With a 12-0 win over Dingman’s Ferry East Stroudsburg North (Pa.), the Emmaus area hockey staff not solely went to 12-0 on the season, however head coach Susan Butz-Stavin received her 1,000th sport 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 had been unacquainted with gamers like Allison Evans, Meredith Sholder, Rachel and Annika Herbine, and, particularly, Tara, Rachel, and Erin Jennings. It was with the Jennings triplets when Emmaus received three championships in 4 seasons, and I believe the triplets’ senior season of 2007 could have been the apex of the Hornets’ energy.
However then once more, it might even have been 5 years in the past when Sholder, together with future UNC teammate Madison Orobono and future Iowa opponent Leah Zellner completed off a 27-0 season with an additional time win over Palmyra (Pa.).
Such is the excellence over which Butz-Stavin has presided through the years. Whereas the sport has modified, the basics haven’t. Whereas the faces have modified, the expectations haven’t.
Congratulations, Coach. What an incredible honor borne of super effort.