Women's Soccer Coaching Staff
Katherine Lyn
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Columbia
Graduating Year: 2005
Experience: 4 Years

Katherine Lyn is entering her sixth season as head coach of the Marist women's soccer team. Named the seventh all-time head coach of the women's soccer program on Jan. 17, 2011, Lyn was part of the winningest single-season in Marist women's soccer history in 2011 as the Red Foxes went 13-6-2 and reached the NCAA Tournament. The 13 wins, MAAC Championship and NCAA bid were all firsts in Marist's program history. In 2012, the team finished 15-7 overall and 8-1 in MAAC play, earning the title of co-champions. In 2013, the team finished 8-9-2 overall and 6-5 in MAAC play, earning the fourth seed for the MAAC Championship Tournament.

The 2015 season saw the team return to the postseason and ended the season 7-11-2 overall while finishing 6-3-1 in the MAAC, improving their win total overall and in conference by five. In an October win against long-time rival Fairfield, the Red Foxes tallied seven goals, their most in a game since 2004 and the team's highest goal differential over Fairfield in school history. Along with the on-field success, the Red Foxes had success off the field as well. Freshman midfielder Hope Quinonez was selected Second Team All-MAAC and to the All-Rookie Team. Joining Quinonez on the All-Rookie team was freshman forward Kristen Reilly and freshman back Tori Flaherty. The Red Foxes also had 13 student-athletes named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

In 2014, the team was highly competitive all season long with eight of the Red Foxes’ 12 losses came by just one goal, including two which occurred in overtime. Two Red Foxes earned conference postseason awards under Lyn's leadership, Amanda Epstein capped her career by being named Second Team All-MAAC, and freshman goalkeeper Ashley Houghton was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team. A total of 14 Red Foxes were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

In 2013, seven Red Foxes earned conference postseason awards: Amanda Epstein was named to the All-MAAC First Team. Rycke Guiney, Kylee McIntosh, Marissa Mertens and Samantha Panzner were named to the All-MAAC Second Team. Devon Cummings and Ashlee Burke were named to the All-MAAC Rookie Team.

Eight Red Foxes were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team: Amanda Epstein, Marjana Maksuti, Kylee McIntosh, Marissa Mertens, Kathleen Moore, Alysa Murphy, Samantha Panzner, and Andrea Wicks.

In 2012, eight Red Foxes earned conference postseason awards: Chelsea Botta, Rycke Guiney, and Amanda Epstein were named to All-MAAC First Team. Jessica Arabia, Kylee McIntosh, Samantha Panzner, and Marjana Maksuti were named to All-MAAC Second Team. Alysa Murphy was selected to the All-MAAC Rookie Team. Botta was also named to the ECAC Women's Soccer All-Star Team. Epstein finished the 2012 season ranked seventh in the NCAA with six game-winning goals. Last season, the women's soccer team led the MAAC in shots (382) and was second in points (99), goals (35), assists (29), and shutouts (8).

Ten student-athletes were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team: Chelsea Botta, Jackie Frey, Nicole Kuhar, Caitlin Landsman, Melanie Rigo, Samantha Panzner, Jessica Arabia, Amanda Epstein, Marissa Mertens and Andrea Wicks. Botta was also named to the Capital One Third Team Academic All-American.

Under her leadership in 2011, six Red Foxes earned conference postseason accolades: Amanda Epstein was the MAAC Rookie of the Year, Jessica Arabia and Rycke Guiney were on the All-MAAC First Team, and Chelsea Botta, Katie Hannis and Marissa Mertens  were named All-MAAC Second Team. Lyn was also honored as MAAC Coach of the Year. The Red Foxes finished top two in the MAAC in goals (1.7), assists (1.8), points (5.2) per game and goals against average (1.05).

In the classroom, four student-athletes were honored with CoSIDA/Capital One First Team Academic All-District nods (Katie Hannis, Chelsea Botta, Caitlin Landsman and Jackie Frey). In addition, eight other Red Foxes were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. 

Lyn joined the Red Foxes after serving as the top assistant coach and director of goalkeeping at Columbia University since 2007.

In her four seasons on the Columbia staff, the Lions accumulated an overall record of 36-21-12. Lyn's goalkeepers amassed 25 clean sheets and posted 11 wins during the 2008 season. The 11 victories is tied for the second highest total in program history as the Lions notched 12 triumphs in the 1996 and 1998 seasons.

Administratively she communicated with all prospective student-athletes, including international recruits. Lyn served as the program liaison between the team and all community service representatives and assisted in the development and monitored all pre-, in- and off-season fitness and strength training. Additionally, Lyn facilitated all travel needs for away matches.

In addition to her experience at Columbia, Lyn worked as a head coach and player evaluator with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region I. She has also worked with the Long Island Rough Riders W-League Women's Team and with the Montclair Aristocats.

Lyn has also served as an assistant coach for FC Westchester Soccer Club and a head coach for the Super Y-League ODP Program. She was also an assistant coach and head goalkeeper trainer for the U18 Girls Team during the 2004 Empire State Games held in Poughkeepsie.

Lyn is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and earned her United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National 'A' Coaching License.

She earned her B.A. in sociology and education from Columbia University in 2005. Lyn completed the Barnard Education Program at Columbia. She completed her Master of Arts in Physical Education at Columbia in the spring of 2011.

Year MAAC Overall Result
2015-16 6-3-1 7-11-2 3rd in MAAC
2014-15 1-6-3 2-12-4 10th in MAAC
2013-14 6-4 8-10-2 4th in MAAC
2012-13 8-1 15-7 Regular Season Champions
2011-12 7-1-1 14-6-1 MAAC Champions
Overall 28-15-5 46-46-9