Lydia Vamos started her soccer career when she was 9 years old. In her first 5 years she scored 500 goals. Her highlights include playing for the Canadian Women’s National team from 1989-1995, Canada’s World Cup Qualifying team in 1990 and 1994, and a member of the World University Game’s team in 1993. She won her first cap with Canada’s senior team in 1990. As a member of the University Games team she led all Canadian scorers with 4 goals.
Lydia spent 5 years with Mc Master University, a stint which includes a CIAU gold in 1991 and silver in 1987. While at Mc Master she was a 4 time CIAU First Team All-Canadian and was named MVP at the 1991 CIAU Championship. During that time she was twice named Mc Master’s Female Athlete of the Year and culminated with her induction into the Mc Master University Hall of Fame. She was also awarded Brantford’s Sports Hall of Recognition.
Her coaching accomplishments included head coach of the U21 Canada’s Women’s Summer Games in 2001 which won gold. She served as head coach for 2 Provincial soccer teams, capturing gold and silver medals. She has been assistant coach for the U19 National team, the World University Games, Mc Master University and Hamilton Lady Avalanche.
As an administrator Lydia coordinated the World University Games. She spent 4 years at Mc Master as an Athletic Coordinator and is currently a member of the Women’s Soccer Committee for the Canadian Soccer Association.