Hall Of Fame Citation
The first All-American in Washington College field hockey history, Sarah Sobon helped lead the Shorewomen to their first-ever conference championship and their first two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.
A midfielder, Sarah earned All-Centennial Conference second-team honors as a freshman in 1994 after scoring two goals and recording four assists. The following season, she netted four goals and two assists and was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team.
1996 was a breakout year for the Washington College field hockey team. The Shorewomen went 13-5, were nationally-ranked, and reached the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time ever. Sarah was a big reason for the Shorewomen’s success, scoring eight goals and recording a school-record 12 assists—a record which stands to this day. She repeated as an All-Centennial first-team selection and was recognized as a first-team Regional All-American.
As a senior in 1997, Sarah led the Shorewomen to a 16-3 record, a share of the Centennial Conference Championship, a national ranking, and a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Sarah scored a career-high nine goals and added eight assists as a senior, earning All-Centennial first-team honors for the third year in a row and Regional All-American first-team honors. She was also named a second-team All-American, becoming the first player in program history to be recognized on the national level.
Sarah was the female recipient of Washington College’s 1998 Eldridge Eliason Award and was chosen to play in the North-South Senior All-Star game. She finished her career with 23 goals, 26 assists, and 72 points. She currently ranks second all-time in school history in assists, fifth in points, and tied for sixth in goals.
An outstanding overall athlete, Sarah also played softball as a freshman and lacrosse as a sophomore.
Sarah has been coaching field hockey since graduating from Washington College. She began her coaching career as a two-year graduate assistant coach at her alma mater, earning her Master’s degree from WC in 2000. She was formerly the head coach at Randolph-Macon College and is currently a junior varsity assistant coach at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond.
Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Sarah Sobon into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 30th day of October, 2010.