Coach of the Year: Rose Pentz, Century

Coach of the Year: Rose Pentz, Century (Baltimore Sun photo by Jeffrey F. Bill / June 4, 2010)

Rose Pentz

Century

In the eight years since Pentz started Century's girls lacrosse program, she has taken the Knights to seven state finals and won five, including this year's Class 3A-2A crown.


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This spring, however, there were a few questions about the Knights. They were young and — for the first time — they didn't have a true go-to player, a Kelly Kasper or a Katie Schwarzmann. Everyone would have to contribute.

"This year, I think going into it, not only the coaching staff knew that but the players clearly were aware that we didn't have that player or two," Pentz said. "Not that it doesn't take a team, because it does, but I think it's been the one year that it's been such a team cameraderie. They worked together and everybody contributed in a different way. Everybody knew their role and I think everything came together very nicely."

Pentz, who took the Knights to the state final in their first season as a varsity program, retired as Century's coach after this season so she could watch her daughter Kaitlin, the Knights' goalie, play in college. She completes her run with a career record of 128-13.