Fans of the women’s soccer team at St. Catharine can only hope that the new Assistant Coach can transfer some of her success as a Patriot player to those on the squad who she will be coaching.
Lindsey Vinson, a goalkeeper from 2010-2013, has been added to Head Coach Paul Patton’s staff as Assistant Coach. During her playing career at St. Catharine, Vinson, a native of Dawsonville, Georgia, was Academic All Mid-South Conference for all four years. She earned Player of the Week honors once, was named Second Team All-Conference her junior year and NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete her junior and senior years. She was St. Catharine Female Athlete of the Year in 2013 and earned recognition as Outstanding Student of the year in both Biology and Natural Science.
“Lindsey had an excellent career here and I feel very fortunate to now have her as an assistant coach,” said Patton.
Following her graduation, Vinson worked with disadvantaged youth in the AmeriCorps program in Montana. But even while that work was ongoing, she contemplated her next move. “I was probably moving back to Georgia but Coach Patton talked to me about this possibility,” said Vinson. “That was an easy decision. I am definitely invested in this place (St. Catharine) and I really, really care about the school and the soccer program.”
In addition to her daily work with the varsity program, Vinson will be helping with recruiting, will work with the Reserve Squad, and will coach the Goalkeepers.