IN RECOGNITION OF COACH KAREN KLASSNER ON HER INDUCTION TO THE PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 179
(Extensions of Remarks - November 13, 2018)

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    IN RECOGNITION OF COACH KAREN KLASSNER ON HER INDUCTION TO THE 
                    PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

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                          HON. MATT CARTWRIGHT

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor coach Karen 
Klassner, who was inducted to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on 
November 3, 2018. Klassner was among those honored during the annual 
meeting of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame held in Plains, PA.
  Since 1972, Klassner has served as the head coach of the field hockey 
team at Wyoming Seminary. She has led her teams to win six state 
championships, six district championships, and ten league 
championships. Additionally, Sem has made twenty-eight district playoff 
appearances (after joining the PIAA in 1985) and 14 state tournament 
appearances. She also led her team to victory at the Moravian 
Tournament eight times, most recently in 2017. Her overall field hockey 
coaching record is 660-171-46.
  Klassner's unparalleled leadership ability has been recognized 
throughout her career. She was named ``Coach of the Year'' seven times, 
named 2006 Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Field 
Hockey Association, inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches 
Association Hall of Fame in 2009, inducted into the Luzerne County 
Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and named national coach of the year in 
field hockey by the National High School Coaches Association in 2009. 
She has also dedicated her time and expertise to various service 
positions, including chairing the PA All-State Selection Committee from 
1998 to 2009 and serving as the president of PA State Field Hockey 
State Coaches Association from 1998 to 2009. In addition to coaching 
field hockey at Sem, she currently serves as a consultant for the 
Keystone State Games.
  It is an honor to recognize Klassner's achievements and her 
impressive career at Wyoming Seminary, and it is fitting that she 
should be inducted as a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. 
I join with the members of the Hall of Fame in recognizing Klassner's 
career and in celebrating her impact on Wyoming Seminary athletics for 
decades.

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