playing mostly freshmen, but we have some of the best freshmen in the country. Lindsey has recruited fantastically, particularly back East, and this freshmen class is going to be a part of something special by the time they are done here. It was a remarkable first year for this program, Lindsey and her staff.”
Pictured from left to right: Sr. Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay, Head Coach Lindsey Munday, Athletic Director Pat Haden and Assistant Coach Hilary Bowen

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NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Evaluates Team And Objectives At Midpoint Of Inaugural Season


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“Our biggest focus right now is our conference. The exciting thing is we are only halfway. Sometimes it feels like the season is almost over but we have so much left. Our biggest goal is to learn from the things that we have done well and the things that we need to continue to work on and get better. We need to really fight for our conference games and see what we can do from there. If you get in the conference tournament and win the conference tournament, you have an automatic bid to the NCAAs. So I think every single year conference has to be a major focus for us. But in general, we are only halfway, and if we can get the girls to really buy into improving, both individually and collectively, we are going to be in good shape.” Lindsey Munday

Sarah Bergstrom (SB): How would you evaluate the success of your team so far this year?
Lindsey Munday (LM): I think we’ve done really well. The biggest focus for us is improving every single day. From the beginning of the season until now we have improved. There are still things we need to work on. We are competing in games, which is good, but not great. We need to be able to string together a full 60 minutes in order to finish some of these games.
SB: What was your plan at the start of this first season?
LM: The biggest thing for us was to instill confidence in these girls. Even though they are young and they haven’t played before, we believe in them so much. We believe in their talents and we think we can really do some great things this season. So our biggest thing as a coaching staff is to instill that belief, the belief that we can do some great things even though we are young and even though it’s our first year. We don’t want to settle on the same excuses of being too young to succeed.
SB: What were your expectations at the start of the season and how do you measure your team’s success?
LM: Our goal is to compete every single day and play the style of lacrosse that we want to play. Win or lose, if you can walk off the field knowing that you fought together, played together, and stuck to the game plan, you can hold your head high. It’s when the team deviates from the game plan or when the girls don’t play together that we are unhappy with a loss. It’s not necessarily about wins or losses but how we are playing, and for us, that’s our goal.
SB: Have you found yourself implementing the same style of lacrosse that you learned as a player and coach at Northwestern?
LM: Obviously, Kelly Amonte Hiller is the best in the game. She’s incredible and I’ve learned so much from her. There are absolutely things that are translating to our program here. But we also want to make our own mark. We want to do some things that are unique for USC. I think we have a great opportunity, both as a coaching staff and for the players here, to make this however we want. I think that makes this a very exciting time and I think the girls have really bought into making this their own and leaving a mark on this program.
SB: What is special about this team?
LM: We are fortunate to have really great girls on the team. In terms of the type of student-athletes that we have, I’m really proud of them for what they do in the classroom, off the field in community service, but also what they do on the lacrosse field. That’s why we have such big expectations for this year. The girls have a really great mindset too. We’re going out there and we’re fighting and that’s the biggest thing for us in terms of just going out there and playing for a full 60 minutes and not giving up.

Written by Sarah Bergstrom, USC blog contributor

For more:  http://www.usctrojans.com/blog/2013/03/catching-up-with-lax.html

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USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Elected Team Captain Of US Women’s Lacrosse National Team


Lindsey Munday was elected team captain of the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team by the 24-player traveling team that will face Canada and the Haudenosaunee in this weekend’s North American Challenge Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.

“It’s a huge honor. I’m so fortunate to be a part of this team. I think everyone feels that. We’re all so lucky to represent our country, and it’s crazy surprising that I was voted [captain],”Munday said.

Munday is currently coach at the University of Southern California in addition to her role with Team USA. As a college player, she was a two-time NCAA champion at Northwestern in 2005 and 2006 and a Tewaaraton finalist in the same years. Munday holds the Wildcats’ career assists record (128), and served as an assistant at her alma mater between 2007 and 2010, during which time Northwestern won three more NCAA championships.

“Lindsey’s a great player and a great leader, which makes for a terrific captain. DJ’s a tough act to follow, but Lindsey’s more than up to the task,” Team USA coach Ricky Fried said.

DeJuliis presented Munday with an official captain’s armband, which Munday jokingly tried to fit over the cast that currently encases her left wrist. Munday broke her wrist during an unlucky fall while training for the North American Challenge Cup, but even without her dominant hand, she still made her presence known well enough that her teammates chose her as their leader.

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/teamusa/women/2011-12/news/071212_munday_named_captain_of_us_womens_lacrosse_team

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Interview Of USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Introducing Assistant Coaches Hilary Bowen And Devon Wills


USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday along with Assistant Coaches Hilary Bowen and Devon Wills talk about building the new Varsity NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse program.

 

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday Announces Hiring Of Hilary Bowen (Northwestern, ’09) And Devon Wills (Dartmouth, ’06) As Offensive And Defensive Coordinators


Devon Wills from the University of Denver and Hilary Bowen from Mount St. Mary’s University, who both have been part of the U.S. Lacrosse women’s national team program, have been named assistant coaches with the USC women’s lacrosse program and will join the Trojans on June 1, USC head coach Lindsey Munday announced today (May 24).

“I am extremely excited to hire Devon Wills and Hilary Bowen,” said Munday, who this past January was hired to lead the USC team that will begin play in the 2012-13 season. “This is a huge step for the USC program. Both Devon and Hilary are energetic and passionate about the game of lacrosse and I am thrilled to have them join the Trojan Family.

“Devon is an extremely talented player as well as an experienced coach. She is one of the best goalies to ever play the game and her career at Dartmouth, as well as on Team USA, has provided her with top-notch playing experience. Her wide range of coaching experience has helped her formulate her coaching philosophies. Our players will learn from one of the brightest talents in the game.

“As a member of four NCAA championship teams at Northwestern, Hilary learned from one of the greatest lacrosse minds in the game, Kelly Amonte Hiller. Hilary is determined in everything that she does, as evidenced by scoring 5 goals in the 2009 national championship game while playing on a torn knee ligament, and she also excelled in the classroom. She will be an incredible role model for our student-athletes, bringing her passion and enthusiasm to them.”

Wills, who will serve as the Women of Troy’s defensive coordinator and also work with the goalies, spent the past 2 seasons (2010-11) as an assistant at Denver. She was a volunteer assistant in 2010 and a fulltime assistant in 2011. The Pioneers went 13-5 overall in 2010 and 6-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, advancing to the MPSF Tournament finals and finishing with a No. 20 national ranking. Denver was an MPSF tourney semifinalist in 2011.

Wills also was an assistant for 2 years (2007-08) at Dartmouth, her alma mater, serving as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. She founded the Dartmouth Winter Lacrosse Camp and was co-director of the Classic Elite Lacrosse Camps.

Bowen, who will be USC’s offensive coordinator, was an assistant at Mount St. Mary’s in 2011 as The Mount advanced to the Northeast Conference Tournament championship game.

For more:  http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/052411aab.html