Question: Who has had the biggest impact on your coaching journey?
"My three younger sisters, whose watching eyes always made me make the right choices and pushed me to think of myself as a role model at a young age."
— Caitlin Dallmeyer, Lehigh University
"Justine Sowry — thank you for believing in me and bringing me into collegiate coaching from the high school-level. Without that opportunity and everything I learned as your assistant, I would certainly not be in the position I am in today!
— Chrissy Needham, Connecticut College
"My mom. She was a field hockey coach before I was born and still is today. She raised me to be the player and coach I am today."
— Karlie Heistand, Villanova University
Thank you for your answers, coaches!
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