Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Field Hockey: Coach of the Year: Eileen Allan, Pompton Lakes

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Field Hockey: Coach of the Year: Eileen Allan, Pompton Lakes

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Pompton Lakes' 13-6-1 campaign ended in heartbreak with a 1-0 loss to Newton in the North 1, Group 1 state sectional final. But to an extent, the Cardinals' field hockey team surprised itself this season.

The Cardinals' ferocious defense was the team's heart and soul, with its veterans improving drastically and its youngsters learning quickly. Coach Eileen Allan has given tremendous credit to her players, but she deserves it, too. She is The Record Field Hockey Coach of the Year.

"There's all good coaches around, so it's an honor," Allan said.

The genesis of this season started at the end of the 2014 season. Allan sat down with each of her players to go over what they needed to work on, especially the team's 10 seniors.

"We're only as good as our senior leadership," Allan said. …

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