Lindsay Newman

Lindsay Newman will be the first women's lacrosse coach in program history.

Newman comes to the Pioneers with a strong understanding of the Northwest Conference, Oregon lacrosse and starting new programs.

Newman, formerly Kibler, comes to Palatine Hill after spending the past four years as the head coach of fellow NWC school Linfield University. In her four seasons, Newman led the Wildcats to a 32-14 overall record (.696 winning percentage) and a 27-9 mark (.750 winning percentage) in conference play.

"I'm incredibly grateful to Mark Pietrok, Associate Director of Physical Education & Athletics Sharon Sexton and the hiring committee for giving me the opportunity to start this program," Newman said. "It's such an honor to be named the first head women's lacrosse coach at such an established institution. I'm excited to embark on this adventure because I think Lewis and Clark offers its student-athletes the perfect resources for this inaugural program and the support needed to build and sustain a competitive program in the NWC."
Newman is no stranger to starting a new program. She served as the lead assistant at Whitman College for the program's first two seasons and as an assistant coach at Asbury University for it's first season.

"Lindsay is an extremely exciting addition to our department," Pietrok said. "She has done a tremendous job in her four seasons at Linfield and her experiences in helping build new programs makes her a perfect fit for this role. I am confident that she will steer this program to success on-and-off the field and that she will create a terrific culture for our student-athletes."

In her three full seasons at Linfield, Newman led the Wildcats to a pair of second-place finishes and a third-place showing in 2022. After finishing below .500 in 13-straight seasons, Newman guided the program to four-straight winning seasons and the program's first four winning conference seasons in program history.

She coached the program's first-ever NWC Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Region honoree. Over the course of her tenure at Linfield, Newman had 16 All-Conference honorees and nine players earn NWC Scholar-Athlete recognition. Off the field, Newman served as the interim Senior Woman Administrator and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Co-Advisor for the Spring of 2022 and was the recipient of the NCAA Division III Inclusion Spotlight Initiative in 2021.