Bliss began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at McDaniel in the fall of 2003, immediately following a successful academic and athletic career at Goucher College. She completed her master’s in education at McDaniel in the summer of 2004.
A three-time all-conference selection in field hockey and two-time nod in lacrosse, she also received all-region honors on the lacrosse field and was selected to play in the North/South Senior All-Star Game. Bliss was also a three-time field hockey captain and two-year lacrosse captain for the Gophers.
Her arrival on the Hill helped the field hockey team to its first-ever CC championship and NCAA playoff berth. As a first-year coach, she assisted with coordinating the team’s defense. Her unrivaled work ethic translated into McDaniel boasting one of the nation’s best defenses, surrendering just 0.64 goals per game.