PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA - In October, during the annual election meeting, Plymouth Little League went through the motions of electing their 64th slate of Board Members and achieved something that has never previously occurred; they elected their first female President! Plymouth Meeting resident Susan Robinson was elected to a 1-year term and currently serves as the league's 22nd President.
When Robinson became involved with her kids' Little League, she had no idea that she would be elected to the top spot just a few years later. After being dragged to a monthly meeting by a neighbor, she dove in and took on the role of helping to launch a new Quickball program for girls. Later Robinson transitioned into the Coordinator for Softball.
Born and raised in West Philly, playing baseball then softball in East Falls Athletic Association, athletics was a defining part of Robinson's identity throughout her life. Robinson has a diverse athletic career in high school while attending Germantown Friends School. Lettering 9 times across field hockey, basketball, and softball Robinson, a natural leader, was team captain for her high school basketball and softball teams in her senior year and was also a member of the first Varsity Softball team in her school's history.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, where she earned a degree in Biology Education, Robinson continued to play club basketball while also working as a member of the EMT squad for the University. During her time as an EMT, she met her future husband.
After college, Robinson returned to Germantown Friends, where she currently teaches science and is heavily involved in the school's athletic program. Over her 20-year teaching career, Robinson has held coaching positions at various age-levels and sports, including basketball, softball, and cross country. She spent five years as the Varsity Softball Coach and led the team to the school's first-ever league championship appearance.
After moving to Plymouth Meeting in 2008, Robinson even took up competitive Curling in 2013 at the Philadelphia Curling Club, a career that is currently on hold due to COVID-19. Robinson and her husband Joe have two kids they adore, son Jack (11) and daughter Taylor (7).
Along with her Little League duties, Robinson has volunteered with Colonial Soccer, Colonial Field Hockey, Plymouth ABA (basketball league), and Whitemarsh Girls Basketball.
Robinson is excited to launch a new generation for Plymouth Little League. "As a dedicated supporter of Plymouth Little League, I am excited to take on this leadership role in an organization with a strong foundation and rich history. Our incredible volunteers have performed great work, and Plymouth Little League is in a tremendous position to build on our already strong baseball and softball programs. We recently announced we will be constructing a state-of-the-art hitting center for our kids, which will feature four brand new batting tunnels and covered practice space to allow our teams to improve and have fun."
About Plymouth Little League: Plymouth Little League was founded in 1958 and has operated continuously since offering baseball, softball, and Quickball for boys and girls 4+. Registration is open for the month of January and can be completed at plymouthlittleleague.org. Plymouth Little League’s boundaries encompass all of Plymouth Township, half of Whitpain Township, and parts of Conshohocken and Whitemarsh. More information can be found on their website. Plymouth Little League can be found on Facebook (@plymouthll) or Instagram (@plymouthlittleleague)
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