Shannon Witzel
Shannon Witzel

Assistant Coach

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Witzel joined the Cincinnati staff in July 2012 after spending last season at LaSalle University, where she helped guide the Explorers to a 10-6 season, which broke the record for most wins in program history.

Prior to her arrival at LaSalle, Witzel took a break from coaching and spent two years as a development assistant at her alma mater of Towson University.

Witzel initially began her career at LaSalle in 2009 before returning to Towson for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Following her four-year career as a Tiger, Witzel began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Towson for the 2008 season. She worked primarily with the midfield and defenders and assisted in coaching the Tigers to a conference championship, a Top-20 national ranking and a first-round NCAA tournament appearance.

The 2007 Towson University graduate had a distinguished playing career before entering the coaching profession. As a player, Witzel was a three-time All-CAA honoree and a member of the IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team. During numerous points in her career, Witzel led the nation in goals per game and the CAA in total scoring.

She entered the record books at Towson, finishing with 208 career goals, tying her for most goals by a player in program history. She is fourth with 255 career points and her 71 goals as a sophomore ranks first on the single-season record list. To cap off what was an already impressive playing career, Witzel was named Towson University's Female Athlete of the Year following her senior campaign.

A native of Pottstown, Pa., Witzel attended Pottstown High School, the same high school as Oliver, and holds a Bachelor's degree from Towson in sports psychology.