Lindsey Jorgensen begins her fifth season as an assistant coach at Washington State. Jorgensen is a former Cougar keeper (1998-2001) who set several records and earned numerous accolades during her career. She brings extensive goalkeeping knowledge and the experience of being a WSU student-athlete to the program. Jorgensen assists with all coaching duties, but her primary focus is training and developing the goalkeeping unit.
"Lindsey continues to grow and blossom in the role of assistant coach. She is a wonderful person and is a key member of our soccer staff and team," Potter said. "As a former student athlete and honors college student she represents all that is good in Washington State and continues to pass on that knowledge to future and current athletes."
In 2006, led by Jorgensen's coaching, the WSU goalkeepers recorded 10 shutouts, tying the school record set in 1994. During the previous season, the Cougars blanked eight opponents, which at the time marked the most shutouts since 1994. Since Jorgensen's tenure began in 2003, the WSU defense has recorded 32 shutouts.
In 2003, Jorgensen was the Washington State women's soccer volunteer assistant; training goalkeepers and assisting with recruiting and office duties. She was the assistant varsity girls' soccer coach as Mount Si High School in 2002, and an assistant for the U-12 Eastside FC girls B-team out of Bellevue, Wash. Jorgensen has worked several soccer camps including serving as the director of the Seattle Sounders Girls Soccer Camp in 2003 and as a camp coach in 2000 and 2001. She was the goalkeeper director for the Washington State University Women's Soccer Camp from 2000-2005.
Jorgensen was the starting goalkeeper for Washington State from 1998-2001, and a captain of the 2000 NCAA tournament team. She holds the WSU all-time career records in saves (392) and minutes in goal (6,461). She tops the single-season saves list (126 in 1999) and is tied for third in single-season goal against average (.89 in 2000).
Jorgensen earned numerous accolades while at Washington State including; Verizon/CoSIDA District VIII Women's Fall/Winter At-Large First Team All-American (2000), Verizon/CoSIDA At-Large Women's Fall/Winter National Third Team All-Academic (1999, 2000), WSU Athletics Top 50 Student Athlete Award (2000, 2001), Pac-10 All-Academic First Team (1999, 2000), Pac-10 All-Conference Second Team (2000, 2001). Jorgensen was also well-respected by her teammates, earning the team awards of; co-MVP (1998-2000), Team captain (1999-2001) and most inspirational player (2000).
Jorgensen was a member of the founding Seattle Sounders (W-league) women's soccer team (1999-2002). She also played for the Hibernian and Caldonian Saints (Seattle, Wash.) from 2000-2002 and was invited to tryout for the San Jose Cyberrays of the WUSA in 2002.
Jorgensen graduated with a BS in math education in December of 2002 and is currently pursuing her master's degree in secondary education at WSU. She had great experiences student-teaching/coaching at the high-school level but enjoys the challenges and rewards of coaching at the collegiate level.
"With my passion for teaching, I long to see players learn about the game," Jorgensen said. "Matt is a great teacher and possesses an amazing teaching style on the field. I am excited to work with him and learn from him."
Jorgensen was born in Butte, Mont., to Frank and Becky Jorgensen and has a brother, Josh. She enjoys the outdoors, camping and coffee.