Feb. 27, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Former Washington State goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen will rejoin the program she helped lead to the 2000 NCAA Tournament, this time as a volunteer assistant, Head Coach Dan Tobias announced Thursday.
"Lindsey is coming back as a volunteer assistant and to help train our goalkeepers," Tobias said. "This is the first time we have had a volunteer assistant, but as I told assistant coach Lisa Oyen, if we were going to start anywhere with a volunteer, this is the absolute perfect place to start."
Jorgensen is the most decorated netminder in WSU history. The North Bend, Wash., native is the school's career leader in minutes in goal (6,461), saves (393), and solo shutouts (18). She is also in the top 10 in matches started, matches played, and goalkeeper wins.
"Lindsey is a three-time captain at WSU and pretty much holds every goalkeeping record," Tobias said. "She was an Academic All-American and Pac-10 All-Academic selection her entire career, and she is just an outstanding individual. I think she is going to be an excellent coach. She is a good teacher and has good attention to detail."
"I'm excited to have such an amazing opportunity to coach at the Pac-10 level with some great coaches and players," Jorgensen said. "It's going to be fun to work with three great goalkeepers whom I've been able to compete with. The experience and athleticism is there, so they're going to make my first coaching job easy. I can't wait to start."
Jorgensen served as an assistant coach for the girl's soccer program last fall at Mount Si High School. She earned a degree in math education in May of 2002 from Washington State and will work toward a master's degree in either Secondary Education or Diverse Learners.