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Dec. 24, 2018 — An accomplished coach lands in an important crossroads

Daan Polders is one of the few scholastic field hockey coaches to have ever won public-school scholastic championships in more than one state. He had won two straight titles at Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) before moving east to Pennsylvania to take over for legendary head coach Maurene Polley at Malvern Villa Marla (Pa.). There, he won two state championships, and, in 2017, had gone out a winner when he led the Hurricanses to a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AA title match.

After that game, he made it known he was going to move with his family to North Carolina. But when it became known in September that the University of Mount Olive, a small Baptist college about 70 miles from the Atlantic Coast, would be offering the sport, Polders, the head coach of the United States U-17 national team program, became an obvious choice.

Mount Olive will be playing its first season in Division II in 2020, and will play a schedule alongside teams in the South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas.

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