Lindsey Garvey served as an assistant coach at Wheaton College in early 2016 before being elevated to Interim Head Coach later that year. Prior to Wheaton, Garvey oversaw assistant coaching duties at Lesley University in the 2015 season, helping the Lynx to a 16-6 record, a 9-0 record in the New England Collegiate Conference, an NECC Championship, and a NCAA Tournament Appearance.
"I would like to thank President Joseph Chillo and Director of Athletics Jonathan Harper for this amazing opportunity to continue my coaching career at the Division III level and trusting me to lead the Newbury College Women's Soccer program," said Garvey. "I am committed to building a strong team culture and developing players both on and off the field, as it is a privilege to help shape their student-athlete experience."
Following the promotion to Interim Head Coach at Wheaton, Garvey led the Lyons to a 6-8-0 record, making an appearance in the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinals. The Lyons finished the year with four Second-Team All-NEWMAC selections, two Second-Team All-England selections, and one Third-Team All-New England selection.
"I am excited to add Lindsey Garvey to our staff as Head Women's Soccer Coach," said Harper. "Her experience as an assistant under two legendary Division III coaches in storied programs such as Wheaton College and Lesley University have prepared her for the next step in her career as the mentor at Newbury."
Garvey, a four-year forward at Emmanuel College, of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, tallied 37 career goals and 16 career assists, and was named an All-GNAC Second Team selection as a sophomore and junior, and an All-GNAC Third Team selection as senior captain of the Lyons.
"We are delighted that Lindsey will be joining our coaching staff as she brings a thorough understanding of the game and a deep dedication to the values of DIII athletics," said President Chillo. "Her experience as both a former student-athlete and coach will be invaluable as she prepares to assume the duties and responsibilities of being a head coach at Newbury".
Currently residing in Somerville, Mass., Garvey graduated from Emmanuel College in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Management, Concentrated in Sports Management. She will earn her Masters of Science in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in March 2017.
"I am honored to join the Nighthawk community and work for an institution comprised of such passionate coaches, administrators, students and proud tradition, in the city I consider my second home," said Garvey.
Garvey takes control of a team who finished 7-11-0 (4-5 NECC) in 2016, including wins in three of the final four regular season games. The Nighthawks finished with multiple new program records in 2016 including a number of scoring records by senior-to-be Shannon Walsh and goalie records by third-year player-to-be Noelle Sass.
"Ultimately, we are aiming to continuously grow as a program, consistently compete in the NECC tournament and battle for a conference championship," said Garvey. "I absolutely believe in the bright future of Newbury Women's Soccer and could not be more excited to guide the way."
The Nighthawks open the 2017 season with Simmons College on Sept. 2; the first-ever meeting between Newbury and Simmons.
"Lindsey's success as the Interim Head Coach at Wheaton, along with a decorated career as a Division III student-athlete at Emmanuel College, provides the opportunity for our program to welcome an engaging leader who is eager to build a foundation for years to come," said Harper.
In conjunction with her role as head women's soccer coach, Garvey will also take on Community Relations and Outreach responsibilities within the Newbury College Athletic Department.
Garvey has additional experience in Student Government and Student Athletic Advisory Committee while at Emmanuel.