(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Carnegie Mellon University head softball coach Monica Harrison has announced the hiring of Lindsay Mapes as the next full-time assistant coach for the Tartans. Mapes joins the Tartans for their second varsity season after serving as the graduate assistant coach at the University of Findlay the past two seasons.
Mapes is a former NCAA Division II pitcher at Adelphi University where she played in back-to-back NCAA Division II World Series, three NCAA Super Regionals and four NCAA Regional tournaments. As a senior, Mapes was named the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year after the Panthers won the Northeast-10 Championship. Mapes was a three-time all-conference honoree with two first-team selections and ended her career as the leader in pitching appearances, games started and innings pitched. The record setter also finished with the second-most wins in school history (69) and third-most strikeouts (567).
"We are so excited to have Lindsay join the program," said Harrison. "Lindsay brings such an amazing dynamic to the staff. Her experience on the mound and with a winning culture will be an invaluable asset to the team and program we intend to build here."
While serving as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Findlay, Mapes was part of the 2018 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. She helped guide the Oilers to a 53-45 record and two Great Midwest Tournament appearances.
Originally from Centerburg, Ohio, Mapes has also conducted pitching lessons in the Ohio area since 2015.
"I am eager to begin working with Coach Harrison and the student-athletes," said Mapes. "The tradition that Coach Harrison and the student-athletes have begun building is encouraging, and I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the program."
Mapes graduated with a degree in communications from Adelphi in 2017 and is pursuing her master's degree in writing and rhetoric from Findlay.