A wrap up of the NFHCA Hall of Fame Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf

by | Jan 25, 2023 | 2022-2023, News

GENEVA, N.Y. — On Friday, January 13, 2023, NFHCA Annual Convention attendees were joined by honorees and their friends and family for the NFHCA Hall of Fame Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf. Following dinner, the ceremony recognized the NFHCA Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and our Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.


NFHCA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award

The evening was highlighted by induction of the Class of 2022 into the NFHCA Hall of Fame — this was the 22nd class to be added to an esteemed group of coaches. Kathleen “Cookie” Bromage, Katharine DeLorenzo, and Anne Horton addressed the crowd before being presented with their Hall of Fame awards. Each honoree offered effusive thanks and regaled the audience with coaching stories and touching advice.

The Awards Dinner culminated with the presentation of the NFHCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Former head coach at the University of Pennsylvania, Anne Sage, was recognized posthumously with the NFHCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her granddaughter, Sage O’Connor spoke on behalf of the Sage family.

Cookie Bromage

Kathleen “Cookie” Bromage

“I used to tell the kids every day before practice, it’s great to be here today. I want to be the first team on the field and the last team at the end of the season to finish.” – Cookie Bromage

Katharine DeLorenzo

“The simple fact remains is that I love what I do; it’s the air we breathe.” – Katharine DeLorenzo
Katharine DeLorenzo
Anne Horton

Anne Horton

“Her legacy to me is all of the lives she touched.” – Kara Whitlatch, Bexley High School Field Hockey Coach

Anne Sage

“My grandmother always told us the importance of being a part of something. She said it didn’t matter what it was just that you put your heart and soul into it.” – Sage O’Connor 
Anne Sage

The NFHCA thanks AstroTurf for sponsoring this year’s Hall of Fame Dinner and for their continued support of the association. An additional thank you to the Hall of Fame Committee for all their help before and during this inspiring evening.

Nominations are now being accepted for the NFHCA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Click here to nominate.