Shannon Hertz is in her third season as an assistant coach with
the CUA women’s lacrosse program. She came to the
nation’s capital following a two-year stint as an assistant
at her alma mater, Lock Haven University.
In her two years at CUA, Hertz has helped to lead the Cardinals to 31 victories, two Landmark Conference championships, a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and a spot in the 2012 NCAA Regional Final.
While coaching at Lock Haven, Hertz was named the 2009 IWLCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year. She helped lead the Bald Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2009 NCAA Tournament and a semifinal appearance in 2010 as they won back-to-back conference titles in those years.
Serving as Lock Haven’s defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach, Hertz organized and supervised practices, conditioning and weight lifting sessions and she was instrumental in the recruitment of future student-athletes. She also assisted with fundraisers, camps and clinics and played a key role in academic advising. In addition Hertz managed and oversaw the university’s weight room.
Hertz has also worked at Fitness Unlimited where she trained and performed client orientation, taught group exercise classes and assisted customers with a number of duties.
During her undergrad days, Hertz served as captain of the Lock Haven women’s lacrosse team for three years. She was a three-time All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) selection, including First-Team accolades in 2004-05.
In addition to playing lacrosse, Hertz was a member of the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC).
Hertz attended Boyertown High School (Pa.) where she served as a captain on the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams.
Hertz graduated from Lock Haven in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management.