Greene’s field hockey arm reaches Olympic Games

When you think of Greene field hockey, the words “tradition, excellence, and champion” come to mind. It is also a team blessed with continuity. Only three women have ever served as head coach in the four-decade-old program beginning with the school’s legendary hall of fame mentor, Nancy Bromley.

Bromley won over 300 career games and four state titles during her tenure before retiring in the late 1990s. She fostered a program in which Greene field hockey players – past and present – remain connected as part of a large and still growing family. An extension of that family will take the field in London next week at the Summer Olympics where clubs around the world will compete for ultimate prize in field hockey: A gold medal.

Sisters Julia and Katie Reinprecht, residents of Perkasie, Pa., earned spots on a U.S. team this spring, and it is a good bet the Americans will be in contention for a medal. The Reinprecht sisters happen to be the daughters of Tina Reinprecht (Klecha) and the nieces of Afton’s Hall of Fame field hockey coach, Janet Conover (Klecha). The Klecha sisters – Tina, Janet, Mary, and Patti – were among the early players for Greene’s burgeoning field hockey team, and helped establish a program that has done nothing but win for 40 years.

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