• Field Hockey
  • 2000
  • Athlete

Sharon Grace Creelman

Windsor, Ontario’s loss was New Brunswick’s gain when, as a 12 year old, she moved to the Kennebecasis Valley. Lucky for us; luckier still for the sport of field hockey.

It was at Kennebecasis Valley High School that she was introduced to a sport that would take her, via the University of New Brunswick and York University, to five Canadian intercollegiate all-star selections, two Pan-American Games, four World Cups, the World Student Games, and three Olympic Games.

For 12 years she starred on Canada’s National team, serving as captain for seven of those years. Since retiring in 1994 she has turned to coaching at the University of Waterloo and with Canada’s National Junior team.

A former England National coach said this: “Sharon was a player any international coach would have been privileged to have – committed, skilful and above all, loyal and passionate for her team, Canada”.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 2000.

Quick Facts

  • Member of the Canadian field hockey team from 1982-94; captained team from 1987-94
  • Selected to World Cup all-star team in 1986
  • Won the Canadian Sports Excellence Award in 1983 and ’87
  • Competed at the university level for both the University of New Brunswick (1982) and York University (1984-89)
  • Selected All-Canadian in 1982, ’85, ’86, ’87 and ’88
  • York University’s Athlete of the Year in 1989
  • Seven-time winner of the Ontario Provincial Sports Award
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