Faith Littlefield was a three-season coach at Bonny Eagle High School in Buxton. As a featured field hockey coach she earned a raft of honors including a ranking as the number 2 field hockey coach in the country.
The one-time Wells High all-round athlete, who passed away last November after a valiant battle with cancer, is best remembered for her high personal qualities and leadership that spurred the overall development of her players and of women's athletics across the state and beyond. Hanna Larrabee, the Maine Sunday Telegram's choice as Maine's 1998 Field Hockey Player of the Year, testified, "I learned so much from coach Littlefield. She is a wonderful human being." Highlights of Littlefield's Coaching Career:
Nine Western Maine Class A Field Hockey Championships Seven State Class A Crowns, following Four Triple C League Titles Two Triple C Basketball Championships and One League Division Title.
A bumper crop of Littlefield honors includes: Four-times Maine High School Coaches Association Field Hockey Coach of the Year. Her 1978 team, named one of the top ten combines of the decade in all Maine Schoolgirl Athletics; the 1985 Bonny Eagle Scots were named Sports Team Achiever of the Year by USA Today; Littlefield was rated nationally as the no. 2 field hockey Coach of the Year by Michael Kochler in his book, "America's Greatest Coaches".
Along with coaching Bonny Eagle's field hockey and girls' outdoor track teams, she was assistant coach for their 2000 state girls Class A Lacrosse team.
Faith Littlefield is deceased. She is survived by her sister Hope L. Roff.
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