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USC hires Lindsey Munday as women's lacrosse coach

January 3, 2011 | 10:58 am

Lindsey Munday, a member of the U.S. national lacrosse team who played and coached at Northwestern, has been named women's lacrosse coach at USC, the school announced Monday.

Munday, 26, had been named coach at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland on Aug. 30, but she will leave to join a USC program that will begin competition for the 2012-13 season.

"It was imperative that we hire a coach with the energy, experience and plan to build a premier women’s lacrosse program," USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said in a statement. "Lindsey Munday embodies all that we are looking for as we take on this exciting endeavor."

Munday played on national championship teams at Northwestern in 2005 and 2006 and was an assistant coach for the NCAA champions in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

"It is an incredibly special opportunity to begin a new program and I cannot wait to recruit student-athletes who are passionate about lacrosse and about joining this amazing time in USC women's lacrosse history," Munday said in a statement.

-- Gary Klein