Living up to expectations is never easy.
Reversing a losing trend is even harder.
Since 25-year coach Lynne Diehl retired as coach of the Shippensburg field hockey team after the 2008 season, the Lady Hounds' program has struggled to get back on its feet.
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A season for the record books now has a storybook ending as Phoenixville's Bailey Quinn signed a National Letter of Intent to play field hockey at Old Dominion University, two weeks removed from guiding her team to its first state playoff appearance in 13 years.