Aug. 4, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – USD women’s rowing head coach Kim Cupini has announced the addition of Lindsey Hochman to her staff. Hochman has spent the past two years as an assistant coach at William Smith College and will assume the same position at USD.
“I am thrilled to be a part of such an exceptional program,” Hochman said. “Following a record-breaking year, I am looking forward to helping the team build off last season’s success and achieve new goals. It’s an exciting place to be and I am looking forward to joining a talented coaching staff.”
Hochman was named the Liberty League Assistant Coach of the year in both of her seasons at William Smith, helping guide the Herons to the NCAA Championships in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, their V8+ finished third overall and the team earned a fourth place finish.
Hochman was an instrumental part of William Smith’s novice team’s success as well. The Herons’ novice team was named Liberty League Novice Boat of the Year the past two seasons, finishing as New York State Champions in 2013 and Liberty League Champions in 2014.
“Lindsey brings experience from several different backgrounds including her own Division I rowing career and national team experience, along with her latest success in her coaching career,” Cupini said. “Having someone with this background is a unique opportunity for our program and the student-athletes. She understands the value of a strong education at the University of San Diego as well and promotes the drive to compete at the highest level.”
Hochman began her coaching career at the Pocock Rowing Center, leading a team of 15 novice girls during the 2009-10 school year. Beginning in February of 2011, she served as the student cohort manager for Row to the Future, a youth development initiative of the George Pocock Foundation. The program used rowing to inspire kids to be healthy, active members of their community.
Hochman is a three-time member of the U.S. Senior National Team. She earned a bronze medal in the lightweight women’s quadruple sculls at the 2009 and 2011 World Rowing Championships.
Hochman graduated from Colgate with a bachelor’s degree in English. As a varsity student-athlete for the Raiders, she was a two-time All-Patriot League selection and a 2007 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-Region second team pick. Hochman stroked the Colgate Varsity eight as a senior, leading the crew to a third place finish in the Patriot League Championships and a sixth place finish in the ECAC Metro grand final.