Former Cougar Standout Goalkeeper Completes New WSU Soccer Coaching Staff

July 28, 2003

Lindsey Jorgensen was hired as an assistant soccer coach, first-year head coach, Matt Potter announced Monday. Jorgensen, a record holding ex-Washington State keeper, alongside first-year assistant Pete Leebrook, will help Potter in all aspects of coaching the Cougs', but will focus primarily on developing the Cougar goalkeepers.

'Lindsey is a person of dedication and great integrity with principles based on hard work, commitment and the willingness to succeed,' Potter said. 'She is an ex-Cougar athlete, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about not just soccer, but being a successful student-athlete as well.'

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 2000-2003.

During her playing career at WSU Jorgensen could have been the poster-child for the ideal student-athlete. Jorgensen was the starting goalkeeper for Washington State from 1998-2001. She holds the WSU all-time career records in saves (392), solo-shutouts (18) and minutes in goal (6,461). She is third in single-season shutouts (6 in 1998) and tied for second 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), WSU Athletics All-Academic Team (1998- 2000) and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse Academic Award (2000). 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. She said she loves teaching and has had great experiences student-teaching/coaching at the high-school level but is excited for the opportunity to transfer to 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 swimming, mountain biking, hiking and playing basketball.

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