Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Severna Park field hockey team will begin postseason play on Thursday.
At the end of the season last year, the Severna Park field hockey team stood on the field at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, on top of the world—victorious over Bethesda-Chevy Chase in the Maryland 4A state championship. Coach Lil Shelton had just earned her 20th state championship and the programs 20th—a state record. The Falcons finished the season 17-2 earning their eighth title in the last 11 years. About a year later, the Falcons enter the playoffs with a record of 10-3, but without Shelton. The team will start postseason action on Thursday when the Falcons take on Arundel in Severna Park, but it is Ann Andrews who will lead the way. “I’m nervous; it has been one of those season too, because all the teams are strong and …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
After long-time coach Lil Shelton stepped down, the powerhouse Severna Park field hockey team looks to continue their dominating tradition.
At first glance, the practice field of the Severna Park High School field hockey team looks the same. Girls in pinnies are running around the field, sticks in hand, passing the ball back in forth—mastering the backhand and perfecting the simple art of passing. But if you look closer one thing is obviously different. Veteran coach Lil Shelton is nowhere to be found. And a new coach, Ann Andrews, stands in her place. After 37 seasons, 546 career wins, and 20 state titles, Shelton decided to retire—and Andrews stepped in. “It's a pretty easy transition because we have all been here before,” Andrews said. “The kids knew what to expect and we knew what we wanted to do. We sat and talked about any changes we wanted to make and all the things we …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The longtime Severna Park High School field hockey coach, now retired, to be honored today as the South Region Coach of the Year by the United States Field Hockey Association.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Beloved field hockey coach announces her retirement at an end-of-season banquet Thursday night.