Lindsey Jones begins her first season as an assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Jones brings two years of professional soccer experience to the Panthers after playing with the WUSA's New York Power and San Jose Cyber Rays. She also played semi-professionally with the Northern New South Wales Pride (Australian team). Jones brings tenacity and experience to the Panthers coaching staff.
"We are extremely excited to add a coach of Lindsey's stature to our staff," said Head Coach Sue-Moy Chin. "I've known Lindsey for a long time having coached her for two years. She is a great person and a great soccer player who has played at a very high level. Lindsey will bring a lot of passion and enthusiasm to our coaching staff and program."
As a freshman at Notre Dame in 1998 she was a unanimous pick on the Big East All-Rookie team while starting her first 17 games. Over her four-year career as a defender, she appeared in 96 games with 70 starts while notching two goals and 19 assists for 23 total points. Jones was part of a senior class at Notre Dame that compiled a 82-11-4 record from 1998-2001 and had a .866 winning percentage. Her Irish teams finished as the national runner-up in 1999 and advanced to the national semifinals in 2000. Jones served as the co-captain of the 2001 Irish squad.
A South Bend, Ind. native, Jones had a brilliant career at John Adams High School where she competed as a multi-sport athlete in track and field, basketball, and soccer. As a soccer player, Jones was a member of the regional Olympic Development team, earned NSCAA All-Region status, and was named the South Bend Female Athlete of the Year in 1998.
Following her successful collegiate career at Notre Dame, Jones played professionally for the New York Power and the San Jose CyberRays. While in New York, a trademark utility player, Jones saw starts at nearly every position on the field.
Jones recently lived in New South Wales, Australia where she coached at the Paul Wade National Soccer School and the Northern NSW Soccer Federation. Lindsey has also coached at girls soccer camps at Northwestern, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame
She graduated from Notre Dame in 2002 with a psychology and sociology degree. She earned her Illinois Elementary Education Teaching Certificate in 2002, and is working toward a Masters in Education at Northwestern University.
THE LINDSEY JONES FILE
Birthdate: November 9, 1979.
Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Bachelor of Arts- Psychology and Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2002.
Illinois Elementary Education Teaching Certificate, 2002.
Credits completed toward Masters in Education at Northwestern University, 2002.
Family: Parents, Duke and Andy, reside in South Bend, Ind. Has a brother, Duke, and sister, Heather.
-Northern New South Wales Pride, Australia, 2004
-New York Power, 2003
-San Jose CyberRays 2002
-University of Notre Dame, 1998-2002
-Texas Challenge Club Team, 1999
-Olympic Development Region II Pool, 1998
-Carmel Sting Club Team, Indiana, 1994-1998
-Olympic Development State Team, Indiana, 1994-1998
-John Adams High School Varsity Team, 1994-1998