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Oct. 12, 2015 — Breaking down walls

The game of field hockey in America is a game of legends. It’s a game of longevity, and coaches who have served their programs for decades and people like the late Bea Thomas who coached well into their 90s.

Then, there’s Cammie Lonsway. She is the youngest scholastic field hockey coach in the country at the age of 19. She is the head coach of Washington School Without Walls (D.C.), and, given the fact that the Penguins have a win this year over Huntingtown Calverton School (Md.), she may be the youngest scholastic field hockey coach to get a victory in more than a century.

You have to go back to the early days of field hockey when Bess Taylor not only helped organize the field hockey program at Haddonfield (N.J.) Memorial back in 1909, she was also the team’s player-coach. She may have been as young as 16 when Haddonfield played Moorestown (N.J.) in the first game 106 autumns ago.

Here’s the story in the George Washington University student newspaper.


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