After reaching a career milestone Oct. 11, Columbus Academy field hockey coach Anne Horton quickly deflected the attention away from herself.

Horton earned her 500th career win with a 9-0 victory over visiting Lancaster, but she gave the credit to her assistant coaches and players.

“You can’t do it alone,” Horton said. “You have to have great support. They give me the confidence to continue to push forward. I can’t say enough about (assistant coach) Danielle Sparks. JoAnne Adams is the face of our lower-level program and she gets them ready for us. It’s collaborative teamwork.”

Horton was recognized after the game, including receiving a letter of acknowledgement and congratulations from Gov. John Kasich. The letter was read by head of school Melissa Soderberg.

Horton is 426-33-27 in 26 seasons with the Vikings. She previously coached at Asheville (North Carolina) School and North Ridgeville Lake Ridge Academy and is 500-59-37 overall.

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