Sam Herman enters her first season as a member of the Hartford women's lacrosse team's coaching staff in 2020. Herman, who was brought on board as an assistant coach in August 2019, joins the staff following a record-breaking career at High Point University from 2016-19.
An Abingdon, Md., native, Herman finished her career as High Point's record holder for single-season draw controls and total draw controls with 79 and 228, respectively. In addition to her outstanding draw control numbers, Herman ended her career with 91 goals and 16 assists, as she was part of a Panthers team that won three consecutive Big South Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Herman was also named to the All-Big South First Team in her junior and senior seasons, and the Big South All-Tournament Team in her freshman and junior seasons. Named the teams' MVP at the conclusion of her junior campaign, she served as the Panther's team captain during her senior season.
"This is an awesome opportunity for both Sam and for our program. I believe it is a really great match," Decker said. "We are looking forward to kicking off year three with a talented coaching staff and incredible cast of high-level players."
Prior to arriving at Hartford, Herman served as an assistant coach with the Elite Lacrosse Club in Bel Air, Md., since 2014. Her responsibilities included organizing practices, conditioning and game plans, developing individual skills and teaching the draw to her players. Herman has also held similar roles at the Panther Lacrosse Club in High Point, N.C, and TYLA Honeybees Lacrosse in Greensboro, N.C , where she worked with players at both the elementary and middle school levels.