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Lancer Field Hockey great enters the ring of honor in South Hampton Roads

Former Longwood field hockey great Nancy Fowlkes, who played for the blue and white from 1971-74, was set to be honored Thursday as an inaugural member of the Ring of Honor in the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Known in the Hampton Roads area for her instrumental work as Virginia’s winningest high school coach, Fowlkes will be one of five members to be inducted into the first class, joining Beth Anders, Yogi Booth, Emilie Tilley and Debbie Lowrance.

During her career as a coach, Fowlkes collected 13 state titles — including seven in a row — and finished with a 390-55-20 overall record and .861 win percentage, coaching at Frank W. Cox High School from 1973-2001.

The induction ceremony was slated to proceed at 6:30 p.m. at the National Field Hockey Training Center in Virginia Beach. Fowlkes and the rest of the initial members will also be recognized Friday at halftime during the Class 6 Region A championship game.