Field hockey star Barb Wachowiak became an advocate for girls sports

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Barb Wachowiak knew she wanted a career in education and in sports after she finished a successful field hockey career at Ithaca College. She coached college field hockey, but coaching didn’t have the same joy she found from playing field hockey.

Wachowiak tried her hand as an athletic trainer, but she didn’t find the right fit there, either. She thought about becoming a math teacher, but she wasn’t algebraically or scientifically inclined.

But Wachowiak knew she was good at sports. When she began teaching and coaching at the high school level, she found her passion. And she continued to stay involved in field hockey as an official.

Publisher: The Buffalo News
Date: 2019-09-21T05:00:13-04:00
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