Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Former Notre Dame standout Lindsay Rosenthal begins her first year as an assistant coach for her alma mater in 2000. One of the most versatile and consistent players in Irish volleyball history, Rosenthal, formerly known as Lindsay Treadwell, will work with recruiting and assist with the day-to-day operations of the program.
Just a year removed from her middle blocker position with the Irish, Rosenthal will be able to provide a unique perspective for recruits and student-athletes in the program.
?Lindsay knows exactly what each of the players are going through,? head coach Debbie Brown says.
?She can explain both the good and bad things about playing at Notre Dame and help the players through any problems they might face.?
One of the volleyball program?s most influential student-athletes in her time as an undergraduate, Rosenthal was named to the GTE Academic All-Academic District V team in 1998. She was also the 1998-99 recipient of the prestigious Christopher Zorich Award, recognizing the contributions of Notre Dame student-athletes to the University community and the community at-large. She founded the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 1998, and served as Notre Dame?s representative on the BIG EAST student-advisory committee for 1998-99.
Rosenthal will be able to utilize her athletic abilities at the Irish practices in 2000.
?Lindsay was such a strong all-around player we can stick her in any position at practice,? Brown said.
?She can teach through example and heighten the competition and intensity.?
Primarily a passer in her years at Notre Dame, Rosenthal was a tenacious backrow player and tough server who got things done at the net with her jumping ability and quick swing. She owns the rare distinction of having more career service aces (97) than service errors (86). She also dominates the record books for the Irish, ranking in the top five all-time in hitting percentage (first, .293), percentage of matches played (third, .992), career total blocks (fifth, 441) and ranks highly in the single-season records for hitting percentage (third, .367 in ?95) and percentage of games played (first, 1.000 in ?98). She finished her career with 907 kills, 1,018 digs, 115 assists and 441 total blocks.
During her career, Rosenthal claimed many athletic honors as well including earning first-team all-BIG EAST and AVCA all-district honors in 1988. She also was a team captain and four-time BIG EAST player of the week that season and was the 1996 BIG EAST Tournament most valuable player.
Rosenthal witnessed some of the most successful and challenging seasons while playing for the Irish. A member of the 1997 team that advanced to the final eight in the NCAA Tournament and won 25 matches, she was also the anchor of the 1998 team, that bounced back from a regular season 14-12 record to sweep through the BIG EAST Tournament and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Irish won 92 matches over the four years she played. Rosenthal was named the Monogram Club Team MVP in 1998 and the Rockne Scholar-Athlete awardwinner for the ?98 team.
Born Feb. 8, 1977, in Austin, Texas, Rosenthal graduated from Notre Dame in 1999 with a degree in American studies. She and her husband, former Irish and current New York Giants football player Mike Rosenthal, were married in July of 2000 and reside in Granger, Ind.