A former head coach at Brown University of field hockey and women’s lacrosse, Wendy Anderson approached her life with passion and commitment. She did so making the US field hockey team on her sixth try, advocating for equal opportunities for female athletes at Brown, and traveling with Annie, her Australian shepherd, to 55 national parks after the onset of her illness.
Ms. Anderson, an inaugural inductee into Hingham High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame who also played field hockey for Team USA at the World Cup Games in 1983, died Dec. 3. She was 58 and lived in East Dennis.
“The level of courage she displayed was incredible,” said Leigh Ernst Friestedt, who played lacrosse for Ms. Anderson. “It was empowering to be around her.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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