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Dec. 28, 2018 — United States Coach of the Year: Briana Price, Hershey (Pa.)

For decades, the strip of roadway from Interstate 81 east of Harrisburg along Pennsylvania Route 322 has been one of the great incubators of field hockey talent.

Yet, misfortune always seemed to follow Hershey (Pa.), a team which never won a state title despite its neighbors Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) and Palmyra (Pa.) taking titles.

But thanks to the coaching of Briana Price and her coaching staff during the 2018 season, the Trojans won their first PIAA state championship in a thrill-a-minute run through the state tournament bracket and into the final against a nemesis which lay four miles to the west.