LHU’s Sharon Taylor presented with NFHCA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award

PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Sharon Taylor.


LAKE MARY, Fla. – Thursday, January 17, Sharon Taylor (’66) was officially presented with the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

It was announced in September (2018) that Taylor – a true legend in the sport of field hockey – was receiving the inaugural award from the coaches’ organization. On Thursday, an awards dinner and banquet were held as part of the NFHCA’s annual convention in Lake Mary, Florida.

Taylor, a 1966 graduate of then Lock Haven State College, was inducted in the Lock Haven University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. She was a multi-sport student-athlete and multi-sport coach at LHU. She played field hockey and basketball, before coaching tennis, basketball, lacrosse and field hockey. Taylor is a former member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and past president of USA Field Hockey. As a coach at Lock Haven, Taylor won seven national championships, including one in lacrosse and six in field hockey. The national title in lacrosse is still the school’s only in the sport after the Bald Eagles won the AIAW DII title in 1979. The sport of field hockey is where she left her biggest mark at LHU, as her Lock Haven teams went 333-96-27 and her 340 total collegiate career field hockey wins still rank among the all-time leaders in NCAA history. Taylor-led LHU field hockey teams won national titles in 1981, ’82, ’89, ’92, ’94 and ’95.