Team USA seeking to defend 2009 world championship
Former Wildcat All-American Lindsey Munday is in her fourth season as an assistant coach after a standout career for Northwestern from 2003-06.
"Lindsey is a dynamic and mature leader and to have someone that already instills all the values of the Northwestern lacrosse program makes it a smooth transition and we're exited about all the qualities she brings to the table," Amonte Hiller said. "She is very well respected by the team because of her accomplishments and maturity. She is one of the smartest players I've ever coached, so it's exciting to have her in the mix."
Also a current member of the U.S. National Elite Team, Munday was a standout midfielder for the Wildcats from 2003-06, claiming first-team IWLCA All-America honors in 2005 and 2006 as the Wildcats became the first team in school history to win consecutive NCAA championships. She is second on Northwestern's all-time list with 128 career assists, third with 268 career points and fifth with 140 goals. In 2005 she set single-season marks for points (107) and assists (54) as the Wildcats stunned the lacrosse world by becoming the first school outside the Eastern Time Zone to win an NCAA lacrosse title.
Munday went out as part of one of the winningest senior class in school history (64 wins). She orchestrated an offense that led the nation with 15.8 goals per game in 2006 and helped the Wildcats set school records for goals (333), assists (165) and points (498) in a season.
This past summer, Munday competed for the United States at the 2009 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Prague, defeating Australia in the finals to bring the gold back to the states. In addition, Munday was named to the All-World Team along with former Wildcats Kristen Kjellman, Sarah Albrecht and Hannah Nielsen (Australia).
Munday's Complete Player Bio: 2nd on NU's all-time list with 128 career assists.
5th on NU's all-time list with 268 career points.
8th on NU's all-time list with 140 career goals.
4th on NU's single-season list with 107 points during the 2005 season.
9th on NU's single-season list with 94 points during the 2006 season.
4th on NU's single-season list with 54 assists during the 2005 season.
5th on NU's single-season list with 50 assists during the 2006 season.
2006: Member of the winningest class in Northwestern history with 64 career wins in her four years ... Started all 21 games in 2006, helping NU become the first team in school history to win back-to-back NCAA titles ... Tewaaraton Trophy semifinalist for the second straight year ... IWLCA first-team All-America and first-team All-Region for the second year in a row ... Insidelacrosse.com first team All-American ... All-ALC first-team selection for the second straight year and fourth overall ... Led the team with 50 assists, was third with 44 goals and was second behind Kjellman with 94 total points ... One of only three Wildcats to score at least one point in every game ... Helped orchestrate an offense that led the nation in scoring with 15.8 goals per game ... Helped the Wildcats set school records for goals (333), assists (165) and points (498) in a season ... Dished out 104 assists over the last two years ... Ranked fourth in the nation with 2.38 assists per game and 13th with 4.48 points per game ... Recorded 28 ground balls ... Scored at least one point in every game, including 14 multiple assist games and 14 multiple goal games ... Scored 37 points in the span of seven games with 16 goals and 21 assists (5.3 ppg) from April 7 to May 5 ... Named ALC Player of the Week on March 28 after she became the 26th player in Division I history to record 100 career assists, recording back-to-back four-goal, four-assist games at California (3/23) and Stanford (3/25) ... Had another series of consecutive four-assist games in wins over Johns Hopkins (4/23) and at Ohio State (4/28) ... Recorded a season-high five goals to go with two assists in the win at Penn State (4/16) ... Had four goals in the win at Penn (3/7) ... Recorded a season-best five assists in the home win over Notre Dame (3/19) ... Recorded five points (2g, 3a) at Duke April 7 ... insidelacrosse.com Honorable Mention on March 20 and 27th.
2005: Played 21/started 20 ... Tewaaraton Trophy semifinalist ... IWLCA first-team All-America and first-team All-Region ... Inside Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com first-team All-America ... First-team All-ALC ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after scoring 16 points in four games ... womenslacrosse.com National Player of the Week (2/21) ... Inside Lacrosse National Honor Roll (4/18) ... Two-time womenslacrosse.com National Honor Roll (3/7, 4/18) ... Two-time ALC Player of the Week (3/7, 4/18) ... Set school records and led NU with 54 assists and 107 points ... Second on the team with 53 goals (tied for seventh on NU's single-season list) ... 5.10 PPG average was second in ALC and second nationally; finished .02 shy of national leader ... 2.57 APG average led ALC and was second nationally ... 2.52 GPG average was fifth in ALC ... Had at least four points in 18 of 21 games ... Also came up with 31 ground balls, 20 draw controls, and 17 caused turnovers ... Had eight points (3g, 5a), four GB, three DC in win over regional rival Notre Dame (3/3) ... Seven points (5g, 2a) in comeback win at New Hampshire (3/24) ... Six points (3g, 3a) in win against No. 2 Duke (4/10) ... Eight points (5g, 3a), two GB, two DC, two CT in ALC win vs. No. 8 Penn State (4/15) ... Dished off six assists in ALC win against Davidson (4/17) ... Had matching four-point games (1g, 3a) in NCAA play vs. Princeton (5/15) and Virginia (5/22) ... Started NCAA action with six points (2g, 4a) vs. Mount St. Mary's (5/12).
2004: Started all 18 games ... IWLCA second-team All-Region (Mid-Atlantic) ... Second-team All-ALC for the second straight year ... Finished third on the team with 16 assists, tied for eighth on NU's single-season list ... Also had 23 goals for 39 points ... Among the ALC regular-season leaders, finished tied for seventh in assists per game ... Also came up with 23 draw controls (third on the team), 23 ground balls and eight caused turnovers ... Had two or more goals in five of NU's last six games, including three in the NCAA quarterfinal game at No. 2 Virginia (5/16) ... Named to insidelacrosse.com National Honor Roll after scoring three goals, including the game-winner in the final minute, in 14-13 win at Rutgers (2/28) ... Punctuated five-point game (3g, 2a) with game-ending goal in sudden-victory OT win at Delaware (3/24) ... Also had four draws in that contest ... Followed up with three points (1g, 2a), three GB and two DC in comeback win over Virginia Tech (3/28) ... Tied a modern record with five assists, added two GB and three DC in ALC win at No. 18 Penn State (4/17) ... Led all scorers with three goals and three assists, added six GB and two DC in ALC win over No. 9 Johns Hopkins (4/25) ... Had consecutive two-goal performances against Ohio (4/30), Denver (5/2) and No. 11 Vanderbilt (5/6) ... Also had two assists vs. the Bobcats.
2003: Appeared in all 16 games, starting 14 ... Second-team All-ALC ... Finished as NU's leading scorer with 20 goals and 28 points ... Placed second on the team with 24 draw controls ... Also had 22 ground balls and six caused turnovers ... Enjoyed a strong second half of the season, scoring in each of the last 11 games including four multiple-goal contests ... Broke out with three goals and three draw controls in win over nationally ranked UConn (4/6) ... Recorded two goals and an assist at Virginia Tech (4/13) ... Followed that up with three goals and an assist vs. Penn State (4/19) ... Led NU with four goals and two assists in ALC win over Davidson (4/21) ... Had nine games with two or more draw controls, led by a season-high four vs. Stanford (4/11).
High School: Lettered and captained three sports at Mountain Lakes (lacrosse, soccer, basketball) ... Four-year letterwinner in all three sports ... In lacrosse, first-team All-America in 2002 after scoring 58 goals and dishing out 15 assists for the Lakers ... First-team all-state in 2002, second-team in 2001 ... Three-time All-Colonial Hills Conference and all-area ... Team played in North Jersey B sectional final and ranked eighth in the state in 2002 ... Lacrosse coach was Eric Hinds ... Selected for New Jersey Senior North/South All-Star Game ... Played for Upper Atlantic 1 at National Tournament, helped team to third-place finish ... In basketball, second-team Newark Star Ledger All-State (Group 1) and second-team All-Morris County ... Holds school records for assists in a game, season and career ... Team played twice for the Group 1 State Championship ... In soccer, three-time first-team all-conference ... Voted Best Female Athlete at her school senior year by the Laker Sports Club ... Spanish Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Lindsey Ann Munday on 5/28/84 ... Daughter of Denise and Bill Munday ... Sister, Jen, played lacrosse and basketball at the College of New Jersey.