Liz French enters first season as an Assistant Coach in 2016-17. French has been a member of the lacrosse staff as both a volunteer coach and a graduate assistant and helped the program launch its inaugural season in 2015-16. A native of Sykesville, Maryland, Liz French attended Shippensburg University and received her degree in Accounting in 2014.
During her undergraduate studies, she was a member of the Shippensburg women’s lacrosse team, a lacrosse representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and president of Tau Kappa Women’s Athletic Honors Sorority. She received first-team all-conference honors her four years at Shippensburg and was selected to participate in the IWLCA DII North/South Senior All-Star game in 2014.
During her career, French posted numbers that rank among SU's all-time statistical leaders in groundballs (158), draw controls (167) and caused turnovers (63). She started all 67 games for the Raiders since 2011, adding 11 goals and five assists during that stretch.
"We could not be more excited to have Liz join us full time after working with our program for the past two years as both a volunteer and graduate assistant. She has certainly shown she has the passion, loyalty and work ethic to positively affect our team and the department. Liz was instrumental in transitioning our program to the Division I level and we are appreciative of her past and future efforts," said O’Brien.