This is Heidi (Hershberger) Lewis’ first season with the Cardinals. Lewis graduated magna cum laude from American University’s honors program with a degree in international studies in 2006. Athletically, she was a four-year starter with the Eagles, earning numerous accolades including: Patriot League nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year in 2006, ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America First Team in 2006, Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2006, and three NFHCA Academic All-American honors from 2003-06.
In 2012, she was a volunteer coach at American, where she assisted in running practices, game analysis, scouting, and working closely with the team's goalkeeping coach, forwards and midfielders. Prior to that, Lewis served as the head coach of American's club team for five years, taking the program to the National Field Hockey League Championship Tournament in 2009 and 2010. She has worked as a head and assistant coach with Freedom Hockey Club in Maryland and has been heavily involved with U.S. Field Hockey's Futures Development Program. Lewis remains an active member of the DC Dragons club team.
Lewis will work primarily with the team’s goalkeepers but will also assist in all aspects of the program. She and her husband, Bryan, reside in Kensington, Md.