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Lindsey Roche joined the Retrievers’ staff in July 2005, returning to her home state after a successful four-year career for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs. Roche, who is a native of Riva, Md., where she attended high school at South River, will be involved in all aspects of recruiting, practice planning, game strategy and the everyday operations of the women’s basketball program as she enters her second year with the black and gold.
Roche was a two-year captain and a member of the Big South All-Rookie Team for UNC Asheville, where she led the turn-around of a program that had not had a winning season in 20 years. Roche directed the Bulldogs to a plus-16 game improvement and a 19-9 record in 2003-04, becoming the NCAA Most Improved Team that year.
Roche carried the winning mentality into 2004-05, as the Bulldogs strung together back-to-back winning seasons and an 18-12 record. Considered the team’s best defender and top three-point weapon, Roche finished her career with 142 steals and 77 career three-point baskets.
Roche has spent numerous summers gaining coaching experience, working girls’ basketball camps at UNC Asheville and Virginia Tech. She worked two summers for the Maryland recreational basketball league at the Anne Arundel Department of Parks and Recreation. In addition, she attended the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association “So I Want To Be A Coach” seminar in Indianapolis, Ind., in 2005/
Roche, a 2005 graduate, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a concentration in business administration from UNC Asheville.