June 16, 2009 – Lyndsey Boswell has been named High Point University’s first varsity women’s lacrosse coach, announced Athletics Director Craig Keilitz on Tuesday. Boswell comes to the Panthers after three seasons as head coach at St. Andrews Presbyterian College and will be guiding the Panthers in their first varsity season in 2010.
“I would like to thank Craig Keilitz for this exciting opportunity to be a part of a fantastic staff at such a great time at High Point University,” said Boswell. “I’m looking forward to building this program from the bottom up and I am thrilled about the support that I will receive while doing so. High Point has raised its standards in the classroom and on the playing fields and I will continue that with women’s lacrosse. This is an exciting time for North Carolina and lacrosse in the South and I am so grateful to be a part of it at High Point University.”
In just three seasons at St. Andrews, Boswell molded a fledgling program into a contender in the Conference Carolinas, an NCAA Div. II conference. The Knights improved from six wins in her first season of 2007 to a program-record seven wins in 2008 and another program-record 11 wins in 2009. As a player, Boswell was a two-time IWLCA Div. II All-American.
“Lyndsey Boswell is the perfect coach to lead the High Point University women’s lacrosse program into varsity status,” said Keilitz. “She took over an upstart St. Andrews program and turned it into a contender at the conference level in three years. She will be taking on a similar challenge at High Point. We are so excited to be starting women’s lacrosse here and with Lyndsey leading the way I think it will really be able to take off.”
Boswell’s first season at St. Andrews was 2007, just the fourth varsity season for the Knights. In 2008, the team set a program record with seven wins and had its first-ever postseason win in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. In 2009, the Knights posted an 11-8 overall record and a 7-5 conference record – the first overall and conference winning records in program history – and advanced to the Conference Carolinas semifinals again.
In each of Boswell’s final two seasons, St. Andrews set program records for goals, assists, points, draw controls and caused turnovers. In 2009, St. Andrews saw attack Kerrie Brown named its first-ever NCAA Div. II All-American in women’s lacrosse. Brown and three others were named All-Conference. Boswell is the all-time winningest women’s lacrosse coach at St. Andrews with 24 victories in her three seasons.
Prior to St. Andrews, Boswell spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Pfeiffer University, where she assisted in all aspects of the program. In her two seasons at Pfeiffer, Boswell coached three All-Americans, five All-Region players, five All-Conference players and a Murphy Osborne winner (the conference’s highest individual award). The Lady Falcons won the conference title in 2005 and boasted the No. 1 GPA in NCAA Div. II.
Boswell also has experience coaching on the international level, as she coached with American International Sports Tours and USA Athletes International. With both organizations, she recruited and coached top collegiate players in international tournaments in Europe. She will continue that work this summer, coaching a team in tournaments in Ireland and London. Boswell’s coaching experience also includes numerous camps and clinics for the past several years.
As a student-athlete at Pfeiffer from 2000-04, Boswell was a two-time IWLCA first-team All-American, four-time womenslacrosse.com All-American and was Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Player of the Year in 2004. She led the nation in points and goals per game in 2002 and, over her four seasons, garnered National Player of the Week honors six times and was a three-time All-Region selection. As a team captain, Boswell helped lead Pfeiffer to a CVAC Championship in 2004 and set the program records in points, goals and assists. She was named Pfeiffer Athlete of the Year twice.
Boswell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services at Pfeiffer in 2005. She also served as a faculty member at St. Andrews.
FOR TRANSACTIONS: High Point University named Lyndsey Boswell head coach of women’s lacrosse.