Nancy Sawin

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The former headmistress of Sanford Prep School was a world class field hockey player who in 1988 became a charter member of the sport’s Hall of Fame. For seven years she was a member of the
All-America team in international competition, and she was with the U.S. touring team four times, twice as captain. She later officiated internationally. Nancy was president of both the U.S. Field
Hockey Association and the International Federation of Women’s Hockey Associations and edited the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Guide.



Every inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame since our inaugural year in 1976 is represented on our website. Honoring the athletic excellence of these men and women is an integral part of Delaware sports history.


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