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Women's Lacrosse - Wed, Aug. 2, 2017

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Baptist University Department of Athletics announced on Wednesday the hiring of Lindsay Carlile to take the reigns of the Spartan Women's Lacrosse program after the summer exit of Amanda Sullivan. 

Carlile is no stranger to women's lacrosse in St. Louis, or in West County. The new coach comes to Missouri Baptist after spending her last seven years as the head coach at Westminster Christian Academy. There she grew the program from just 33 girls in 2010 to over 120 in 2017 spanning several age groups.

In her time at the helm of Westminster, she was nominated for the US Lacrosse Missouri Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and took home the honor in 2014. Carlile was also named the US Lacrosse Missouri Person of the Year in 2017.

"I'm just ecstatic to get to work with the girls," said Carlile. "Coaching is such a privilege, so to do that full-time on a Christian campus is just an incredible blessing. I can't wait to see what the Lord does this year with our team, and I'm thrilled to be part of the MBU family."

Carlile has a significant background in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was on the FCA staff when she was hired at Westminster. In her time at Westminster, she also took-on the responsibility to create and implement the Westminster Center for Coaching Excellence, where she was charged to better train and equip the coaching staff to fulfill our school's mission through Christ-centered coaching.

In June of 2016, Carlile was named Interim Athletics Director at Westminster, a position she held for the past year before moving to Missouri Baptist.

Looking ahead, Carlile sees opportunity with the current team and hopes to build on the groundbreaking successes that Sullivan had in her tenure.

"Amanda has put together a great group of girls, so I'm eager to build upon their success from last year," said Carlile. "My primary goal this first season will be to establish a culture of pursuing excellence in all that we do, and I believe we'll see the results on the scoreboard if we focus on that process."

Over the course of the next several years, Carlile hopes to build a consistent, top program in the country.

"Long term, I hope we become regulars at the national tournament. We're also going to have a conference to compete in a year from now, so I'd love for us to establish ourselves as a strong presence within that conference, bringing home the league title for MBU."