Baines-Lundy Inspires New Generation Of Soccer Stars
By Jeff Navin // April 8, 2012
SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Courtney Baines Lundy promises to slow down a little – maybe.
The 28-year-old is a possible nominee for induction in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. She starred in soccer for both Satellite High and the University of Central Florida and is an ESE teacher and assistant athletic director at Viera High School.
Courtney also coaches the Under-13 Space Coast United girls’ soccer team, which is ranked No. 4 in the state and is the boys cross country coach at Viera High.
Baines-Lundy also is the coordinator of Hawk Buddies, a club for children with disabilities and regular-education students to collaborate through fun interactive activities.
She delivered her first child – a boy – this year. That hasn’t stopped her from running or kicking a soccer ball around with caution.
Sometime in the future, Lundy would like to become a full-time athletic director or administrator.
Baines-Lundy transferred to her position at Viera High in the fall of 2011 after teaching at Eau Gallie High School for four years. At Eau Gallie, she coached girls soccer, girls cross country and girls tennis.
As a senior at Satellite High School in 2002, Baines-Lundy scored 56 goals and added 41 assists as the Scorpions won the Class 3A State Championship under Coach Fidgi Haig.
She was a unanimous selection as the All-Space Coast Player of the Year and she was a member of the Class 3A All-State team.
Satellite defeated Plant City Durant High 2-0 in the Class 3A State Semifinals before edging Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 5-4 on penalty kicks after the two teams finished regulation tied 0-0.
Banes-Lundy started 87 consecutive games during her high school career.
During her three years at Satellite, she scored 109 goals and totaled 101 assists.
As a junior, she was named to the All-Space Coast First Team.
Baines- Lundy also starred for the tennis, track and cross country teams at Satellite.
At UCF, Courtney was Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and the Atlantic Sun’s Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.
During her senior year, the 5-foot-4 star helped limit conference opponents to six goals in nine games.
She added five assists and was named to Conference USA’s First Team and to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. Baines-Lundy graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCF with a grade point average of 3.946.
In her junior year, she had five goals and 10 assists and was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference’s First Team, the Atlantic Sun’s All-Conference First Team and to CoSIDA’s Academic All-District First Team and CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Second Team. She converted each of her four penalty kicks that season.
As a sophomore, Courtney started 20 of 22 matches and was third on the team in scoring with five goals and six assists. During her freshman year, she had eight assists and started 19 of the 23 matches she played.
After graduating from UCF, Baines-Lundy helped Haig as a volunteer assistant women’s soccer coach at Florida Tech and played professionally for the Cocoa Expos.
In 2001, she played club soccer for the Indialantic Force Under-17 team, which won the Florida Youth Soccer Association’s State Cup State Championship.