steps down as Nanticoke Area field hockey coach
Matt Bufano - Citizens
The head coach of Nanticoke Area field hockey since
2008, Lori Dennis recently submitted her letter of resignation to the schools
I just wanted to move on to do something different,
Dennis, who does not plan on coaching field hockey anywhere else, said Friday.
been a field hockey official for 10 years prior to coaching Nanticoke Area, Dennis
said she plans on going back to the refereeing side of the game. She is also the
junior high coach for Crestwood softball.
Lori did a great job for us,
said Nanticoke Area athletic director Ken Bartuska. Were sorry to
lose her, and we certainly wish her well.
Several players have gone on
to play collegiately in the Dennis era, including Kati Nearhouse (Old Dominion/Syracuse)
and Kayla Gronkowski (Lock Haven). The Nanticoke Area Class of 2016 also boasts
a few players verbally committed to play, Krystal Daniele (Kings) and Amber
Grohowski (Wilkes), Dennis said.
Its not about my accomplishments,
its about the girls accomplishments, Dennis said. Its
about them learning the game and having fun. Im proud of the fact that,
despite wins and losses, we had a lot of girls that went on to play in college.
Im very proud of that.
Among the highlights this past season was
an early-season win at Holy Redeemer. Nanticoke Area finished the year 6-9, good
for fourth place of six teams in WVC Division 3.
Field Hockey All Stars
Girls Field Hockey Preview
Coach: Lori Dennis
results: 4-11 WVC
Key players: Seniors Amber
Grohowski, mid.; Bereniss Sosa-Terron, def. Junior Megan Kocher, fwd. Freshmen
Katie King, def.; Abby Kotch, def.Coachs
outlook: We are excited to begin the season and look forward to playing
some very competitive teams. I plan on utilizing as many players in the lineup
as possible. We have two goalies that each bring their own individual strengths
to the field. They will battle it out for playing time.