Fourth in four part series introducing the Class of 2016.
Third in four part series introducing the Class of 2016.
Second in four part series introducing the Class of 2016.
First in four part series introducing the Class of 2016.
Lindsay Markwart is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for Miami University field hockey. A two-time team captain at Kent State, Markwart has spent time with the field hockey programs at Pennsylvania and Temple, as well as the United States Olympic Committee prior to her appointment in Oxford.
Markwart has helped lead the RedHawks to 41 wins over the past three seasons, the most since Miami won 43 combined from 1981-83. She is responsible for the RedHawk goalkeepers, as well as team travel, academics, equipment and other various operational tasks.
During the spring of 2011, Markwart served as an interim head coach for Miami, running all of the RedHawks' spring practices while also taking her final class of graduate class work.
Previously, Markwart served as a graduate assistant for academic support for athletics at the University of Louisville where she worked one-on-one with student-athletes, assisting them with degree completion as well as supervising study halls and assisting at-risk students.
In the spring of 2007, Markwart assisted Penn and Temple, both Division-I field hockey programs in Philadelphia, with various initiatives. While focusing on designing practice plans for goalkeepers and defense, she also assisted in recruiting efforts and video analysis for the Quakers and Owls.
While assisting Penn and Temple, Markwart also served as an intern for academic services for student-athletes at Saint Joseph's University where she monitored study halls, worked with the Atlantic-10 Conference and coordinated grade reports for the Hawks.
She has additionally spent time as a coach for the International Field Hockey Club of Kentucky and has spent seven years as a coach in the USA Field Hockey Futures Program.
During the spring of 2006, Markwart was an intern in the business development department for USA Field Hockey at the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo. At the USOC, she served as the primary contact for events and helped generate revenue of more than $14,000 through silent auctions and grants.
A native of Miller Place, N.Y., Markwart was a three-year letterwinner in goal at Kent State where she was named to the All-MAC Tournament Teams in 2004 and 2005. She was also named MAC Defensive Player of the Week seven times in her career while also taking on leadership roles as a student-athlete. She competed on the Midwest team in the Elite Performance Training Center in 2005 and led the High Performance New Jersey/Pennsylvania team to the national championship in 2007.
Markwart was the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years after serving as the organizations secretary for one year. She participated in the NCAA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. in 2006 and also served as the vice president of the MAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2005-06.
After graduating from Kent State with a degree in business administration, Markwart is close to completing a master's degree in higher education at Miami in sport behavior and performance.