Fresno State assistant women's soccer coach Lauren McAdam was selected as the profession's next generation, earning a spot in the NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program.
Last Updated November 25, 2014
Lauren McAdam has served as an assistant coach of the Fresno State women's soccer team for two consecutive seasons under head coach Brian Zwaschka. McAdam joined Fresno State on July 24, 2013 as a goalie specialist and made an immediate impact as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff.
The `Dogs concluded the 2014 season with a 10th place Mountain West finish with a 4-16-0 overall record and 3-8-0 in conference play.
During her second season at Fresno State, McAdam helped freshman goalkeeper Domenique Banta to her first weekly accolade as she was awarded Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week after recording six saves against UNLV and Nevada to guide the team to its first pair of conference wins.
In her first year with the team McAdam helped the squad to a second place finish in Mountain West with a 10-8-2 overall record and 7-2-1 record in MW play while ending the season on an eight-game unbeaten streak as they headed into the conference tournament.
Under her guidance junior goalkeeper Katie Devault ranked second in the MW with 94 saves and a .839 save percentage and was also named MW Defensive Player of the Week three consecutive weeks in a row (Oct. 7-21). McAdam's defensive leadership also helped the Bulldogs record seven shutouts in 2013.
In 2014 McAdam was announced as a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 30 Under 30 Program by the Association. In a pool of over 600 applicants, McAdam was announced as one of 30 (15 women and 15 men) who will participate in the 2014-15 cohort of the NSCAA year-long education and mentorship program for a select few up-and-comers.
McAdam came to Fresno State after serving as an assistant coach at Nevada from 2010-2013. At Nevada, McAdam helped transition the program into the MW in 2012, guiding the Wolf Pack to one of the team's top finishes in three years. Prior to her time at Nevada, McAdam was a volunteer assistant coach at UCLA for two seasons. While working with the Bruins, McAdam was primarily responsible for the goalkeeping unit. UCLA made back to back NCAA Final Four appearances in 2008 and 2009 while McAdam was coaching.
A former goalkeeper herself, McAdam played collegiately at the University of Miami where she ranked No. 1 at the school in career saves (307), shutouts (15) and minutes played (5,796). A very accomplished player, McAdam also set a pair of single-season records as a junior in 2006, breaking the marks for shutouts (6) and goals against average (1.29). She was named an All-ACC Academic selection in 2006 and 2007. The Simsbury, Conn. native earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Miami in the spring of 2008.