CLASS OF '08
YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019
"Christie was a starting midfielder who increased her teammates' confidence because of her ability
to settle the ball, control the midfield and set up opportunities to score,” teammate and best friend
Jessica Babice Cuba said. "Christie's upbeat, energetic and hard-working personality made her the perfect
role model for her teammates. When Christie was focused and working hard during practices and games,
everyone around her was motivated to do the same."
A three-year varsity letter winner, she was a member of a Mercer County Tournament champion
and twice was a member of a state sectional champion.
An all-state performer at Steinert, Fink was a team captain in both high school and college
and is a proven leader.
"I wanted to coach and I wanted to be a (health and physical education) teacher," she said.
Soon after taking over the reins of the girls’ soccer team at Nottingham High, Christie received
Coach of the Year laurels.
"Now as the varsity head coach at Nottingham, Christie demonstrates the same qualities
and attributes when coaching her players," Cuba said. "She is a respected, patient, and driven
coach who has brought the program to a competitive, high-level of play in three short years."
Her love of soccer and family, which are seemingly directly connected if your last name
is Fink, runs deep. Her father Joe (an SHS Hall of Famer) and his six soccer-playing
(soccer-coaching, soccer-training, etc.) brothers and their late parents were inducted
as a family unit into the Mercer County Soccer Hall of Fame.
"I learned a lot from my dad and I wanted to take part in all that," said Christie,
whose resume' is chockful of experience as a teacher and a coach and a trainer.
At the high school level, she has coached other sports including lacrosse and track.
She has been a trainer at Hall of Famer Bob Smith's Soccer Academy working with youth soccer
players at the indoor turf facility. She has also been a trainer for various teams, including
the Bordentown U14 girls, as well as for other soccer leagues and programs in New Jersey.
She also has been an evaluator with the Freehold Soccer Club.
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