HEMPSTEAD - Hofstra has tapped a young Long Island native to be its new head coach of girls lacrosse this upcoming season.

Shannon Smith, of West Babylon, is a three-time All American and a three-time National Champion. This is the first time the 22-year-old will be taking on a head coaching position.

Smith says she's looking forward to the new opportunity. She says she believes her age allows her to relate to players on a level that easily translates.