Mittler is in her 12th year as the head coach of the field hockey program.
The team celebrated by dousing Coach Mittler with cold water and presenting her with flowers, balloons and cookies post-match. The celebration continued Tuesday morning with 200 balloons decorating Mittler’s Upper School English classroom.
“I am so grateful to our players, families and coaches for their kind wishes and thoughtfulness in celebrating 200 victories. It has been truly enjoyable to think back on all of the players who have contributed to this milestone and the pride they have in the field hockey tradition we continue here at MICDS,” said Mittler. “As I told our players, the players from the past would be proud of them and would be thrilled to watch them play. Moments like these remind me how lucky I am to work at a school that supports and values women's athletics and to be a part of such a great field hockey community in St. Louis.”
“Under Coach Mittler’s direction, our Field Hockey program has enjoyed great successes and some amazing years,” said Don Maurer MICDS Athletic Director. “They were semifinalists last year and have come back strong and determined this year.”
“We are very proud of Coach Mittler and this talented team of girls. It was a great win for MICDS on an absolutely beautiful fall day. We are especially pleased this milestone win came while playing in St. Louis – so we could be here to help celebrate,” said Lisa Lyle, Head of School. “This talented group has only given up a single goal while scoring 37 so far this season. Those are very impressive results.”
The Rams travel to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend for games against Sacred Heart Academy and Assumption High School.
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a
nonprofit, independent preparatory school for students in grades junior
kindergarten through twelve, offering non-sectarian education to qualified
students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS is today
regarded as one of the nation’s leaders in independent education.