Coaches Council

Lyndse Hokanson

Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
Colgate University
2018 WCA Graduate, Class #44
2019 NCAA Academy 2.0, Class #3

Lyndse Hokanson was named Colgate head coach in December 2019 after five seasons as the assistant coach for the Georgetown University women’s soccer team.

During her time at Georgetown, Hokanson has worked with the team’s goalkeepers and has helped the team win back-to-back BIG EAST Championship titles in 2016 and 2017 and was recognized as Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016 by the United Soccer Coaches. She helped the squad set multiple team records, including most wins (20 in 2016) and most shutouts (17 in 2017 and 2016) in a season. Her tutelage helped Arielle Schechtman break the NCAA shutout percentage record (.809) as Schechtman recorded 17 shutouts in 21 games.

Hokanson also helped guide the team to the College Cup in 2016, GU’s most successful season in program history. Additionally, she helped the Blue & Gray capture the BIG EAST regular season title for the first time in program history during the 2017 campaign.

She joined the Hoyas after spending the 2014 season as the graduate assistant coach at Valdosta State University, where she worked with the goalkeepers and aided in all aspects of team operations.

In 2014, Valdosta State won its first ever Gulf South Conference Championship and made it to the second round of the NCAA Division II National Championships. The team finished the season ranked No. 23 in the country by the United Soccer Coaches. Valdosta’s starting goalkeeper, Olivia Mills, was named First Team All-Gulf South Conference, earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team and finished the year with a 0.83 goals against average.

Prior to Valdosta State, Hokanson was the goalkeeper coach at Chantilly High School in Virginia. She also was a Region I associate coach in training for Region I Olympic Development Camp in July 2014.

Hokanson started her coaching career while in college with the Vienna Youth Soccer Association with the U-10 VYS Patriots Red Girls team. She coached that squad through their U-14 season.

Hokanson graduated summa cum laude from George Mason, earning her Bachelor of Arts in communication. While at Mason she was a three-year starter and team captain from 2012-14. She was named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Academic in 2013, as well as being a United Soccer Coaches Scholar-Athlete. Hokanson finished in the top 10 all-time in saves, save percentage, goals-against average and shutouts for the Patriots. She was also a three-time Provost Scholar-Athlete. She earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies in 2017.

Hokanson earned her United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “C” License in 2018 and an Advanced National Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches in January 2016.

She is a graduate of the 44th class of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy that was held in Denver in 2018. The NCAA Women Coaches Academy, hosted in partnership between the Alliance of Women Coaches and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training available to NCAA coaches of all experience levels. It is designed for women coaches who are ready to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success.