Assistant coach Lindsay Vanover joined the Dartmouth softball program in early 2011 and is entering her fourth season on staff with the Big Green.
Vanover, who works with Dartmouth's pitchers and catchers, has helped Dartmouth to 57 wins during her tenure with the Big Green and has seen the pitching staff improve from year-to-year. Under Vanover's tutelage, freshman lefthander Kristen Rumley had one of the best freshman campaigns in school history.
Rumley concluded the 2012 campaign with 151 strikeouts, placing her second all-time on Dartmouth's single season list and marking the first time that a Big Green pitcher has thrown more than 100 strikeouts in a season since the 2003 campaign. Rumley twice neared the single-game record with 12 strikeouts, one shy of the record. She earned national recognition with 9.1 strikeouts per seven innings ranking her No. 12 in the country and her 0.97 walks per game were 10th best.
The Big Green pitchers and catchers continue to flourish under Vanover’s watch. In 2013, Vanover saw Rumley set the single-season strikeout record with 185 while also becoming Dartmouth’s career strikeout leader with 336 Ks. Additionally, Rumley was the lone 20-win pitcher in Ivy League action and set the single-game strikeout record with 15 against Elon.
Vanover was also responsible for the development of freshman Morgan McCalmon in 2013. McCalmon posted a 4.98 ERA and pitched the Big Green to the North Division title with a win over Harvard in Cambridge.
Since Vanover's arrival at Dartmouth the Big Green have reached several milestones, including defeating perennial Ivy League contender, Harvard, for the first time since 2009 while also defeating non-conference foes North Texas and Stetson. Dartmouth's pitching staff has posted a sub-5.00 ERA in each of her seasons.
Prior to her arrival at Dartmouth, Vanover was the head coach at Pasadena Memorial High School in Texas. During her four-year tenure the Mavericks reached the playoff on numerous occasions including a run to the regional quarterfinals in 2010. In addition to her softball coaching duties, she also coached the freshman volleyball and basketball teams.
A catcher by trade, Vanover was a four-year letterwinner for the softball team at the University of Houston. As a member of the Commissioner's honor roll in Conference USA, she was given the team's Player's Choice Award and also earned the squad's highest GPA. Foreman helped the Cougars to the 2003 NCAA Regional Finals and a four-year record of 140-102.
She graduated from Diboll High School in 2001 where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner and team captain. She was all-district three years in a row and was named the Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.