Lyndsay became passionate about the sport of Ultimate Frisbee as a student at Stanford University, where she played on the Stanford Women’s Ultimate Team for four years (2001-2004). In 2001 and 2002, Stanford placed second at National Championships and we won the National Championship title in 2003. After playing at the college level, Lyndsay played on a competitive coed club team from San Francisco called Mischief from 2006 to 2008. Mischief won the National Championship title in 2006.
While she has enjoyed the competitive aspect of her ultimate career, the most rewarding experiences Lyndsay has had with the sport have been coaching. From 2006 to 2007, she coached a low-income middle school team in East Palo Alto, California and, from 2006 to 2008, she coached the Stanford Women’s Ultimate Team. Through coaching, she learned a lot, discovered a passion for teaching and saw the potential for the sport of ultimate frisbee to transform the lives of youth. Lyndsay was especially motivated to see how being a part of an Ultimate frisbee team builds confidence, teaches communication skills, improves health, develops leadership skills and, most importantly, builds community that truly transcends traditional social, economic, political, and religious barriers. For this reason, she look forward to being a part of Ultimate Peace in the Middle East coaching team and to bringing a program like Ultimate Peace to East Africa in the future, where she is currently living and working.