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Lindsey Munday Selected as U.S. Women's Sixes National Team Head Coach

April 9, 2024
Brian Logue

USA Lacrosse has announced that two-time World Cup champion Lindsey Munday has been selected as the U.S. Women’s Sixes National Team head coach. Munday’s appointment will include two international championships – The World Games 2025 in China and the inaugural World Lacrosse Sixes Championship, scheduled for 2026.

Munday, the head women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Southern California, won gold medals with the U.S. at the 2009 and 2013 World Cups, serving as a team captain for the 2013 squad. Munday earned All-World honors at both championships and holds U.S. national team records for assists in tournament (21) and career (35).

“As we look to build our U.S. national team sixes program, Lindsey brings the experience of building a program from scratch at USC,” said USA Lacrosse CEO Marc Riccio. “She carries herself with professionalism and has a great understanding of the international game through her significant contributions to two gold medals.”

“I always knew that I would love the opportunity to coach for Team USA,” Munday said. “To be able to represent your country and play at the highest level is just something that you dream of, so if I had the opportunity to come back as a coach, I knew that's something that I wanted.”

Munday will coach the new sixes discipline of the sport that will be utilized for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Sixes is a fast-paced version of the sport played on a smaller field (70 x 36 meters), with fewer players (6-v-6), a condensed game length (four 8-minute quarters) and a 30-second shot clock.

“As someone who just loves the sport of lacrosse, I love innovation,” Munday said. “Everyone is still learning, and the game is still growing. I think that is something that drew me to sixes. I’m excited to learn more about the game and to really push sixes forward so that in 2028 the U.S. will be at our very best to compete at the highest level.”

Munday was the first coach in USC history and the program launched with the 2013 season. In just over a decade of leading the Trojans, the program has won four conference championships and qualified for the NCAA tournament six times.

Her 2016 and 2017 teams each reached the NCAA quarterfinal round with her 2016 team winning a school-record 20 games and finishing the year ranked No. 5 in the country. In 2023, the Trojans captured their second Pac-12 championship.

Prior to coming to USC, Munday spent four years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Northwestern. The Wildcats went 85-4 in her four seasons, winning three consecutive national championships from 2007 to 2009.

As a player, Munday helped Northwestern to its first two national championships in 2005 and 2006, serving as a team captain her senior year. She was a two-time first team All-American and finished her career with 268 career points.

The U.S. has only competed in international competition in sixes on three previous occasions. In 2021, USA Lacrosse hosted a three-team Super Sixes event with Canada and the Haudenosaunee. The U.S. and Canada each went 3-1 at the round-robin event. In 2022, Canada defeated the U.S. 14-12 in the gold medal game at The World Games. Last fall, the U.S. beat Canada 8-7 in the championship game of the Super Sixes event in Canada.

The U.S. Women’s National Team trains and plays using game-changing, high-performance equipment from Cascade Maverik, Gait Lacrosse and STX and best-in-class products from Enovis (sports bracing).

In addition to these partners, Gatorade, MedStar Health and Stryker are official sponsors of the U.S. National Team Program. Team training is also aided by products from Athletic Republic.

Funding for the national teams also comes from generous donors to the USA Lacrosse Foundation. Help support the team.

About USA Lacrosse

USA Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is a Recognized Sports Organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As the governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse in the United States, USA Lacrosse leads the U.S. National Teams Program and establishes universal standards. With more than 400,000 members across the country, USA Lacrosse unites the community of players, coaches, officials, parents, and program leaders. Working together, we inspire participation, enrich the athlete experience, and support the growth of the sport.