MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Northern Michigan University Athletics has selected Lindsey LeMay as the new Head Lacrosse Coach.
"Northern Michigan University wowed me from the first moment I stepped on campus. There are few places as beautiful as the Upper Peninsula. But beyond the natural wonders, I'm more than thrilled to be joining an athletic department that is so impressive both in its facilities and in the unwavering support given to its people—coaches, athletes, and administrators alike. I look forward to bringing my competitive vision to the Women's Lacrosse program and watching it take flight under the lights of the Superior Dome," says the new head coach.
LeMay comes to Northern Michigan after serving as the Assistant Coach at Wartburg College. With the Knights, LeMay collaborated with the Head Coach in the daily practice planning process and helped create the offensive strategy. She also worked with the draw specialists on strategy and technique resulting in one of Wartburg's student-athletes leading the MWLCA in draw controls.
Prior to heading to Wartburg, she worked with the Corvallis High School team as the Varsity Associate Head Coach and helped develop players who went on to Division II and Division III playing careers. Her efforts aided the team to League Championships in both 2015 and 2018.
"Lindsey's energy and enthusiasm throughout the interview process made a positive impression on search committee members, student-athletes and staff," said Northern Michigan's Director of Athletics, Forrest Karr. "Lindsey demonstrated well-thought-out recruiting and student-athlete development plans that will keep our fourth-year program moving in the right direction. People who have worked with Lindsey say that she is very knowledgeable, prioritizes the academic success of student-athletes and has a natural gift for connecting with people."
She competed at the Division I Women's Lacrosse level for the University of Oregon. She also helped with the program's Summer Camp and Winter 7v7 games as a coach for two years.
LeMay earned an English Literature degree from Oregon State University. LeMay will begin her tenure at NMU on August 25.