Director Fun Facts
- Has three sisters all with the same initials
- Has mastered the bell kick
- Goal in life is to be TikTok famous
- Has a law degree
- Won a state championship (and her husband didn’t….although he was an All-American and she wasn’t)
This season (2020-2021) Lindsay Rosenthal is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 16s team – 16 Under Armour Green and owner/director of Roots Volleyball.
Rosenthal found her love for volleyball at the early age of 12. She attended Austin High School and helped the Maroons win a State Championship in 1992 (as a sophomore). Rosenthal’s high level of play led to numerous awards including earning Texas All-State team and Under Armour High School All-American honors. She graduated from AHS in 1995 and continued her volleyball career collegiately earning a full, four-year scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.
Rosenthal was one of the most versatile and consistent players in Irish volleyball history. She appears in the Notre Dame career record books in 11 categories and played in all but one of the team’s 133 matches during her four-year career. As a senior in 1998, Rosenthal captained the team to its seventh consecutive NCAA tournament appearance and a fourth straight BIG EAST championship, earning first team all-district and all-BIG EAST conference honors. She also was named a first team GTE/CoSIDA academic all-district honoree and received team honors as the National Monogram MVP and Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete.
Off the court, Rosenthal earned the 1999 Christopher Zorich Award, which recognizes contribution to the University community and the community at-large, represented the University of Notre Dame on the Big East Student Athlete Advisory Council, and was one of 10 Notre Dame students to receive the Student Leadership Award from the Office of Student Activities. She was also a member of the academic all-conference team all four seasons she played. Rosenthal graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 1999 (majoring in government, English, and history) and continued her education at Seton Hall University receiving her law degree in 2004.
Rosenthal has coached club and sand volleyball on and off for the past 20 years. Her teams have had many successes under her leadership, including earning a bid to USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals 8 of her last 10 club seasons (11U, 12U, 13U, 15U, and 16U).
Last season (2018-2019) Rosenthal served as the head coach for 16 Under Armour. Previously, Rosenthal led her 15U team to a National Championship at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana (National division). She shared the win with her daughter (Kasen) who was earned tournament MVP honors for her outstanding level of play. The previous season (2017-2018), she coached her 13U team to a 3rd place finish at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals, earning the bronze medal (National division).
Rosenthal is in her second year as the owner/Director of Roots Volleyball and currently serves as the president of Community Through Sports, Junction Athletics, Silver Beach Volleyball, and as the vice-president of the Texas Beach Volleyball Association. Lindsay and her husband, Mike, have four children together (Kasen, Tanon, Tread, and Lerin) and currently reside in Austin.