The following information is unsolicited feedback from our former De Shore Athletes and is provided for your viewing!
Jenna Steele 2013:
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? My club coach Ike Eisenhour. I was hurt my junior and senior year in high school and during that time he really helped me stay positive and always pushed for me and still does today. If it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't be playing at Mary Washington, let alone college field hockey.
Erica Waples 2014:
Hi Coach Eisenhour,
I've been meaning to take a moment to write a more meaningful Happy Belated Birthday message! I am always grateful for how supportive your were to me as a coach--you helped me get into Yale which changed my life. I am also still playing in the Northeast Field Hockey Assoc. league that you connected me with more than 10 years ago! Wishing you another year full of hockey, fun and sun! 😊
Karen Duffield, January 2015
I appreciate very much the time you took to respond to my email. Thank you for explaining the differences between the various teams and leagues and how their practices are formatted. I understand it better now. Please forgive me if anything in my earlier email comments was perceived as being critical in any way of the DE Shore FH process or of your coaching principles, ....It is because of your stellar reputation and the organization's proven success, that I was (and still am) so pleased that Emma & Olivia can be a part of such a fine athletic program. Thank you for being so patient with all three of the Duffields as we become more familiar and comfortable with DE Shore Field Hockey!
Joy Sabbagh, February 2015
I have to share something with you. I don't know the goalie very well from Smyrna... I know her name is Elana.
1. She is an incredible goalie 2. She always has a smile on her face when I see her 3. She was so good to Marlee today 4. She walked up to Marcella and
gave her a hug 5. I love her positive nature and that she helps Marlee without being told too... I love this kid!
Kathy Kay, February 2015
I am not sure what is entirely going on and actually like "being out of the loop", but I wanted to let you know I appreciate all you do for Delaware Shore. Erin has grown so much as a hockey player both in skill level and character. With whatever decisions you make, I know that you have the best interests of all the players at heart. With such a large group and various ability levels, organizing teams to please everyone is an insurmountable task. With that being said, the success of the program is evident in the ability level of the players at the high school level.
I know, first hand, that coaching can be a thankless job at times. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all that you do.
Alyssa More comments from 2/21/15
Thank you for everything you've done for me these past couple of years. I have nothing but good memories!! I'll always look back on Delaware Shore & remember how much fun I had.
Tonya Karl, July 2015:
Ike, I can't thank you enough for all that you do for my girls. You don't know what it means to me that Carey has this opportunity to get out of Sussex County and pursue her future through field hockey at Queens University. We've always called her our princess, so I guess it’s fitting that she is a Royal now.
As always, thank you for helping them learn to contribute to their community.