To the Editor:
This week marks the end of Lisa Knight’s 32nd regular season as head field hockey coach at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. It’s certainly bittersweet, as this will be her last.
Thirty-two years is an extraordinary amount of time to do anything, let alone develop young high school players into well-rounded, competitive athletes with a strong work ethic and a high level of sportsmanship. Lisa has literally taught generations of players, who continue to pay tribute to a program that brought them skill, leadership, and a strong sense of community.
Both my daughters have played for Coach Knight, and her lessons on and off the field have prepared them both for the next level. This year’s team of 13 seniors speak volumes to the success of the program. They have all been incredibly invested since day one, and have become leaders in their own right by portraying the character, integrity, and discipline that Lisa expects. Today we must pay tribute to a true Island icon who has touched the lives of so many … a legacy that will be hard to touch in not only the win column, but in life. “How You Play” Lisa Knight!