"Lindsey's experience both playing and coaching at the highest level is a huge asset to our program," said head coach Bryana Borrelli upon her appointment. "I feel honored to be able to work with her day in and day out with one goal in mind - helping this program get back to the MAAC Championships and take home a ring. Lindsey understands where this program is going and how to get there. Bringing her on board has been seamless and she has provided great energy, passion, and poise. I couldn't be more proud to have her here during my inaugural season as a head coach."
Svec helped guide freshman Alexis Deaken to MAAC Rookie of the Year selection as she led all rookies in goals (39), free-position goals (19), ground balls (30), caused turnovers (15) and draw controls (23). Deaken was ranked third in the nation with her free-position goals, which also stood as a MAAC record. She guided the team to having the 12th fewest turnovers per game in the nation with 14.63.
In her second season, Svec continued to guide the Saints on offense. After breaking the program record of 206 goals scored in 2015, Svec helped Siena tie that program record in 2016.
In her first season last spring, Svec helped guide the Saints to 10 wins which doubled the team's win total from the previous year while also marking the second most victories in the program's 19 seasons. Projected to finish seventh according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, the Saints posted a 5-3 league mark in finishing fourth which secured the program's first-ever postseason home game.
As the team's offensive coordinator, the Saints broke the program record with 206 goals scored under Svec's tutelage in 2015. Eight Saints scored in double figures and five players tallied 25 or more goals.
The former Lindsey Hart, Svec posted a 46-37 (.554) overall record in her five seasons guiding UAlbany (2006-10). In her final season, Svec led the Great Danes to a then-program record 13 wins and first-ever America East Regular Season Championship. UAlbany achieved the program's first-ever national ranking that spring, peaking to No. 19 in the IWLCA Coaches' Poll and No. 17 in the deBeer/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. For her efforts, Svec was tabbed both the America East and North Region Coach of the Year.
Prior to serving as UAlbany's head coach, Svec was an assistant coach with both the Great Danes (2005) and her alma mater, Ohio (2004).
A native of Vineland, Ontario, Svec was a two-time Regional All-American and First Team All-American Lacrosse conference selection while starring at Ohio University from 2000-03. Svec graduated as the Bobcats' all-time leading scorer with 180 goals and 236 points.
Svec has been a member of the Canadian National Team since 1997, serving as team captain in both 2009 and 2013. She has competed in four World Cups and a U-19 Championship and led Team Canada to a silver medal in the 2013 games.
Svec graduated with her B.S. in Biology from Ohio in 2003 and earned her Master of Science in Secondary Education from UAlbany in 2013. Svec is married to Siena Men's Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec.