During Homecoming weekend, current and former Field Hockey athletes gathered after a home Field Hockey game on October 22nd to honor recently retired Coach Sharon Wiley. She was recognized for her role in the AACS Athletic program and for years of service to many young athletes.
AACS Alumni Sarah Myer (Wood), class of 2005 recalls "The biggest thing that has always stuck with me about Coach Wiley was her genuine love for each of her players and her desire to help us grow deeper in our relationships with the Lord. It wasn't just about Field Hockey. Sure, her love for the game and desire for us to learn and grow in our skills was evident, but it was more than that. She'd invite us over for lunch and share sweet stories about her and Mr. Wiley (at our prodding!), listen to us complain about high school drama and offer perspective and counsel, and always share something about the Lord and his love for us. At the start of every season she established a theme for our team devotions. I remember one of the first being Proverbs 31- Women of Godly Character. That had such a lasting impact on me and years later I still think back to that devotion and all that she taught us from it. Her impact went beyond the field and beyond the few seasons I was lucky enough to spend with her as my Coach."
The plaque that adorns the new rock memorial on the Field Hockey field in front of the school reads; In light of her commitment to shaping godly young women, Annapolis Area Christian School and friends of AACS Athletics would like to honor the founder of the field hockey program and its leader for 15 years.
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord, you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24