Shannon Witzel has completed two seasons as assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati, helping the lacrosse program to the best consecutive seasons in school history.
Prior to coming to UC, Witzel spent the 2012 season as an assistant coach at LaSalle, where she helped the Explorers to a 10-6 mark and set the program record for wins in a season. Witzel was also on the staff at LaSalle in 2009, before spending two years as a development assistant at her alma mater, Towson.
Witzel's first coaching job was as a volunteer assistant for the Tigers, where she worked primarily with midfielders and defenders. That season, Towson won their conference title while earning a top-20 national ranking and a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
As a player at Towson, Witzel was a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Conference honoree and earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team. At points in her career, Witzel led the nation in goals per game and the Colonial in scoring.
She left her name in the record books at Towson, finishing with 208 career goals, tied for most in program history. She was fourth with 255 career points and her 71 goals as a sophomore marked a single-season school record. To cap her career, Witzel was named Towson'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 head coach Gina Oliver. She graduated from Towson in 2007 with a degree in sports psychology.