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BULLETIN: Oct. 5, 2021 — Emmaus’ Butz-Stavin earns her 1,000th coaching win

With a 12-0 win over Dingman’s Ferry East Stroudsburg North (Pa.), the Emmaus field hockey team not only went to 12-0 on the season, but head coach Susan Butz-Stavin won her 1,000th game on the sidelines.

We interviewed her 19 years ago, and the principles and maxims she talked about that day are still relevant today. Now, when this story was written, we were unacquainted with players like Allison Evans, Meredith Sholder, Rachel and Annika Herbine, and, especially, Tara, Rachel, and Erin Jennings. It was with the Jennings triplets when Emmaus won three championships in four seasons, and I think the triplets’ senior season of 2007 may have been the apex of the Hornets’ power.

But then again, it could also have been five years ago when Sholder, along with future UNC teammate Madison Orobono and future Iowa opponent Leah Zellner finished off a 27-0 season with an overtime win over Palmyra (Pa.).

Such is the excellence over which Butz-Stavin has presided over the years. While the game has changed, the fundamentals have not. While the faces have changed, the expectations have not.

Congratulations, Coach. What a tremendous honor borne of tremendous effort.

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