Last Saturday was a record-breaking day: Cathie Connors become the first coach of a Maine girl’s lacrosse team to cross the 300-win threshold. To add to the wonders of the day, it was Cathie’s daughter, Jess, who scored the winning goal against Gorham the day before that put the 300th win on the docket against Cheverus.
While winning is fun, what stuck out for me was the turnout of Cathie’s former players at the Fore River Fields and online to watch this historic moment. Cathie is a winning coach for sure, but she is also a transformational one for those who play on her teams. I watched Cathie mentor and guide my own daughter for four years. Cathie helped her gain a confidence and belief in herself that has made a profound difference. Cathie has done this for hundreds of girls during her tenure as a coach. In a year with so many disappointments, yesterday was a ray of sunshine for a truly deserving individual. Congrats Cathie!
Read Michael Hoffer’s recognition of this amazing moment