Oak Knoll's Deidre Daly of Summit Honored at NJSIAA Girls and Women in Sports Day; Royals' Ali Good Honored as Field Hockey Coach of The Year

Deidre Daly Credits: Gabe Rhodes Photography
Ali Good

SUMMIT, NJ - Oak Knoll senior three-sport athlete Deidre Daly ’17, of Summit, was chosen to represent Oak Knoll School of the Holy child at Seton Hall University Sunday in celebration of the 31st anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

The annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association of Girls and Women Sports and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to recognize the state’s top female athletes with special awards.

Each high school and college in New Jersey was invited to nominate one of their top athletes to be recognized at the event, celebrating the many achievements of girls and women in sports. More than 150 high schools were represented.

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Daly, who plays soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse for the Royals, was a captain on the state championship soccer team in the fall, is a captain on the winter ice hockey team, and will play lacrosse this spring. 

“Deirdre’s contributions to Oak Knoll far exceed the playing field, and we are so proud of have her represent our school in this capacity,” said Oak Knoll Athletic Director Kelly O’Neil.

Daly will play Division I lacrosse at Vanderbilt University this fall.

Good Named Coach of the Year

Ali Good ’95, Oak Knoll's head varsity field hockey coach, was recently named New Jersey Coach of the Year in field hockey by the Coaches Association of the National Federation of State High School Associations.

“This honor is a testament to my team. I would not be receiving this recognition without their hard work and dedication,” Good said. “I am so fortunate to be part of a program that continues to define success through the balance of passion, intensity and fun. I've learned so much through all of my players and these valuable lessons have shaped my coaching journey.”

Good said there were many lessons she and the team learned from the season in which the squad won the NJSIAA / Investors Bank North Jersey, Non-Public tournament before ultimately falling to Bishop Eustace Non-Public championship. 

“We had another great season capped off with hard earned wins and championships, but we also learned from our defeats and gained insight on how we can continue to improve our team,” said Good.

During Good’s tenure, the Royals field hockey team won the Tournament of Champions in 2010 and have been tournament finalists on multiple occasions.

“I am so thankful for the support my players, their families and Oak Knoll have provided through the years.  It's a special program and I'm so proud to be part of it,” she added.

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