This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Strous, who was a beloved member of the Shippensburg University Field Hockey team, first as a player, and later as an assistant coach.
Amanda Strous played field hockey at Shippensburg from 2007-2010, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She played in 79 games for the Raiders, totaling 24 goals and 13 assists for 61 career points. In 2010, the team competed in the NCAA Division II National Championship game.
After spending her first year after graduation as an assistant coach at Hamilton College N.Y., Amanda returned to her alma mater in 2012 - beginning a three-year term as an assistant coach of the Field Hockey team, while studying for her master's degree. In 2013, Amanda was the primary assistant on the squad that won its first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship. Two years later, she earned her master's degree in mental health counseling.
Field Hockey was Amanda's passion and a guiding force in her life. It was not just the sport, but the bonds that were formed and the family it became. It was more than just being an athlete; it was the life lessons she learned as a student-athlete that she applied to work as an assistant coach and student counselor.
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