Bloomsburg University of Penn.

Women's D2 Coach: Shannon Hertz
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8,238 Undergrads / 8,909 Students
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$18,075 Net Price
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84% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Pennsylvania (PSAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
40% / 60%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Coach Recruiting Interview

Shannon Hertz has been the head coach of women’s lacrosse since October of 2014. She came to Bloomsburg after three seasons as an assistant coach at Catholic University of America and two seasons at Lock Haven University. During her time at CUA she helped lead the Cardinals to 36 victories, 2 Landmark Conference championships, 2 NCAA Tournament appearances and a spot in the 2012 NCAA Regional Final. Further on, during her time at Lock Haven, she was named the 2009 IWLCA Divison II Assistant Coach of the Year! Hertz lead the Bald Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2009 NCAA Tournament and a semifinal appearance in 2010 when they won back-to-back conference titles.

Shannon Hertz attended Boyertown High School (Pa.) where she was the captain on the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams. She then graduated from Lock Haven in 2008 with a bachelors degree in recreation management.

What do you look for in a recruit? What type of player best fits your program?

I look for someone who is hard working, coachable, and wants to put the team first. The type of player that best fits my program is someone who loves Bloomsburg and Lacrosse! I think that you really need to love the school you attend to be happy there. I look for positive players on and off the field. We spend a lot of time together, so you need to be able to get along the majority of the time.

What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?

The best way to get on my recruiting radar is to send me an email themselves. (Not their parents) I like to get to know the players during the recruiting process since the players are the ones who I am bringing on to my team.

What areas of player development should recruits be focused on?

I believe players need to focus on their fitness and being extremely comfortable with their sticks. Being able to use both, their dominant and non-dominant hand will make them more versatile on the field.

What common recruiting mistakes should players and parents avoid?

I think it is a turn off to coaches is when they hear from a parent vs. their daughter. I would encourage the players to make contact with the coach.

What should a recruit include in a message to you that will draw your attention?

I think that a recruit should just be as honest as possible throughout the process. If you are interested in a school make sure to let that coach know you are interested and why! I want to know players want my school, just as they want coaches to want them.

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Team Road Trips

The women's Huskies primarily schedule games in state, traveling to nearby towns such as Indiana, Edinboro and Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The team has also traveled to Brookville, New York. They typically play at a neutral site in Arnold, Maryland early on in the season.

Recruit Commits
Kiera Holt North Penn HS North Wales, PA Goal
Kayla Stressman North Penn High School Harleysville, PA Att, Mid
Emily Simpson Lansdale Catholic High School North Wales, PA Att
Emily Wassel Emmaus High School Macungie , PA Def
Mary Kate Sitko Upper Perkiomen Pennsburg , PA Mid
AnnMarie Davenport Elkton High School Elkton , MD Mid, Def
Kiera Holt North Penn High School North Wales , PA Goal
Brianna Austin Plymouth Whitemarsh Highschool Plymouth Meeting, PA Att, Mid
Danielle Preston North Penn High School Lansdale, PA Mid, Def
Reiley Knize Souderton High School Harleysville, PA Mid
drew palumbo mount olive high school Flanders , NJ Att, Mid
Mia Boccippio Hillsborough High School Hillsborough, NJ Att, Mid
Megan Carter Bishop Eustace Prep Atco, NJ Goal
Lauren Foley Perkiomen Valley High School Schwenksville , PA Goal
Maya Fulmer Perkiomen Valley High School Collegeville, PA Mid
Victoria Bruno Perkiomen Valley High School Collegeville , PA Att
Delaney Foster Smithtown High School East St. James, NY Def
Delaney Allen Penfield High School Penfield, NY Mid
Julia Miranda Smithtown East High School Saint James, NY Att, Mid
Payton Ruwet Kingsway Regional High School Woolwich , NJ Mid, Def
Jordan Minerva Deer Park High School Deer Park, NY Mid, Att
Ashley Smith Mainland Regional High School Egg Harbor Township, NJ Att
Taylor Henderson Exeter Township Senior High School Reading, PA Att, Mid
Annie Rollins Seneca High School Tabernacle, NJ Att
Haley Williams Garnet Valley , PA Att
Taylor Skawinski Morris Catholic Ledgewood, NJ Att
Mikayla Lynch Spring-Ford Royersford, PA Mid, Def
Casey Hefner Pennridge PA Mid
Caitlin Leap Perkiomen Valley Collegeville, PA Att
Charlotte Williamson Pope John Paul Phoenixville, PA Goal
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Critical Reading
430 - 530
470 - 570
1000 - 1180
17 - 23
16 - 23
18 - 23

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 420 - 510 for SAT

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Applicants 8,165 2,846 5,319
% Admitted 84% 87% 82%
% Admits That Enroll 29% 31% 28%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.3
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (24%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (19%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (15%)
    Communication & Journalism (10%)
    Education (7%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (7%)
    Organizational Communication, General (6%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (5%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Mass Communication/Media Studies (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (3%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other (3%)
    Special Education and Teaching, General (3%)
    Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist (3%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,958 $21,246
    Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
    Cost of Living$10,468 $10,468
    Personal Expenses$3,370 $3,370
    Sticker Price$25,996 $34,498

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    90% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship60%$5,685
    Federal Grants35%$4,485
    Pell Grants35%$4,325
    Other Federal6%$987
    State & Local Grants39%$2,783
    Institutional Grants18%$3,954
    Student Loans79%$9,103
    Federal Loans78%$5,228
    Other Loans25%$12,828

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $47.1 Million $5,286

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,250 $276

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,049 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $44,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.4 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 40% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 5 5
    Fondling 2 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 2 2
    Burglary 2 2
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

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    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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