Dennis steps down as Nanticoke Area field hockey coach
Matt Bufano - Citizens Voice

The head coach of Nanticoke Area field hockey since 2008, Lori Dennis recently submitted her letter of resignation to the school’s administration.
“I just wanted to move on to do something different,” Dennis, who does not plan on coaching field hockey anywhere else, said Friday.
Having 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. “We’re 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 (King’s) and Amber Grohowski (Wilkes), Dennis said.
“It’s not about my accomplishments, it’s about the girls’ accomplishments,” Dennis said. “It’s about them learning the game and having fun. I’m proud of the fact that, despite wins and losses, we had a lot of girls that went on to play in college. I’m 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.

WVC Field Hockey All Stars
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First Team
Amber Grohowski

Honorable Mention
Bereniss Sosa
Liz Colemire

WVC Girls Field Hockey Preview
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Nanticoke Area

Coach: Lori Dennis

2014 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.

Coach’s 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.”