Lindsey Horner is in her fifth season leading the Drake women's soccer program, owning a 31-36-11 record as head coach after serving five seasons (2003-08) as assistant coach for the Bulldogs.
Horner was named to her position on April 10, 2008, becoming only the second head coach for women's soccer, which began as a varsity sport in 2002.
"Lindsey Horner exemplifies all the special qualities that Drake desires in a head coach," said Drake Athletics Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. "First and foremost, she is squarely focused on the quality of the student-athlete experience. Lindsey brings talent, passion, a strong work ethic and high moral character to this position."
Horner directed a youthful 2011 squad that featured 10 underclassmen starters to a 4-11-4 mark. The record may not belie the talent on the team as the Bulldogs were involved in 14 games decided by a goal or less, posting three wins and four ties in those matches.
Four members of the team garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference honors, led by sophomore Megan Fisher, who was honored as a first-team All-MVC selection. Junior Laura Moklestad and sophomore Kalena Litch collected second-team All-MVC recognition. Pulling in All-Freshman team laurels was Tori Flynn.
Additionally, Moklestad became the first Bulldog to earn regional accolades more than once when she was tabbed a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru All-Great Lakes Regional third-team selection for the second-consecutive year.
Moklestad joined Andrea Schmitz and Sarah Foote, who were also named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Regional team in 2004 and 2006, respectively, as the only Bulldogs to earn regional honors.
Drake was one of 89 schools nationwide that were honored with a Team Ethics Award by the NSCAA.
The Bulldogs were one of 56 teams claiming the Silver Award, which is given to squads that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards. Drake was the lone Missouri Valley Conference representative, men or women, among the 89 teams honored.
Off the field, the Bulldogs were honored for their academic success by the NSCAA as a College Team Academic Award Winner for 2011. It marked the ninth consecutive campaign Drake was honored. The Bulldogs maintained a team grade point average of 3.31 for the 2010-11 academic year. Additionally, Moklestad was selected as a first-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete recipient for the second-straight season.
Horner led the Bulldogs to a breakout campaign in 2010 as Drake posted a 10-6-3 overall mark. The 10 wins marked the Bulldogs' first double-figure win campaign since going 12-6-2 during its NCAA Tournament season in 2006.
As a team, Drake matched a school record with nine shutouts, all by freshman goalkeeper Kalena Litch.
Six members of the team garnered All-MVC honors, led by Moklestad, who was honored as a first team All-MVC selection.
Paige Dusek, Fisher and Litch collected both second team All-MVC and All-Freshman team recognition. Pulling in honorable mention laurels were senior Bailey Dorrington and redshirt junior Ali Walsh.
Additionally, Moklestad and senior Katie Anderson were selected to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete first and honorable mention teams, respectively.
Horner led the Bulldogs to a 9-9-1 mark in 2009. Earning first team All-MVC honors was senior Elizabeth Woerle, while fellow seniors Blair Nelson and Crystal Townley collected second team laurels. Receiving All-MVC honorable mention recognition were seniors Rachel Gielau and Melissa Lewis along with junior Bailey Dorrington. Moklestad was selected to the MVC All-Freshmen squad. Lewis also earned first team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honors for the second consecutive year.
In her first season leading the Bulldogs, Drake posted an 8-10-1 mark in 2008, including a 4-2 record in the MVC. Senior Katie Sauer was tabbed a first team All-MVC selection, while then senior Jenny Schroeder, Woerle and Townley were chosen as second team All-MVC selections. Nelson and Lewis gained honorable mention all-league accolades, while freshmen Samantha Knosby and Danielle Figliola were named to the All-MVC Freshman team.
Off the field, Drake maintained a collective 3.25 grade point average with Schroeder and Lewis tabbed as first team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete selections.
Horner was the Bulldogs' top assistant from 2003-08. During her tenure, the Bulldogs compiled a 56-35-9 record winning four MVC Conference regular season championships, while competing in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. She assisted in all facets of the Bulldog soccer program and served as camp director of the Premier Soccer camps.
"I am proud to have been a part of this program for five seasons as an assistant coach, and I am honored to be able to continue as the head coach," said Horner. "This program has been very successful in its short history, and I am excited about the possibilities for the future."
Horner has been involved with Iowa Olympic Development Program since 2004. She plans to coach the Iowa 1997 girls squad this season.
She has worked with several youth clubs as a clinician and a coach.
In 2002, Horner was a sports marketing intern for the Washington Freedom of the Women's United Soccer Association, where she was invited to try out for the team and also was a coach for Freedom camps and clinics.
Horner, a native of West Des Moines, Iowa, was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas, being named the Jayhawks' most valuable offensive player as a senior in 2000. She was an all-academic Big 12 Conference selection in the spring of 2001 and graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree from the school of education, majoring in exercise science with an emphasis in sports management. She recently earned a master's degree in adult learning and organizational performance with an emphasis in leadership at Drake.
She also helped the Kansas women's basketball team to a second-place finish in the Big 12 Conference Tournament while making an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1997.
Horner holds a Premier Coaching Diploma from the NSCAA and a 'A' license from USSF.