TCNJ Field Hockey & Lacrosse Head Coach Sharon Pfluger Reaches 1200th Career Win Milestone
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The victory, which gave TCNJ its fourth instantly wins in a row, marked trainer Pfluger’s 1200th blended victory between training each box hockey and girls’s lacrosse. She turns into the primary trainer in NCAA historical past to achieve that milestone training two other sports activities.
Under her steering, the Lions’ box hockey program has captured 9 NCAA Division III Championships (1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011 and 2014) and has boasted 5 undefeated seasons. Her groups have certified for the NCAA Tournament in 32 of her 35 years. Since the inception of the NJAC in 1985, her squads have received 24 NJAC titles. Pfluger has been tabbed because the NJAC Coach of the Year 11 instances, and used to be commemorated because the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year in each 2011 and 2014.
Pfluger has coached 91 box hockey All-Americans at TCNJ with 4 of the ones gamers being tabbed because the nationwide participant of the 12 months. She has additionally had 5 gamers decided on as Honda-Broderick Award Nominees as the highest participant of their recreation, with Gina Carey being named the Most Outstanding Collegiate Field Hockey Athlete in 1992.
She is a member of the NFHCA Hall of Fame Class of 2003 which used to be inducted on January 10, 2004 on the NFHCA Awards Luncheon in Baltimore, MD. The Class of 2003 used to be best the fourth team of inductees to be commemorated via the NFHCA Awards & Hall of Fame Committee.
Under Pfluger, TCNJ girls’s lacrosse has earned 10 NCAA Division III Championships, six NCAA Runner-Up titles, and 7 third-place finishes. Her groups have certified for the NCAA Tournament in each and every of her first 36 seasons, remarkably making it to a minimum of the Elite Eight spherical each season. Since lacrosse used to be offered as an NJAC recreation in 2009, Pfluger has led the Lions to 11 convention championships out of the 12 received within the league.
Pfluger has coached 160 lacrosse All-Americans and has had 18 gamers identified as a Division III National ‘Field’ Player of the Year within the closing 28 years.
Pfluger used to be named the 1987 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (IWLCA) Division III Coach of the Year each 1987 and 2004, and used to be been decided on as a regional trainer of the 12 months 12 instances.In November of 2007, america Lacrosse Board of Directors stated her exceptional contributions to the sport of lacrosse together with her variety for the fiftieth magnificence of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Over the process her profession, there were many further honors within the spaces of athletics and repair for Pfluger. During the 1991 NCAA Division I and III Women’s Lacrosse Championships, she used to be the recipient of the NCAA tenth Anniversary Outstanding Service Award for her accomplishments in girls’s lacrosse. Since 1989, Pfluger has served at the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee and assisted in training the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Squad from 1987 to 1989. She gained the Outstanding Achievement Award from the March of Dimes in 1990, whilst the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association cited her with the Outstanding Achievement Award in each 1991 and 1992. On November 15, 1992, Pfluger become the primary girl commemorated via the Trenton Select Committee. In 1995, she used to be commemorated with the Bea Marwick Award for exceptional reinforce and repair to the game of girls’s lacrosse. In the summer season of 1997, Pfluger joined 4 different girls within the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame’s constitution magnificence. In the autumn of 2017, Pfluger used to be named to the inaugural magnificence of the IWLCA Hall of Fame.