Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lycoming College Sports - Boshart named head women’s lacrosse coach

Headshot courtesy of Lock Haven Athletic Communications.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After two years as an assistant coach with perennial Division II power Lock Haven University, Whitney Boshart will take on the reins of her first head coaching position when she takes charge of the Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team, Director of Athletics Mike Clark announced on Thursday, July 13.

“Whitney has had a great mentor in our former head coach, Lindsay Reese,” Clark said. “Before taking the job at her alma mater, Lindsay started the process of building our program into one that has won 10 games in each of the last three years for the first time. Whitney shares a lot of those same qualities that Lindsay had – she is going to push the women’s lacrosse program to improve every day. She is detail-oriented and we are looking forward to the implementation of her program plan.”

In two seasons at Lock Haven, Boshart was active in all aspects with the program in the past two years, working with both the defense and the offense while assisting in the team’s recruiting efforts under Coach Reese. She helped the team to a 23-13 record in her two years with the team and rankings in the top 20 in each season while also coaching three IWLCA All-South Region players and six players to all-conference accolades. Boshart also took over head coaching duties while Reese was on maternity leave during the fall portion of the 2016-17 academic year.

“I would like to thank President Kent Trachte and Director of Athletics Mike Clark for this opportunity,” Boshart said. “It was clear when speaking to members of the team that this group of young women have high standards and goals. I am excited to help them reach those goals and to continue to develop the women's lacrosse program at Lycoming College.”

Before moving to Lock Haven, Boshart spent two seasons at Division III programs as an assistant coach, working the 2015 season at the University of Scranton and the 2014 season at SUNY Oneonta. At Scranton, she helped the team host its first Landmark Conference Tournament game in program history and at Oneonta, she helped the team to its first national ranking in program history.

She has also served as a coach with several club and local leagues, working with the Buffalo Crush and Hamburg Knights club teams and the Massena Youth Lacrosse League in New York.

A four-year letterwinner at SUNY Potsdam, Boshart was a three-year starter and two-year captain for the Bears. The attacker developed into one of the team’s top scoring options, posting 20 of her 60 career goals as a senior. She finished her career having appeared in all 61 games the Bears played during her career, starting her last 46 games.

A native of Watertown, N.Y., Boshart graduated from Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013, earning SUNYAC All-Academic Team honors as a senior. She is currently working towards a Master of Sports Administration from Lock Haven University.

Boshart replaces Karen Shaddock, who led the Warriors for two seasons, compiling a 22-12 record and leading the team to back-to-back appearances in the MAC Commonwealth Tournament. Shaddock is pursuing other coaching opportunities.