By: Josh Caredeo, Sports Editor
This past May, the Lyndon State Athletic Department made yet another change to the Women’s Soccer team, naming Morgan Crespo as its’ new head coach. “Morgan is a strong leader with excellent soccer, recruiting, and relationship building experience,” said Lyndon Director of Athletics Chris Ummer.
Crespo served as an assistant women’s soccer coach for the Lyndon program in 2014 and 2015 under Sean Bliss, who has since resigned, and was the head girls soccer coach at Esparto High School in California in 2013, where they won the 2013 conference title.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected as the new head women’s soccer coach at Lyndon State College,” Crespo said. “I am excited about the future of the women’s soccer program; we have a spirited returning group of players and a talented freshmen class that will be ready to compete this fall.”
Crespo was a standout soccer student-athlete for both Southern Maine Community College and New Hampshire Technical Institute where she earned numerous awards and honors. Crespo graduated from Southern Maine Community College in 2012 with an Associates of Applied Science and completed her Bachelors’ of Arts degree from Lyndon in December of 2015.
In a sit-down interview on Thursday, I spoke with Crespo on how exactly she would approach coaching. “When I played against Lyndon in college, they were the dominant team in the conference, and I want to restore that dominance,“ said Crespo. By instilling Strength and Conditioning, and a new “4-4-2” style offense, Crespo thinks that this team will be primed to start the season. “In addition, Morgan understands the importance of academics and will make that a vital piece of the program she develops,” Chris Ummer said.
She also serves Lyndon State College as the head men’s and women’s track and field coach. I asked Crespo if there would be a challenge in coaching two teams on campus. She said with a smile on her face, “Thankfully these sports are in different seasons.” Crespo went on to add that he hopes to cross-recruit while in the process of preparing for the soccer and track and field seasons respectively.
If you want to say hello and congratulate her on the job, you can find her at the front desk of the Health and Counseling office, also known as “Brown House”, located behind the baseball and softball fields.