York College assistant coach Nicole Miller has been named the head women's lacrosse coach at Shippensburg University.

“I would like to thank (Shippensburg University director of athletics) Jeff Michaels and the search committee for giving me this opportunity to begin my head coaching career and to do so in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC),” Miller said in a news release. “I am confident that my phenomenal experience coaching at York College, my passion to succeed, as well as the supportive staff at Shippensburg, have prepared me for this role.”

This is Miller’s first head coaching venture after having spent two years as an assistant to Jen Muston at York. The Spartans are a perennially strong NCAA Division III program that won 27 games during Miller’s two years as an assistant, qualifying both seasons for the NCAA Tournament, including an NCAA Regional Final (Elite 8) appearance in 2015. Miller’s coaching focuses at York were on offense and the midfield.

Shippensburg is an NCAA Division II institution.

As a collegiate athlete, Miller excelled as a four-year starter in the midfield at East Stroudsburg University, totaling 107 goals to rank among the top 15 scorers in Warriors history. Before college, Miller played four years of lacrosse and two years of soccer at Owen J. Roberts High School. Miller is a native of Pottstown, Pa.