FALL RAM REPORT NOW ONLINE

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Folks, the Fall 2013 edition of The Ram Report is now available online. Check out profiles on Men’s Soccer goalie Andrew Wells, Women’s Soccer Coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel, former first round draft pick Justin Orenduff and Field Hockey’s Nicole Barry, who had an interesting summer internship, plus a bunch of other good stuff. Click the cover below to read it all.

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VANDERSPIEGEL: IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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Lindsey Vanderspiegel ditched a 9-to-5 desk job to pursue coaching and find happiness.

Lindsey Vanderspiegel ditched a 9-to-5 desk job to pursue coaching and find happiness.

RICHMOND, Va. – Lindsey Vanderspiegel isn’t one for doing things halfway. When she’s in, she’s all in. It would seem there is no coaching-related task too insignificant or mundane that she’s not actively trying to master.

Hofstra Coach Simon Riddiough would know. He says he still hasn’t fully overcome the loss of Vanderspiegel, his assistant from 2007-2010.

“If you come into my office there’s paperwork everywhere,” Riddiough mused. “She wouldn’t allow that.”

It’s a small point, but one that’s symptomatic of the way Vanderspiegel, named the sixth head coach in VCU Women’s Soccer history on May 30, runs her ship; thorough, organized, enthusiastic. It’s likely why Vanderspiegel has climbed the coaching ladder at the speed of a runaway locomotive. At 30, the Chesapeake, Va. native is primed to take the reigns of her second Division I program. Her first foray, at Georgia Southern the last two years, produced that school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in women’s soccer.

“She’s probably one of the most ambitious people I’ve met in my life,” says her former Georgia Southern assistant, Brian Dunleavy, who has since been hired as her successor. “She’ll be rising for a long time.”

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MEET LINDSEY VANDERSPIEGEL

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Chesapeake native Lindsey Vanderspiegel was named head coach of the VCU Women’s Soccer program this summer. Let’s take a few minutes and meet her, shall we?

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