Lindsey Horner is in her seventh season leading the Drake women's soccer program, owning a 46-53-19 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."
Drake faced a challenging 2013 campaign in which 15 of the Bulldogs’ 20 games were decided by a goal or less en route to posting a 3-12-5 ledger. Despite the record, Drake advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship for the first time since 2009 after besting Loyola on the road in the quarterfinal round via penalty kicks.
Three Bulldogs were recognized by the conference for their play on the field as Megan Fisher was honored as first-team All-MVC selection for the third consecutive year, while Rebecca Rodgers collected second-team All-MVC recognition. Rodgers and Sarah Grace Nicholson were tabbed to the All-Freshman team.
Off the field, Emma Winstead was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete first team. Recognized for the 11th consecutive campaign by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as a College Team Academic Award Winner, the Bulldogs were distinguished for maintaining a team grade point average of 3.42 for the 2012-13 academic year.
Drake was honored for the fifth straight year by the NSCAA with a Team Ethics Award. The Bulldogs were recipients of the Bronze award in 2013 after garnering bronze, silver, silver and bronze accolades following the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 campaigns, respectively.
Drake had a turnaround campaign in 2012 as the Bulldogs posted a 12-5-4 record on the strength of eight shutouts, including a third-place MVC showing with a 3-1-2 league mark.
Drake registered a school-record eight straight victories from Aug. 31 through Sept. 22 as part of a nine-game unbeaten streak.
Seven members of the team garnered All-MVC honors in 2012. Megan Fisher and Ashlie Stokes were honored as first-team All-MVC selections, while Laura Moklestad, Kalena Litch and Brittany Schuling collected second team All-MVC recognition. Tabbed as honorable mention honorees were Generve Charles and Rhian Pritchard. Pulling in All-Freshman team laurels was Pritchard.
Stokes was chosen a 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Great Lakes Regional third-team selection.
Kelsey Pigg was tabbed an honorable mention All-MVC Scholar-Athlete. Moklestad also was recognized for her academic success being selected by the NSCAA to its Women's University Scholar All-North/Central Regional First Team.
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-MVC honors, led by Fisher, who was a first-team All-MVC selection. Moklestad and 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 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.
Off the field, the Bulldogs were honored for their academic success by the NSCAA as a College Team Academic Award Winner for 2011. 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 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 their NCAA Tournament season in 2006.
As a team, Drake matched a school record with nine shutouts, all by Litch.
Six members of the team garnered All-MVC honors, led by Moklestad, who was 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 Bailey Dorrington and Ali Walsh.
Additionally, Moklestad and 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 Elizabeth Woerle, while Blair Nelson and Crystal Townley collected second-team laurels. Receiving All-MVC honorable mention recognition was Rachel Gielau and Melissa Lewis along with Bailey Dorrington. Moklestad was selected to the MVC All-Freshman squad. Lewis also earned first-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honors for the second consecutive year.
In Horner’s first season leading the Bulldogs, Drake posted an 8-10-1 mark in 2008, including a 4-2 record in the MVC. Katie Sauer was tabbed a first team All-MVC selection, while Jenny Schroeder, Woerle and Townley were chosen second-team All-MVC. Nelson and Lewis gained honorable mention all-league accolades, while 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, 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 when named head coach. "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 the Iowa Olympic Development Program since 2004. She plans to coach the Iowa 1998 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.
A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Horner 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 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 an 'A' license from USSF.