Katie Hertsch

Westminster, Md.

High School:
Winters Mill

Hofstra '11

U.S. Team

  • U.S. National Team (2010-12)
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  • Four-year starter at Hofstra on defense
  • All-CAA (2010-11)
  • IWLCA All-Region first team (2010-11)
  • Ranks among Hofstra’s top six all-time in ground balls, caused turnovers and draw controls.
  • Began her career at Ohio University and transferred to Hofstra after Ohio dropped its program

Off the Field

  • Assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Hofstra

Getting to know…

  • Nickname? Hershey
  • Other sports played in high school?  Soccer, indoor track
  • Favorite lacrosse player?  Michelle DeJulius
  • Favorite athlete from another sport? Misty May-Treanor
  • Best advice received from a coach? Everyone makes mistakes – it’s a part of the game. But it’s how you handle the mistake that’s what really counts.
  • Strengths as a player? Hustle, speed
  • What should every player at your position know, or need to be able to do on the field? Be composed and disciplined in your defensive body positioning.
  • Game-day ritual? Make the perfect braid and throw some pre-wrap in my hair.
  • Tip for young players? Never forget your love for the game and why you play the sport.
  • Best lacrosse moment? Making Team USA for the first time.