Coach of the Year
Sundberg has also been named The Daily Item’s 2012 Coach of the Year following an 18-0 season in which his Green Dragons claimed the Heartland-II title.
“I could not be any more proud of this team. They showed a lot of guts and determination every time out,” said Sundberg. “I don’t think too many people expected this of them, but they expected it of themselves, and that is the difference.
“This program feeds on its tradition of success and these athletes were driven to continue in that tradition.”
Along with going undefeated in dual meets, Lewisburg posted dramatic wins in the HAC meet where they beat Danville, 84-100, and also in the District 4 meet in which the Green Dragons edged Towanda, 88-89.
And then in the state meet Lewisburg finished eighth.
All of the aforementioned finishes made Sundberg extremely pleased, but the district win was the highlight of a great season he said.
“I think you’d have to count the district title as a signature win, but when a team goes undefeated, each one builds upon the previous one,” Sundberg said. “We had some injury and illness over the course of the year, but our guys really stepped up every time.
“Our training is constantly focusing on a healthy intrasquad competition, and that means at any given moment we have runners ready to move into a scoring position if needed. That happened a couple of times this season, and it is also one of the things I am most proud about this team.”