Since Lamb’s first full season as head coach in 2018, the Lynx have emerged as a top competitor in the Southern Athletic Association, finishing the SAA regular season in first or second place during three of his five seasons in charge. The 2022 season (SAA Regular season champions), 2021 season (SAA 2nd place finish) and the 2018 season (SAA 2nd place finish) are the three best regular season finishes for Rhodes in over 15 years.
The 2022 season was one for the record books as the Lynx defense ended the regular season leading the country in shutouts (11) and goals conceded (4 in 15 games). After going undefeated and conceding just one goal in conference play (a conference record), the Lynx were crowned SAA Regular Season Champions (their first championship in 24 years). Lamb earned SAA coach of the year honors, four players earned first team All-SAA, three players earned second team All-SAA and one earned honorable mention. Goalkeeper Mitchell Fenton earned SAA Defensive player of the year while Eli Pilcher and Jesus Tadeo earned second team All-region. The Lynx climbed to 5th in United Soccer Coaches regional rankings.
The young 2021 team finished 2nd in the SAA regular season with four underclassmen earning first or second team all-conference. The Lynx climbed to ninth in the regional rankings (their first time being regionally ranked in over 15 years).
While at the helm, Lamb has recruited and coached 5 All-Region players and dozens of All-Conference players. The team has improved results on the field and maintained a 3.25 team gpa almost every season, earning them multiple United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards.
Lamb first joined Rhodes in 2014 as an assistant under legendary head coach Andy Marcinko. Before Rhodes, he was an assistant coach at the University of Maine Farmington.
A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Lamb was a two-time captain and four-year player for the men’s soccer team. Originally from Connecticut, Lamb grew up playing for Beachside Soccer Club and Staples High School.
Stacie Owers, a former UMass Amherst standout and tenacious midfielder with professional experience, begins her first season with Rhodes women’s soccer as the new head coach. Owers went 10-4-1 for her first season and achieved semifinal status of the SAA in her first year.
Owers earns her first collegiate head coaching position after two seasons as head coach for Arlington High School and four seasons as assistant coach for Christian Brothers University. She has also coached around the local Memphis area for the Collierville Lobos Rush for 5 years.
With Arlington High School (2020 – 2022), Owers led the women’s team to a district championship and a regional victory for the first time in program history in 2020. She also served as the men’s soccer assistant coach, helping the team become district winners and regional runners-up in 2020.
While at CBU (2016 – 2020), the team made it to the Gulf South Conference Quarterfinals 3 out of the 4 years Owers served as assistant coach.
The Southampton, England, native started her collegiate playing career at Tyler (Texas) Junior College, where she was an All-District and All-Region player for the NJCAA National Champions as a freshman. As a sophomore, she was a First Team All-American in leading TJC to the national semifinals. From there, she transferred to UMass where she led her team to the Atlantic 10 semifinals as a senior.
In 2021, the Memphis Americans, a professional indoor soccer franchise competing in the National Indoor Soccer League, signed Owers to the women’s team. Before moving the United States in 2011, she played for 3 clubs in England: Southampton FC, Havant & Waterlooville FC and Portsmouth Football Club.
Owers earned her Master of Business Administration in 2019 from CBU and also her Master of Education from CBU in 2020.