Sarah was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Her citation is copied below:
Sarah Coste started her lacrosse career at the tender age of 7, and throughout her school days demonstrated an athleticism that served her well in many sports. As a student at Kent School in Connecticut she excelled in lacrosse while also devoting her fall seasons to crew and her winter seasons to squash. As a senior, she was selected the Most Valuable Player in lacrosse.
At Washington College, she joined the field hockey team as the back-up goalie, a position she filled for two years. She also played singles on the tennis club team for two years. Lacrosse, however, is the sport in which she excelled, and the sport to which she contributed so much. In each of her four years, she was selected as the outstanding attack player. Three of her four teams enjoyed winning seasons. Her forte was scoring and this she did most often. Her yearly statistics are phenomenal: 1988 — 57 goals, 24 assists, 1989 — 68 goals, 11 assists; 1990 — 44 goals, 19 assists; 1991 —56 goals, 24 assists; for a total 281 points. She holds the College record for achieving the most points in a college career, as well as the most goals in a career — 225; most goals in a season — 68; most goals in a game — 10; — most ground balls/interceptions in a game — 14.
She was an All-Conference team selection in 1988, an IWLCA All-American in 1989, a second team IWLCA Division III All-American in 1990, a first team IWLCA Division III All-American in 1991 as well as a Tournament Selectee and a member of the Middle Atlantic All-Conference team. She represented Washington College in the annual North/South All Star Game in 1991, and in that year received the College’s Most Valuable Player Award.
She remained active after graduation, participating in club lacrosse for two years and in United States Tennis Association’s women’s singles and doubles events.
Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Sarah Preston Coste into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this fourth day of October, 2003.
Field Hockey, Lacrosse