Lindsay Gotham joins Carlee Buck as Interim Co-Head Coaches for the 2010-11 season after two years as an assistant coach at Fresno State. Gotham came to Fresno State after serving as an assistant for two years under head coach Sue Behme at Nazareth College. Gotham also played for Behme at Nazareth from 2001-05.
Gotham has been instrumental in helping start the Bulldog lacrosse program. The program has been an impact in the community, classroom and on the field.
The Bulldogs are solid in the classroom as the team had a GPA of 3.278 for the 2008-09 school year, earning Behme's squad Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Squad honors. That year, 11 of Behme's student-athlete's earned Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors and three student-athletes were named to the IWLCA All-Academic Team.
This past year in 2009-10 the team had a combined GPA of 3.166 and earned a perfect 1,000 APR score. Seven Bulldogs were named to the Mountain Pacific All-Academic team at the conclusion of the season. For the second straight year Behme had student-athletes represented on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association 2010 Academic Honor Roll in Jennifer Smith and Kasandra Martinson. Her team also garnered the Academic team award for the IWLCA.
Community service has been an important part of the Bulldog lacrosse program as the team has won the Athletic Directors Community Service Award for two straight years. Since the inception of the program coach Behme has spearheaded a program of hosting free lacrosse clinics for the community.
Over 200 people have showed up for the free clinics the Fresno State coaching staff has put on. Local girls, coaches, high school administrators and interested umpires made the clinics a smashing success. This was instrumental in the explosion of over 200 local girls playing high school lacrosse in the spring of 2009.
The 2010 season also saw Krisdina Gehring become the program's first all-conference player in only her second season playing the sport.
During her two years as an assistant she assisted with administrative and coaching duties for the Division III program. She was also in charge of recruiting, fundraising, budgeting and making travel arrangements.
Gotham has a solid lacrosse credentials as she was a First-Team All-American player at Nazareth in 2005. She was also selected to the North/South Senior All-Star game in 2005 and earned Empire Region All-American first-team honors in 2005 and second-team accolades in 2003 and 2004. She also garnered First Team All-Conference honors from 2002-05 and she was named conference Rookie of the Year in 2002.
She prepped at Mynderse Academy from 1997-2001 where she was a three-year team captain and a two-time MVP.
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