Anne Brooking

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Brooking was All-American in field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Delaware in the early 1980’s. She is considered one of the University’s all-time best athletes. She was a member of the
 Under 21 National Field Hockey Team in 1980 and on the 1981 United States Field Hockey first team, the American Cup Team and U.S. Touring team. Anne participated in the National Sports Festival
in 1981 and 1985. In 1983, she was on the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Training Squad and won the Southland Corporation “Olympia” award. Anne twice co-captained the University of Delaware lacrosse teams
to national championships. Anne was a member of the 1982 U.S. Women’s World Championship lacrosse team. She traveled to Taiwan in 1988 as a player/coach of the U.S. Exhibition Field Hockey team; was
chosen the University of Delaware’s  1982 “Outstanding Student Teacher” and was named the “Delaware Athlete of the Year’. She also served as head coach of varsity hockey, lacrosse and eighth
grade basketball at Wilmington Friends School. She was inducted into the University of Delaware Hall of Fame 1997.



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