Lindsey Vanderspiegel enters her third 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 coachin in the program's 19-year history.
In 2014, Vanderspiegel led the team to 10 wins as the the Rams earned their fourth straight trip to the conference tournament. VCU saw three players earn All-Atlantic 10 honors in Casey Boyer, Maren Johansen and Emma Kruse, while Gabby Dyer earned All-Academic honors, and Megan Dell was named to the All-Rookie team. The Black & Gold was also honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Honor for the fifth-consecutive year.
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, Vanderspiegel 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, Vanderspiegel 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.
The Virginia native grew up in Chesapeake, where she was a standout at Hickory High School.