Laurie Hill, Massachusetts – 2007
Softball, Basketball and Field Hockey were the sports Laurie Hill coached at Mansfield High School for 19 plus years. At present she is involved in golf, volunteering at the Boston 5 and the LPGA tournaments.
During her leadership as an Assistant Field Hockey Coach, Laurie’s teams have qualified for the post season tournament play for 21 years, winning four league championships.
Her affiliations include the South Suburban Board of Officials in Basketball, the Amateur Association of Softball (A.S.A.) of Massachusetts, and a Board Member of the Mansfield Park and Recreation Commission for six years. She was a volunteer for the Massachusetts Bay State Games from 1988 to 2000.
In 1993, Laurie was named the Women’s Sports Foundation, Budget Rent-a-Car Coach of the Year. In 1998 she was presented The New Agenda and MIAA Unsung Hero Award. In 2002, she was named the Aflac Assistant Coach of the Year. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle also named her Coach of The Year in Softball and Field Hockey.
Laurie established the Mansfield Youth Girls Softball Program in 1993 and the next year helped establish the Mansfield Field Hockey Summer Camp Program serving as Director for 12 years.
“Anything I can do to help girls and women in sports advance I will do.”