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Beth Anders

Field Hockey

Local

Born in Norristown, PA and graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS (1969)

4 time All-College selection in Lacrosse and Field Hockey while at Ursinus College (1969-73)

Intercollegiate Woman’s Squash Champion (1970)

Played for the U.S. National Field Hockey Team (1969-84)

Had over 100 international caps for the U.S.

Scored over 100 goals for the U.S. in international play

3 time member of the USA IFWHA Tournament Team

  • Auckland, NZL (1971)
  • Edinburgh, SCO (1975)
  • Vancouver, CAN (1979) where the USA finished 3rd

USA Field Hockey Athlete of the Year (1981)

2 time USOC Sportswomen of the Year (1980-81)

Captain of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team

Scored 8 of the team’s 9 goals in its five games at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles

  • Leading goal scorer in the Olympic tournament
  • Record that still stands today
  • Led the U.S. to its best Olympic finish

Olympic Bronze Medal at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles

Philadelphia Sportswriters Association Amateur Athlete of the Year (1984)

Named Olympic Athlete of the Year (1984)

Member of the 1983 World Cup Team (Kuala Lumpur, MAS)

Head Coach of the Old Dominion University Field Hockey Team since 1980

Has led the Lady Monarchs to 9 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championships

  • 1982-1984, 1988, 1990-1992, 1998, 2000

Guided the Lady Monarchs to 3 undefeated seasons (1984, 1991, 1992)

Led ODU to 66 consecutive wins over 3 seasons

8 time CAA Field Hockey Coach of the Year (1991-92, 1997-2000, 2002, 2005)

National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association South Region Coach of the Year (2001)

2 time National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year (1998, 2000)

2nd All Time Winningest Coach in Collegiate Field Hockey history with 492 wins

  • 1st among Division I coaches

3rd All Time Winningest Coach in Collegiate Field Hockey history with a .831%

Coached the U.S. Woman’s National team on 3 occasions (1985, 1990-93, 2003)

Coached USA Field Hockey to the Pan Am Games Bronze Medal (1991)

Inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame for Athletics (1986)

Inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2000)

Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (1998)

Inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame (1989)

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