Lindsey Martin enters her fourth year as the head coach of the VCU women's soccer program. The Virginia native took over the reins on May 30, 2013, becoming the sixth head coach in in the program's 19-year history.
Martin has been nothing short of spectacular since her arrival to Richmond, with the Rams bringing home winning seasons of eight wins or more each of her first three seasons. Her team in 2014 set the benchmark of 10 wins, including a 5-1-2 in-conference record. She topped that in 2015 She has also helped extend the Rams conference tournament streak to five straight years.
Under her guidance, multiple players from her VCU squads have earned All-Atlantic 10 honors, most recently with the rise of Julia Suarez and Megan Dell as All-Rookie selections, and great defensive play from Casey Boyer, Sharon Wojcik, and Emma Kruse with All-Conference selections. Her athletes are also tops in the classroom, as the Black & Gold have been honored with the NSCAA Team Academic honor since 2011, and also featured Gabby Dyer earning All-Academic honors.
In her first season at the helm of the Black & Gold, she ushered the Rams to an nine-game unbeaten streak and a third straight trip to the conference tournament.
"Lindsey was the clear choice as the best fit here at VCU," Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin said. "She is a proven winner, both as a player and a coach. We are extremely excited about the future of our women's soccer program with Lindsey leading us to our goal of winning championships."
Prior to taking over at VCU, Martin spent two seasons as the head coach at Georgia Southern, where she guided the Eagles to their first Southern Conference Tournament title and NCAA appearance last year.
During her two years in Statesboro, Ga., she accumulated a 17-19-7 record. Prior to her time at GSU, she spent four seasons as an assistant at Hofstra, during which the program made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won a CAA Tournament championship and a regular season crown.
In addition to her success on the sidelines, Martin achieved success on the pitch as a player. She was four-year standout at William & Mary, where she earned All-CAA First Team honors four times, highlighted by being named the CAA Player of the Year in 2002 and the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2000. She was also named to the CAA's 25th Anniversary Women's Soccer team. All of her accolades came full circle in April of 2016, as she was inducted into the William & Mary Hall of Fame.
The Virginia native grew up in Chesapeake, where she was a standout at Hickory High School. In June of 2015, she married Adam Martin.