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Inducted as a truly great contributor, Curran was recognized as one of the top officials in boys’ and men’s lacrosse for 40 years. Based in Syracuse, he served as a high school and college official from 1964-2004, and worked five NCAA men’s championship games. Curran also officiated on the international level for 30 years, working in numerous World Championships, Canadian Championships and European Championships. He was one of the founding members of the International Federation of Lacrosse’s (now FIL) Referees Association, and served as the group’s first president. Curran was also referee-in-chief for three FIL World Championships. Curran has been the recipient of numerous awards, including both the Silver Whistle Award and Gold Whistle Award in New York, and the USILA’s Frenchy Julien Service Award.
Inducted as a truly great player, Fin enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School before becoming a three-time first team All-American as a midfielder at Syracuse University. He earned first team honors in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Fin was selected as the winner of the USILA’s McLaughlin Award as the national midfielder of the year as a senior in 1994, and was also named MVP of the USILA’s North-South All-Star Game that season. Fin helped lead Syracuse to the 1993 NCAA title, and served as a team captain in 1994 in leading the Orange to the NCAA semifinals. Fin was previously inducted to the US Lacrosse Hudson Valley Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999.
Inducted posthumously as a truly great coach, Geppi-Aikens served as head coach at her alma mater, Loyola University Maryland (formerly Loyola College) from 1989-2003, where she amassed a record of 197-71, with 10 NCAA Tournament appearances. Geppi-Aikens was selected as the IWLCA’s Division I coach of the year three times, winning the honor in 1996, 1997 and 2003. She also produced 29 All-American players during her tenure. Geppi-Aikens served as a member of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committee from 1995-99, and was chairperson of the committee for two years. She received the Tewaaraton Lifetime Recognition Award in 2001, and both the NCAA’s Inspiration Award and the ECAC’s Award of Valor in 2003. Geppi-Aikens has previously been inducted to two other halls of fame. She passed away in 2003.
Inducted as a truly great coach, Hartranft is still active, having completed his 47th season as head coach at Farmingdale (N.Y.) High School at the time of his induction. Through the 2015 season, Hartranft has 694 wins, ranking third all-time among boys’ high school coaches. Hartranft led Farmingdale to the New York state championship in 2011, and also finished as state runner-up in 1978 and 2003. His teams have captured 13 Nassau County championships and made 41 consecutive playoff appearances. He has been selected as the conference coach of the year 10 times, and tabbed as the Nassau County coach of the year twice. In addition, Hartranft served as head coach of the U.S. Men’s Under-19 National Team in 1992 and led Team USA to the world championship. He was the inaugural winner if the NILCA's coach of the year award in 2011, and named winner of the US Lacrosse Gerry Carroll Award as the national coach of the year in 2013.
Inducted as a truly great player, Elicker enjoyed a four-year career at James Madison University, where she served as a team captain and led the Dukes to a conference championship, before becoming a member of the U.S. National Team program from 1980-86. Her international experience began with a touring team visit to Australia for a series of matches in 1980. Elicker also competed as a member of Team USA at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, helping to capture the gold medal in 1982. She served as a team captain for the 1986 squad that finished in second place to Australia. Elicker competed for 10 years as a post-collegiate club player, and was recipient of the Beth Allen Award in 1985 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament. She has been inducted previously into the James Madison University Athletics Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame.
Inducted as a truly great player, Lockwood was a high school All-American who won a state championship at West Genesee (N.Y.) High School in 1990, before becoming a four-time collegiate All-American as a midfielder at Syracuse University. He earned first team honors in 1992, second team honors in 1993 and 1994, and third team status in 1991. Additionally, he was selected to the All-NCAA Tournament team in both 1992 and 1993, and helped lead Syracuse to the 1993 NCAA title. He also played in the USILA’s North-South All-Star Game as a senior in 1994, and was named Syracuse University's "Athlete of the Year" that year. Lockwood was a two-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team and helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 1994 and 1998 world championships. As a post-collegiate player, he competed as a member of the Reebok Lacrosse Club for three seasons and earned All-Club honors in 1996 and 1997.
Inducted as a truly great player, Nelson was a two-time collegiate All-American as a midfielder at Harvard University, earning second team honors in both 1992 and 1994. She helped to lead Harvard to the Ivy League championship in both 1991 and 1992, and received All-Ivy League recognition in 1992 and 1994. Nelson was also selected for the North-South All-Star Game following her senior season in 1994. Nelson was a three-time member of U.S. World Cup Team, helping Team USA to capture the world championship in both 1997 and 2001, and place second in 2005. She was also a member of the U.S. teams which toured England, Scotland and wales in 1996 and Australia in 2000. All told, she was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team program for 11 years. Nelson was the recipient of US Lacrosse’s Beth Allen Award in 2002 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the Women’s National Tournament.
Inducted as a truly great player, Vaughan enjoyed an All-American career as a collegiate player at Harvard University. She was a two-time All-American as a defender, earning first team honors in 1989 and 1990. Vaughan helped lead Harvard to its first NCAA title in 1990 as the Crimson defeated Maryland in the national championship game. In addition to earning All-Ivy League honors four times, she was the Ivy League’s rookie of the year as a freshman in 1987 and the Ivy League’s player of the year as a senior in 1990. Vaughan was also the recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship in 1990. She was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team program for seven years, and helped lead Team USA to the gold medal as a member of the World Cup team in both 1993 and 1997.
Inducted as a truly great player, Voelker was a three-time All-American as a defenseman at Johns Hopkins University, earning third team status in 1989 and 1990, and first team honors as a senior in 1991. He was also selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game in 1991. As a professional, Voelker played seven indoor seasons with the Philadelphia Wings, winning three championships, and then played two seasons in Major League Lacrosse, adding another championship with the Long Island Lizards in 2003. Voelker helped the U.S. National Team to the gold medal in both 1994 and 1998. He was selected to the 1998 All-World Team and also chosen as the World’s Best Defenseman following the 1998 World Games. Voelker also competed as a member of the Mt. Washington Club team from 1993-2000 and helped the club win USCLA championships in 1993 and 1995.
Inducted as a truly great player, Cockerton was a four-time All-American at North Carolina State University, earning first team honors in 1980, second team honors in 1978 and 1979, and third team honors as a freshman in 1977. He also received All-ACC honors in each of his four seasons, and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. At the time of his induction, Cockerton still ranked third all-time in NCAA Division I history with 193 career goals, first all-time in goals per game with 4.39, and second all-time in points per game with 6.36. A native of Oshawa, Canada, Cockerton also participated as a club player for the Oshawa Blue Knights from 1979-95, and played for Team Canada in the FIL World Championship in 1978, 1982 and 1990. Cockerton had six goals and three assists in Canada’s 17-16 victory over Team USA in the 1978 final, including the game-winning goal in overtime. At the time of his induction, he was serving as president of the Federation of International Lacrosse.
Inducted as a truly great player, Jalbert was a three-time All-American as a midfielder at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors in 1999 and 2000 and honorable mention status in 1998. Jalbert helped lead the Cavaliers to the 1999 NCAA title, and was named as the winner of the USILA’s McLaughlin Award that season as the national midfielder of the year. He earned All-ACC honors in both 1999 and 2000, and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. As a professional, Jalbert was a four-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and named league MVP in 2003 while helping the Lizards claim the championship. He was a three-time all-star in the National Lacrosse League, winning titles in 2001 and 2006. He also was named to the 2006 All-World Team and received the Best Midfielder Award as a member of Team USA.
Inducted as a truly great player, Millon began her collegiate career with two seasons at Essex (Md.) Community College before she transferred to the University of Maryland and became a second team All-American as a senior in 1990. She was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. Millon was a two-time member of the U.S. World Cup Team, helping Team USA to capture the world championship in both 1997 and 2001. She also served as an alternate on the 1993 team. Millon was the recipient of US Lacrosse’s Beth Allen Award in 2001 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the Women’s National Tournament. She was also the first recipient of the IWLCA’s President’s Award in 2004.
Inducted as a truly great player, Mitchell was one of the last of the three-sport athletes in college. He was a two-time All-American at Johns Hopkins University, earning honorable mention status in 1986 and first team honors in 1987. Mitchell was the first long stick defensive midfielder to be named as a first team All-American. In addition to lacrosse, he played football and basketball at Homewood. Mitchell played on three lacrosse national championship teams at Johns Hopkins (1984, 1985, 1987) and was selected to JHU’s all-time lacrosse team in 1987. The Blue Jays compiled a 47-6 record during his four seasons. Mitchell also helped the U.S. National Team to the gold medal in both 1990 and 1994, and he was selected to the All-World Team following the 1990 World Games.
Inducted as a truly great player, Uhlfelder was a four-year player at the University of Maryland, where she was a first-team All-American as a senior in 1991 and also selected as the national attacker of the year. Uhlfelder was recognized on the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team in both 1990 and 1991, and selected to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. As a member of the U.S. National Team program from 1989-2005, she competed as a member of Team USA at the 1997 and 2001 World Cups, winning gold medals both times. Uhlfelder was recipient of the Beth Allen Award in 2004 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament. As a collegiate coach, Uhlfelder served nine years at Stanford University and at the time of her induction, ranked as the winningest coach in Stanford women’s lacrosse history with 84-46 record.
Inducted as a truly great player, Voelkel was a four-time All-American as a midfielder at the University of North Carolina, earning first team honors in 1982 and 1983, second team honors in 1981, and honorable mention status in 1980. Additionally, Voelkel was tabbed as the USILA’s midfielder of the year in 1983. He was a three-time selectee to the All-ACC team (1981, 1982, 1983), and named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. North Carolina won two ACC championships (1981, 1982) during his tenure, and also captured two NCAA national championships, in 1981 and 1982. He was named UNC’s team MVP in 1981 and 1983. Voelkel was selected to play in the USILA’s North-South All-Star Game as a senior in 1983.
Wakefield was inducted posthumously as a truly great contributor. Recognized by many as being the first publicist for women’s lacrosse, she served as a writer and columnist covering the game for parts of four decades. Wakefield was the women's editor for Lacrosse Magazine for 12 years, and editor of the USWLA’s Crosse Checks publication for five years. For 10 years, Wakefield was a fixture at the Vail Shootout as a scorer, timer and writer. In recognition, she received the Vail Tournament’s Service Award in 1997. In 2000, the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse established the Carole Wakefield Award, presented to a journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to women's lacrosse in Pennsylvania.
Watson was inducted as a truly great contributor. Watson may be best known as the coach who launched the women’s program at Ursinus College, where she amassed a record of 199-19-9 as the coach from 1957-81. Included in that run were seven undefeated seasons, as well as runner-up finishes in both the 1979 USWLA National Tournament and the 1981 AIAW National Championship. In addition, she was instrumental in the creation of the Philadelphia Colleges Women’s Lacrosse Association (PCWLA) in 1970, and was a pioneer in the women’s lacrosse camp business. In recognition, Watson was the inaugural recipient of the IWLCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. She was previously inducted to four other halls of fame.
Inducted as a truly great player, Carney was a four-year starter as a midfielder at the University of Maryland and a two-time All-American, earning first team honors in 2001 and third team honors in 1999. She helped to lead the Terrapins to four straight NCAA national championships from 1998-2001, and three straight ACC Championships from 1999-2001. Carney was a three-time All-ACC selectee (1999-2001) and was also selected to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. She finished her Maryland career ranked third on the school’s all-time list in assists (110), fifth in goals (162) and fifth in points (265). She was a two-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (2001, 2005) and named to the All-World Team in 2005. Carney holds the record for most goals scored in World Cup play (37) by a U.S. player.
Inducted as a truly great player, DeJuliis was a four-time All-American at Penn State University, earning first team honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997. She finished her career ranked sixth on Penn State’s all-time scoring list with 203 points and led the Nittany Lions in scoring in 1994, 1995 and 1996. As a senior, she served as team captain and was selected for the North-South All- Star Game. DeJuliis was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 1994-2009, and served as captain of the 2009 World Cup team that won the world championship. She has received both the Amy Willard Award (1997) and the Beth Allen Award (2009) as a participant in US Lacrosse’s Women’s National Tournament. DeJuliis founded Ultimate Goal Lacrosse in 2001, which services over 500 members annually. She also spent eight years in collegiate coaching at Princeton University.
Inducted as a truly great player, Heether was a four-year starter at Loyola University Maryland and a first-team All-American in 1990. She was also selected as the IWLCA’s national goalie of the year that season. Heether was a three-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1993, 1997, 2001), helping Team USA capture the world championship in each of those years. She also served as an alternate to the team in 1989 and 2005. Heether ranks second all-time in saves (53) by a U.S. player in World Cup competition. Following her playing career, she added a fourth World Cup title as head coach of the U.S. team in 2009. Heether was recipient of US Lacrosse’s Beth Allen Award in 2005 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the National Tournament. In recent years, she has twice travelled to South Africa to serve as a coach with the South African Lacrosse Project.
Inducted as a truly great player, Stumpf enjoyed a standout prep career as a low defensive player at Springfield (Pa.) High School (Delco) before becoming a four-year anchor on defense at the University of Maryland. Stumpf helped the Terrapins to the NCAA semifinals in 1984 and 1985 and ultimately to their first national championship as a team captain in 1986. Stumpf earned first team All-America honors in both 1985 and 1986, and was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team in 1984, 1985 and 1986. She played in the North-South All-Star Game in 1986 and was additionally named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002 and the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2006. Stumpf spent seven years (1986-1993) as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program, and was a member of the 1989 championship-winning U.S. World Cup Team. She served as an alternate for the 1986 U.S. World Cup Team.
Inducted as a truly great coach, Berkman completed his 25th season as the head coach at Salisbury (Md.) University in 2013 and his 26th year overall as a head coach at the time of his induction. Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history, with a 428-48 career record through the 2013 season. Berkman has won the NCAA Division III national championship 10 times (1994, 1995, 1999, 2003-05, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012) – all at Salisbury – and finished as the national runner-up four other times. He also has the highest winning percentage (90.1%) of any men’s college coach in history. Berkman has coached Salisbury to seven undefeated seasons and 17 conference championships. He has been recognized three times as the USILA’s national coach of the year (1991, 2008, 2012) and eight times as his conference’s coach of the year, while coaching 178 All-Americans during his career.
Inducted as a truly great player, Miller was a four-time All-American at Hobart (N.Y.) College, earning first team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and honorable mention status in 1988. Additionally, Miller was a two-time winner of both the USILA’s national Division III player of the year award and national attackman of the year award (1990, 1991). He helped lead Hobart to four NCAA Division III national championships (1988-1991) during his career, and finished as Hobart’s all-time leader in goals (173), and second all-time in assists (145) and points (318). Miller played professionally in the indoor NLL for the Philadelphia Wings from 1991-1998, and was MVP of the NLL’s championship game in 1998. He was also a two-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, helping Team USA to world championships in both 1994 and 1998.
Inducted as a truly great player, Wade was a three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina, earning first team honors in 1993 and 1994, and second team honors in 1992. Additionally, Wade was tabbed as the USILA’s midfielder of the year in 1993. Wade was the ACC’s player of the year in both 1993 and 1994, and was a four-time selectee to the All-ACC team (1991-1994). North Carolina won four ACC championships during his tenure, and also captured the NCAA national championship in 1991. Wade was a member of three U.S. national teams, playing on the U-19 squad in 1992 and the world champion U.S. Men’s National Team in both 1994 and 1998. He was selected to the All-World Team in 1998, and also named as winner of the Best and Fairest Player Award (MVP) at the 1998 world championship.
Inducted as a truly great player, Watson was a four-time All-American at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors in 1996 and 1997, second team honors in 1995, and third team honors in 1994. He was also named the USILA’s attackman of the year in 1996.Watson won the ACC’s Rookie of the Year Award in 1994 and the ACC’s Player of the Year Award as a senior in 1997. He was also a four-time All-ACC selectee. Watson helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA championship game in both 1994 and 1996, and was named the NCAA Tournament’s most outstanding player in 1996. He finished his career ranked second on UVA’s all-time scoring list with 141 goals. Watson was a member of the 1998 world champion U.S. Men’s National Team, and in 2002 was named one of the 50 greatest lacrosse players in ACC history. He was a five-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and is the model for the MLL logo.
Inducted as a truly great player, Adams enjoyed a record-setting four-year playing career at the University of Maryland from 1998-2001, during which time she earned first-team All-America honors three times and won the Tewaaraton Award as a senior. Adams was named the national player of the year and the national attacker of the year by the IWLCA three times, winning each award in 1999, 2000 and 2001. She concluded her career as Maryland’s all-time leader in goals, assists, and points, and helped lead the Terrapins to four straight NCAA national championships from 1998-2001. Adams finished her career with 445 total points, setting the NCAA career scoring record.A native of Australia, Adams also played for the Australian national team in 2001, 2005 and 2009 and earned All-World honors twice. She is currently serving in her fourth year as head women’s lacrosse coach at Loyola University Maryland.
Inducted as a truly great player, Colsey was a four-time All-American at Syracuse University from 1992-1995 following a standout prep career at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School. Colsey earned first-team All-America honors in each of his last three collegiate seasons after earning third-team honors as a freshman. He received the USILA’s McLaughlin Award in 1995 as the national midfielder of the year, and also was selected for the North-South All-Star Game as a senior. He led Syracuse to the NCAA national championship in 1993 and 1995. Colsey also played nine seasons (2000-2008) professionally in Major League Lacrosse and earned all-star honors four times. He was the MLL’s Championship MVP in 2006. Colsey also was a member of the 2006 U.S. Men’s National Team.
Inducted as a truly great player, Dougherty was a two-time, first-team All-American at the University of Maryland (1993-1996), earning the award in his junior and senior seasons. Dougherty was a two-time recipient of the USILA’s Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as the nation’s top goalkeeper (1995, 1996) and was named the Lt. Raymond Enners Award winner as the nation’s outstanding player in 1995. In addition, he was MVP of the 1995 NCAA Championship after leading Maryland to a second place finish. Dougherty played nine professional seasons in Major League Lacrosse and was an MLL All-Star six times and the MLL’s Goalie of the Year three times. He also won two World Championships as a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team in 1998 and 2010.
Inducted as a truly great coach, at the time of her induction in 2012, Foote had completed her 31st season as head coach at Middlebury (Vt.) College with 376 wins and a career winning percentage of nearly 80 percent. Foote has guided Middlebury to the NCAA Division III national championship five times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004) and has recorded four perfect seasons. Under her guidance, Middlebury has recorded seven conference championships and made 14 straight trips to the NCAA national semifinals from 1994-2007. She has been recognized as the IWLCA national coach of the year five times. Foote also served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women’s Developmental Team from 2005-09, and a member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Committee from 2003-06.
Inducted as a truly great player, Amonte Hiller was a four-time All-American at the University of Maryland, earning first-team honors in 1994, 1995 and 1996 after receiving second team honors as a freshman in 1993. She helped to lead the Terrapins to the NCAA national championship in 1995 and 1996, and was named the national defensive player of the year in 1995 and the national offensive player of the year in 1996. She was chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) Female Athlete of the Year in 1996. Amonte Hiller is a three-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team (1997, 2001, 2005), and was selected to the All-World Team in 2005. At the time of her induction, she was serving in her 11th season as head women’s lacrosse coach at Northwestern University and had won seven NCAA championships.
Inducted as a truly great player, Hubbard was a three-time All-American at Princeton (N.J.) University, earning first-team honors in 1996 and 1998 and second-team honors in 1997. He helped lead the Tigers to three straight NCAA national championships (1996, 1997, 1998) and four consecutive Ivy League titles during his career. Hubbard also earned All-Ivy League recognition three times, and was named the league’s player of the year as a sophomore in 1996 when he established a new school record with 53 goals in a season. He finished his career as Princeton’s all-time leader in goals scored (163) and second in career points (211). He was a member of the 1998 U.S. National Team that won the world championship, and played professionally for three indoor seasons and eight outdoor seasons. He was a six-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse (2001-2006) and the MLL’s leading scorer three times (2001-2003).
Inducted as a truly great player, Nelson was a three-time first-team All-American (1983, 1984, 1985) at Syracuse University after transferring from North Carolina State University following his freshman season.Nelson was awarded the USILA’s Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the national attackman of the year three times (1983, 1984 and 1985). Syracuse won the NCAA national championship in 1983 and finished as the national runner-up during Nelson’s junior and senior seasons in 1984 and 1985. Nelson also was selected for the USILA’s North-South All-Star Game in 1985, and recognized on the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Team in 1995. He concluded his playing career in 1985 as the NCAA's Division I all-time scoring leader with 320 points. At the time of his induction, Nelson still ranked third in career points and remained first in career assists with 221.
Inducted as a truly great coach, Timchal was the all-time winningest coach in NCAA women’s lacrosse history, with a 412-108 career record in 30 seasons as a head coach at the time of her induction in 2012. She is the only women’s lacrosse coach to lead three different teams to the NCAA Tournament, having done so with Northwestern University, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Naval Academy. Timchal has won the NCAA national championship eight times (1992, 1995-2001) – all at Maryland – and made her 24th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012, the most all-time among coaches. She was named the IWLCA’s national coach of the year in 1999, and has been named her conference’s coach of the year five times. Timchal was also recognized as the head coach on the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2006. As a testimony to her impact in the sport, dozens of her former players have gone on to coach in the college ranks.
Inducted as a truly great contributor, Allison was the head coach for Union College (1957-76) and then for Colorado School of Mines (1976-93). At both schools, he pulled double-duty by serving as director of athletics from 1972-1976 (Union) and from 1976-1995 (Colorado School of Mines). A former president of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and the USLCA, Allison is credited with developing and implementing the NCAA lacrosse playoff system (1971) and forming the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (1978). Allison has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter Hall of Fame (2006), the US Lacrosse Colorado Chapter Hall of Fame (1995), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame (1995), the Colorado School of Mines Athletic Hall of Fame (2007), the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2006), the Union College Athletic Hall of Fame (2005) and the SUNY Cortland Athletic Hall of Fame (1988)"
Inducted as a truly great player, Davis was a four-year member of the St. Paul's School for Girls (Md.) field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams. She graduated from Ursinus College and was named captain her senior year (1982). She was an All-American in both field hockey and lacrosse at Ursinus, and went on to play for the U.S. women’s national team (1979-1989); the U.S. touring team (1981, 1984); and the U.S. world cup team (1986). She was also captain of the U.S. team for the Canadian National Tournament in 1985. As a club player, Davis played for South 1, Philadelphia Colleges 1 and Lax World. She was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999 and the St. Paul's School for Girls Hall of Fame in 2001.
Inducted as a truly great player, Huntley, a four-year college player at Johns Hopkins University (1976-1979), received first team (1977, 1979) and second team (1978) All-America honors. He helped his team capture two NCAA Division I championship titles (1978, 1979) and was named to the All-time Johns Hopkins Team in 1979. Huntley received the Lt. Donald MacLaughlin award as the nation's top midfielder in 1979 and was selected to play in the 1979 North-South All-Star Game. He played in the 1978 (gold medal) and 1982 World Games for Team Canada.Huntley was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999, the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2011.
Inducted as a truly great player, Lawlor was a four-year player for the United States Naval Academy, earning first team (1974, 1975) and honorable mention (1973) All-America accolades. In his senior year of 1975, he was given the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Schmeisser Award as the nation’s outstanding defenseman and won the Stuart Oxnard Trophy as Navy's Most Valuable Player. Lawlor has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame (2006) and USNA Athletic Hall of Fame (1975).
Suzanne Honeysett McKinny was inducted as a truly great umpire. She transitioned into officiating after a successful playing career at the collegiate and national team level, which included a spot of the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team from 1965-1972, as well as the U.S. Touring Team (1964, 1969, 1970). McKinny umpired 35 years at the high school level, 30 years at the collegiate level and 20 years at the international level. She also served on the Philadelphia Umpiring Board.
Inducted as a truly great player, Reese received first team (1990) and honorable mention (1988, 1989) All-America honors as a four-year player at Yale University. Reese was Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1987) and received the Ivy League Player of the Year award and the USILA MacLaughlin Award as the nation’s top midfielder in 1990, when he set the NCAA single season record with 82 goals.He led Yale to three Ivy League championships (1988-1990) and holds the Yale record for career goals (162) and points (200). In 1995, Resse was selected for the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team.
Inducted as a truly great player, Lanahan Zvosec, a two-time All-American, was captain of the 1981 team at the University of Maryland that captured the NCAA Division I National Championship. Additionally, she was selected as the MVP of the National Championship Game. Following college, Zvosec went on to play for the U.S. Women’s National First Team (1980-1987), the U.S. Touring Team (1984) and the U.S. World Cup team (1982, 1986-Captain). Additionally, she coached at Loyola (Md.) College. Her other honors include winning the Beth Allen Award in 1983 and being named to the All-ACC Top-50 Lacrosse Team in 2003. She has also been inducted previously into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter's Hall of Fame (1998).
Inducted as a truly great player, Bacigalupo attended St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, earning 11 varsity letters for football, basketball and lacrosse. In lacrosse, he was a high school All-American and first-team all-league goalie as a senior in 1990. At Princeton, Bacigalupo was a three-time first team All-American (1992, 1993, 1994) and second team All-American (1991) goalie, a four-time All-Ivy league member, a two-year team captin (1993, 1994), the recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award for the Division I Goalie of the Year (1992, 1993, 1994) and the Raymond Enners Award for the Division I Player of the Year (1994). He captured two Ivy League Championships (1992, 1993), two NCAA Division I Championships (1992, 1994) and was twice named the NCAA Division I Tournament Final Four MVP (1992, 1994). Bacigalupo tops Princeton’s leader board as its all-time saves leader (732) and received the William Winston Roper Trophy, Princeton's top athletics award. Bacigalupo participated in the North/South All-Star Game in 1994, and graduated as a USILA Scholar All-American. He was named to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team (1995) and the Lacrosse Magazine All-Century Team in 2000. He was previously inducted into the St. Paul's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008, and into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2009.
Inducted as a truly great player, Burnett was a three-time high school All-American and high school all-star at Wroxeter and at St. Mary’s (Md).During his career at North Carolina, Burnett was a four-time All-American, earning first team honors in 1981 and 1982, second team in 1983, and honorable mention in 1980. He was named ACC Player of the Year (1981) and was a three-time All-ACC team member. He is UNC’s third all-time leading scorer and remains second among UNC’s all-time assist leaders. Burnett helped his team capture two NCAA Division I National Championships (1981, 1982) and two ACC Championships (1981, 1982). As one of the Top-50 All-Time ACC Players, Burnett was voted into the US Lacrosse Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame in 2009 and inducted into the Anne Arundel (Md.) County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Inducted as a truly great player, Ford was an attackman for Gilman (Md) School where he received All-American (1981), All-MSA (1981), and All-Metro (1980, 1981) accolades. Ford helped his school to capture the MSA Championship in 1981. At North Carolina, Ford was an All-American first (1985) and second (1984) team member as well as All-ACC in 1984 and 1985. He received the ACC Player of the Year award (1985) and captured an NCAA Division I National Championship in 1982. Ford was also the MVP of the 1985 North/South All-Star Game. Ford was a member of the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club, where he was a five-time All-Club selectee (1986-1990) and a three-time USCLA Club Player of the Year (1987, 1988, 1989). In 1990, he helped Mt. Washington win the USCLA Championship. Ford was a member of the professional team, Baltimore Thunder, which won the inaugural Eagle Pro Box title in 1987. A member of the championship U.S. Men’s National Team in 1990, Ford was voted Best Attackman and to the All-World Team. In 2006, Ford was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Inducted as a truly great player, Keady Gaffney was a member of the Boston Women’s Lacrosse Association from 1953-1962 and a member of the All-Boston first team from 1954-1962. She was named to the U.S. National Lacrosse Team from 1955 to 1961 and to the U.S. Reserve Team in 1954 and 1962. She traveled to the British Isles as a member of the 1957 U.S. Touring Team, participating in matches against England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. During this time she was also selected as a member of the US Field Hockey First and Reserve teams and toured in Europe and England. Gaffney was the founder and co-director of the Cape Cod Field Hockey and Lacrosse Camp from 1975 to 1985. She served as a US National Lacrosse Umpire, taught and coached lacrosse over the years, and was instrumental in developing lacrosse in the town of Sandwich, MA. For 26 years, she was an elected member of the Sandwich School Committee. Gaffney graduated from Boston University's Sargent College of Physical Education in 1953 and was inducted into the B.U. Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981, the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Women’s Hall of Fame – Northeast New Agenda in 2003. She was married to Owen J. Gaffney in 1962 and passed her love for sports to their four children and seven grandchildren.
Inducted as a truly great player, DenHartog served as team captain and was a four-year member of Weston (Mass.) High School lacrosse team.At Harvard, she was co-captain in 1983 and received All-American (1982, 1983) and All-Ivy team (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) honors. In 1981 and 1983, DenHartog was voted the Ivy League Player of the Year and voted to the Ivy League Silver Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (1999). She played for the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1982, 1988, 1989); Reserve Team (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987); U.S. World Cup Team (1982, 1986, 1989); and the U.S. Touring Team (1984, 1987). As a club player, DenHartog was a 14-year participant (New England I, Philadelphia I, Hampshire Club) and received the Beth Allen Award in 1998. Also in 1998, DenHartog was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame and in 2000, into the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Kaley was inducted as a truly great coach. Beginning his coaching career in 1964, Kaley was the head coach for Lynbrook High School. From 1968 to 1985, he was the East Meadow High School head coach, boasting a 227-90 record while winning four Nassau County Championships as well as three Long Island Championships. He has a cumulative high school career coaching record of 245-124 and in 1985, was named Nassau County’s Coach of the Year. Kaley coached the NY Lacrosse Club (1971), the Long Island Lacrosse Club (1972-1975) and the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club (1990-1991). He served as the assistant coach at St. John’s University from 1986 to 1992. In 1993, Kaley was hired as the head coach to start a team for New York Tech. In 17 seasons (1993-2009), he amassed a cumulative record of 185-33. His 84.9 winning percentage is the highest of all Division I and II coaches. He won four NCAA Division II National Championships (1997, 2003, 2005, 2008). He is an ECC Champion and a four-time NYCAC Champion. Kaley was named the NYCAC Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), the FieldTurf Division II Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), the ECC Coach of the Year (2007), the Nassau College Coach of the Year (2006), and the USILA Division II Coach of the Year (1996, 1997, 2003, 2008). He was also the USILA's Howdy Meyers Man of the Year in 2009.Internationally, Kaley served as head coach for Team Germany in four world championship events (2002-2014), and he was the U.S. Men’s National Team assistant coach in 1974. Kaley was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1987.
Inducted as truly a great player, Rosen was a standout player at Harriton (Pa.) High School, earning four-time All-DelVal and All-Main Line team recognition, as well as All-America honorable mention (1987) and All-America (1988) status. As an All-American for Virginia, Rosen won the UVA Team Award (1992) and was team captain and the MVP in 1992. Rosen received honorable mention on the All-South Regional team and played in the North/South All-Star Game (1992). She is a member of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (2002). Rosen was a 13-year club player, winning the USWLA Tournament Championship with Philadelphia (1994) and New England (1998, 1999). Internationally, Rosen was a member of the U.S. Women’s National First Team (1992), the Elite Team 1993 to 2005, Touring Out Team (1996, 2000) and the Touring In Team (1999, 2004). Rosen won gold at the 1997 and 2001 World Cup games. She was awarded the Beth Allen Award (1999) and inducted into the US Lacrosse Connecticut Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010), the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2008), the Harriton High School Hall of Fame (2000) and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (2002). At the time of her induction in 2010, Rosen was serving as head coach at Temple University.
McCarthy Stefano was inducted as a truly great player. At Moorestown (N.J.) High School, she was a member of the All-South Jersey Team and part of the New Jersey state championship team in 1983. At Penn State, Stefano was team captain (1987) and selected to the All-American first team three times (1985, 1986, 1987). She helped lead Penn State to the national championship in her senior season (1987). Stefano went on to play for the Philadelphia Club Lacrosse team for 10 years and later was the recipient of the Beth Allen Award (1994). On the international level, Stefano was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), Reserve Team (1986, 1987, 1992), the U.S. World Cup Team (1989, 1993) and the U.S. Touring Team (1987, 1992). Stefano was inducted into the US Lacrosse New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997.
Greer, an All-American, was the NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year (1994) and had her jersey retired at the University of Virginia. During her career, the Cavaliers won two NCAA championships (1991, 1993). She was inducted as a truly great player.Greer was a 14-year club player and received the Beth Allen award at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament (2000). She was a member of the 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005 U.S. Women’s World Cup teams, winning three world championships. She was named the most outstanding player of the championship game in the 1997 and 2001 World Cups. In 2000, she was named a member of the Lacrosse Magazine All-Century Team. Greer was inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2005).
Long played high school lacrosse at Irondequoit (N.Y.) High School, where he was a two-time All-American and four-time all-league palyer. At the Naval Academy, Long was a three-time All-American (1975, 1976, 1977), and is the school’s career leader in total points (233) and assists (149). He set the school’s single-season assists record with 53 in 1977.Long was an attackman for the 1978 and 1986 U.S. Men’s National Teams, winning a world championship in 1986. He also served as assistant coach to the 1998 World Champion U.S. Men’s National Team. He has also been a successful coach at Ithaca College since 1988. Long was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame (1992) and the United States Naval Academy Hall of Fame (2007). Long was inducted as a truly great player.
Inducted as a truly great official, O'Donnell is one of the most respected umpires in the country. Having received her first rating in 1983, she has moved up through the ranks quickly, attaining the highest rating available – international - in 1994. In addition to working post-season tournaments for the ACC, CAA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, Big East & ALC conferences, O'Donnell had worked the NCAA Division I Final Four for 19 years at the time of her induction. She has been on the NCAA final game in 11 of those years. In addition to her extensive umpiring schedule, O'Donnell is a collegiate assignor for 43 NCAA colleges & universities. O'Donnell's international experience covers 15 years. In 1999, she was chosen to umpire the U-19 World Championships in Perth, Australia. She has since worked two World Cup (senior) Tournaments, 2001 in High Wycomb, England, and 2005 in Annapolis, MD/USA. Over the years, Jen has been a clinician for international rules and umpiring and has umpired international games in the USA involving Japan, Canada, Wales & England, to name a few. Jen has been a clinician & evaluator on the local, national & international levels. In addition, she has been a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention numerous times. O’Donnell was inducted previously into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009.
Wilk, inducted as a truly great player, played at the Ellis School (Pa.) and was a third team All-American goalie at Maryland. At Maryland, she was a member of the 1986 NCAA Division I national championship team and served as team captain in 1990. Wilk went on to a standout career with the U.S. National Team, playing on the 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005 World Cup teams, serving as a team captain in 1997, 2001 & 2005. Wilk won three World Cup Championships with the U.S. Team and was named to the All-World Team following the 2005 World Cup. In 1998, she won the Beth Allen Award at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament. Wilk was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
An All-American high school lacrosse player from Mineola, N.Y., Lowe captured spots in the National High School North/South All-Star Game (1990), Nassau County All-Star Game (1990) and Empire State Games (1989). At Princeton, Lowe was an All-American (1992-94) and team captain (1993-94). He holds the school’s records for career points (247), career assists (174) and assists in a game (9). In 1994, Lowe received the USILA Turnbull Award (Attackman-of-the-Year). In his tenure, Princeton won two NCAA national championships (1992, 1994) and he was All-Ivy league all four years including Ivy League Player of the Year in 1994. Lowe was a member of the 2002 U.S. Men’s National Team that won a world championship and he played professionally in the NLL from 1995 through 2003 and in the MLL in 2003. Additionally, he played with the Long Island- Hofstra lacrosse club from 1996-2002. Lowe was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 2008. His father, Alan, and brother, Darren, are also members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Lowe was inducted as a truly great player.
Inducted as a truly great player, Millon was a two-time first team All-American at UMass and the New England Player of the Year in 1993. He was voted the MVP of the North/South All-Star Game after his senior year. Professionally, Millon received numerous honors playing both the NLL and MLL. In the MLL, he was voted the league co-MVP in 2005 and the league's Offensive Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003. In 2002 he led the Baltimore Bayhawks to the MLL Championship garnering MVP honors in the championship game. He retired as the game's all-time leading scorer with 356 points and owning multiple game records, including points in a game (9G, 5A). In the NLL, Millon was a two-time first team All-Pro and helped the Philadelphia Wings to the league title in 2001. Millon was a member of the 1994 and 1998 U.S. Men’s National Teams. He won All-World and Tournament MVP honors in 1994 and All-World and Best Attackmen in 1998, helping the U.S. to the gold medal both times. Millon was USCLA Player of the Year (1994, 1995, 1998) during his playing time for Long Island Lacrosse Club and Mt. Washington Club. Millon was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009 and the University of Massachusetts Hall of Fame in 2004.
Inducted as a truly great coach, Genovese has had a prolific career as coach at William Smith since 1972. She boasts a 362-133-1 career record with 16 NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and has tutored over 90 All Americans at the time of her induction following the 2009 season. She was the first collegiate coach, male or female, to secure 350 wins and her 362 career wins ranks second in NCAA history among women’s lacrosse coaches. Genovese is three-time Division III Coach of the Year, three-time Regional Coach of the Year, three-time NYSWCAA Coach of the Year and three-time North/South All-Star Game head coach. She was also an assistant coach for the U.S. women’s national team program. Genovese was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998 as well as the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame, the William Smith Hall of Honor and the Green Mountain Hall of Fame.
Inducted as a truly great player, Curry was a three-year player for West Genesee (N.Y.) High School, three-time New York State lacrosse champions, two-time all-league (1982, 1983) and honored as a high school All-American in 1983. He was the 1983 MVP in the high school North/South game. A four-year starter at Syracuse, he was a three-time All American, first team (1986, 1987) and second team (1985), and was the USILA MacLaughlin Award Winner (Midfielder-of-the-Year, 1987). Curry was also a midfielder for the 1986 and 1994 U.S. Men’s National Teams that won world championships in Toronto and England, respectively. Curry played 10 years of professional indoor lacrosse with three teams: Washington (1 year), Philadelphia (3 years), and Baltimore (6 years). He was a member of 1990 World Champion Philadelphia Wings. Curry was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame (2004) and the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2008).
Inducted as a truly great player, Brennan was a part of the U.S. National Team from 1953 to 1968, including a spot on the undefeated 1957 touring team to Great Britain and Ireland. She was also selected for the 1969 tour to Australia, but was unable to attend due to occupational obligations. Her club career stretched over two decades (1947 to 1969) with the Boston Women’s Lacrosse Association and she also had a distinguished career as a coach and official. She served as a head coach at Lesley College, Cambridge School of Weston, Brandeis University and Cambridge High & Latin. She was a nationally-rated umpire and served in that capacity for 20 years. She was inducted into the Boston University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.
Inducted as a truly great umpire, Craun has been one of the top umpires in the country over the last 30 years. A former team captain at James Madison University and member of the U.S. team in 1980 and 1982, Craun has officiated at the highest levels of the game nationally and internationally.She worked her first NCAA Division I championship game in 1998 and she has officiated at the last two IFWLA World Cups in addition to the 1999 IFWLA U-19 World Championship. A 1999 inductee into the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame, Craun has been a frequent instructor to help train new umpires.
Inducted as a truly great contributor, Dillon is a top-rated college and high school official, and a dedicated national and local leader in lacrosse organizations. Dillon's devotion to the sport has helped nurture its growth at all levels over the last 25 years. She was introduced to the sport at Towson, playing on the newly formed women's lacrosse team, and began her umpiring career in 1983. By 1989, she had earned a National rating and she's gone on to officiate at the championship level in both high school and college. She has a well-earned reputation as one of the sport's best officials. Her contributions, however, extend well beyond the playing lines. At the time of her induction, she had recently completed a decade of service on the Executive Committee of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors, serving as chair of the organization from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, she also served on the board of the USWLA. Dillon has served as chair of the US Lacrosse Rules Committee since 1991 and as secretary/rules editor of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee since 2006. She is a longtime member of the board of directors for the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, currently serving as its treasurer. She also served on the National Umpiring Committee for 10 years and as the chair of the Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association from 1985 to 2003. Dillon was inducted into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame in 2004.
Marechek is one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport. He was a four-time All-American at Syracuse, earning first team honors in 1990, 1991 and 1992 while helping the Orange to two national championships.A six-time USCLA All-Star, he enjoyed a 12-year career with the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League. He was an eight-time All-Pro, won four championships, retired as the league’s third all-time leading scorer with 773 points and was the first Wings player to have his number retired. Marechek played seven seasons in Major League Lacrosse for the Bayhawks, earning All-Star honors four times and won two championships. He was a four-time member of the Canadian national team, and was named to the All-World team in 1998. Since 1997 he has served as the head coach at Glenelg (Md.) Country School, leading the team to two league titles. He is being inducted as a truly great player.
Inducted as a truly great coach, Sailer has been one of the nation’s top coaches since taking over the Princeton University program in 1986. At the time of her induction, Sailer had led Princeton to 18 NCAA tournament appearances, nine Ivy League titles, 11 NCAA Final Fours and national championships in 1994, 2002 and 2003. Her 296 career victories through the end of the 2010 season ranked second among active coaches. She is also a three-time winner of the IWLCA Division I Coach of the Year award.Prior to beginning her coaching career, she was a two-time All-Ivy League selection at Harvard and a member of the 1983 U.S. national team. She has been inducted into the Haverford High School, Harvard Varsity Club, and the US Lacrosse New England and Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania halls of fame.
Inducted as a truly great coach, Starsia is one of the most successful coaches in the sport’s history and one of just three men’s coaches to have won at least 100 games at two schools. He coached at Brown from 1982 to 1992, compiling a record of 101-46, leading his alma mater to two Ivy League titles and five NCAA tournament berths while being named the USILA Morris Touchstone Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1991. In 1993, he took over at Virginia and at the time of his induction, had led the Cavaliers to three national championships (1999, 2003 and 2006). At Virginia he has a record of 215-67 (through the end of the 2010 season) and has led the Cavaliers to 12 NCAA semifinal appearances. An outstanding defenseman, Starsia earned All-America honors twice at Brown, was a four-time All-Club player and a member of the 1978 U.S. team. He has been inducted into the Brown University Athletic, US Lacrosse New England and Charlottesville Chapter halls of fame.
A three-time All-American, Tracy was one of the leaders on Navy teams that captured three consecutive USILA national championships from 1961 to 1963. An attackman and midfielder, Tracy was captain of the 1963 team and played in that year’s North-South game, scoring three goals. Tracy developed his early lacrosse skills on Baltimore's Bolton Hill, inspired in part by his lacrosse cousins, the Corrigans. A three-sport athlete at Loyola High School who also played football and ice hockey, Tracy contributed two goals to help Loyola win the final MSA hockey championship in 1956. Following the 1962 collegiate season, Tracy had the opportunity to help pioneer televised box lacrosse as a member of the Collegians team that won the championship of that summer's Maryland series. Tracy's awards include the U.S. Naval Academy's Stuart Oxnard Miller Memorial Lacrosse Cup (1963), the Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (three stars) and the National Defense Service Medal. Following his collegiate career, Tracy played and coached for 15 years on the club level in five different states. He has been inducted into the USNA Athletic and US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter halls of fame. He is being inducted as a truly great player.
An outstanding player, coach, administrator and supporter, Watts has been dedicated to the sport and its growth throughout his life. Watts earned All-America honors as a defenseman at Johns Hopkins and played in the 1956 USILA North-South game. Following college, he remained an active player on the Mt. Washington Club team. He was a coach at the high school, collegiate and club level, enjoying his greatest success at UMBC, where he coached from 1971 to 1993. He led the Retrievers to the 1980 NCAA Division II championship when he was named the USILA’s Coach of the Year. Watts was a member of the US Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors from 1977 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1986. He served as USILA President from 1974-76 and was a member of the organization’s Executive Board from 1967 to 1994. He was the first president of the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter and also chaired the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee from 1981 to 1986. Watts has been inducted into the UMBC Athletic and US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter halls of fame. He was inducted as a truly great contributor.
Cummings-Danson, the top goal scorer in women’s lacrosse history, was inducted as a truly great player. Cummings-Danson scored an NCAA record 289 goals during her career at Temple University, including 88 in 1988 when she led Temple to a perfect 19-0 record and the NCAA championship.She was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors in 1987 and 1988, and was the MVP of the North-South All-Star Game following her senior season. Cummings-Danson played for the Canadian national team from 1982 to 1989 and then helped the U.S. win the World Cup in 1993. Currently the director of athletics at Skidmore College, she previously coached lacrosse at Temple, Connecticut College, and the University at Albany. She has been inducted into the Temple University Hall of Fame and was the first female inductee to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Dunn, an outstanding all-around athlete, was inducted posthumously as a truly great player. Dunn played on the U.S. National Team from 1957 to 1963 and was a member of the U.S. team that toured Great Britain and Ireland in 1957. Dunn also served as an umpire for 20 years in the Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Association. Away from lacrosse, ""Gertie"" played shortstop in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, made famous by the 1992 movie, ""A League of Their Own"". She was the Rookie of the Year in the league in 1952 and is one of the players featured in the Women in Baseball exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. She was also inducted into the National Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988, and is a member of the West Chester University Athletics Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. In 1980, Dunn won the the Amateur Delaware State Women's Golf Championship. She began flying in the early 1990s and traveled to see many of her past teammates. Dunn died in 2004 when the plane she was piloting crashed in Avondale, Pa.
Ford, a longtime fixture in the sport, was inducted as a truly great contributor, for contributions in the fields of coaching, umpiring, development and service. A four-year player at Connecticut College, she later coached at Concord Academy and Wellesley College, where she led her 1988 team to an undefeated regular season and her 1990 squad to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament while setting a school-record for victories. The New England Women's Eight Conference named her as Coach of the Year in 1990. At the post-collegiate level, Ford coached Boston and New England club teams. An umpire for 35 years, Ford served on the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association Board of Directors for many years and helped transition the USWLA, as its president, into US Lacrosse in 1998. She also received the National Emeritus ranking in 2001 by the National Umpiring Committee. Ford served on the Board of Directors for the US Lacrosse Foundation from 1998 to 2003. She has been inducted previously into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame (1991) and the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Hall of Fame (1997). She received the Nancy Chance Service Award in 2002.
Goldstein, a star attackman at Cornell, was inducted as a truly great player. Goldstein led the Big Red to the NCAA championship game in 1987, when he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after scoring 25 points in three games, tying the NCAA tournament record.Goldstein led the nation in scoring that year with 100 points, becoming just the second collegiate player to top 100 points in a season. Goldstein was named a first-team All-American in 1987 and 1988 and received the Enners Award in 1987 as the USILA’s Player of the Year. Following college, Goldstein played on the 1990 U.S. Men’s National Team that won a world championship. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame.
Kidder, a member of the first U.S. World Cup team, is being inducted as a truly great player. Kidder played four years at East Stroudsburg University and was named the school’s outstanding senior female athlete in 1969. She made the U.S. team for the first time in 1970 and her decade plus involvement with the program culminated in 1982 with the U.S. winning the first World Cup. Kidder was the head coach at Norristown (Pa.) High School from 1972 to 1981 and also served as an assistant coach for Ursinus College’s 1983 NCAA Division III national championship team. Kidder has been inducted into the East Stroudsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame.
Lowe, one of the top scorers in the sport’s history, is being inducted as a truly great player. Lowe holds the Brown University school record with 316 career points, the third-highest total in NCAA history. In 1989, he was selected as the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year, and in 1992, was named the Ivy's Player of the Year. In addition, he received the Enners Award as the USILA's Player of the Year in 1992 when he led Brown to the NCAA quarterfinals for the third consecutive year. Lowe was a three-time All-American and went on to earn all-club honors nine times, including being selected as the USCLA Player of the Year in 1998, 2001 and 2002. Lowe was named to the All-World Team at the 1998 and 2002 ILF World Championships and served as a captain for the 2002 U.S. team, which brought the U.S. its sixth consecutive world championship. Lowe has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame and the Brown University Hall of Fame.
Pfluger, who has won over 92 percent of her games at The College of New Jersey, was inducted as a truly great coach. Still active at the time of her induction, Pfluger had amassed a 318-26 record in 21 seasons at TCNJ, setting an NCAA record with a career winning percentage of 92.4. Her teams have won 11 NCAA Division III championships and won an NCAA-record 102 consecutive games from 1991 to 1997. She has twice been selected the IWLCA Division III National Coach of the Year and she has also led the TCNJ field hockey team to seven NCAA championships and nearly 400 victories since 1985. As a player, she was a two-time All-American at the school. Pfluger has been inducted into the US Lacrosse New Jersey Chapter Hall of Fame.
Sears, a dominant goalie for two national championship teams, is being inducted as a truly great player. Sears was a three-time All-American at North Carolina, earning the C. Markland Kelly Award in 1981 and 1982 as the nation’s outstanding goalie. He led Carolina to national championships both of those years. Sears was named the ACC's Player of the Year in 1982 and also earned the Enners Award as the USILA's Player of the Year that season. He was recognized by the NCAA on its 25th Anniversary team and by the ACC on its 50th Anniversary team. North Carolina retired his number "27" jersey in 2003. Sears helped the U.S. to the International Lacrosse Federation World Championship in 1982 when he earned All-World honors. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.
Rippelmeyer, a star offensive player that helped usher in Navy’s dominance in the 1960s, was inducted as a truly great player. Rippelmeyer earned All-American honors three times, including first team recognition in 1960 when he led the Midshipmen to the USILA national championship. He was the South team captain in that year’s North-South game. While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Rippelmeyer played for the Baltimore Lacrosse Club (Open Champs) in 1961 and for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club (Open Champs) in 1964. He also helped to organize and coach a team of Camp Pendleton (Ca.) marines to an undefeated season on the West Coast. Rippelmeyer received several citations for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a Bronze Star with "V" and the Navy Meritorious Service Medal. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.
Wood, one of the most prolific attackman of his era, was inducted as a truly great player. Wood was a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins University, earning first team honors his final three seasons. He helped Hopkins to three national championships (1984, 1985 and 1987), finishing his career with 100 goals and 78 assists. Wood was a member of the 1986 U.S. team that captured the world championship and he has also coached the sport at several levels.
Barnhill was inducted as a truly great contributor – for contributions in the fields of coaching, development and service. Following a 14-year playing career, including helping Ursinus to a record of 42-2-1 in her four years, Barnhill achieved great success as a coach. She began her coaching career at St. Catherine’s and then coached at the College of William & Mary from 1982 to 1998. She led William & Mary to a record of 151-81-1 in her 16 years at the school, including six NCAA tournament appearances and four conference championships.She was also an assistant coach for the gold-medal winning U.S. World Cup team in 1989Barnhill was very active in governance of the sport, serving as chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors from 2000 to 2002. She was also first vice president of the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association from 1987 to 1989.She has been inducted into the Ursinus and William & Mary athletic halls of fame as well as the US Lacrosse Charlottesville and Delaware Chapter halls.
Cook was inducted as a truly great player. As a prep player in Baltimore, he was chosen first-team all-MSA in 1977 and 1978 while leading the "A" Conference in scoring both seasons. Cook played at St. Paul's School in 1977 and at McDonogh School in 1978 and was a two-time high school all-American and two-time winner of the Hero's Award as Baltimore best attackman. In college, he became one of the most prolific scorers in the rich history of lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University, finishing his career with 219 points. Cook was the Turnbull Award winner as the nation’s top attackman in 1981 and 1982, earning first-team All-America honors both seasons, and he was a second-team All-America selection in 1980.In 1981, he received the Enners Award as the nation’s top player when he set Hopkins’ single-season records with 52 goals and 80 points. He also received the W.K. Morrill, Jr. Award as the team's best attackman in 1980, 1981 and 1982 while leading the team in scoring all three seasons. Cook was a member of two national championship teams at Hopkins (1979 and 1980) and two national runner-up teams. JHU finished with a 51-5 overall record during his career. Cook went on to help the U.S. team win the 1982 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship, scoring 19 points in the four games. He has previously been inducted into the McDonogh School Athletic Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame. Jeff Cook passed away in 2011.
Coughlin was inducted as a truly great player. Coughlin was a star defenseman on Navy’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, helping the Midshipmen to national championships in 1962, 1963 and 1964. He was a first-team All-America honoree in 1963 and 1964 and earned the Schmeisser Award as the country’s top defenseman in 1963.Following his playing career, Coughlin served aboard Destoyer Escorts and served in-country in Vietnam with the Navy's River Patrol Forces. He was honored with the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” and the Vietnam Services Medal.After leaving the Navy in 1969, Coughlin worked for several different companies in general management roles and also started his own consulting business. Through the years, he has also served on the boards of other unaffiliated companies and volunteered with several non-profit organizations.Coughlin and his wife Gretchen have spent most of their professional lives in Concord, New Hampshire and have four children and several grandchildren. He has been inducted into the Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
Inducted as a truly great player, Gallagher was a four-time U.S. World Cup team member as an attack player and ranks second all-time on the U.S. scoring list with 64 career points (32 goals, 32 assists). Gallagher, who first joined the U.S. national teams program in 1987, helped the U.S. team win the World Cup in 1993, 1997 and 2001.The Manhasset, New York native was a two-time All-American at the College of William & Mary, earning first-team honors in 1989. Gallagher helped the Tribe to a pair of South Atlantic Conference championships, one ECAC championship and one NCAA tournament berth.Gallagher has served as a coach at the high school and collegiate levels and also as the director of the Long Island Liberty Lacrosse Club. During her two seasons at the University of Notre Dame, she helped guide the Fighting Irish to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance as well as a spot in the national Top 20 ranking. She has previously been inducted into the Manhasset and College of William & Mary halls of fame, as well as the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame.
Harper was inducted as a truly great coach. Harper, the director of athletics and recreation at Dartmouth College, began her teaching and coaching career at Swarthmore High School in 1965 before moving to Penncrest High School, where she compiled a 39-3-4 record.Harper was the coach at Dartmouth from 1981 to 1992, leading the Big Green to a pair of Ivy League championships. She coached with the U.S. National Team from 1979 to 1987, serving as an assistant coach for the 1981 Australia tour and the head coach of the 1986 U.S. World Cup team.In 1987, Harper also served as head coach of the first U.S. Women's 21 and Under team that toured Scotland, England and Wales. Harper has been inducted into the US Lacrosse New England and Pennsylvania Lacrosse halls of fame.
Inducted as a truly great player, Heath went to Smith College and was a member of the U.S. team in 1941. Soon after receiving her pilot's license, she became a contributor to the national war effort.Upon graduation, Heath served as a pilot in the Women’s Air Force Pilots (WASP) during World War II. She was assigned to fly the B-26 bomber for for fighter pilots' aerial gunnery practice. After the war, she became a founding member of the Flight Safety Foundation.Following the war she also returned to the U.S. team program, making the U.S. reserve team in 1949 and 1950, the U.S. touring team to Great Britain in 1951 and the U.S. first team in 1954. A goalie, Heath went on to serve as the president of the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association from 1951 to 1954 and developed and initiated the organization’s Loan Kit program.Heath's contributions to aviation safety were recognized internationally, with awards that included the Barbour International Air Safety Award in 1965, the Smith College Medal in 1971, the Engineering Sciences Award of the International Academy of Astronautics in 1990, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Women in Aerospace in 1995, and the President's Award of Flight Safety Foundation in 2000. She was also cited as one of the 100 most influential women in aviation at the 100th Anniversay of Flight in 2001.
Mackesey, inducted as a truly great player, was an integral member of Cornell’s national championship teams in 1976 and 1977, earning the Kelly Award as the nation’s outstanding goaltender both years. He has the only shutout in NCAA Tournament history and held opponents scoreless for 93 consecutive minutes during the 1976 tournament. Mackesey was a two-time, first team All-American and earned All-Ivy honors in both lacrosse and soccer at Cornell. The Big Red won the Ivy League lacrosse championship in each of his three seasons on the varsity roster.Awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 1978, Mackesey was a team captain for the 1978 U.S. team, helping the squad to a silver medal. During law school, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Virginia for three seasons and helped the Cavaliers reach the 1980 NCAA Championship Game. Mackesey was recipient of an NCAA Top Five Award as one of the nation's five most outstanding student-athletes and has been inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame. He is currently a partner with the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, PLLC, and serves as managing partner of the firm's Northern Virginia office.
McCabe, inducted as a truly great player, was a two-time member of the U.S. team (1998, 2006) who has been one of the game’s dominant defensemen. He was a three-time All-American at Syracuse, earning first team honors in 1989 and 1990, and helped the Orange to three straight national championships. In 1990, he received the Schmeisser Award as the nation’s outstanding defenseman. McCabe spent nearly a decade playing club lacrosse and was the United States Club Lacrosse Association Player of the Year in 1996. On the professional level, he was a two-time all-pro with the New York Saints in the National Lacrosse League and he helped Long Island to Major League Lacrosse championships in 2001 and 2003. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame.
Phillips was inducted as a truly great contributor for contributions in the fields of coaching, development and service. His involvement in the sport stretches over a half century dating back to his playing days at Navy and Cornell. Phillips had been heavily involved with the Long Island Lacrosse Club beginning in 1965, initially playing for the team and then serving as general manager and assistant coach. The club has won 18 USCLA championships in that time and finished as the runner-up 12 other times. Phillips represented Long Island with the USCLA beginning in 1967, including stints as president and vice-president of the organization. He was also a coach and general manager with the professional New York Saints, leading the franchise to one championship.Phillips was the manager for three U.S. teams that won world championships and has been involved with the U.S. team program for over 30 years. Phillips was executive director of the International Lacrosse Federation from 1995 to 2002, and a member of the board of directors for the Lacrosse Foundation from 1987 to 1989.He has been director of the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter since its inception, and was inducted into that chapter's hall of fame in 1991. A retired computer consultant, Phillips also coached varsity lacrosse at Seaford High School. He and his wife Sallie have three children.
Bryan Weatherall, inducted as a truly great player, played on three World Cup teams, helping the U.S. to championships in 1982 and 1989. She was a three-time All-Ivy League selection at Dartmouth and earned first team All-America honors in 1982 and 1983. She scored 12 points in a game against Plymouth State, a Dartmouth record that still stands. Following her playing career, she coached at several high schools and was also the head coach at the University of New Hampshire from 1993 to 1996, capturing the ECAC runner-up title in 1994. She is a recipient of the Beth Allen Award and has been inducted into the Pingree School, Dartmouth College and US Lacrosse New England halls of fame.
Barnes played attack on the United States national teams during the 1950s and early 60s, including the undefeated touring team to the British Isles in 1957. Barnes also played for the U.S. against Great Britain and Ireland in 1954 and 1960. From 1949 to 1961, she played for the competitive Boston Lacrosse Association and during the last 10 years of her competitive career, she also served as a nationally-rated umpire. She taught lacrosse at clinics and to high school and college students in the 1950s and 60s. Five of her students later became members of U.S. national teams and two preceded her into the Hall of Fame. Barnes has authored several lacrosse-related papers.
Emmer retired from Army as the NCAA's all-time winningest coach with 326 career victories. He is one of only two coaches to have guided three teams (Cortland, Washington and Lee, Army) to the NCAA tournament, and he coached the 2002 U.S. Men's Team to the International Lacrosse Federation World Championship. Three times the USILA named him a divisional coach of the year and in 2003 that organization honored him with the Howdy Meyers Man of the Year Award. Emmer was a second team All-American defenseman at Rutgers, where he also enjoyed a stellar football career. His lacrosse peers voted him team MVP in 1967, which he concluded with an appearance in the USILA's North-South All-Star Game. Three US Lacrosse chapters - Charlottesville (Va.), Hudson Valley (N.Y.) and Long Island Metro (N.Y.) - have already inducted him into their respective halls of fame.
Engelke played midfield on International Lacrosse Federation World Champion U.S. teams in 1982, 1986 and 1990. Following a stellar career at Cornell, where he was a second team All-American, a North-South All-Star, two-time All-Ivy League selection and Ivy League Player of the Year, Engelke played 13 years of post-collegiate club lacrosse. During that time he won four championships with the Long Island Lacrosse Club and was a four-time all-star in the United States Club Lacrosse Association. He was also a member and captain of the New York Saints in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and won one league championship. Engelke went on to become an assistant coach for the Major League Lacrosse Long Island Lizards, helping lead them to two championships. He is a member of the Cornell University and US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter halls of fame
One of the greatest lacrosse players ever, Gait began his illustrious career by earning first team All-America honors three times and USILA player of the year honors twice in leading Syracuse to national championships in 1988, 1989 and 1990. He holds numerous NCAA records, including goals scored in a tournament game, single tournament and career tournaments. Gait remains Syracuse's all-time leading goal scorer with 192 and he was named to the 1990 USILA North-South Game. He played for the Canadian National Team in the ILF World Championships in 1990, 1994 and 1998, earning a place on the All-World Team each year. In 1991, he began a 15-year professional indoor career, winning Rookie of the Year honors. Gait is a 15-time All-Pro and six-time MVP of the National Lacrosse League. He ranks as the NLL's all-time leading goal and points scorer. Gait also played in Major League Lacrosse beginning with the league's inception in 2001, helping the Baltimore Bayhawks to league championships in 2002 and 2005 as a player-coach. Prior to that, Gait played for more than 10 years in the USCLA, winning its MVP award four times and its championship twice. Gait served as an assistant coach on the University of Maryland women's teams that won seven consecutive NCAA championships in the 1990s and early 2000s. Lacrosse Magazine named him to its All-20th Century Team and the NCAA named him to its 25th Anniversary Team. He has assumed the head coaching duties of the NLL's Colorado Mammoth. Gait is currently coach of the Syracuse women's lacrosse team.
Gait earned first team All-America honors from 1988 to 1990 and helped Syracuse win three straight national championships (the 1990 title later was vacated by the NCAA). He was named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in 1989 and was named to the USILA North-South All-Star Game in 1990. Gait played for the Canadian National Team in the ILF World Championships in 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002, earning All-World recognition in 1994. He competed in the National Lacrosse League, and its predecessor indoor leagues from 1991 to 2005, earning the NLL's MVP award in 2002. Gait was an eight-time first-team All-Pro and three-time second-team All-Pro in the NLL. He also played outdoor post-collegiate club lacrosse and earned multiple honors. In 2001, he helped the Long Island Lizards capture the inaugural Major League Lacrosse championships. Lacrosse Magazine named him to its All-20th Century Team and the NCAA named him to its 25th Anniversary Team.
Ganzemuller has contributed decades of service to women's lacrosse, specifically, officiating. A nationally-rated umpire since 1989 and internationally-rated since 1991, Ganzenmuller has officiated two International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations World Cups and 11 NCAA Division I championship weekends. She has conducted 10 years of international umpire training in places such as Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, Japan and Scotland, in addition to 15-plus years of stateside training at the local, district and national levels. Ganzenmuller chaired the former United States Women's Lacrosse Association's National Umpiring Committee from 1992 to 1996. The USWLA honored her with the Nancy Chance Service Award in 1997, the same year she wrote and directed the "Stars and Stripes" rules and officiating video. More recently, as the IFWLA Vice President of Rules and Umpiring, she worked to revise the IFWLA Crosse specifications, rulebook and umpiring manual. The Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse inducted her into its hall of fame in 2005.
Haus was a three-time first team All-American and the only three-time recipient of the USILA's Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman. Haus was the USILA's Enners Award as the nation's outstanding player in 1986 when he helped North Carolina to the NCAA championship. He was a two-time team MVP for the Tar Heels and earned a place in the 1987 North-South Game. The NCAA named him to its 25th Anniversary Team and the Atlantic Coast Conference named him to its 50th Anniversary Team. In 2003, the University of North Carolina retired his jersey number 13. Haus is a member of the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame. For the last 15 years he has been instrumental in the spread of lacrosse in North Carolina. He has developed and coached high school and youth teams in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem.
Hayden initiated the women's lacrosse program at Frostburg State University in Maryland. Her service to the game spans four decades, including committee work and elected offices. During her 24 years as a nationally-rated official, she chaired the National Umpiring Committee for six years, officiated National Tournaments and international matches and helped write the first umpiring manual. Hayden was a member of the undefeated 1975 United States Touring Team to Great Britain. She served as an umpire for the U.S. Training Squad and traveled frequently overseas to develop coaches and umpires. In 1982, she became the 26th Honorary Member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. For many years, Hayden played with the Baltimore Lacrosse Association and the South District teams. A Master Teacher at The Madeira School in McLean, Va., at the time of her induction Hayden had coached lacrosse there since 1979.
Moore O'Leary was a three-time first team All-American and the NCAA's Midfielder of the Year in 1987 and 1988. She helped Temple to the 1988 national championship and played in the North-South All-Star Game. O'Leary played on the IFWLA World Cup Champion 1989 and 1993 U.S. teams. She played nine years of post-collegiate club lacrosse. O'Leary served as the head coach at Yale from 1994 through 2007, winning the Coach of the Year award in '96. She became head coach at the University of Florida in 2007. She has served as chair of the U.S. team selection committee and on the former USWLA Board of Directors. Lacrosse Magazine named her its 1988 Player of the Year. She was named the USWLA's Beth Allen Award winner in 1997.
Rattray helped Penn State win three straight national championships and compiled a record of 134-19-3 over 11 seasons as head coach. Fifteen of her players were US Lacrosse All-Americans, 11 were named to Brine/IWLCA All-America teams and 12 were members of international touring teams. She chaired the committee that helped create a team tournament for college athletes under the auspices of the USWLA. She helped lift the national profile of women's college lacrosse by winning the first three USWLA College Division National Championships (1978, 1979, 1980). In 1981, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) accepted women's lacrosse under its umbrella. She again helped focus attention on the sport by directing and hosting all three division championships in the first AIAW tournament at Penn State. With the demise of the AIAW, sponsorship became a part of the NCAA and Rattray's teams continued to enjoy national prominence with semifinal appearances in 1983 and 1985. Rattray's teams were phenomenally successful during her career. She built a 20-game winning streak between 1978 and 1980 and qualified for six final fours. She coached 78 home games in Happy Valley and her teams were 69-8-1 in those games. She was twice featured in Sports Illustrated and gained recognition from the Guiness Book of World Records as the first coach to win two national championships in separate sports in the same year. She duplicated that feat with two hall of fame elections in 2005, also being inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame.
Barbieri was an outstanding player at West Chester (Pa.) and for the U.S. teams. She led West Chester to four consecutive undefeated seasons and served as captain of the 1975 team. She played on the U.S. team from 1973 to 1982, serving as captain for the 1982 team in the first World Cup, which the U.S. won. She made the all-tournament team at what is now known as the US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament from 1976 to 1982 and received the Beth Allen Award in 1980. She has coached at both the high school and collegiate levels and helped start the field hockey and lacrosse teams at Penn Charter when she served as the director of athletics. She has previously been inducted into the Pennsylvania Lacrosse and West Chester University halls of fame.
Edell is one of the most respected college coaches of all-time. At the time of his induction he ranked fifth among varsity college coaches with 282 career victories and his 17 NCAA Division I tournament appearances ranked second all-time. Edell played lacrosse at Towson and was a head coach at the University of Baltimore (1973-76), Army (1977-1983) and Maryland (1984-2001). Edell was a two-time national coach of the year and led Maryland to the NCAA championship game in 1995, 1997 and 1998. Edell has previously been inducted into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter and University of Maryland halls of fame.
Gioia spent more than 50 years helping to develop the sport in New York. Though her school, Hunter College, had no lacrosse team during her college days, she went on to play for nearly 20 years with the New York Women's Lacrosse Association (NYWLA), participating in the US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament from 1953 to 1975. She also spent over 50 years officiating high school lacrosse and more than 30 years officiating at the collegiate level. She was president and longtime treasurer of the NYWLA. She also coached lacrosse at New Hyde Park Memorial and Great Neck high schools. She has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter and Hunter College halls of fame
Hufnell is one of the most highly-regarded lacrosse officials of all time. Hufnell worked the final four of the NCAA championships 12 times and was an umpire at the 1993 World Cup in Scotland and the 1997 World Cup in Japan. She also served as a technical delegate for the 2001 World Cup in England. She was a past member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association Executive Board and participated in numerous officiating clinics in the U.S. and abroad. Hufnell also served as the head coach at Downingtown High School from 1969-70 and 1972-74. She was inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame.
Jordan has enjoyed tremendous success as both a player and coach. She was a three-time All-America selection at Penn State and served as captain of the 1985 Penn State team. She was a member of the U.S. Team from 1982 to 1989, participating in the 1986 World Cup. In 1992, she received the Beth Allen Award at the US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament. Jordan was the head coach at Bucknell from 1996 to 2002 and at the time of her induction served as the head field hockey and assistant lacrosse coach at Gettysburg. Jordan, who also officiated for six years, serves as chair of the U.S. Team Selection Committee. She was inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame.
Kohn is one of the most beloved and unique figures in the lacrosse world. He was connected to the sport for 50 years. A recent subject of a documentary chronicling his life, Kohn started as a field manager for the Park School in Baltimore in 1954. He was manager of the U.S. teams from 1978 to 1998, for the North-South All-Star game for over 25 years, for club teams in the United States Club Lacrosse Association for over 20 years, for Middlebury College from 1981 to 2003 and numerous other lacrosse events over the years. The lacrosse field at Middlebury was named in his honor and he was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse New England Hall of Fame. Kohn passed away in 2009.
LoCascio was one of the most dominant goalies the sport has seen. LoCascio was a four-time All-American at the University of Massachusetts and played for the winning U.S. Team in the 1990, 1994 and 1998 International Lacrosse Federation World Championships. He was named the outstanding goalie at the 1994 championships. He helped Long Island Hofstra to four United States Club Lacrosse Association (USCLA) championships, was the USCLA player of the year in 1995, was a six-time all-pro with the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League and helped the Long Island Lizards to the inaugural Major League Lacrosse championship in 2001. LoCascio also served as a head coach in both the NLL and MLL. In 2004, LoCascio guided the Philadelphia Barrage as their head coach to their first-ever MLL championship. He has previously been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.
Pietramala is regarded as one of the top defensemen of all-time and is now a successful head coach. Pietramala was a three-time first team All-American at Johns Hopkins, was twice selected as the top defensive player in the country and received the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the USILA's top player in 1989. Pietramala was an All-World selection at the 1990 and 1994 ILF World Championships and was named the outstanding performer at the 1990 championship. Pietramala became the head coach at Cornell in 1998 and was named the national coach of the year in 2000. He returned to Johns Hopkins as head coach in 2001 and won national championships in 2005 and 2007 while leading the Blue Jays to six NCAA final fours. He was the national coach of the year in 2002 and has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.
Ruth "Stevie" Stevenson was an early pioneer that helped developed women's lacrosse, particularly in the Philadelphia area. A Temple graduate, she was named to the United States Women's Lacrosse Association First Team in 1940 and made the Reserve Team several other years. From 1942 to 1971 she taught and coached at Lower Merion High School and she also officiated for over 25 years. She was president of the USWLA from 1950-51 and also served as treasurer. She was inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame. Ruth Stevenson passed away in 2002.
Thearle was a standout defenseman in the early 1970s. He started his college career at SUNY-Farmingdale, earning first team All-America honors twice. He moved onto the University of Maryland, earning second team All-America honors in 1972 and first team in 1973. In 1973 he received the Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman while helping Maryland to the NCAA championship. Thearle played club lacrosse for 10 years and was a six-time all-star selection. He also played for the U.S. Team that won the 1974 world championship in Australia. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter and SUNY-Farmingdale halls of fame.
Merle "Mike" McCallister Werley was captain of the 1972 team at West Chester University and went on to play for several U.S. teams in the 1970s, serving as captain of the 1978 touring team. Werley has also coached high school lacrosse for three decades, serving as a coach at Baldwin, Conestoga and Springfield High Schools in Pennsylvania.
Joan Wagner is one of the most respected officials in the women's game. At the time of her induction, she had been officiating for over 30 years and served as an official at the World Cup in 1986, 1989 and 1993. She was also the head technical delegate for the 1997 World Cup. A 1965 graduate of Millersville University, she helped start a club team during her undergraduate days.
Bernie Ulman was one of the most well-known officials in the sport. He officiated for more than 20 years and also served in several leadership positions in the officiating ranks. Ulman, who was a midfielder at the University of Maryland from 1938 to 1943, also served as an NFL official for 15 years, officiating in Super Bowl I and Super Bowl IX. He passed away in 1986.
Cheek is one of the most prolific scorers lacrosse has ever seen. Cheek finished his career at Washington College with 212 goals. Cheek earned All-America honors three times, including first team honors in 1976 and 1977. He earned second team honors in 1975. He was named the Division II/III Player of the Year in 1976 and the Division II/III Attackman of the Year in 1976 and 1977. Cheek was a member of the U.S. team in 1978.
Aggie Bixler Kurtz is a 1962 graduate of Smith College who went on to play at the club level and played on U.S. touring teams that went to Great Britain in 1964 and 1970. She started the lacrosse program at Dartmouth College, coaching at the school from 1973 to 1986. She was a nationally rated umpire and also wrote two books about women’s lacrosse.
Jane Miller led the University of Virginia to NCAA championships in 1991 and 1993 while serving as the school's head coach. She coached at the school from 1983 to 1995, compiling a record of 144-44. Miller also coached at Longwood College and Milton Academy. She is a 1972 graduate of Northeastern University and played for the U.S. team from 1972 to 1976.
Jerry Schnydman was a dominant face-off specialist and midfielder at Johns Hopkins. He was named an All-American three times, earning first-team honors in 1966 and 1967, and he helped the Blue Jays to the 1967 national championship. Schnydman was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins from 1968 to 1978 and served as commissioner of the Baltimore inner city lacrosse leagues.
William Scroggs was one of the game's most successful coaches. After playing for three national championship teams at Johns Hopkins, Scroggs began his coaching career with the Blue Jays. He was an assistant for two more title teams at Hopkins and in 1979, became the head coach at North Carolina. Scroggs compiled a record of 120-37 in his 12 seasons, winning NCAA titles in 1981, 1982 and 1986.
Tom Sheckells had a distinguished career as a player and official. He was a three-time All-American at Army, earning first team honors in 1964 and 1965. For 30 years he served as commissioner of the Capital Area Lacrosse Officials Association, and through his work as president of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, he helped develop the sport in the Washington, D.C. area. Sheckells passed away on October 12, 2002.
Alison Hersey Risch was a standout player on the U.S. teams from 1961 to 1970, serving as the team captain from 1964 on. She played on U.S. touring teams that visited Australia, Great Britain and Ireland. An internationally-rated umpire, she had been officiating for 41 years at the time of her induction and was still active at the Division III level.
Marino was a star attackman for the University of Virginia and went on to achieve great success with the U.S. Men’s National Team. Marino received the Turnbull Award as the nation’s top attackman in 1986 when he earned first-team All-America honors. He also earned second-team honors in 1985 and honorable mention honors in 1984. Marino was named the top attackman at the 1986 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship and earned All-World honors after helping the U.S. to the championship in both 1986 and 1990. He served as a captain for the 1990 team and was also a five-time all-club honoree in the United States Club Lacrosse Association. Marino was inducted into the New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1996, and into the Long Island Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002. Roddy's brother, Bill, was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1996.
Williams achieved great success on the lacrosse field as a player and coach. Williams was a two-time All-American as a defender at the University of Virginia in 1985 and 1986, and played on the winning United States World Cup teams in 1989 and 1993. She became the head coach at Penn State in 1989 and coached the Nittany Lions until 1999, leading the school to three semifinal appearances in the NCAA Championships. Julie was inducted to the Virginia Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001. Her sister, Betsy Dougherty, a former Penn State standout, was inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2000, making them the first set of sisters to be inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Williams, at the time of induction, resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Julie was inducted as “an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years.”
Colburn was a standout defenseman at the University of Pennsylvania, helping the Quakers to Ivy League championships in 1983 and 1984. He earned second-team All-America honors in 1984 and then went on to a stellar career at the international and post-collegiate club levels.Colburn was selected to the U.S. Men's National Team three times, helping the United States to International Lacrosse Federation World Championships in 1990, 1994 and 1998. He earned All-United States Club Lacrosse Association honors eight times and received the USCLA's Krongard Award in 1995. He was inducted to the Philadelphia Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999 and served on the board of US Lacrosse. At the time of his induction, Colburn resided in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.
Tierney is one of the sport's most successful coaches ever. He began his coaching career at Great Neck (N.Y.) South High School, and coached there from 1976 to 1979. He then coached at his alma mater, Levittown Memorial, from 1980 to 1981 where he coached future Hall of Famer Larry Quinn. Tierney began his college coaching career at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), compiling a record of 34-7 from 1982 to 1984. Bill was then an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins fom 1985 to 1987 and when he was there, they won the national championship in 1985 and 1987.At the time of his induction, his greatest success was at Princeton, where he compiled a record of 238-86 from 1988 to 2009. He guided the Tigers to six national championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2001). In 2010, he became head coach at Denver, and compiled a 12-5 record making the playoffs his first year. His career winning percentage of 74.3 ranks among the best in the sport's history. Tierney played on a national championship team at Cortland State in 1973. In 1998, Tierney coached the U.S. Men's National Team to the International Lacrosse Federation World Championship. Tierney was inducted to the Long Island Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1994, and the New Jersey Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. He joins the Hall of Fame as a truly great coach.
Dow was an outstanding goalie at the University of Virginia from 1978 to 1982. She was a member of the United States Women's Team from 1984 to 1990 and played for the United States World Cup teams in 1986 and 1989. Dow also served as an assistant coach at James Madison, Old Dominion and Virginia and served as an assistant coach for the winning World Cup teams in 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005. She was named the top goaltender on Lacrosse Magazine's All-Century team in 1999. Dow served on the board of the Lacrosse Foundation and the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. She was inducted to the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 and at the time of induction resided in Ruckersville, Virginia. Dow was inducted as "an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse through the years."
Dressel is one of only four players in collegiate lacrosse history to earn first team All-America honors four times. The midfielder helped Johns Hopkins University to NCAA Championships in 1984 and 1985. He received the Lt. Donald MacLaughlin Award as the nation's top midfielder in 1984 and 1985 as well. Dressel finished his career with 174 points (99 goals, 75 assists) and when he graduated, was the highest scoring midfielder in Hopkins history. Dressel was inducted to the Greater Baltimore Hall of Fame in 2001 and at the time of induction resided in Towson, Maryland. Del was inducted as a truly great player.
Hess was an integral figure in women's lacrosse for decades. She played in the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association (PWLA) and had a long and distinguished coaching career. She started the program at the George School and then coached at Swarthmore College. Hess was a nationally-rated umpire for more than 30 years and served in a variety of leadership roles, including president, for the PWLA. She was inducted to the Philadelphia Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2000 and at the time of her induction resided in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Hess was inducted as "an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years." She passed away in 2011. She was 87 years old.
Hoody is one of the best goalies the sport of lacrosse has ever seen. Hoody played at Towson University from 1971 to 1974 and then played more than 20 years of club lacrosse with the Baltimore and South Women's Lacrosse Associations. She played on the United States teams for 15 years, and in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, earning All-World honors in 1982. She has been a coach at the high school and collegiate levels for nearly 30 years and was active in the BWLA, serving as president from 1975 to 1980. She was inducted to the Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998 and at the time of induction resided in Baltimore, Maryland. Sandy was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years.
McGeeney, inducted as a truly great player, was a top defenseman for the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and also achieved success on the international level. McGeeney was a first-team All-American in 1982 when he received the Schmeisser Award as the defenseman of the year. He helped the Retrievers to the NCAA Division II Championship in 1980. McGeeney played on the U.S. Men's team in 1986 and 1990, helping the team to two International Lacrosse Federation World Championships, and he served as a captain for the 1990 team. McGeeney earned all-club honors from 1983 to 1990. He was inducted to the Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001 and at the time of induction resided in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Vadner Chance had a distinguished career as a player, coach and official. She was a member of the 1951 U.S. touring team and, while playing with the Philadelphia and Baltimore Lacrosse Associations, was a four-time All-American. She served as Treasurer for the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association, was chairman for two National USWLA Tournaments, and was a nationally rated umpire for more than a decade. She served as head coach for Swarthmore College and Goucher College and the Baltimore Club team. In 1994, she established the USWLA Nancy Chance Service Award and in 1997, was inducted to the Greater Baltimore Hall of Fame. Nancy, at the time of induction, resided in Timonium, Maryland. Nancy was inducted as "an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years."
Ware, an outstanding administrator and coach, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. A 1960 graduate of the University of Richmond, Ware earned Virginia second-team honors as a senior. She then continued her lacrosse involvement as the coach at Hollins College from 1962-84. She led the team to two state championships and the runner-up position in the 1979 USWLA national championship.Ware was an internationally-rated umpire, working for 28 years at the collegiate level. She served as the head technical delegate for umpiring during the 1986 and 1989 World Cups and was the 1984 U.S. Touring Team umpire to England. She served as first vice president of the USWLA from 1980-86 and, after serving four years as the U.S. umpiring delegate to the IFWLA, also became a vice president of the IFWLA in 1984. From 1993-01 she served as president of the IFWLA, helping the game grow at the international level. Ware was inducted into the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Virginia Chapter Hall of Fame. She currently resides in Troutville, Va.
Helen Allen, a longtime official and club player, was inducted as an outstanding player. She was also an outstanding coach and official, and has contributed noteworthy service to the game. Allen played for the New York Women's Lacrosse Association for 35 years after graduating from Hunter College in 1941. She also served as the president of the NYWLA. During this time she played in the National Tournaments against Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore, Westchester, and Virginia, and against international teams from England, Ireland and Wales. She was selected as a member of the United States team from 1950-60. Throughout her playing career, she excelled at the Second Home, Right Attack and Center positions, and her great speed helped her to become a prolific scorer at all of these positions. In 1945 Allen started her officiating career which continues through the year of her Hall of Fame induction, 2001. This past spring she completed her 57th season of officiating high school girls' lacrosse. Allen has officiated at every level from local high school games to international tournaments. She was not only a member of the United States Umpiring Committee for many years, she also chaired the committee from 1968-70 and served as a rater for National Officials. Additional accomplishments include serving as the umpiring chair for the New York Lacrosse Association, and serving on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Lacrosse Officials Association. Allen is a member of the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.Allen lives with her husband of 53 years, John, in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is retired from the Elmont School District where she taught Physical Education and Health for 30 years and served as the assistant superintendent for 20 years.
Former University of Delaware women's lacrosse All-American and national career scoring record holder Karen (Emas) Borbee was inducted into as an outstanding player, but she also coached and officiated, and contributed noteworthy service to the game. Borbee, who has been the head coach for field hockey and lacrosse at Swarthmore (Pa.) College, is the third player-coach with UD ties to join the hall. The late Milt Roberts, the co-founder of Delaware's men's program in the 1940s, and Janet Smith, who coached Emas and led UD to three women's national titles, were inducted earlier. One of most prolific scorers in women's lacrosse history, Borbee earned her degree from Delaware in 1984 following a standout four-year career. She was a three-time All-American and helped Delaware claim national titles in AIAW in 1981 and '82, and an NCAA title in 1983. She established NCAA records for goals (310) and points (420) in a career and still holds the goals record. Her points record was broken in 2001 by Maryland's Jen Adams. A member of the inaugural University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame class in 1997, Borbee also played for the U.S. National Team from 1982-93, helping the team to the World Cup championship in 1989. She coached Strath-Haven High School from 1985-92 before joining the staff at Swarthmore. She also has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame. She resides in Wallingford, Pa.
DeTommaso, a standout defenseman for Johns Hopkins and the U.S. team, was inducted as a truly great player. DeTommaso, an All-American defenseman and graduate of Farmingdale High School, was a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins, earning first team honors from 1984-86 and honorable mention in 1983. He helped Johns Hopkins to national championships in 1984 and 1985 and was the recipient of the Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman in 1985. He was named the JHU Team MVP in 1986, JHU Defensive MVP in 1984, '85 and '86, named to the All-Time JHU Team in 1986 and the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team in 1995. He was also selected to play in the 1986 North-South All-Star game. He played on four U.S. teams (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) that won world championships and was selected to the All-World team, and as the outstanding defenseman, at the 1994 world championship. He was a six-time USCLA All-Star and was selected as the club player of the year in 1989.He served as the head coach at Mepham High School from 1989-93, earning Nassau County coach of the year honors in 1992, and coached the Long Island Lizards to the inaugural Major League Lacrosse championship in 2001. He is a member of the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.
Duquette, a standout attackman for the University of Virginia from 1970-73, became the sixth player in UVA history elected to the Hall of Fame. During his career at Virginia, Duquette played on two national championship squads, including the 1972 team that captured the NCAA title. He was a four-time All-American, earning first team honors in 1973, second team in 1970, third team in 1971, and honorable mention in 1972. Duquette finished his career in 1973 as UVa's all-time leading goal scorer (107), and he placed second in assists (92) and points (199). He became the first player in UVa history to score 100 goals in a career and still ranks in the top 10 in all three categories. He led the ACC in scoring with 47 points (24g-23a) as a freshman in 1970, when he also led the team in goals and assists. As a senior tri-captain in 1973 he led the team in scoring with 57 points (29g-28a) and assists.Upon completion of his collegiate career he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1973 North-South Game (4g-4a) and played for the U.S. National Team that claimed the 1974 world championship.Duquette's contributions to the game of lacrosse reach beyond his accomplishments as a player. He was an assistant coach at UVa following his collegiate playing days before embarking on a successful career as a high school lacrosse coach. He began his high school coaching career at Charlottesville's St. Anne's Belfield School before moving on to his present position at Norfolk Academy. In 23 years as a high school coach he has compiled a 259-94 record and been named the Virginia Prep League Coach of the Year five times.A resident of Virginia Beach, Va., he has been inducted in the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame for the Virginia and Baltimore chapters respectively.
Garvey was a 1964 graduate of Adelphi University, and was an official with Metropolitan New York Lacrosse from 1963-87, officiating high school, college and club games. He officiated in seven NCAA Lacrosse Championships, including the inaugural championship in 1971. In addition to lacrosse, Garvey served as both an NCAA football and basketball official from 1964-87, officiating four football bowl games (including the 1987 Cotton Bowl) and five NCAA basketball championship tournaments.He served as the USILA's coordinator of officials from 1987-90 and was the NCAA's supervisor of lacrosse officials from 1990-93. The 1987 recipient of the USILA's Frenchy Julien Award, Garvey is also the only referee in modern history to work the historic Army-Navy game in three sports: lacrosse, basketball and football. He also helped develop many films on officiating mechanics and was the originator of the ""Wide Triangle"" style of refereeing that is still used today.In addition to his officiating accomplishments, Garvey also served as the director of athletics at Hofstra University from 1986-97.Garvey was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame. He currently resides in Callawassie Island, S.C. Jim Garvey passed away in 2013.
Geiger was a two-time attack wing All-American at Temple University. She previously was a star All-American center and graduate from Lansdowne Aldan High School. While at Temple, she served as the team captain in 1986, earned Team MVP in 1986, was named as a USWLA and Brine All-American in 1985 and 1986, and was named to the 1983 and 1984 NCAA Tournament Team.Geiger played for the U.S. Team from 1984-97. She played on seven touring teams, three World Cup championship teams, and was a two-time team captain. She also served as the manager for the 2001 U.S. Team. Geiger has played club lacrosse since 1984 and continues to do so at the time of her induction.She was the coach at Penn Wood High School from 1988-98, leading the team to the Delaware Valley League championship in 1991. Since 2000, she has coached the ninth grade team at Lower Merion High School.Geiger was inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame and currently resides in Drexel Hill, Pa.
Harkness, one of lacrosse's most successful coaches, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy services to the game of lacrosse over the years.Harkness started the program at RPI and from 1945-56 led the school to a record of 136-21-1, including a USILA co-national championship in 1952. He was also the coach of the North All-Star team in the 1952 North-South All-Star game. Harkness later coached at Cornell from 1966-68, compiling a record of 35-1 with Ivy League titles in 1966 and 1968.Also a successful collegiate hockey coach, Harkness coached at both RPI (187-90-7) and Cornell (163-27-2), leading Cornell to the 1967 NCAA championship, becoming one of the few coaches to win national championships in two sports. In 1970, Harkness left Cornell to coach the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.Ned's father, the late William J. Harkness, also is a member of the Hall of Fame. Ned Harkness died in 2008 in Rochester, N.Y. at the age of 89.
Kotz, a midfielder at Syracuse, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a truly great player. A native of Camillus, N.Y., Kotz was a four-time All-American at Syracuse, earning first team honors at midfield in 1983-85 and captaining the team in 1984 and '85. He helped Syracuse to the 1983 NCAA championship and received the Raymond J. Enners Award as the nation's Division I Player of the Year. In 1985 he was selected to play in the North-South All-Star game. Kotz was also named to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team.Kotz played on the U.S. Team in 1986 and 1990 and was selected to the All-World team in 1990. In 1990 he was also selected to the U.S. Delegation that presented the sport of lacrosse to the Chinese Olympic Committee & Sports Ministry in Beijing and Hong Kong.He was a four-time all-club player, earning player of the year honors in 1986, and was also twice named as an all-pro selection in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League.Kotz was a two-year assistant at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and 1989, helping the Quakers to the 1988 Ivy League title, and he continues to serve as a counselor for numerous lacrosse camps and clinics. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Hall of Fame.
Lubking, one of the most influential figures in women's lacrosse, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. In addition to playing hockey, basketball and softball, Lubking played Cover Point on the lacrosse team at Ursinus College from 1957-60, earning recognition on the all-college and all-Philadelphia teams as a defender.She played 11 years of club lacrosse and was the head coach at the Agnes Irwin School from 1972-76. In 1978 she took over as the head coach at West Chester University and coached there until 1985. She led the team to the USWILCA national tournament championship in 1979 and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships in 1983 and 1984.Lubking was also a nationally rated umpire (National Emeritus) who officiated at the high school level for 30 years and the collegiate level for 25 years.Lubking served as the USWLA president from 1986-92, on the USWLA Rule Committee (1984-92), chaired the USWLA Coaching Accreditation/Certification Committee (1993-96), and also served on the executive committee and board of directors for the Lacrosse Foundation. She has also served as the Tournament Director for the NCAA National Collegiate Division III Women's Lacrosse Championships, the USWLA National Tournament, the AIAW National Tournament, the USWILCA National Collegiate Tournament and the PSAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament.
Buzzell, an attackman who graduated from the the United States Naval Academy in 1980, was inducted as a truly great player.Buzzell was a three-time All-American at Navy, earning first team honors in 1979 and 1980, and second team honors in 1978. He captained the South team in the 1980 North/South All-Star game and was the 1980 Turnbull Award winner as the nation's top attackman. He was also a two-time Hero's Award winner. Buzzell is a member of the Naval Academy's Athletics Hall of Fame and was an alternate on the 1982 United States National Team. A successful club player for 16 years after college, he was a fighter pilot in the Navy and is a 1987 graduate of Top Gun.
Coakley, an attack wing on the 1951 U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA) Touring Team and the coach of the 1970 Touring Team, was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy services to the game. Coakley was on the USWLA first team in 1950 and on the reserve team in 1949 and 1952. In 1960 she started the lacrosse program at Bridgewater (Mass.) State College and coached that team from 1965-1978. She also served as preident of the Boston Women's Lacrosse Association and was active on numerous USWLA committees. Caokley also umpired at the high school, college and national levels for 15 years and is a member of four other halls of fames: the US Lacrosse Eastern New England Chapter, Boston University, Bridgewater State College and New Agenda, Northeast.
Cook, an attackman who graduated from Cornell in 1984, was inducted as a truly great player. Cook earned All-American honors at the high school, junior college and university levels, and went on to win world championships with the 1990 and 1994 U.S. national teams. He he was a first team All-American and the junior college player of the year in leading Nassau to the 1982 NJCAA Championship. He was an All-American in each of his two years at Cornell University, earning second team honors in 1983 and first team honors in 1984, and played in the 1984 North/South All-Star game. He played 11 years in the United States Club Lacrosse Association, earning All-Club honors five times and capturing two USCLA championships. He also won a Major Indoor Lacrosse League championship during his three-year MILL career.
Delaney-Scheetz, a defense wing who graduated from West Chester University in 1969, was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. She was a U.S. National Team coach from 1982-89, including the 1986 World Cup. In four years as head coach at Penn State (1986-89) she compiled a 67-9 record, including two NCAA championships (1987 and 1989) and two national coach of the year awards (1987 and 1989). Her coaching career also included stops as an assistant coach at Penn State (1983-85), coach of the Philadelphia I Club (1985), Penncrest Senior High School (Media, Pa., 1976-82) and Lane Junior High School (1970-75). She has served on numerous committees, including as chair of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Committee, and was a 1998 inductee to the US Lacrosse Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame.
Williams Dougherty, an attack wing who graduated from Penn State University in 1984, was inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. Betsy was an active member of the U.S. National Team from 1984-93, participating on four U.S. touring teams and three World Cup teams. She captained the 1993 World Cup team that won the world championship and served three years as the U.S. squad representative to the USWLA. Her coaching career includes stints with St. Catherine's School (Richmond, Va., 1985-88), Princeton University (1989-90), and Springfield High School (Springfield, Pa., 1991-96). She served ten years on the Pennsylvania Schoolgirls Lacrosse Committee and earlier this year was inducted to the US Lacrosse Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame.
Remsimer Kuklick, a defense wing who played at West Chester State University (Pa.), was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. Kuklick played on undefeated teams for four years at Plymouth-Whitemarsh (Pa.) High School and for four years at West Chester State. In 1979 she became the first winner of the USWLA Beth Allen Award as the top player at the National Tournament. She was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1975-80 and was on the U.S. Reserve Team from 1971-74 and in 1981. She coached Chestnut Hill College for 23 years, including 13 conference championships, earning three coach-of-the-year awards. In 1999 she was inducted to the US Lacrosse Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame.
Patterson, who played both defense and attack and graduated from Springfield College in 1951, was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. A two-time All-New England player in college, he played Native American box lacrosse for 33 years. He also spent over 20 years coaching at Kenwood (Md.) High School, Niagara University, the Buffalo Lacrosse Club and the Iroquois All-Stars. An official for 19 years, he was the referee-in-chief of the Niagara Frontier Lacrosse Officials Association from 1977-79 and the founder of the Western New York Officials Association. He was the first executive director of the Iroquois Nationals, serving in that post from 1983-88, and started lacrosse programs for boys and girls at the junior high, high school and college levels. In 1969 he started Tuskewe Krafts, producing Native American and women's lacrosse sticks. He conducted countless clinics and camps and earned numerous service awards, including the Mark Kreiger service and contribution award. He was a 1993 inductee in the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame. Patterson passed away in 2000, after a battle with leukemia.
Quinn, a goaltender who graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1985, was inducted as a truly great player. He twice won the Enners Award as the nation's top player while leading Hopkins to national championships in 1984 and '85. Both years he was the NCAA Tournament MVP, a first team All-American and the Kelly Award winner as the top goaltender in the nation. He was the South captain in the 1985 North/South All-Star Game. Quinn won world championships on the 1986, '90 and '94 U.S. National Teams, earning All-World honors in 1986. He played 11 years in the USCLA, leading his team to three titles and earning MVP honors twice. His two-year MILL career included the championship in 1988, in which he was named the title game's MVP. A member of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team and the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team, he was inducted to the JHU Athletic Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999.
Swarts Roth, a goaltender who played at West Chester University, was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game. She was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1968-72, and played on touring teams which went to Australia ('69) and Great Britain ('70). She began coaching at Henderson High School (1968-73) and went on to coach for one season at her college alma mater and 10 years at West Chester East High School. She has been an active umpire for 25 years and has been nationally and internationally rated. She served as USWLA Vice President and has served on the Philadelphia Umpiring Board.
E. Doyle Smith, the longtime director of the University of Virginia athletic media relations office, was inducted as an individual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional services to the game. He was the team manager and statistician at Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate and graduate student before moving on to Virginia, where he worked for 31 years. He served 22 years as the Sports Information Director for the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and was twice named USILA Man of the Year (1984 and '93). He earned the USILA Service Award and the Frenchy Julien Award in 1981, and was presented the Evan "Bus" Male Service Award in 1982 for devoted service to Virginia athletics. The editor of the NCAA Lacrosse Guides from 1974-79, he was named the manager of the NCAA Silver 25th Anniversary Team. He is the namesake for the USILA's annual media award and has served on numerous USILA, Lacrosse Foundation and US Lacrosse committees and boards. In 1995 he was inducted to the US Lacrosse Virginia Chapter Hall of Fame. Smith passed away in 2004.
Wehrum was inducted to the Hall of Fame as a truly great coach. He was a three-time All-American attackman at Cortland State University, captaining the North squad in the 1972 North/South All-Star game. He also received first team SUNY Conference honors in 1970-72. Wehrum became an assistant coach at Cortland State in 1973, the year the team won the NCAA Division III Championship. He was also an assistant coach at Lynbrook (N.Y.) High and Nassau Community College from 1974-79. He was the head coach at Herkimer County Community College from 1980-2003, and an assistant coach from 2004-06. Wehrum coached his teams to 21 consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Championships and eight NJCAA National Championships (1988-89, 1992-1996, 2003). He holds the collegiate record of 59 straight wins. He has been selected as the NJCAA Coach of the Year four times (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994).He was past president of the NJCAA Lacrosse Coaches Association, and an assistant coach for the victorious U.S. Men's National Team in the 1998 World Championship. Wehrum was inducted into the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame in 1994, the Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1995, and the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame.
Walchak was inducted as a truly great contributor. She began her lacrosse career at West Chester University, playing line defense from 1963-65. She was selected to the Philly College and PWLA teams from 1964-69. Her coaching career spanned 21 years, including coaching at Haverford (Pa.) High from 1967-79. She won two Central League titles at Haverford and three USWLA Championships as Philly 1 coach.She was a lacrosse umpire for 13 years and was PWLA President for four years. She started the Schoolgirl Association within the USWLA as founder, and served as president of the PASLA for eight years. Walchak served on the USWLA Executive Board since 1979, and the US Lacrosse board since 1996. She directed the inaugural Women's Under-19 World Championship at Haverford College in 1995. She created and chaired the USWLA Insurance Committee, the USWLA Schoolgirl Division, the Schoolgirl all-American Award Committee, the Schoolgirl Tournament and the PLA Women's Division Hall of Fame Committee. She has served as a clinician for many local and national clinics.She has been named to the West Chester University Hall of Fame, and was inducted to the Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. The Schoolgirl Division trophy is named after Walchak.
Tyler began her coaching career at Cornell University and coached field hockey, lacrosse and bowling from 1969-72. She coached field hockey at the University of Maryland from 1974-87, winning the NCAA Championship in 1987. She coached lacrosse at the University of Maryland in 1974, and from 1979-90, winning the AIAW championship in 1981 and the NCAA Championship 1986. She holds the distinction as the only Division I coach to win NCAA national championships in two different sports. She reached the national championship nine times and was named national Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1986. She coached the North/South game in 1984, 1986 and 1990 and was the South region head coach in 1982 and 1983. She was a U.S. women's national team assistant coach from 1987-90, and the chair of the national coaching certification committee from 1986-89. Tyler was the first chair of the National Hall of Fame Women's Committee, and served on that committee from 1990-99. She was the chair for the NCAA Lacrosse Committee from 1986-90. Tyler has been the Director of Athletics at the University of Maine since 1995. In 1995, she became the second woman ever elected to the University of Maryland Hall of Fame. She resides in Glenburn, Maine.
An all-suburban first team high school player in 1976 and 1977 at Norristown (Pa.) High, Cross went on to an outstanding career at Shippensburg State College, earning team MVP honors in 1979, 1980, and 1981. In her junior year, Cross was named to the U.S. women's national team.After college, Cross played club lacrosse for South 1 and Philly 1. In 1988, she captained the national club champions and earned the Beth Allen Award. Internationally, Cross played in the U.S. women's national team program for a combined nine years. She was captain of the U.S. team in the World Cup tournaments of 1986 and 1989, where the U.S. won a silver medal and a gold medal, respectively. Cross was the assistant coach of the U.S. squad for two years and served as team manager once.She has coached at Abington (Pa.) High since 1987. Cross has served as the treasurer of the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association, as a USWLA selector and clinician, and has helped develop summer league play in the Philadelphia area. In 1999, she was inducted to the US Lacrosse Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame. She resides in Oreland, Pa.
Farrell was a defenseman at Calvert Hall (Md.) High, where he was a member of the MSA Championship teams of 1971 and 1972 and earned high school All-America honors in 1972. At the University of Maryland, Farrell played in the NCAA championships in all four years, winning national titles in 1973 and 1975. He earned first-team All-America honors in 1974 and 1975. He was a member of the ACC championship teams of 1973 and 1976. Farrell received the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's best defenseman in 1976 and Maryland's Edwin E. Powell Award for service to the game in 1976. He was also the captain for the south team in the 1976 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Farrell played for the Maryland Lacrosse Club from 1979-82, winning the club championship in 1979 and 1982. He has continued his contribution to the sport of lacrosse as a coach at the recreational level. Farrell resides in Towson, Md.
Federico was a goalie at Boys' Latin (Md.) School, where he was a member of the MSA Division II champion team in 1974. He was selected to the MSA all-star team in 1976. At Johns Hopkins University, Federico was a member of the NCAA Championship teams of 1978, 1979 and 1980, earning first team All-America honors and winning the Ensign C. Markland Kelly award as the nation's outstanding goalie all three years. He was selected as Most Valuable Player of the 1979 NCAA championship game. In 1980, he played for the South team in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game. He was awarded Hopkins' William C. Schmeisser Award for defense in 1980.Federico was selected as a member of the NCAA 25th Anniversary Team. In 1998, he was inducted to the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame. He continues his service to the game as a camp clinician in Baltimore, and currently resides in Towson, Md.
Finley played midfield at Freeport (N.Y.) High School, where he was a member of the championship team in 1957 and selected first-team All-Long Island/All-Metro in 1957 and 1958. After a year at Hofstra University, Finley transferred to Syracuse University, where he was selected as an honorable mention All-American in 1960, third team All-American in 1961, and first team All-American in 1962. He played for the North team in the 1962 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Finley was the first to use the over-the-head and wrap checks that are now part of every elite player's arsenal. And his use of a shooting string broke new ground. Finley continued his involvement with the game as a coach at Manlius Military Academy in 1963 and 1964, and at Freeport High School from 1965-73. He coached Freeport High School to a championship in 1968. In 1971, he was selected Man of the Year for his contributions to lacrosse in Freeport. He was inducted to the Long Island Metro Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1988. Finley resides in Titusville, Fla.
Garinger's 45-year involvement with lacrosse began as a player at Ursinus College in the program's second year of existence. In her first year as a high school coach, she introduced the game at Conestoga (Pa.) High. Her primary interest in the game turned to umpiring, where she served for more than 40 years. She umpired for 12 years at the high school level, from 1957-69. In 1959, she began umpiring at the college level. She has been an internationally rated official for 13 of those years. She officiated at the 1986 and 1989 World Cups, international touring team matches, the NCAA championships and the European championships.She has served on the USWLA national umpiring committee and the IFWLA as the vice president for rules and umpiring, as a technical delegate for rules and umpiring at the 1986 and 1989 World Cups, as well as the first Under-19 championships in 1995. She has conducted umpiring clinics in six countries.Garinger was also an outstanding field hockey player and a member of the 1956 U.S. Field Hockey team at the World Cup in Sydney, Australia. She was manager of the U.S. Field Hockey Olympic teams of 1979 and 1984; the 1984 team won the bronze medal.Garinger was inducted to the Ursinus Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999.
Keigler played defense for Towson (Md.) High, earning all-county, all-state and high school All-America honors in 1973, while winning Baltimore County championships in 1972 and 1973. He was selected as a third team All-American at Washington & Lee in 1975, and a first team All-American in 1976 and 1977. He played for the South in the 1977 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. He played for the U.S. men's national team in the 1978 and 1982 World Championships. Keigler played club lacrosse for five years for the Mt. Washington Club and one year for the Charlottesville Lacrosse Club, earning club all-star honors in 1979 and 1980. He was an assistant coach at University of Virginia in 1978, and the head coach at McDonogh (Md.) School from 1980-84. He is a former board member of the Lacrosse Foundation, and has contributed to the game by participating in camps and clinic.
Stahl was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. She played home/center for Upper Darby (Pa.) High from 1959-62. She continued her playing career at Ursinus College, captaining the team her senior year and receiving Athlete of the Year honors in 1966. Stahl played club lacrosse in Philadelphia from 1962-67 and was selected to the U.S. teams in 1965-67. Stahl began her coaching career at Penn Wood High School from 1966-67. She was an assistant coach at Ursinus College from 1971-81, and then an assistant at Temple University from 1983-90. She became the head coach at Old Dominion University in 1990 and was still coaching there at the time of her induction. She was head coach of the U.S. women's national team 1988-2005 and coached the U.S. World Cup Team to four consecutive championships in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2001. In addition, she coached two U.S. touring teams to undefeated records.She was named the Colonial College League Coach of the Year in 1995 and the Outstanding World Cup Coach by the IFWLA in 1997. Stahl has given service as a USWLA clinician since 1984, and previously served on the USWLA Executive Board. She was inducted to the Ursinus Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998. She currently resides in Norfolk, Va.
Putnam Willetts is considered to be a pioneer of women's lacrosse. She began playing lacrosse at Swarthmore High School in 1940 and was the captain of the 1943 team.Upon graduation from high school, she played lacrosse for the Philadelphia team while attending Temple University. ""Putty"" made the U.S. team her first year with Philadelphia, and 11 years thereafter. She was the captain of the 1955 U.S. team.Willetts started coaching in 1947 at Swarthmore High School and started the lacrosse program at Haverford High that same year. During that time, she also started and coached the Temple University team from 1950-52, and coached all Philadelphia teams in 1955 and 1956. From 1957-62, she was the coach at Shipley School, before returning to Swarthmore High School from 1962-83.
Urick began his lacrosse career at Cortland State, where he was a defenseman from 1966-70, and captain of the football team twice. Urick became an assistant coach to Hall of Famer Jerry Schmidt at Hobart College in 1971. He succeeded Schmidt as head lacrosse coach in 1980, and from 1980-89 he led the Statesman to ten straight NCAA Division III championships. He won the Kraus Award as the Division III Coach of the Year in 1980 and 1981. He was the head coach for the U.S. team in 1986. He entered the Cortland State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986, and the Hobart College Hall of Fame in 1990.In 1990, Urick became the head coach at Georgetown University. He was inducted to the Upstate New York Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991. He was the chairman of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Committee from 1990-93.
Driscoll played midfield at Manhasset (N.Y.) High from 1974-76, where he won the North Shore Nassau High School Championship in 1975 and 1976. He was chosen as a high school All-American in 1976 and was selected as the Nassau County MVP in 1975 and 1976.He went on to play midfield for the University of Virginia from 1977-80. He was selected as a first team All-American in 1980 and second team All-American in 1979. John made the All-ACC team in 1978, 1979, and 1980, and played in the 1980 North/South Collegiate All-Star game.Driscoll played for the Long Island Lacrosse Club in 1981, '86, '91, '92 and 1993. He was a member of the New York Athletic Club from 1987-90, and the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club from 1982-85. He also played for the New Jersey/New York Saints in the MILL. He passed away in 2002.
Greenberg played defense at Pikesville (Md.) High before playing for Johns Hopkins University from 1977-80.He was a member of JHU's national championship teams of 1978, 1979 and 1980. Mark was selected as a first team All-American in 1979 and 1980, and second team All-American in 1977 and 1978. In 1979, he won the Enners Award as the nation's outstanding player. He received the Schmeisser award as the nation's outstanding defenseman in 1979 and 1980. He played in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game in 1980.In 1982, he played for the U.S. team at the World Games. Mark played one year for the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club and six years for the Maryland Lacrosse Club, where he was a three-time Club All-Star. In 1996, he was chosen to the NCAA 25th Anniversary Team.
Connie Burgess Lanzl played attack wing at Friends Central (Pa.) High from 1965-68, receiving a varsity pin all four years. She played second home at Wilson College from 1969-72, was honored as team captain in 1971 and 1972, and also coached the team in 1971. Lanzl was a member and captain of the United States touring team in 1975. She played on the U.S. team from 1972-76 and in 1978, and on the U.S. reserve team in 1971, 1977 and 1979. She captained the 1975 and 1978 U.S. teams. Lanzl was a coach for the Japan National team from 1990-94 and the Japan World Cup team in 1993. She has been a high school coach at Friends Central and George School, and coached the Clemson University club team in 1997. She has been an umpire since 1969.
Longstreth played second home for Haverford Township (Pa.) High from 1951-54. She was the captain and MVP in 1954. Longstreth continued playing second home at Beaver College from 1955-58. She was captain of the 1957 and 1958 teams, and was honored as MVP in 1958. During her sophomore year, she was named to the U.S. team. She played first home on the U.S. team from 1956-64, and then again in 1967.Longstreth has coached high school and club lacrosse for more than 17 years, and has more than 20 years umpiring experience, 15 of which are on the national level. She pioneered women's lacrosse on the West Coast in the 1970's, and during that time, she founded Longstreth Sporting Goods.
Murphy only played lacrosse from 1932-34, as a midfielder at Princeton, but his love for the game extends well beyond his play on the field.In 1966, he helped establish and fund the Yorktown (N.Y.) High School lacrosse program, the first public school program in the Hudson Valley area, and has been an advisor for Yorktown ever since. He was a charter member of the Hudson Valley Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame, inducted in 1994. In 1994, he also won the Krieger Award for his unheralded contribution to the sport of lacrosse.In 1989, the Charles D. Murphy Game was established between Yorktown and Lakeland, and is held annually in his honor. The list of players to have come through the Yorktown program and continued to play through college reads like a "Who's Who" in lacrosse. Murphy passed away in 2005. He was 93.
Candace Finn Rocha began her playing career as the center for Penncrest (Pa.) High, where she was a three-time Central League All-Star and MVP. She played second home for Penn State University from 1979-82, winning the national championship in 1979 and 1980. She was a four-time All-American, the leading scorer all four years, holds various records including highest individual point average in a career, and won the Broderick Award as the collegiate player of the year in 1981 and 1982.She played for the U.S. touring teams in 1980 and 1981, and the World Cup teams in 1982 and 1986.Rocha began her coaching career as an assistant at Penn State in 1982, and has coached at The Hotchkiss School, Lawrence Academy, Brooks School and Berkshire School.
Rule began his lacrosse career as a goaltender at Manhasset (N.Y.) High. The first lacrosse game he ever played in was the first game he ever saw. He ended his career with an 84 percent save average and 2.17 goals allowed per game, and made All-Nassau County in 1967. Rule continued his career in the nets at Cornell University, where he was a member of the first NCAA championship team in 1971. In 1971, he was elected first team All-American and first team All-Ivy. He was awarded the C. Markland Kelly Trophy as the nation's outstanding goalie and was selected to play in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game. He played club lacrosse for Long Island in 1973 and 1974, and was a member of the 1974 U.S. team that won the World Championship in Australia.
Schooley began her lacrosse career at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) as a cover point from 1964-68. She played club lacrosse from 1968-78 for North Jersey, West Jersey and Central District, and participated in national tournament play from 1965-78. Schooley has been the head coach at Cherry Hill High School East since 1971, and was the national squad coach for the USWLA from 1980-1987. She was a national level umpire from 1962-82. Schooley has held offices in all areas of lacrosse, including founder and president of the Women's Club of South Jersey and West Jersey Lacrosse Association, USWLA first and second vice-president, chairperson, editor, director and clinician. She was inducted to the New Jersey Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 and the New Jersey State Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993.
Green was a member of the U.S. Women's National First Team and the Reserve Team from 1969-1971. She was on the Touring Team to Australia-New Zealand and then Great Britain-Northern Ireland in 1969. She coached at Temple University from 1974-1992 and made it to the NCAA Championships three times. She has written two books and was the founder of the Black Women in Sports Foundation. She also founded the Inner City Field Hockey and Lacrosse Program at Temple. She is the program director of Temple's National Youth Sports Program and has helped to establish clinics and monitoring programs for girls in cities across the country. She was inducted as "a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to lacrosse over the years.
Kowalski was a three-time All-American midfielder at Cortland State (SUNY Cortland) in 1967,1968 and 1969. He was selected the Athlete of the Year at Cortland State in 1969. He was a member of the U.S. men's team in 1974, and an alternate for the 1978 U.S. team. Kowalski was an 11-time USCLA All-Star selection. In 1989, he was inducted to the Long Island Metro Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame. He coached at Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) High from 1978-1988, and in 1981 he was honored as the Suffolk County Coach of the Year. A graduate of Mineola High School, Kowalski is a native of Albertson, N.Y. Kowalski was inducted as a truly great player.
A former University of Virginia midfielder, Potter was inducted as a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. He was a two-time All-American and co-captain of the Cavaliers, was voted Virginia's Most Valuable Lacrosse Player in 1968, and earned the Leadership Award in 1969 and 1970. In 1969 and 1970, Potter was voted the University of Virginia Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Athlete. He was honored as the Hero's Club Player of the Year in 1972 and 1973. He played and co-captained the U.S. Men's Team in 1974. He is a former president and vice-president of the Lacrosse Foundation, and has been instrumental in the process of developing a national governing body for the sport of lacrosse.
Rogers was inducted as "an individual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional service to the game." A defender for Duke from 1951-53, Rogers was named a third team All-American in 1953. He also played for the South in the 1953 North/South College All-Star game. He was inducted into the Maryland Lacrosse Club Hall of Fame in 1986, received the Howard E. Johnson Memorial Trophy in 1989 and the Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award in 1991. He was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation Chapter Hall of Fame in 1997. Rogers was president of the Lacrosse Foundation, and a U.S. delegate to the International Lacrosse Federation. He was the general manager for the U.S. Team in 1990, 1994, and 1998. Rogers traveled throughout Europe and Asia to promote the growth of lacrosse. He passed away in 2014.
Inducted as a truly great player, Russell played second home at Abington (Pa.) High School, Ursinus College and Philadelphia Lacrosse Club. Known for her exceptional speed and grace, she is considered by many as the player that other players are measured against. She played on the U.S. Women's National Team from 1962-68, and was a member of two touring Teams: the 1964 team to Great Britain and Ireland, and the 1969 team to Australia. After moving out of the Philadelphia Area, Russell helped start lacrosse teams at Winchester, Thurston and Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, and at St. Andrew's in Boca Raton, Fla. She was an official in Philadelphia from 1962-68. Russell currently resides in Arlington, Texas.
Inducted as a truly great player, Schneck was an attackman and midfielder who started his lacrosse career at Syosset (N.Y.) High School. He earned first team All-American honors at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, and first team All-American honors at Johns Hopkins University in 1980 and 1981. He played on the U.S. Team in 1982 and 1986, and was selected to the All-World team in 1982. He received the Enners Player of the Year award in 1980 and the McLaughlin Midfielder of the Year award in 1981. He was selected to the USCLA All-Club team five times. Schneck was named to the JHU All-Time Team in 1981 and the NCAA 25th Anniversary Team in 1996. He was inducted to the Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1995.
Smith is being inducted as an outstanding player who was also an outstanding coach or official who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. Smith played four years varsity at Ursinus College, was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team from 1970-74, the U.S. reserve team in 1968 and 1969, and a member of three touring teams in 1969, 1970 and 1975. She played for the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association from 1966-75. She was the head coach from 1979-89 at the University of Delaware, leading her teams to three national championships in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Smith coached in Japan in 1995 to help spread the game. She has served on numerous USWLA committees, providing service through clinics, rules development and team selections.
Smith is being inducted as outstanding player who was an outstanding coach or official who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. She attended Bouve College, Boston School of Tufts University and was named to the U.S. Women's National First Team and Reserve Teams from 1960-69. She was also a member of touring teams in 1964 and 1969. She is considered the backbone of Long Island Lacrosse and a tireless worker for lacrosse causes. Smith was a member of the Rules Committee for more than 15 years, and is responsible for modernization of the game. She has been the president of the Long Island Association, Chair of National Tournament and part of the initial National Coaching Workshop team. Smith is honorary member of the USWLA.
Inducted as a truly great player, Sombrotto attended Chaminade High School and Hofstra University, where he was a second team All-American midfielder in 1980. He played on an unprecedented four U.S. Teams, in 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994. He was named to the All-World Team in 1982. Beginning in 1981, he played for the Long Island-Hofstra Lacrosse Club, and was selected to the USCLA All-Club team 12 times. He was twice selected USCLA Player of the Year. Beginning in 1987, he played for the Major Indoor Lacrosse League's New York Saints. He received the Hero's Midfielder of the Year award and the Krongard Award. In 1994, he was inducted to the Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame.
Wheeler is being inducted posthumously as an outstanding player who was also an outstanding coach or official who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. Wheeler, born in 1899, was a member of the first official touring team to Great Britain in 1935. She founded the Westchester Lacrosse Association, and is considered a pioneer of the game. From 1939 to 1953, she was a member of the U.S. Women's National First Team or Reserve Team. She continued to play lacrosse until the 1960's when she became an umpire. She was a charter member and president of the USWLA. She taught physical education at New Rochelle High and Isaac Young Jr. High for more than 40 years. She authored the book "Lacrosse for Girls." Wheeler was inducted to the Westchester Hall of Fame in 1975.
Inducted as a truly great player, Beroza played lacrosse at Hempstead High School, where he received all-division honors and was selected as the team's MVP in 1973. As a goalie at Roanoke College, he received second team All-American honors in 1977 and honorable mention honors in 1976. As captain his senior year, he led the team to the NCAA Division II-III semifinals, setting an NCAA record of 30 saves in a playoff game. In 1987, he was inducted to the Roanoke College Athletics Hall of Fame. Bill played for the Long Island-Hofstra Lacrosse Club from 1978-1987, helping them win the club championship six times. He won the Hero's Club Award five times and was named to the Super-Star Lacrosse team three times. Bill was honored All-Club Player of the Year in 1978 and MVP in the 1980 Club Championship game. He was selected co-captain as a player on the 1982 U.S. Team, and he was named an alternate for the 1978 and 1986 U.S. Teams. He coached the LI-Hofstra Club from 1991-1996, earning club coach of the year honors in 1991 and 1994. He was elected to the Long Island Metro Hall of Fame in 1992.
Kathy played lacrosse at St. Swithuns School in England, where her team won the All-England Schools championship in 1958. From 1959-1960 she attended Pembroke College at Brown University, where she played on the U.S. Reserve Team. Kathy attended Dartford College from 1960-63, winning the All-England Clubs and Colleges Championship in 1963 as team captain. She played for the All-England team from 1961-1964. From 1965-70 Kathy was the coach at Wilson College. She started the lacrosse program at Dickinson College in 1976 and at Shippensburg University in 1977. Kathy was the coach of the U.S. Team from 1973-77, going undefeated. She coached the first U.S. squad ever to defeat England in 1975. Kathy was an umpire from 1956-85, earning an international rating in umpiring. She has served as founder and President of the Central Penn Association, president and secretary of the USWLA, U.S. squad coordinator and committee chair. She is an honorary member of the USWLA and inducted to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. She was inducted as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy service.
Marino was a midfielder at Massapequa High School, where he earned all-league, all-county and high school All-American honors as team captain. He also was the team's leading scorer and MVP.Bill attended Cornell University where he was a three-time All-American. Marino was selected to the first team in 1976, second team in 1975, and honorable mention in 1974. He set the record for goals scored by a midfielder in the Ivy League. In 1976 Marino was one of three team captains who led the Big Red to the NCAA Division I National Championship. He represented Cornell as team captain for the north in the 1976 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. He received the ECAC Scholar Athlete Award and was the first recipient of the Peter Baneker Award from the players at JHU as the outstanding opponent in 1976.Marino played on the 1978 and 1982 U.S. teams and was team captain for the 1978 team. He played club lacrosse for the Long Island Athletic Club winning three club championships. He was elected to the Club All-Star team six times. He also played for the Brine Lacrosse Club. Marino was elected to the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991. Bill's brother, Roddy, was elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002.
Inducted as a truly great player, Les played lacrosse at St. Paul's (Md.) School, helping the Crusaders win the MSA Championships in 1967 and 1969. He was named to the MSA All-Star team in 1967, 1968 and 1969. As a senior, Les received the C. Markland Kelly Award as Maryland's outstanding high school lacrosse player in 1969. He was selected a member of the Hero's Summer League All-Star team in 1968 and 1969. As a goalie at Johns Hopkins University, he earned first team All-American honors in 1972 and 1973. He represented the Blue Jays in the 1973 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Les received the C. Markland Kelly Award as the Outstanding Division I Goalie in 1972 and 1973. He was honored as a member of the All-Time Hopkins team in 1973. Les was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University from 1986-1991. He has been the Hopkins lacrosse team physician since 1981, and the U.S. Team's physician since 1982. Les was the medical director of the Hall of Fame Lacrosse Classic from 1982-95 and a member of the Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors from 1982-85.
Inducted as a truly great player, Mary played coverpoint at Swarthmore High School from 1944-46, and was captain of the undefeated 1946 team. After attending Temple University, where there was no lacrosse team, she began playing lacrosse for the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association. She played for the Philadelphia WLA from 1951-1961 during that time. She was a member of the U.S. squad traveling to Great Britain and Ireland as a player of 1957 US Touring Team. She was selected to play for the U.S. squad for ten years and was chosen captain of the 1961 U.S. team. During that time she was also selected First Team U.S. Hockey for three years. Mary coached for 22 years at Drexel University and three years at Beaver College. She also coached the Philadelphia and U.S. squads. She was a national lacrosse umpire for 25 years. Mary has served on many USWLA and PWLA committees throughout the 1950's and 1960's. She is honorary member of the USWLA and has been inducted to the Temple University, Drexel University and Pennsylvania Sports Halls of Fame.
Angela began playing lacrosse at Boston University, where she played from 1960-62. She played for the Boston Women's Lacrosse Association from 1960-65. In 1966 she began playing for the Westchester Women's Lacrosse Association and continued to play for them until 1975.Angela has been the head coach at Greenwich Academy since 1965 with a record of 643-79-11 as of 2010. She was an assistant coach for the U.S. squad from 1979-88. Angela served as a national lacrosse umpire from 1966-85. She was the president of the Westchester WLA from 1968-75, president of the New England Women's Lacrosse District in 1974, first vice-president of the USWLA from 1974-80, and secretary/treasurer of the IFWLA from 1985-89. She was a member of the USWLA Selection Committee from 1978-88 and chair of that committee in 1984 and 1987. She has held numerous clinics on behalf of the USWLA throughout the U.S. and in Japan. She is an honorary member of the USWLA. Angela is being inducted as a player or individual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional service to the game.
John was part of the lacrosse championship tradition at Sewanhaka High School in 1958 and 1959 as a midfielder. In 1960 he was selected an All-Scholastic player and chosen to play in the annual Nassau County All-Star game as an attackman. John attended Rutgers University, where he was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors in 1963 and 1964 and third team in 1962. In 1964 as lacrosse team captain, he was honored as team MVP and Rutgers University Athlete of the Year. He led the team in assists in 1962, 1963 and 1964, and on two different occasions, he had 11-point games. John represented Rutgers in the 1964 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. John played club lacrosse for 22 years with Chophouse/Maylair LC, Orange County LC and Los Angeles LC. He has been voted California Club Player of the Year four times, and California Club Lacrosse Most Valuable Attackman eight times. John was elected to the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1990, and to the Greater Los Angeles Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001. John was inducted as a truly great player.
Judith began her lacrosse career at Ursinus College, where she was a first team All-American 1964 and 1965, and Reserve in 1963. She was the field hockey and lacrosse team captain in 1964-65. She was selected for the Philadelphia Sectional First Team from 1963-74 and played for the Philadelphia Red Shirts from 1965-75. Judith was a U.S. First Team player for nine years. She coached at Conestoga (Pa.) High from 1966-68, West Chester University freshman from 1969-73, and West Chester varsity from 1974-75. Judith has been an umpire since 1970, officiating at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, more than 10 NCAA Division I Championships and for every international team that toured the US from 1970-94. She was the Umpire of the Year in Philadelphia in 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1990. She has not missed a USWLA National Tournament since 1962. She has served on countless international and national committees and has worked many player and umpire clinics since 1966. She is being inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official who has contributed noteworthy service.
Known to her friends as "Libby," Elizabeth Williams never played lacrosse, but coached 25 undefeated teams in lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and softball at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the head coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh (Pa.) High from 1960-74. Her teams won eight high school championships, seven of which were undefeated. Williams's coaching record at Plymouth Whitemarsh was 101-13-3. She was an assistant coach for the U.S. squad from 1980-85. She coached Canada in the 1986 World Cup, and has also coached the Philidelphia 1, 2 and 3 teams at the National Tournament. Williams has coached more high school lacrosse players who have become U.S. squad players than any other coach. She has helped to start lacrosse at several schools, has coached on clinics across the U.S. and Canada, and has run clinics for high school coaches in Philadelphia. She has been inducted to the University of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and is an honorary member of the United States Field Hockey Association. Libby passed away in 2014.
Waldvogel played lacrosse at Levittown Division (N.Y.) High, where he earned first team All-County honors in 1964 and 1965. He played defense and midfield at Cortland State, earning First-Team All-America honors for defense in 1968 and 1969. He played in the 1969 North-South Collegiate All-Star game.Waldvogel played club lacrosse for the Long Island Athletic Club from 1970-77, and Miller Lacrosse Club from 1978-79. He played on the 1974 and 1978 U.S. teams. He began coaching as an assistant at Cornell from 1970-80. He was the head coach at Yale University from 1981-2003. While at Yale, he compiled a record of 160-137 and is Yale's all-time leader in wins. He served on the All-American Selection Committee beginning in 1990 and was the Secretary/Treasurer of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. He served on the NCAA Lacrosse Committee from 1988-94, and the 1981 U.S. Team Selection Committee. Waldvogel was an assistant coach for the 1990 U.S. Team. He started Eli Youth Lacrosse in 1980 and was elected to the Long Island Metro Hall of Fame in 1988. In 1990, Waldvogel won the Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year.
A teacher and coach at Swarthmore (Pa.) High for more than 30 years, Virginia "Ginger" Allen's greatest contribution to lacrosse was not her record of wins, but her ability to inspire enthusiasm for the game among her students. Her Swarthmore teams compiled an unbeaten streak that lasted an incredible 29 years, from 1932-61. Eleven of her students became college All-Americans. Allen was an outstanding second home player for the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association for many years. She was a member of the U.S. Team from 1935-38. An inscription in Swarthmore's 1949 yearbook dedicated to Ginger read, "to Miss Allen, who in addition to showing us the path to athletic endeavor has also given us a start down the field of life." The 1970 National Lacrosse Tournament was dedicated in her honor. Ginger Allen passed away in 1975.
Burke was a three-time All-American at Cortland State in 1976, 1977 and 1978, earning first team honors in 1976 and 1978 and second team honors in 1977. He anchored the defense that won the 1975 national championships. Elected team captain in 1977 and 1978, Burke was selected to play in the 1978 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. He played for the Long Island LC for more than a decade, was a perennial All-Club selection and a key to six USCLA championship teams. He also played club lacrosse in California. Burke was a member of the 1982, 1986 and 1990 U.S. teams, all of which won world championships, and was captain of the 1986 team. In 1986, he was selected to the All-World Team, and was voted Outstanding Defenseman of the World Games. In 1991, he won the Krongard Trophy for his contributions to the game as an active club player. Jim currently resides in Chapel Hill, N.C. with his wife and three boys.
In 1947, Eisenbrandt was the C. Markland Kelly Award recipient as the outstanding player in the MSA while at Poly. Fred then went on to achieve All-American honors as a midfielder at Duke. He earned Second Team All-American honors in 1951, and Honorable Mention in 1948 and 1950. He played in the 1951 North/South All-Star game before playing for Mt. Washington LC, where he co-captained one of the Open Champion teams. Eisenbrandt then began an officiating career that spanned four decades. He was an active referee for 21 years, and served as National Chief Referee for nine years. He was the chief referee for the International Lacrosse Federation for four years, and was responsible for major rule revisions at the college and international levels. Eisenbrandt received the Frenchy Julien Award in 1983 for outstanding service to lacrosse, and the Howdy Myers Lacrosse Man-of-the-Year Award in 1985.
Haussermann played lacrosse for the Boston and Virginia Women's Lacrosse Associations. Her contributions to the administration of the game have been unsurpassed. She was a very active president of the Virginia Women's Lacrosse Association, which helped it grow. She was president of the United States Women's Association from 1968-74. In 1986, she built up the USWLA home office, served as the organization's first executive director until 1990, and was instrumental in initiating USWLA fund-raising programs. Haussermann was an assistant coach at William & Mary from 1964-71, and head coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972-73. She also served as a national umpire for twenty years.
A two-time first team All-American for Cornell in 1977 and 1978, Kane led his team to national championships in 1976, 1977, and runner-up in 1978, as well as Ivy League Championships in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Kane was a member of the team that holds the Division I winning streak at 42 consecutive games before losing only the last game of his career. He was a two-time recipient of the Schmeisser Award as the outstanding defenseman in the nation in 1977 and 1978. He was selected to the 1978 and 1982 U.S. team where he was captain and selected to the All-World team. He was a founding member of the North Hempstead LC and played for the Long Island LC. Kane has been active in lacrosse expansion in Florida, where he served as a volunteer youth coach for several years.
Messere played lacrosse at West Genesee High School and Cortland State, but is best known for his tremendous success as a high school coach at his alma mater. Since 1976 and as of 2010, he has accumulated a varsity record of 723-51. His record includes fifteen state championships and eight Class A state championships, 20 undefeated league seasons, 165 consecutive league wins from 1978 to 1989, 24 regional championships and eleven Upstate New York titles. His teams were selected by Lacrosse Magazine as the number one team in the country four times. From 1983 to 1984, his West Genesee teams tied Sewanhaka High School's incredible record of 91 straight wins. He has coached 52 high school All-Americans and 87 college All-Americans. In 1992, Messere was inducted to the Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame. And in 1993, he received the New York State Distinguished Service Award from the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association.
A long-time coach at Philadelphia's Abington High School, Jane Oswald coached some of the game's most heralded players and contributors, such as Jackie Pitts, Ann Sage and Enid C. Russell. She was also an outstanding third man as a player. Mary Conklin first introduced Jane to the sport of lacrosse while at Beaver College. In Philadelphia, she coached and played with the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association. Oswald is widely regarded as the first defensive player to be involved in offensive play. She was selected to the United States Team five straight years from 1954 to 1959, and as an alternate in 1960 and 1961. She served as president of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association from 1961-64 and is an honorary member.
Schuyler was not only one of the first players of her era, but also one of the most versatile players of all time. She played midfield for the United States Team from 1935 to 1939. She also played first home (crease attack) for the 1946 U.S. Team and goalie for the 1948 U.S. Team. She was the first woman inducted to the Boston University Hall of Fame. Schuyler received the U.S. Army Bronze Star as a Red Cross Captain in World War II for her heroics in Bastogne, Belgium, during the German breakthrough. Upon receiving notification of her election, Schuyler wrote, "It is astonishing to find that at my age (83), I am being honored for my many years playing and coaching a wonderful game. Those years were a joy and I met many wonderful people. This is a perfect culmination of those enjoyable times." Schuyler passed away in 2002.
Jay D. Connor, Jr. captained the 1968 Towson (Md.) High School team that won the Baltimore County Championship. An attackman at the University of Virginia, he was a two-time first-team All-American. Connor was the offensive catalyst on national championship teams in 1970 and 1972, captained the lacrosse and soccer teams his final two years, was selected MVP in soccer in the Commonwealth his last year, and was chosen Virginia's outstanding athlete in 1972. He was selected to play in the 1972 North-South Collegiate All-Star Game. Ten years later, he would coach in that event. In his seventh of eight seasons as head coach of Loyola College, he guided the Greyhounds to the runner-up position of the 1981 NCAA Division II Tournament and was awarded the Kraus Award as Coach of the Year in Division II.
Shellenberger was an outstanding attack player, having been chosen for the U.S. Team 11 times and the Reserve team five times from 1940-61. She served as President of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association from 1967-68. She was the honorary secretary of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations from 1983-86. In 1941 she began an umpiring career that lasted 49 years until 1990. She started the lacrosse programs at the Stevens School and Chestnut Hill College. She was the first president of the Philadelphia College Association. In 1987, she was made a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania for her contributions to various sports.
Joyce attended school at Wycombe Abbey and Dartford College in England. She arrived in the United States in 1925 to teach at Miss Applebee's camp in the Poconos. The day she was to sail home to England, she was offered a job at Wellesley College where she taught and coached field hockey. Considered by many as one of the foremothers of women's lacrosse in the U.S., she was instrumental in developing lacrosse through field hockey camps, beginning with the Pocono camp. A pioneer and promoter of lacrosse, particularly in New England, Joyce founded the CRANBARRY Equipment Company in Marblehead, Massachusetts. CRANBARRY was the first company to specialize in women's lacrosse equipment. She provided free or low cost equipment to organizations willing to try women's lacrosse. Joyce served as the first president of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association from 1931-35. She chaired the U.S. Team Selection Committee from 1950-51. Joyce often drove her motorcycle to local private schools where she coached field hockey and lacrosse. She was often described as a woman way ahead of her time. Joyce passed away in 1964.
Maggie entered the Hall of Fame during its second year of including women. She was an All-England Club player from 1934-51 and served as captain from 1937-51. She was a member of and coach for the 1949 English Touring Team. Following World War II, she came to the U.S. and was instrumental in establishing a basis for women's lacrosse. She brought lacrosse to the Merestead Camp, which was a training ground for future U.S. players. During the 1950's, as the U.S. extension coach, she conducted endless clinics along the east coast. In 1972, she founded the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA), served as its first president and is now an honorary member. She is also an honorary member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA). Unfortunately, Maggie passed away shortly after receiving notification in November that she was elected to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In her letter responding to her election, she wrote "the pleasure I have had from playing the game and the lasting friendships I have made far outweigh what I have been privileged to give to the game. To have my name added to those already selected is surely an ultimate honor."
Corrigan was inducted as an individiual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional service to the game. A 1951 graduate of Duke University, Gene received honorable mention All-American honors in 1950 and 1951. He was also selected Duke's Most Valuable Player in 1951. He played in the 1951 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game. Following college, Gene became the head lacrosse coach at St. Paul's School in Baltimore from 1952-55. He was the head lacrosse coach at Washington & Lee College from 1955-58, and the University of Virginia 1958-67. He arranged the first trip ever of a U.S. lacrosse team to Australia in 1959. Gene also arranged visits of English and Australian teams to the U.S. in 1961 and 1962. He has been an athletics director at Washington & Lee College, the University of Virginia and the University of Notre Dame. Gene, a member of a family whose last name many consider synonymous with lacrosse, formerly was the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He is now retired and resides with his family in Charlottesville, Va.
Sue had a distinguished career in women's lacrosse as a player and a coach, and is recognized as one of the pioneers of women's lacrosse in the United States. She learned lacrosse at Miss Applebee's field hockey camp in the Poconos, and set out with other pioneers to teach lacrosse in the Northeast. Sue designed the logo, wrote and assembled "Crosse-Checks," the first magazine for women's lacrosse. She was a U.S. Team player in 1933-35, 1937, 1939-42, and a U.S. Reserve Team player from 1943-44. Sue was a member of the 1935 U.S. Touring Team to England. She served as vice-president for the United States Women's Lacrosse Association in 1941, 1942 and 1944, and served as the chair of the Nominating Committee in 1941 and 1943 and the Constitution Committee in 1937 and 1951.From 1947-50, she was the women's lacrosse coach at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She is an honorary member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. Following World War II, Sue umpired high school and college women's lacrosse games.
Inducted as a truly great player, Mickey's career started at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis in 1949, and continued at the Charlotte Hall Military School in Maryland where he was chosen as the Most Valuable Player in 1951 and 1952. At Washington College, he received first team All-America honors in 1959 and honorable mention All-American honors in 1954 and 1958. Mickey was selected Washington College's Most Valuable Player in 1959 and Washington College's Outstanding Athlete in 1960. In 1960, he also received the Washington College Athletic Council Award. He played in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Mickey played club lacrosse for the Quantico Marines Lacrosse Club, the Annapolis Athletic Association Lacrosse Club, and the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club. He received All-Club honors in 1961,1962, and 1963. Mickey served as head coach at Charlotte Hall Military School from 1964-69, Schaefer Lacrosse Club in 1966 and Washington College in 1978. He was instrumental in getting lacrosse started at Northwood Institute in Michigan, where it is now a varsity program. Mickey was inducted to the Washington College Hall of Fame in 1985.
Richey was an outstanding lacrosse and field hockey player, as well as an extensive contributor of the promotion and participation of women in sports. A graduate of Radcliff College, where she played field hockey and lacrosse, Betty was a U.S. team player for both lacrosse and field hockey for 22 consecutive years, from the U.S. Team's inception in 1933 to 1954. She was a U.S. reserve team player in 1955, 1956 and 1959. She was a national lacrosse umpire in 1948, 1949 and 1950. She played club lacrosse for the West Chester Lacrosse Association and the Boston Lacrosse Association. Betty served as the president of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association from 1946-49, and again from 1955-58. She was the USWLA treasurer from 1938-41, and served on many USWLA committees, including rules, U.S. Team nominating, U.S. Team selection, finance and honorary membership. She is an honorary member of the USWLA. Betty taught physical education at Vassar College for 30 years. She was inducted to the United States Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame in 1988. Betty passed away in 1988.
Doug was inducted as a truly great player. While at Nassau Community College in 1970 and 1971, he was a two-time first team Junior College All-American and named Nassau's Most Valuable Player twice. He continued playing lacrosse at the University of Maryland, where he was a two-time first team All-American in 1972 and 1973. He was the team captain of Maryland's 1973 national championship team and ACC championship team. In 1973, Doug received numerous honors, including Maryland's outstanding midfielder, the ACC Most Valuable Player, the Hero's Collegiate Player of the Year, the Lt. Donald C. McLaughlin Award as the outstanding Division I midfielder and the Lt. Ray Enners Award as the outstanding Division I player. He was also a player and co-captain of the 1973 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Doug played for the U.S. Team at the 1974 World Championship. He was a Club All-Star Player for the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club and McGarvey's Lacrosse Club. In 1990, he was inducted to the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.
Jane enters the Hall of Fame for her contributions as a player, coach and administrator of women's lacrosse. A graduate of Swarthmore (Pa.) High, West Chester University and Temple University, she played for the U.S. Team from 1946-51. She was a player on the 1951 U.S. Touring Team to Great Britain and Ireland. She played for the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association. Jane was selected to be the first United States Women's Lacrosse Association squad coach. She was the coach and manager of the U.S. Touring Team in 1964. She served as the United States Women's Lacrosse Association president in 1959 and 1960, and vice president in 1957 and 1958. She was a member of the U.S. Rules Committee in 1952, the U.S. Team Selection Committee in 1953, 1955-75, and the Constitution Committee in 1971 and 1972. She was chair of the U.S. Team Selection Committee in 1968 and 1970. She is an honorary member of the USWLA. Jane was the president of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations, and is an honorary member of that organization. She taught and coached at Springfield High School in Pennsylvania for 34 years. She also was a lacrosse umpire. Jane passed away in 1986.
A 1978 graduate of Cornell University, Henrickson received first team All-America honors in 1977 and 1978. He received honorable mention All-America honors in 1976. Selected All-Ivy in 1976, 1977 and 1978, Henrickson was chosen by the Ivy League as the Player of the Year in 1978. He played on Cornell's Ivy League Championship teams of 1976, 1977, and 1978, as well as national championships in 1976 and 1977. He was one of three team captains for Cornell in 1978. He received the Lt. Donald C. McLaughlin Award as the outstanding Division I midfielder in 1978. Henrickson is one of few players to be selected to play for the U.S. Team in the World Championship three times. He was a player in the 1978, 1982 and 1990 World Championships, and was a member of the U.S. alternate team in 1986. He was inducted to the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.
Skip Lichtfuss is a 1974 graduate of Washington & Lee University, where he received first team University All-America honors in 1974, first team College All-America honors in 1973, and second team College All-America honors in 1972. He played for the U.S. Team in the 1978 World Championship. Lichtfuss played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1975-84. He was selected All-Club five years. He was the head coach of Mt. Washington from 1985-94. The United States Lacrosse Coaches Association selected him Coach of the Year in 1985.Lichtfuss was an official for eight years. He was a player and general manager of the Pittsburgh Bulls of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League in 1990, and remained the general manager in 1992 and 1993. In 1994, he became the head coach of the Baltimore Thunder of the MILL. He was an assistant coach of the 1994 U.S. team, which defended its title at the 1994 World Championship. In 1989, Lichtfuss was inducted to the Washington & Lee Athletic Hall of Fame.
O'Neill was inducted as a truly great player. At John Hopkins University, he was a three-time first team All-American in 1976, 1977 and 1978. He received second team All-America honors in 1975. He was a member of the Johns Hopkins national championship team of 1978. He received the outstanding Division I attackman award in 1977 and 1978. In 1978, he also received the Lt. Ray Enners Award as the outstanding Division I player. He left Johns Hopkins as its all-time point leader. In 1978, he was selected the only single team captain in Johns Hopkins history. O'Neill played for the U.S. Team in the 1982 World Championship. He played for the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club for three years and the Brine Lacrosse Club for four years. He was an assistant coach at the University of Delaware in 1979, the University of North Carolina in 1980 and Brown University from 1981-84.
Pitts' lacrosse experience spans the entire spectrum of the sport: player, coach, educator, camp director, administrator and pioneer of women's lacrosse in other countries. She graduated in 1959 from St. Lawrence University where lacrosse was not offered. She played club lacrosse for the Philadelphia Bandits and the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association. Pitts was a member of the U.S. Team in 1964-66, '69, '71, '72 and '73; and a member of the U.S. Reserve Team in 1962-63, '67-68 and '74. She was also a member of the U.S. Touring Team in '64, '69 and '70. She was the head coach of the U.S. squad from 1979-87, winning the first World Cup in 1982. Pitts is a past president and vice-president of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association and the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations. She was inducted to the State of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1983, and is an honorary member of the USWLA, IFWLA and the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association. She has been largely responsible for the growth of women's lacrosse in Japan and Czechoslovakia.
"Skeet" Chadwick earned first team All-America honors as a goalie at Washington & Lee in 1973 and 1974. In 1974, he received the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Award as the nation's top goalie. A team co-captain of the third ranked Generals in 1974, Chadwick also earned Washington & Lee's most valuable player award that same year. He represented the Generals in the 1974 North-South Collegiate All-Star game, and was chosen as co-captain of the South squad. Chadwick was a member of the U.S. team which won the 1974 World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. He was also selected to play for the U.S. Team in the 1978 World Championship. Chadwick played club lacrosse for Cheasapeake Lacrosse Club from 1975-79. He earned All-Club honors in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Chadwick was the Executor Director of the Lacrosse Foundation from 1975 to 1977, and a director of Hero's, Inc. from 1982-85.
Cuozzo was introduced to lacrosse at Cortland State, where he played two years as a midfielder, graduating in 1959. Upon graduation, Cuozzo played for the Suffolk Lacrosse Club from 1956-64, and officiated high school lacrosse from 1960-66 in Suffolk County.In 1969, Cuozzo became the head coach of the fledgling lacrosse program at Ward Melville High School. From 1969-06, Cuozzo amassed a 699-73 record at Ward Melville, for a .905 winning percentage. In 2007, he became head coach at Mount Sinai High School, coaching four years before retiring following the 2010 season. He finished his career with 747 wins and a winning percentage of .882. Cuozzo was the first member of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association's 400 Club for winning 400 or more games. As a head coach, his teams have won eight state championships, 16 Long Island Championships, and 33 Suffolk County championships. Cuozzo has been elected Suffolk County Coach of the Year ten times. In 1984, he received the New York State Coaches Association Honor Award. In 1987, he was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In 1989, he received the Suffolk County Man of the Year Award and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Special Sports Coach of the Year Award. In 1990, the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association chose Cuozzo as the Man of the Year.
Chief Oren Lyons Jr. grew up on the Onondaga Reservation. Lyons learned his goalkeeping skills by watching his father, Oren Lyons Sr., knock down shots with some of the quickest hands in the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. At 17, stories placed Lyons was in the nets against the awesome Angus Thomas, who had been banished for accidentally killing a player with his heavy shot. Thomas, trying to prove he was as good as ever, wound up and fired an underhand shot that slammed into Lyons chest and knocked him back into the net. Although Lyons landed three broken ribs that day, he walked away with much more: his manhood and the makings of a legendary goalie. At Syracuse, Lyons was a third team All-American in 1957 and 1958, and an honorable mention All-American in 1956. A team co-captain in 1957 and 1958, Lyons won Syracuse University's Laurie Cox Award and the Orange Key Award in 1957.Lyons played club lacrosse for the New York Lacrosse Club from 1959-65, the New Jersey Lacrosse Club from 1966-70 and the Onondaga Athletic Club from 1970-72. In 1988, Lyons was inducted to the Syracuse University Sports Hall of Fame. In 1989, he received the Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award and was recognized with the Syracuse University Letterman of Distinction Award. In 1991, he received the Howard E. Johnson Award and was inducted to the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.Lyons is the honorary chairman of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team. He is Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy and a leading advocate of American Indian causes. Lyons is a member of the Human Rights Division of the United Nations and one of the authors of "Exiled in the Land of the Free."
McEneaney earned first team All-America honors at Cornell University in 1975, 1976 and 1977. He was an attackman for Cornell's national championship teams of 1976 and 1977, and Ivy League Championship teams of 1975, 1976 and 1977. McEneaney earned first team All-Ivy honors in 1975, 1976 and 1977, and was selected Ivy League Player of the Year in 1975 and 1977. As the Big Red's MVP in 1975 and 1977, McEneaney ranks second on Cornell's all-time scoring list for career points with 256. He set NCAA tournament game records for assists, tournament points and game assists, and won the Brine Trophy as the MVP of the 1977 NCAA Lacrosse Championship game. In 1975, he received the Jack Turnbull Award as the Division I Attackman of the Year. In 1977, McEneaney earned the Lt. Raymond Enners Memorial Award as the Division I Player of the Year. A Cornell tri-captain, McEneaney represented Cornell in the 1977 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. He played for the U.S. Team in the 1978 World Championship. In 1982, McEneaney was inducted to Cornell University's Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1992, he was inducted into the Long Island Metro Hall of Fame. McEneaney was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, in the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center in New York.
At the University of Maryland, Radebaugh earned first team All-American honors in 1975 and second team All-American honors in 1973 and 1974. As a midfielder for the Terrapins, he played on Maryland's national championship teams of 1973 and 1975. In 1975, Radebaugh received the Lt. Donald C. McLaughlin Jr. Memorial Award as the nation's outstanding midifelder. In 1975, he also received the University of Maryland Powell Award for outstanding achievement, the Most Valuable Player Award for the Hero's Tournament, and the Richard Seth Award, given by the United States Naval Academy to its outstanding opponent. Radebaugh received the Atlantic Coast Conference Most Valuble Player Award in 1974 and 1975. He also represented the University of Maryland and was selected captain of the South Squad in the 1975 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game. Radebaugh played for the U.S. team in the World Championships of 1978 and 1982. He was an assistant coach at the University of Baltimore in 1976. Radebaugh played for Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1976-78 and the Maryland Lacrosse Club from 1979-84. He was honored as an All-Club selection from 1976-82.
Sinclair was the first female inductee into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. She taught at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore from 1925-51. Shortly before her death in 1978, she had the pleasure of knowing that an athletic field at the school had been named in her honor. A graduate of St. Leonard's School in Scotland, where woman's lacrosse originated, Miss Sinclair introduced the sport at Bryn Mawr in 1926. Although the parents at Bryn Mawr required convincing that lacrosse was safe for their daughters to play, she succeeded in starting a team that continues to play today, the oldest team in the country. By 1928, Sinclair had taught lacrosse to high school teams and and clubs around Baltimore. The game soon spread to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, and in 1931, the United States Women's Lacrosse Association was formed. Sinclair was a stickler for perfection, using lacrosse to teach hard work, discipline, patience, steadfastness of purpose, achievement and motivation.
At Cornell, Van Orman was one of the nation's leading football ends, playing for Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner. From 1911-19, he was an assistant football coach at Cornell. In 1920, he became the head football coach and director of athletics at Johns Hopkins University. Although he never had seen lacrosse, he became the lacrosse coach at Hopkins in 1926. Van Orman built nationally prominent teams from 1926-34, coaching victorious Olympic teams in 1928 and 1932, and winning the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Championships in 1926, 1927 and 1928. During his tenure at Hopkins, Van Orman coached 26 players who were named first team All-Americans. In 1953, he was awarded the Johns Hopkins honorary chair for outstanding achievement in the field of lacrosse.After coaching the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1935, Van Orman returned to Cornell to be an assistant football coach. He became the head football coach at Cornell in 1940. In 1945, he was named assistant lacrosse coach at Cornell. In 1982, he was inducted posthumously to the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame. Van Orman passed away in 1954.
"Bruno" Albertson was a graceful and agile attackman at the United States Naval Academy. He earned first team All-American honors in 1924, 1925 and 1926, and third-team All-American honors in 1923. In 1926, Albertson had the honor of being selected captain of the Navy lacrosse team. While at the Naval Academy, Albertson also lettered in football in 1924 and 1925. Admired by his fellow midshipmen, Albertson was chosen by his peers to be class president of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1926. After graduation, Albertson continued his commitment to the sport of lacrosse as a player with the Montclair Lacrosse Club. He also spent some time as a lacrosse official in New York.During World War II, Albertson worked in various capacities, from a training officer of a shipyard which grew from 4,000 to 20,000, to a commanding officer of seven Navy maintenance schools. Eventually he was assigned to duty on what he referred to as "his dream ship," the USS North Carolina. Albertson was decorated with five ribbons during World War II. Albertson passed away in 1986.
At Washington & Lee University, Bauer was a three-time first team All-American in 1972, 1973 and 1974. A midfielder for the Generals, Bauer was instrumental in the team reaching the NCAA semifinals before suffering losses in 1973 to Maryland and in 1974 to Johns Hopkins. In 1973, Bauer won the Wheelwright Trophy as Washington & Lee's Most Valuable Player. Bauer represented Washington & Lee in the 1974 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Bauer played for the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club from 1975-82, earning Club All-Star honors in 1975, 1976 and 1977. He was president and club representative of Chesapeake L.C. from 1978-82. Bauer was also an assistant coach for the Chesapeake LC in 1986, 1988 and 1989.Since 1983, Bauer has been a member of the All-American Selection Committee, serving as chairman since 1985. He also served on the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee from 1985-90. He is Washington & Lee University's first inductee to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
French began his lacrosse career playing box lacrosse in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. His first experience with field lacrosse came in 1973, when he attended Cornell University and played on the freshman team. An attackman, French earned third team All-American honors in 1974, and First Team All-American honors in 1975 and 1976. French played on the Cornell National Championship team of 1976, and the Ivy League Championship teams of 1974, 1975 and 1976. He earned first team All-Ivy in 1974 and 1976, and second team All-Ivy in 1975. French was a tri-captain for the Big Red in 1975 and 1976. He represented Cornell in the 1976 North/South Collegiate All-Star game, and was selected Most Valuable Player of the game. In 1976, French received the Lt. Raymond Enners Memorial Award as the Outstanding Player in Division I, the Jack Turnbull Award as the Outstanding Attackman in Division I and the Ivy League Player of the Year. He was also selected Cornell's Most Valuable Player. French set the NCAA Division I All-Time Career scoring mark with 296 points in three years.The captain of the Canadian National Team in 1974, 1978 and 1982, French received the highest honor - the Kinderman Trophy as the Best and Fairest Player - of the 1978 World Championship. He led the Canadian National Team to the 1978 world title in a stunning upset over the heavily favored U.S. Team. In 1978, he was elected as a charter inductee to the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame.
At Johns Hopkins, Kowalchuk earned first team All-American honors in 1972, 1973 and 1974. A midfielder for the Blue Jays, Kowalchuk was a member of the 1974 NCAA Division I national championship team. He represented Hopkins in the 1974 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. That same year, Kowalchuk was awarded the Lt. Raymond Enners Award as the Outstanding Player in Division I. Hopkins awarded Kowalchuk the Turnbull-Reynolds Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship and Leadership in 1974, and the Penniman Award as the Outstanding Midfielder in 1972, 1973 and 1974. He is also a member of the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team.Kowalchuk played for the victorious U.S. Team at the 1974 World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. He was also chosen to play for the U.S. Team at the 1978 World Championship, but elected not to participate due to business obligations.Kowalchuk continued his commitment to the game as a player for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1975, 1977 and 1978. He was a member of the Mt. Washington Club Championship teams of 1975 and 1977, and earned Club All-Star honors in 1975, 1977 and 1978.
Roy Simmons Jr. earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1957 and 1958 at Syracuse. An attackman for the Orangemen, Simmons was the second leading scorer at Syracuse in 1957, behind fellow Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Jim Brown. In 1958, Simmons was chosen to be team captain, and represented Syracuse in the Nort/South Collegiate All-Star game.Following his graduation in 1959, Simmons remained at Syracuse as the freshman lacrosse coach and assistant to his father and fellow Hall of Fame Inductee, Roy Simmons Sr. In 1971, Simmons replaced his father as head coach and remained until retiring after the 1998 season. In 1980, Simmons received the F. Morris Touchstone Trophy as the Division I Coach of the Year. He also coached the North/South Collegiate All-Star game the same year. At the time of his election, his record as head coach at Syracuse was 290-96. He is the only coach to have won six NCAA Division I National Championships (1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1995). He is one of only two coaches to have won three consecutive NCAA Division I National Championships. His teams made 19 playoff appearances and 16 straight final fours. In 2009, he received the Spirit of Tewaaraton Award.In 1991, Simmons was also inducted to the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame and the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame. In addition, he was selected as a Syracuse Letterman of Distinction in 1984.
At Maryland, Urso earned first team All-American honors in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. He is one of only four players in the history of intercollegiate lacrosse to have accomplished this. Urso played midfield for the Terrapins, winning the NCAA Division I National Championship in 1973 and 1975. He was a member of Maryland's Atlantic Coast Conference Championship teams of 1973, 1974 and 1976. Urso won the William P. Cole, III Memorial Trophy as Maryland's Most Valuble Player, and still holds the record for goals by a Maryland midfielder with 127. Urso received the McLaughlin Award as the Outstanding Midfielder in Division I in 1974, 1975 and 1976. In 1975, Urso received the Lt. Raymond Enners Memorial Award as the Outstanding Player in Division I. In 1976, he represented Maryland in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game.Urso played for the U.S. Team which won the 1974 World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from Maryland, Urso played for the McGarvey's Lacrosse Club and the Maryland Lacrosse Club. In 1979, he was the head coach for McGarvey's Lacrosse Club. In 1987, Urso was an assistant coach to the Washington Wave Indoor Lacrosse Team. Urso was elected to the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991. He was elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
At Towson, Darcangelo was a two-time first team All-American in 1974 and 1975, and a third team All-American in 1973. A member of Towson State's 1974 II/III National Collegiate Championship Team, ""Darky"" was selected Division II/III Midfielder of the Year in 1974. Chosen as the Player of the Year in Division II/III lacrosse in 1974 and 1975, he was also the recipient of Towson's Scholar Athlete Award in 1975. Darky represented Towson in the 1975 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game.Darcangelo had the unique distinction of being selected to the U.S. Team for the World Championships in 1978,1982, and 1986. He was also selected to play as an alternate for the 1990 U.S. Team.Darcangelo played for the Maryland Lacrosse Club beginning in 1976 and was honored as the Club Player of the Year in 1979. He was the first recipient of the Krongard Award, the highest honor attainable by an active club player, in 1989.President and co-owner of Lax World, Inc., in Towson, Darcangelo was inducted into the Towson University Hall of Fame in 1986. Inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, Darky continued his involvement with lacrosse through teaching at numerous camps and clinics in the United States and Japan.
Robert E. Griebe, Jr., began his lacrosse career at Deer Park (N.Y.) High School, where he earned first team Scholastic All-American and All-County honors in 1971. At Towson University, Griebe was selected a first team All-American attackman in 1975 after garnering third team honors in 1974. A member of Towson's 1974 Division II/III national championship team, he was the Tigers' leading scorer in 1974 and '75. Griebe was also honored as Towson's Most Valuable Player and Senior Athlete of the Year in 1975. He is Towson's all-time points leader. Selected as the Division II/III Attack of the Year in 1975, Griebe represented Towson in the 1975 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game.Griebe played for the U.S. Team in the 1978 World Championship and co-captained the U.S. Team in the 1982 World Championship. He was also selected as an alternate for the 1986 World Championship. Griebe played for the Maryland Lacrosse Club from 1976-89. He was selected as the club Player of the Year in 1980 and '82 and MVP in '88.Griebe is the national sales manager for STX, Inc., in Baltimore. He was inducted into the Towson University Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991. Griebe was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
At Maryland, Lowe received honorable mention All-American honors in 1966 and second team All-American honors in 1967. He was a member of Maryland's national championship team in 1967 and the Atlantic Coast Conference championship teams of 1965, 1966 and 1967. Lowe received the Powell Award, given for meritorious service to the advancement of lacrosse at the University of Maryland in 1967. He also represented the Terrapins in the 1967 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game. Lowe played club lacrosse for the Mt. Washington and Long Island lacrosse clubs from 1968-1974. He was selected to the club all-star team six consecutive years from 1969-74. He was also selected to the summer league all-star team seven consecutive years, from 1966-72.Lowe played for the victorious U.S. Team in the 1974 World Championship and was a co-captian of that team. Lowe began his coaching career in 1968 for Maryland's freshman team. In 1971, Lowe became the assistant coach at East Meadow (N.Y.) High School before moving to head coach at Manhasset in 1974. At thie time of his induction, his teams won eight divisional championships, four county championships, two North Shore Championships, two Long Island Championships, four sectional Championships, one Class B State Championship, and one Class C State Championship. In 1978, Lowe was selected NLCLA Coach of the Year. In 2004, Lacrosse Magazine ranked Manhasset No. 1. During his coaching career at Manhasset, his teams won 511 games.
Arlyn "Arlie" Marshall began his lacrosse career at Southern High School in Baltimore where he was selected All-State in 1952. At Johns Hopkins University, Marshall was selected as the outstanding freshman athlete in 1953 and the outstanding senior lacrosse player in 1956. He was honored as an Honorable Mention All-American in 1955 and a First-Team All-American midfielder in 1956. Marshall was the team captain for the Blue Jays in '56 and represented Hopkins in the 1956 North-South Collegiate All-Star Game. Marshall played club lacrosse for the Mt. Washington, Maryland, Baltimore, and Carling lacrosse clubs from 1956-68. In 1969 he obtained his first head coaching position for the Carling Lacrosse Club. He has been the head coach for the Pyle/Chesapeake Lacrosse Club and the Severna Park Lacrosse Club. In 1977, he became the head coach of the Maryland Lacrosse Club. His teams have won the U.S. Club Lacrosse Association championship six tiems. Marshall was selected the USLCA Coach of the Year in 1982 and '87. Marshall was the head coach for the U.S. alternate teams selected for the 1982 and 1986 World Championships. His coaching career climaxed in 1990 when he was named the head coach of the U.S. Team, which successfully defended its title at the 1990 ILF Championship.
Neville Smith began his long association with lacrosse through Canadian Box Lacrosse, played during the 1930s throughout Western New York, Ontario, and on all reserves of the Iroquois Confederacy. He played six-man box lacrosse in those early years.In 1949, Smith moved to Connecticut, leaving box lacrosse behind and joining the forces to develop field lacrosse in the Northeast. In 1956, he co-founded the Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club and had been president of the Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Association for more than 20 years. Through his auspices, lacrosse was established in the high school and youth levels through the West Hartford Youth Lacrosse League.A charter member of the U.S. Club Lacrosse Association, his 30-year involvement has made Smith the commissioner of the USCLA and chairman of the Awards Committee. Smith has also been a member of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Association for more than 30 years, guiding the development of lacrosse teams and organizations. As founder of the former U.S. Box Lacrosse Association, Smith represented the team at the world's first box lacrosse tournament in Vancouver in 1980. Smith has long championed the cause of the Iroquois Nationals/Native American Lacrosse Programs. Banned from international competition in 1880, Smith's untiring service to the Native Americans assisted the Iroquois Nationals in returning to international competition and prominence. Smith's endless contributions are evident in the numerous awards received since his lacrosse crusade began: founders awards, distinguished service awards, "Man of the Year" awards, etc. In 1990, Smith received the Howard E. Johnson Memorial Award presented by the Lacrosse Foundation and sponsored by the Maryland Lacrosse Club. It was given for his work in all facets of the development of the game. In 1995, he received the Nutmeg State Living Legend Award for his contributions to lacrosse. Neville Smith passed away in 2005.
L. Ray Wood began his lacrosse career at Forest Park (Md.) High School, where he played three years varsity from 1944-46. Wood attended Washington College in 1948 after serving in the US Army. He joined a group of students interested in reviving lacrosse at Washinton College, after the program was abandoned in 1934. Under the volunteer direction and coaching of fellow Hall of Fame inductee Charley Clark, the lacrosse team was formed. One year later, the Shoremen went on to win the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. They repeated as conference champions in 1950 and 1951.Wood led the nation in goals scored in 1949 setting a national record in 1949 of 62 goals. He led the state of Maryland in scoring from 1948-51, setting a national record of 187 goals over those four years. In 1951, he earned first team All-American honors and was selected Washington College's most valuble player. He represented Washington College in the 1951 North/South Collegiate All-Star game, scoring three goals for the South.In 1952, Wood founded and became the first president of the Washington College Alumni Lacrosse Club which sponsored activities to raise money for team equipment. He played for the Maryland Lacrosse Club in 1952 and the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1953 and 1954. In 1953, Wood married Joan Powell Wood, the daughter of Edwin E. Powell, a fellow Hall of Fame Inductee. In 1982, Wood was inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Cohen began his lacrosse career in 1960 at Long Island's Baldwin High School, where he was named All-County twice and captain of the 1961 team. As an attackman at Cornell University, he was first team All-American in 1966 and third team All-American in 1965. In 1963, 1965 and 1966 he led the Ivy League in scoring, was named first team All-Ivy and selected as Cornell's most valuable player. He was the captain of Cornell's 1966 Ivy League championship team. A veteran club player for Long Island Lacrosse Club and the New York Athletic Club, Cohen was named to the United States Club Lacrosse Assocation's All-Club team nine times in his ten-year club career.In 1974, Cohen was selected to the U.S. Team, which successfully defended its World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. Cohen was inducted into Cornell's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 and into the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1987.
Eldredge played four years varsity at Severn (Md.) High School where he earned All-MSA honors twice and was chosen as the most valuable player in1968.As a midfielder at the University of Virginia, Eldredge was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors in 1971 and 1972, the first Virginia national title in any sport, and Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 1969, 1970, and 1971. In 1972, Eldredge set a new single season scoring record at Virginia with 36 goals. He also established the career goal record at Virginia with 94 goals and 22 assists. In 1972, Eldredge received the Ray Enners Memorial Award as the most valuable player in Division I. He represented Virginia in the 1972 North/South Collegiate All-Star game and received the Stranahan Award as the game's most valuable player, leading the South to an 18-14 victory. In 1971 and 1972, he was honored by the United States Naval Academy as the recipient of the Seth Trophy, awarded to the Naval Academy's outstanding opponent.
Russell, known with affection as the "Father of Anne Arundel County Lacrosse," began his career in 1929 by founding the Annapolis High School lacrosse program as a senior at the school. In 1950, he co-founded the St. Mary's High School lacrosse program with Ed Coughlin. Although a goalie into his early 40s, Daffy is best known for his lacrosse coaching career of more than 40 years for the Annapolis lacrosse club, Annapolis and St. Mary's High School teams, accumulating over 200 wins with only two losing seasons. A decorated WWII Navy veteran, Daffy received the Annapolis touchdown club award for excellence in coaching and citizenship five times in four decades, as well as the Hero's award as the outstanding Maryland high school coach in 1971 and 1972. In 1976, he received the Governor's Award for distinguished coaching and service and the Gelston Award for long service and overall contribution to lacrosse. In 1982, he was awarded the USLCA Award for 50 years of service to lacrosse and in 1983, Russell was inducted into the Maryland Athletic Directors' Hall of Fame. Daffy Russell passed away in 2001.
Tamulevich was Nashua (N.H.) High School's outstanding athlete in 1961, earning a total of nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. Tamulevich's lacrosse career began at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School, where he was selected as the outstanding athlete in 1964 while lettering in football, basketball and lacrosse. At the Naval Academy, he was a three year starter at defense from 1966 to 1968. He led the Midshipmen to National Championship titles in 1966 and 1967, and earned First Team All-American honors in 1967 and 1968. He also played football for the Naval Academy.In 1968, Tamulevich received the Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding Division I defenseman and the Theodore White Award for outstanding contribution to the spirit and morale of the Naval Academy team. He also represented Navy in the 1968 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game.A career officer for more than twenty years, Tamulevich served as a volunteer coach for the Naval Academy Prep School, Bowdoin College and the Naval Academy.
Thomas was an all-star attackman at Towson (Md.) High School under coach, father and Hall of Famer Bill Thomas. He led the state of Maryland in scoring in 1969 and 1970. Thomas was also an All-Metro quarterback and The Baltimore Sun's Prep Athlete of the Year in 1970. Also in 1970, he won the C. Markland Kelly Award as the outstanding lacrosse player in the state of Maryland.At Johns Hopkins University, Thomas played three years of varsity lacrosse and football. He was a three-time first team All-American in lacrosse who led the Blue Jays to the national championship in 1974, setting the single season scoring record at that time. Thomas received the W. Kelso Morill Award as the outstanding attackman in 1972, 1973 and 1974, and the Turnball Trophy as the nation's outstanding attackman in 1973 and 1974. He represented Hopkins in the 1974 North/South Collegiate All-Star game.A co-captain of the 1974 U.S. Team which successfully defended its World Chapionship in Melbourne, Australia, Thomas was awarded the Ray Kinderman Trophy as the series "Best and Fairest Player."
Hayes led Sewanhaka High School to consecutive championships in 1956, 1957, and 1958 as a midfielder and earned first-team All-County honors in his senior year. He went on to Penn State University where he earned All-American honors twice and led the Nittany Lions to the conference championship in 1962. Hayes began his coaching career at Penn State as the Freshman Team coach in 1967 and became the assistant varsity coach in 1968. He then moved to Drexel University, serving as head coach from 1969–1974. His teams made two USILA Tournament appearances, and he produced three All-Americans. After five years at Drexel, Hayes became the head coach at Rutgers University and remained in that capacity from 1975–2000. His teams were ranked in the Top 20 from 1975 to 1998. Rutgers made five NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure and produced 57 All-Americans. His overall coaching record was 243-162 over 32 seasons.Hayes has also been involved with the International Lacrosse Federation throughout his career. He served as the organization’s president from 1994-2002, vice-president from 1974-1978, secretary-treasurer from 1978-1982, general delegate from 1974-1994, Marketing Committee Chair from 2001 to present, and Development Committee Chair from 2003 to present. In recognition for his contributions to international lacrosse, the ILF’s U-19 championship trophy is named in his honor.Hayes was on the US Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors from 1985-1987. He was President of the US Lacrosse Coaches Association from 1990-1994. He was USILA Rules Committee Chairman from 1975-1979 and USILA International Games Committee Chairman from 1973-1994.Hayes was general manager of Team USA in 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, and 1990. He was a Pre-Olympic Tournament Committee member in 1984.His many honors include: Head Coach of North-South College All-Star game in 1977 and 1998; USILA Man of the Year 1974 and 1987; Assistant Coach in the North-South All-Star Game in 1975; Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee in 1989; Sewanhaka High School Hall of Fame inductee in 1996; New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee in 1997; USILA Frenchy Julien Service Award recipient in 2000; and New Jersey Lacrosse Man of the Year winner in 2000.
Betz graduated from St. Paul's High School in 1954, after spending a majority of his high school career at Catonsville (1950-53). He played lacrosse at both schools, and also played on Catonsville's 1951 Baltimore County Championship Team. Betz won first team All-County honors at Catonsville in 1951, '52, and '53 and honorable mention All-Maryland honors at St. Paul's in 1954. He was an All-Maryland basketball and football player as well as being all-county in soccer and basketball every year at Catonsville. Betz won five varsity letters in his four years at University of Maryland. He also played on the 1956 University of Maryland championship team. The team won ACC division titles each year that he played lacrosse at Maryland. Betz was chosen for first team All-American honors in 1957 and '58. He co-captained the South to a 26-6 victory over the North Squad in the Annual North/South All Star game of 1958. Besides All-American, Betz made the All-Virginia opponent team (1956-8), All-Washington & Lee opponent team (1956-8), First Team All-ACC (1956-8), and the All-Maryland College first team (1957-8). He won the William P. Cole Memorial Award (1957) for being the best midfielder, and the Maryland Ring Award (1958) for being the top Maryland athlete. He has also been praised as being the best center midfielder/face off man in the country at that time. After graduation from Maryland, Betz continued playing lacrosse at the club level for six years. He played for Mt. Washington (1959-60), Catonsville Lacrosse Club (1961, 1964-5), and Severna Park Lacrosse Club (1974). Betz also began coaching for Maryland in 1959, which he did for three years. In 1975, he took over as Head Coach of Severna Park Lacrosse Club, where he earned the Club Lacrosse Coach of the year Award. Before this, Betz began the Hawaii Lacrosse Club (1963-4). Betz has served as a USAF colonel for twenty years (1962-82), and is now an airline captain of the South Pacific Island Airways. He has won, among others, the Silver Star, the AirForce Commendation Medal, eight Vietnam Campaign Medals, eight good conduct medals, and four outstanding unit medals.
Cafaro's lacrosse career began at MacArthur High School where he played three years varsity lacrosse from 1964-1967. An attackman at the United States Military Academy from 1967-1971, Cafaro was a first team All-American in 1970 and 1971, and a second team All-American in 1969. He was a member of Army's national championship team in 1969. In 1971, Cafaro received the Enners Award as the nation's outstanding collegiate lacrosse player and the Turnbull Trophy as the nation's outstanding attackman. He represented Army in the 1971 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Cafaro played club lacrosse for six years with the Denver and Brine Lacrosse Clubs, and was named to the Club All-Star Team in 1976 and 1977. From 1974-1978, Cafaro served as an assistant lacrosse coach at Army. From 1979-1981, and in 1987, Cafaro was an assistant lacrosse coach for the University of Massachusetts lacrosse team. In 1987, Cafaro became the athletics director at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.
The 1951 Lacrosse Guide states,"...If there's any single one deserving standout to be cited for more (Maryland Lacrosse) acclaim than the rest, it is Dr. Charles Clark..." As a sixty minute face-off midfielder from 1930-34 at Washington College, Clark received All-Maryland honors in 1933 and 1934. He played on the UNC Club team from 1938-40, receiving All-Dixie honors in 1940. In 1947, Clark reactivated lacrosse at Washington College without financial support. As chairman and professor of history, he volunteered to be head coach, trainer and manager from 1948-56, compiling a 75-22 collegiate record. In 1954, his team won the co-championship in the Laurie Cox division. He was also head coach for the South in the 1953 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Absent from coaching for 22 years, Clark became head coach at Salisbury State from 1978-82, compiling a 45-19 record and reaching the Division III semifinals three times. Clark served as president, USILA (1955-57); member, USILA Executive Board (1954-58 and 1980-82); chairman, All-American Selection Committee(1958-60); and member, NCAA Lacrosse Committee ( 1982-84). In 1981, he joined the USLCA Century Club. And in 1982, Clark was inducted into Washington College's Athletic Hall of Fame, received the USILA outstanding service award and the Hero's Gelston Award for contribution to lacrosse. Charley Clark passed away on December 11, 2003. In 2004, Salisbury University and Washington College created the Charles B. Clark Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the regular season men's lacrosse game between the two Eastern Shore rivals.
Cohen's long and dedicated service to lacrosse began in 1934 as a defenseman at the New York Military Academy. In 1937, Cohen played defense for the Lafayette College Club team before switching to attack in 1939. Cohen won the 1939 Pennsylvania High Scorer Award and was named a All-Pennsylvania Star in 1939 and 1940. He was also captain ofthe 1940 team. He played for the Boston Lacrosse Club in 1941, 1946 and 1947. Most recognized for instituting , developing, and coaching numerous lacrosse programs for over 25 years, Cohen established programs on Long Island for midget lacrosse beginning in 1964, high school summer lacrosse in 1972 and post-high school lacrosse in 1975. He founded the North Hempstead L.C. in 1982.Cohen was a selector and administrator for the USA Team in the 1986 and 1990 World Games. He was also responsible for establishing the USCLA and the USLCA as tax-exempt non-profit corporations.Cohen has served as President, Treasurer and Representative, USCLA; Executive Committee, USLCA; and member, Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors(1985-1988). Cohen received the Wittelsburger Award in 1984 and was inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1986. He has received many other awards for outstanding contributions to lacrosse. Each year, the Long Island Midget Lacrosse League presents the Harvey Cohen Achievement Award in honor of Cohen's devotion and service to lacrosse.
Jack, or "Posey", attended Manhasset High School from 1959 to 1963, where he played two years of varsity lacrosse. His team won the Long Island Championship in 1963, the same year in which he won first team All-Long Island Honors. Jack moved on to the University of Maryland, where he played three years of varsity lacrosse. Each year he played, Maryland won the ACC Division I Championship (1965 to 1967). He was a Division I first team All-American in 1966 to 1967, and a third teamer in 1965. He captained the South in the 1967 North/South game and won the Jack Turnbull Memorial Trophy and the Talbot T. Spear Award in the same year. In 1966, he was the University of Maryland's "Junior Athlete of the Year" and won the Powell Lacrosse Award for "Service and Advancement of Lacrosse at the University of Maryland." Jack played for five years at the club level (Long Island Athletic Club, four years, 1969 to 1972, Washington Lacrosse Club, one year, 1968). In 1971, he was a USCLA MVP for Long Island. Jack was an assistant coach at the U. S. Military Academy in 1969-1970 and also began a clinic at West Point for High School boys under Jim Adams. Jack officiated for one year at the high school level with the Long Island Lacrosse Officials Association.
Butch graduated from Boys' Latin High School after playing on three varsity lacrosse teams, from 1962-1964. In his last year, he captained the Lakers to a Maryland Scholastic Championship with a 10-1 record, a feat not acheived in the preceeding 30 years. He also won first team All-Maryland Scholastic Association honors in this year. Butch moved on to Cornell where he again earned three varsity letters in lacrosse in the goal from 1966-1968. He was a member of two undefeated teams in 1966 and 1968. Both of these teams won Division I Ivy League Championship. In 1966, Butch was an Honorable Mention All-American. He also earned first team All-American honors in 1967 and 1968. He was chosen to be the goalie for the All Ivy League second team in 1966 and first team in 1967 and 1968. Butch has won the Ens. C. Markland Kelly Memorial Award as an outstanding goaltender in Division I twice (1967-8), the Sydney Cone Trophy (1967-8), Cornell team MVP (1967), and the Cornell Daily Sun Student Athlete of the year (1968). Finally in 1983, he was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame. With his rewarding college lacrosse career over, Butch did not desert the game. On the contrary, he continued to play as well as coach. He played for three different club teams from 1970-1975: The Baltimore Athletic Club, The Pyle Lacrosse Club, and The Carling Lacrosse Club. Butch was elected All-Club First Team for all six years he played. He was also invited to join the first USA World Cup Team travelling to Australia, but he declined. Butch was a head coach of the following teams: Hero's Inc. Summer League (1970-1), Martin Spalding High School (1974-6), St. James Recreational Lacrosse Program (1982-5), Howard Co. Maryland Recreational Lacrosse Program (1987), and Carroll County Recreational Lacrosse Program (1988). He has also been an instructor at Bob Scott Lacrosse Camp and Boys' Latin Goalie Clinic. The lifelong commitment shown by Butch to the game of lacrosse has helped to influence the progression of the sport. Now lacrosse celebrates his effort and devotion with its highest honor.
Henry A. "Chic" Ciccarone began his lacrosse career as a varsity midfielder at St. Mary's High in 1953 before transferring to play at Severn High, where he won All-State Honors in 1956. As a Hopkins midfielder, Ciccarone earned third team All-American honors in 1960, second team in 1961, and first team in 1962. In 1962, he was the Blue Jays' team captain and played for the South in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game. That same year, he won Hopkins award for outstanding athlete, best midfielder and leadership. He is a member of the All-Time Hopkins Lacrosse team. Ciccarone is most recognized for his coaching exploits at Hopkins. From 1962-1969, he was an assistant coach in lacrosse, football, and basketball. He was later the head basketball coach for six seasons and in 1975, became the head lacrosse coach. The first lacrosse coach to guide his teams to three consecutive NCAA Division I championships in 1978,'79, amd '80, Ciccarone's teams were invited to nine NCAA playoffs and advanced to the final game seven consecutive times during his nine seasons as head coach. He retired from coaching in 1983 with a 105-16 record. In 1978, he was honored as Coach the Year by the Maryland Sports Boosters Club. His four sons all played lacrosse at Hopkins. Ciccarone was president of Bestway Distributing Company until his untimely death in 1988.
Although having never seen a lacrosse stick until age 16 while attending Phillips Exeter Academy in 1941, Fish became a two-year varsity midfielder at Exeter and was selected All-Club in 1942. As team captain in 1943, Fish led Exeter to win the New England League championships that year.After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943-44, Fish attended Princeton University where he was a three-time varsity midfielder and face-off man. One of the most dominant college players of his time, he earned first team All-American honors is 1947 and 1948, and was selected second team All-American in 1946. Fish was also nominated as captain of the 1947 Princeton team. Fish was chosen to participate as a midfielder in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game, selected to the All-North teams in 1946, 1947 and 1948.Also a great skier, Fish earned the world renown ""Golden Snow Star"" award in 1971 for climbing and skiing 50 mountain trails and slopes in Kitzbuhel, Austria. At that time, only 10 other Americans had achieved this coveted award.
Bob Merrick's association with lacrosse began at Gilman School in Baltimore where he won championships in 1949 and 1950, as well as a second team All-Maryland selection in 1950.As a four-year varsity player at Yale, where he won division championships in 1952, 1953 and 1954, Merrick earned All-New England honors three times. He started for the winning North Team in the 1954 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game. Merrick, a three time club all-star, played for Mt. Washington for six years, winning national club championships in 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1962. In 1965 and 1966, he was an assistant coach for Mt. Washington, and represented the USA as a player in the 1967 World Championship.Merrick, Chairman of the All-American selection committee from 1967-1985, developed the modern selection process for the nation's top collegiate lacrosse players.A former director of the Lacrosse Foundation, Merrick received the Gelston award in 1908 and the USILA Man-of-the-Year Award in 1982. Bob Merrick passed away in 1990.
Joesph S. Sollers, Jr., a four-time All-Maryland goalie at Boys Latin from 1943-1947, enlisted in the Navy as a junior in high school and served 18 months before returning to graduate from Boys Latin in 1947. In 1945, Sollers was honored as the first recipient of the C. Markland Kelly High School Award for the outstanding high school player. Sollers was a three-time All-American at Johns Hopkins from 1949-1951, playing on the 1949 co-championship team and the 1950 championship team. He is the only player ever to receive the Kelly Award as the top collegiate goalie and the Schmeisser Trophy as the nations outstanding defensive player in the same year, 1951. Sollers was co-captain for the South in the 1951 North/South Collegiate All-Star game and is considered to be one of Hopkins' all-time great goalkeepers. Sollers' contributions to lacrosse are visible at every game and practice today. As co-inventor of STX, the plastic stick patented in 1970, he was instrumental in revolutionizing the game of lacrosse. Joe Sollers passed away in 1995.
Thomas' impact on lacrosse began in 1933 at City College as a varsity midfielder, where he led City to the 1934 and 1935 championships. After attending Western Maryland College on a football scholarship, Thomas began his 42 years of coaching for Maryland public schools in 1939. He won county championships in three sports his first year. As head coach for championship teams in lacrosse, football and basketball at Forest Park in 1944-1945, he coached his first future All-Americans.Thomas coached 63 future All-Americans throughout his career, predominantly from his 18 years as head coach at Towson High. During his coaching dynasty from 1957-1975, Thomas won 14 Baltimore County Championships, 13 in a row from 1962-1974, with four undefeated seasons and no league losses from 1961-1974. Thomas coached 23 players who would later become lacrosse coaches. As head coach at Western Maryland College from 1975-1979, his teams won conference championships in 1978 and 1979.Thomas received Coach of the Year honors in 1970 and 1974, the Whittelsburger Award in 1976, the Maryland Sports Boosters Award for "Coach of the Decade" in 1975 and the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Leadership Award in 1979. Bill Thomas passed away in 1997.
Ron Fraser played for one year on West Genesse High School's lacrosse team before graduating and moving on to Syracuse University, where he played for two years on the varsity squad. After leaving Syracuse, Fraser played for an amazing 21 years with three different lacrosse clubs: Syracuse Lacrosse Club (1966), Long Island Athletic Club (1967-82), and Brine Lacrosse Club (1983-86). He was a USCLA club All-American from 1967-74 and a USCLA All-Star from 1967-77. Fraser was a U.S. Team member in 1974 and a USA Team Box All-Star in 1974 and '75. He was also voted Club Player-of-the Year in 1972. Fraser was a member of the United States All-Time All-Star First Team in 1976. In addition to his playing career, Fraser was the head coach of Eastern Military Academy (1971-72), Brine Lacrosse Club (1983-1987), L.I.S.L.A. (1970-82) and an assistant coach at Hofstra University from 1981-82. In 1986 Fraser was inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Corcoran began his lacrosse career at Geneva High as a four year varsity midfielder from 1937-1941. As team captain in 1941, he led Geneva to the Central New York League Championship. While serving in WWII from 1942-45, Corcoran won the light heavyweight boxing championship. From 1946-50 at Ithaca College, he initiated the lacrosse program, was the head coach as well as a four year varsity player. During that time, he also played box lacrosse for the North American League , was the football team captain and acheived Little All-American and All-Upstate NY football honors.In 1956, Corcoran returned to Geneva High to restart and become head coach of the lacrosse program. In 1967, he initiated lacrosse at Corning East High and as the head coach, won league championships in 1968-69, regional championships from 1971-73, and sectional championships in 1975, '77, '79, '80, and '81. His overall record at Corning East was 206 wins and 36 losses. In 1978, Corcoran was elected to the Ithaca College Hall of Fame. His coaching honors include seven "Coach of the Year" Awards, seven honor awards and the twin tiers "Team of the Decade" Award (Corning East) from 1970-80. In 1981, he received the Hero's Howard E. Johnson Award for the "man who has done the most for lacrosse" and in 1983, Corcoran joined the USLCA's "Two Hundred Club" for head coaches who have won 200 or more games. In 1990, he was inducted into the US Lacosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame, and in 1992, into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame. Joe Corcoran passed away in 1997.
Peter Cramblet began his lacrosse career at Huntington High School on Long Island in 1963. His team won the Long Island Championship in 1965 and Suffolk County Championship in 1966. Cramblet was selected as a First-Team All-County for the attack position in 1966. Cramblet attended the United States Military Academy in 1967 where he was required to play on the freshman lacrosse team. In 1968, Cramblet's first year of varsity play for Army, he earned first team All-American honors as an attackman. Cramblet received first team All-American honors again in 1969 and 1970, and was a member of Army's 1969 national championship team. He represented Army in the 1970 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. In 1970, Cramblet was the recipient of the Turnbull Trophy as the nation's outstanding attackman and the coveted Enners Award as the outstanding collegiate lacrosse player in the country.Cramblet continued his post-collegiate lacrosse career for 20 years, playing for the Mt. Washington, Monterey, Potomac, Duwamish, and Redhook (Seattle) Lacrosse Clubs. After an Army career, Colonel Cramblet retired from active service in 1999 and began coaching youth and high school lacrosse.
Postel began his lacrosse career at H. Frank Carey High School in New York, where he played varsity lacrosse from 1959-1962. At C.W. Post College, Postel had a brilliant lacrosse career, playing varsity from 1963-1965 and leading the Pioneers to the Lydecker Championship during those years. As an attackman for the Pioneers, Postel led the nation in scoring in 1963. In 1964, he earned honorable mention All-America honors for the attack position and was second in the nation in scoring. In 1965, Postel switched to the midfield and again led the nation in scoring, earning third team All-America honors as a midfielder. Postel captained the team in 1964 and 1965 and was selected as C.W. Post's team MVP in both seasons.Postel began playing for the Long Island Lacrosse Club in 1966, served in Vietnam from 1967-69, then returned home to continue playing for Long Island until 1985. He was the team captain for eight years and chosen club MVP three times. He was selected to the U.S. Club All-Star team 11 times and received the national Club Advocate MVP Award in 1966 and 1970.Postel played for the U.S. Team in the 1974 and 1978 Lacrosse World Championships, and was one of three team captains in 1978. He also has the unusual distinction of being selected for two positions on the U.S. Team - in 1974 as a midfielder and in 1978 as an attackman. He was the assistant coach for the U.S. Team at the 1986 World Championships.Postel began his coaching career at Manhasset High School in 1969. He was honored as Nassau County's High School Coach of the Year in 1973 and 1974. He left Manhasset in 1975 to become the head coach at Suffolk Community College for five years. In 1978, he was selected National Junior College Coach of the Year. He was the head coach at his alma mater, C.W. Post College from 1987 through 2006, compiling a record of 140 wins, 119 losses. He coached C. W. Post to a Division II national championship in 1996.
Wilder was an All-Maryland selection on three Baltimore City College secondary school championship teams in the late 1930's. He went on to Dartmouth College where he became a first team All-American and a two-time North-South Collegiate All-Star participant. From 1940 to 1942 Wilder led Dartmouth to three straight New England titles. During this time he also led the league in scoring, and was selected to the All-New England Team three straight years. In 1954 Wilder was the recipient of one of the most coveted awards in American medicine, the Markel Award, based on potential as a surgeon and teacher. Wilder played four years of club lacrosse while attending medical school. He was Professor of Surgery and the Director of Surgery, Emergency and Outpatient Services at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center. Wilder served as Chief of Surgery for the US Air Force, and was a Professor of Surgery. He was a world renowned sports artist and his images have been reproduced on 38 magazine covers. He wrote 4 critically acclaimed books - 2 on Surgery and 2 on Art. He was also an inventor with 9 patents primarily involving surgical instruments and light tubes. Joe Wilder passed away in 2003.
Cowan's long-time association with lacrosse began at Friends' School in Baltimore, where he was a standout midfielder. In 1963, he helped the team win the Maryland Scholastic Association Championship. He remained in Baltimore for his collegiate career at Johns Hopkins, and played on three consecutive championship teams from 1967-1969. Cowan earned first team All-America honors each of those three years, and in both 1968 and 1969 received the prestigious Turnbull Award as the nation's outstanding attackman. In 1969, he was also the first recipient of the Enners Award given to the nation's outstanding player. He was selected to play in the annual North/South game in 1969. He continued at Hopkins for 14 years as an assistant coach, and played for Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1970-71. Cowan also served on the Board of Directors of the Lacrosse Foundation.
Kaestner was selected as a first team All-American in 1966 and 1967. In those seasons, Kaestner became the first player to win the Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman two consecutive years. He was a member of the Senior All-Star Team in 1967 when Hopkins tied for the top spot in the country. Kaestner received the Sports Illustrated Award of Merit for accomplishments in his senior year and was selected to the Hopkins' All-Time team.In 1968 and 1969, Kaestner won championships with the Long Island Lacrosse Club, and was a member of the Mt. Washington Club from 1970-1974. Kaestner also served as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1968-69. Kaestner joins his father Bud as one of the few father-son combinations in the Hall of Fame.
Howard "Cookie" Krongard played on Princeton's undefeated Ivy League championship teams from 1959-1961 and earned first team All-American honors in 1961. Krongard also was a first team All-Ivy selection his last two years at Princeton.His extensive club lacrosse career began with the Boston Club in 1962 and continued with four other teams, including seven years with the New York Club. In 1964-65, Krongard played goal for Cambridge University in England, winners of the English Universities Championship. He was voted to the USCLA All-Star Team eight times, and in both 1968 and 1974 was selected as the USCLA's Player of the Year.Krongard was vice president of the USCLA in 1969-70, and director of the Lacrosse Foundation from 1982-84. In 1983, he was voted USILA Man of the Year.
Simmons helped Maryland to two national collegiate championships (1955 and 1956) during his four-year career, earning first team All-America honors in those two title seasons. In 1956, he was a member of the victorious South All-Star Team. Simmons also won the Powell Award for Service and Advancement of Lacrosse at Maryland and the William C. Schmeisser Memorial Trophy as the nation's outstanding defenseman in 1956. After graduation, he continued to play and coach. Simmons played from 1959 to 1962 on the Annapolis Lacrosse Club, where he made the Club All-Star Team in 1960 and 1961. He also coached the Annapolis Lacrosse Club from 1959 to 1961. Simmons passed away of Lou Gehrig's disease in 2003.
Garber enrolled at Springfield as a three-sport athlete in the football, basketball, and baseball, but found himself in reserve positions behind older students who were veterans returning from WWII. After basektball season as a sophomore Garber laid down his bat, picked up a lacrosse stick and played in the first game he ever saw. As a junior, he played football and lacrosse. Playing only lacrosse his last year, Garber captained the team and earned All-New England status. After a three-year stint in the Air Force and a year in YMCA work, Garber became the varsity lacrosse coach at UMass-Amherst, a position he retired from in 1990. His overall coaching record was 300-142. He was the first collegiate lacrosse coach to win 300 games. Seventeen of his teams ranked in the top 15 nationally with a highest ranking of fourth. Since 1976, nine of Garber's squads appeared in the NCAA Tournament. His teams have won 13 New England Championships. Twice Garber was selected as the Coach of the North teams in the Intercollegiate North/South Games. His North teams won both times. More than 100 of Garber's athletes attained All-New England status. Forty-two were selected to play in North/South All Star Games. Eighty-two of his players received All-American honors. Garber coached three men who played in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships; one was named Best and Fairest Player. Garber taught physical education and in 1969 was presented with the Distinguished Teacher Award by UMass-Amherst. Over the years, Garber conducted numerous workshops in coaching, officiating, and youth lacrosse. As a result of his efforts, 15 of his players were employed by schools in New England as teachers or coaches and started lacrosse programs. Over 40 athletes became lacrosse officials and formed the nucleus of the New England Lacrosse Officials Association. Garber has also contributed to athletics through involvement in several professional organizations. He served a four-year term as president of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He was chief administrator of the North/South Intercollegiate Lacrosse Game. He spent 10 years as an Executive Board Member of the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), chairing its Film and Game Promotion Committee. A member of the committee to establish the FIL World Championship, he served on the committee to transform the USILA championships to an NCAA tournament.Garber was New England Coach of the Year nine times and College Lacrosse Coach of the year twice. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1985 and has received Division I NCAA Coach of the Year Honors. Upon his retirement in 1990, Garber was named Man of the Year by the USILA and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by UMass. He is the only coach to receive such an honorary degree. Garber passed away in 1994.
Gaines earned first team All-America honors in 1946 and '47 and honorable mention in 1948. He played for an unprecedented three years on the North squad in the annual North/South Collegiate All Star game. Lacrosse great Frederic Fitch once remarked of Gaines that he was "the greatest stick that he had ever seen." Gaines continued his studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a Phi Beta Kappa at Hopkins as well as becoming an M.D. He also played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1949 and 1950 as the team won back-to-back championships, including an undefeated mark in 1949. At the time of his induction, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Gaines served in the Air Force as a captain from 1954 to 1956. Gaines passed away in 2013. He was 86.
General Robert E. Kelley is a 1956 Rutgers graduate who earned first team All-American honors as a midfielder in 1955 and 1956. He was also voted Rutgers' outstanding athlete for both of those years. An All-Metro selection at New York's Peekskill Military Academy, Kelley continued his career at Rutgers where he became the all-time leading scorer with 100 goals in three varsity seasons. He was the fourth leading scorer in the nation as a senior with 39 goals. Kelley averaged 3.9 goals per game his last two years. Kelley co-captained the Rutgers varsity football and lacrosse teams, and co-captained the 1956 North All-Star Team. Kelley received Rutgers' Scholar Athlete Award, the Outstanding Air Force ROTC Cadet Award and was a distinguished military graduate. In 1967, General Kelley became the first varsity lacrosse coach at the Air Force Academy. His first team posted an 8-2 record and won the Rocky Mountain Conference title. He was also the vice-president of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Association, and led the expansion of lacrosse in that region in the mid-1960s. General Kelley went on to become the United States Air Force Academy's ninth Superintendent in 1981.
Bob Sandell's stellar lacrosse career began at Baltimore's St. Paul's School, where he was an outstanding midfielder from 1943-1945. During those three years, St. Paul's had an unblemished 44-0 record and won three consecutive MSA championships. In Sandell's senior year at St. Paul's, the Crusaders average margin of victory over MSA opponents was an incredible 16.9 goals. As a key in the Crusader's awesome attack, Sandell earned All-Maryland honors in 1944 and 1945. Sandell went on to Johns Hopkins University where his complete abilities as a midfielder won him third team All-American honors in 1949 and first team honors in 1950. During his four years at Johns Hopkins (1947-1950), Sandell's efforts helped the Blue Jays to four consecutive National Collegiate Championships, one of which was shared with Navy in 1949. Hopkins piled up a 31-4 record during Sandell's undergraduate years, losing only to powerhouse Mt. Washington Club.Sandell continued his association with the game after college as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee University in 1951, and as head coach of the University of Virginia from 1955-1958.The lacrosse world should also recognize Bob Sandell as one of the nation's most respected lacrosse officials. He spent 30 years officiating not only lacrosse, but also basketball. Sandell was also an Atlantic Coast Conference football official, having presided over more than 250 major college contests and 8 bowl games from 1956-1984.Sandell was inducted into his high school Hall of Fame in 2008. He passed away in 2011.
Bill Shoop graduated from Sunbury (Pa.) High School in 1949 where he played varsity football and basketball for three years. He matriculated to RPI where he was co-captain of the undefeated 1950 freshman team. Shoop won third team All-American honors in 1952. That same year, under coach Ned Harkness, RPI was undefeated and shared the national title with Virginia. As a senior in 1953, Shoop co-captained RPI and earned first team All-American honors. He represented RPI in the 1953 North/South game as co-captain of the North Squad.Following graduation, Shoop moved to California and began his efforts to promote the game on the West Coast. His career included eight years as president of the California Lacrosse Association; 18 years on the board of directors of the C.L.A.; 16 years as a member of the California Lacrosse Officials Association; and 18 years as a member of the Southern California All-Star Team.Shoop also served as captain of the Los Angeles Lacrosse Club beginning in 1962; he won the Helms Athletic Foundation award as his league's best player on two occasions; and was instrumental in establishing the West Coast North/South All-Star game. In 1981, Shoop was elected to the RPI Athletics Hall of Fame.
Philip W. "Pete" Swindell was born in Baltimore in 1914. His illustrious lacrosse career got its start at Baltimore's Gilman School, where he earned All-Maryland honors in 1933 as a senior defenseman for the Greyhounds. Swindell continued his education and lacrosse career at Johns Hopkins University the following year. As a defenseman for Hopkins from 1934-1937, Swindell achieved some outstanding accomplishments. He was a first team All-American for three consecutive years - 1935, '36 and '37, and he served as captain of the Blue Jays in both his junior and senior seasons. Swindell also represented the United States in international play against Canada in 1935 and 1936 and against England in 1937. Swindell joined Armstrong World Industries in 1937, following graduation, but his career was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. He served proudly in the European Theatre as a member of the United States Army, and he earned the rank of captain. Following his military service, Swindell returned to his position with Armstrong World Industries, where he served as district manager of High Point, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta Georgia. Pete Swindell passed away in 2002.
Considered by many to be the greatest to ever play the game of lacrosse, Jim Brown began his lacrosse career at Manhasset High School in New York where his midfield play earned him All-Star honors for three years. At Syracuse University, Brown's all-around athletic ability became evident, as he lettered in four sports and was voted the school's Athlete of the Year in 1956-57. Brown was a second team All-American selection in 1956, and earned first team honors in 1957, finishing second in the nation in scoring his senior year. Many believe his last game was his greatest moment as a lacrosse player, as Brown scored five goals in one-half of play against the nation's top players in the 1957 Collegiate North/South All-Star game. Brown went on to achieve great success with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Although he is best remembered for his gridiron exploits, Brown is quoted as having said, "I'd rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh."
Richie Moran, an all-county midfielder at Sewanhaka High School from 1951-1955, helped the team to four consecutive undefeated seasons. A 1960 graduate of the University of Maryland, he was a key performer on the 1959 Terrapins national championship team. Moran's head coaching career began in 1961 at Manhasset H.S. where he compiled a 67-5 record over five seasons, winning the Long Island Championship from 1962-1964. In 1966, Moran became the first lacrosse coach at Elmont H.S., amassing a 29-3 record and two league championships in two seasons. He was also the head coach of the Long Island Athletic Club from 1966-1968, compiling a 31-4 record and capturing the 1968 club championship - the first club title ever won by a Northern Team.From 1969 through 1997, Moran was the head coach at Cornell University, winning national championships in 1971, 1976 and 1977. His squads have won 15 Ivy League championships, including 10 consecutive titles. From 1976-1978, Cornell set an NCAA record with 42 consecutive victories. And from 1973-1979, his squads won 39 consecutive Ivy League contests. He compiled a 257-121 record in 29 seasons.Moran's credits include: president, USLCA (1980-81); president, USILA (1989); chairman, North/South All-Star game (1975-1987): USILA Coach of the Year (1971, 1977 and 1987); USILA Man of the Year (1975); and head coach, USA Team (1978 World Games). Moran has also been inducted into the Manhasset, Long Island and Upstate New York Lacrosse Halls of Fame. Former All-American attackman Eamon McEneaney said of Moran, "There is no other man that I know who devotes himself to the game of lacrosse and to the players, and he reaps what he sows."
Webb began his lacrosse career at Gilman School playing varsity lacrosse from 1957-1960. In 1959, he received the Unsung Hero award from Gilman.A goalie at the United States Military Academy, Webb earned First Team All-American honors 1963 and 1964 and Honorable Mention honors in 1962. He received the Sydney M. Cone Trophy for the outstanding goalie in the nation in 1963 and 1964, the only player to ever receive this award twice.Webb was one of the most decorated combat officers in his class. His military career included two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea. He was awarded two Silver Stars, four Bronze Star Medals - one with "V" device, one Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal with numeral 6, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, the Army Commendation medal and other decorations. The "godfather of San Diego Lacrosse," Webb was instrumental in establishing, developing, coaching and expanding lacrosse on the West Coast and in the Midwest. The A. Norman Webb Trophy is awarded each year to the winner of the Western States Lacrosse Tournament in his honor. Norm Webb passed away in 2004.
Fred Allner played lacrosse while at Gilman School, and in his senior year, he was chosen as first team All-Maryland (in 1942). He played in the Maryland Prep All-Star game for two years (1941 and 1942), and was also captain of Gilman's team that year. After graduating from high school, Fred headed down a well travelled path - Gilman to Princeton. Interestingly enough, Fred's route was not that predictable. In 1943, he attended Princeton for his freshman year, where he played on the varsity squad and was a third team All-American. In the same year, he played on the North team in the North/South game. Fred then decided that he should join the Navy, and spent his next year of college at Cornell, where he was a first team All-American. He served in 1944 and 1945 and came back to Princeton in 1947 to be a junior. He played on his second North/South game in this year. He won his second nomination to first team All-American, and in his senior year, he won first team honors for a third time. He then played in his third All-Star game. Fred has also won the coveted William C. Schmeisser Memorial Trophy for the outstanding defensive player in college twice, in 1944 at Cornell and 1947 at Princeton.Fred graduated from Princeton with the highest athletic honors bestowed upon him. His final two years of lacrosse in 1949 and 1950 were played on the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club team. Fred Allner passed away in 2003.
Schmidt attended St. Paul's School where he played three years of varsity lacrosse and helped the team to win the 1957 MSA Championship. He was chosen for the first team All-Maryland All-Stars in 1957 and 1958. After graduating from high school, Jerry moved on to Johns Hopkins, where he played three years of collegiate varsity lacrosse from 1960 to 1962. He was chosen first team All-American in 1961 and 1962, and a third team All-American in 1960. In 1962, Jerry played for the South as they destroyed the North 14-4. In his last year at Johns Hopkins (1962), he won the coveted Turnbull Award for being the nation's outstanding attackman. Although Jerry never played club lacrosse after his graduation from Hopkins, he never deserted the game. On the contrary, he served as head coach at Hobart from 1968 to 1979, and at Princeton from 1982 to 1987. He also served as assistant coach at Calvert Hall, Cornell and Navy. He led his Hobart team to three Division III championships in 1972, 1976 and 1977. Jerry was named Coach of the Year in 1977. In 2002, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame. Jerry Schmidt passed away in 2004.
Willis was an excellent feeder, shooter and dodger as an attackman. He played a vital role on three MSA championship teams while at Gilman School from 1947-1949 and on three Ivy League Championship Teams and two national championship teams while at Princeton from 1950 to 1953. Willis earned All-Maryland honors at Gilman for three years in lacrosse, as well as All-Maryland recognition in football and basketball. He also received the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award in 1949 as the outstanding player in the MSA.Willis earned All-American honors three times while enrolled at Princeton, and he received the John Higginbottom Lacrosse Trophy in 1953 for his "outstanding play, distinguished sportsmanship, and gentlemanly influence." Willis capped off his collegiate career with three goals for the North in the 1953 North/South All-Star Game. Following a brief playing and coaching career with the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club, Willis continued his service to the game as a Director of the Lacrosse Foundation and a member of the All-American Selection Committee. Bo Willis passed away in 2008.
Fuller began his career at Garden City (N.Y.) High School where he lettered four times and was a first team all-star defenseman in 1945 and 1946 in the Metropolitan League. His team won the championship in 1945 and 1946. Bill was captain of his football, basketball and lacrosse teams his senior year at Garden City and also received All-Scholastic Football honors in Nassau County. At Syracuse University, Bill switched to midfield and was an All-American three times: second team in 1948 and first team in 1949 and 1950. Syracuse won the Division Championship in 1950. He received the Laurie Cox Trophy as the Most Valuable Player at Syracuse and starred for the North in the North-South All-Star Game in 1950. Bill was also a football player while at Syracuse. Bill concluded his playing career with the Manhasset Lacrosse Club in 1953 and 1954.As Chairman of the Men's Association of Garden City High Schools' Lacrosse Day in 1979, 1980 and 1981, Bill successfully sponsored High School and College double header lacrosse games and received the Men's Association plaque for his efforts.Bill was extremely active in civic and church groups especially organizing youth groups in lacrosse, football, soccer and baseball. Along with his active community life Bill was President of 3 local companies. He also served as a Corporal in the Army from 1951 to 1953. Bill Fuller passed away in 2008.
Ray Greene began his career at St. Paul's where he was three time first team All-Maryland from 1940-1942 on three MSA Championship teams. He was also first team All-Maryland football in 1942. He received the Best Athlete Award 1941-1942, the 12 varsity letter award in 1942 and was president the student body in 1942. In 1943 Ray was selected first team All-American at Drexel University as a freshman and played for the North in the annual All-Star Game. His college career was interrupted by a two-year tour as a Lt. Commander in the Navy. While based in the Pacific, he was awarded 2 Bronze stars.After the war Ray returned to college at the Johns Hopkins University where he was Second Team All-American, First Team All-Maryland, and an All-Star on the South Team in 1947. In 1948 he again made first team All-American, first team All-Maryland, the South All-Star Team and was selected to Hopkins' All-Time Lacrosse Team. Both the 1947 and 1948 Hopkins Teams were national champions. From 1949-1951 Ray played for the National Open Champions Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club and was selected by Kid Norris to his All-Time Mt. Washington Team. During this time he also coached lacrosse at St. Paul's School. Ray Greene passed away in 1987.
At Boys Latin School, Don earned eleven varsity letters as a starting player, and was an All-Maryland selection at attack in 1945 and 1947. He was captain of the 1947 team.He continued his career at Princeton University playing on the freshman team in 1948. As an upperclassman Don made All-American Honorable Mention in 1949 and first team All-American in 1950 and 1951. He received Princeton's biggest lacrosse honor-the Higgenbottom Trophy in 1950 and 1951. As captain of the national co-champions he established a three year scoring record of 52 goals and 107 assists and was awarded the Turnbull award in 1951. Following graduation from Princeton, Don entered the Johns Hopkins Medical School and received his M.D. in June of 1955. During Medical School Don coached Boys Latins' seventh, eighth, and ninth grade Football and Lacrosse Teams and scouted for Princeton.After graduation from Medical School Don served at Belleview Hospital in New York City, with the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. As a captain in Korea and Germany and finished his residency at Presbyterian Hospital, San Fransisco in Internal Medicine. In 1965, Don established his practice in the historic community of Medocino in Northern California - a town that had not had a doctor in nearly twenty years.
Jim Keating began his outstanding athletic career at St Mary's High School in Annapolis, Maryland. He was a four sport athlete earning 13 letters in football, basketball, wrestling, and lacrosse. He was selected First Team All-State Lacrosse in his senior year. At the University of Maryland be started and lettered four years on the varsity lacrosse team. He led Maryland to the National Championship in 1955 and 1956, earning First Team All-American those same two years. He played in the 1956 North/South game, where be scored two goals in the South's 20-10 victory. Before entering the Air Force, be coached the 1957 Maryland Freshman Team to a 5-0 record. After entering the Air Force, he led an active military life to include an assignment at the U.S. Air Force Academy where he served as lacrosse coach and Assistant Director of Athletics. His coaching record at the Academy was 81 wins and 13 losses. He led the 1971 Air Force lacrosse team to the first NCAA playoffs. He was also a member of the NCAA Lacrosse Rules Committee. Jim served two tours of duty in Vietnam where be was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters.
Capt. Lewis began his illustrious career at Uniondale High School in Long Island where he was a standout attackman from 1960-1962. An All-Nassau County pick for three years, he won the Rutgers Cup and the Outstanding Player Award for Long Island lacrosse in his senior year. During his high school career, his team had 45 straight victories. Lewis' athletic career at the Naval Academy was very successful. Playing three years of varsity lacrosse, Lewis earned first team All-America honors in 1964, 1965 and 1966. The Naval Academy was continuing its dominance in the sport, earning the national championship title in 1964, 1965 and 1966 and extending the national championship streak that began in 1960. During those same three years, Lewis was the recipient of the Turnbull Trophy, given to the nation's outstanding attackman. He was the first player to receive the trophy three consecutive years. Lewis held most of the offensive records in the country during his varsity lacrosse days. He also played three years of varsity soccer for the Academy, competing in three national semifinals, and scoring Navy's only goal in a 1-0 win in the 1964 national championship. In 1966, Lewis received the Naval Academy Athletic Sword for general excellence in athletics, the highest award the Academy gives to an athlete.An outstanding student, Lewis was honored nationally with the Outstanding Scholar Athletic Gold Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement. A Top Gun graduate, Lewis was one of only two Navy pilots selected each year for the Air Force Test Pilot School. As an active-duty naval aviator, Lewis continued his involvement with lacrosse by playing club lacrosse for Chesapeake, Mt. Washington, The Crease and the Los Angeles Lacrosse Clubs while moving around the country.
Clayton A. Bud Beardmore started his lacrosse career in 1955 at Annapolis High School. Then he attended Severn School, where in 1958 he was named All-MSA. At the University of Maryland, Bud was twice honored as a first team All-American, in 1961 and 1962, and honorable mention in 1960. At Maryland he became the highest scoring midfielder in their history, totaling 108 points in goals and assists, a record which was later broken by his renowned protege, Frank Urso. Beardmore won three coveted trophies in his college career, including Navy's Seals Award given to the Middie's outstanding opponent. The other two were the University of Maryland's William P. Cole Award and the Edwin Powell Award. Bud was selected to play in the North/South game in 1962, and was further honored by being named to Maryland's All-Time Lacrosse team.After college, he played four years of club lacrosse in '63 and '64 with the University Club, where as co-captain in 1963, he led his team to the National Club Championship; and with the Severna Park Club in '70 and'71. In his first coaching assignment, Bud produced a 19-3 record in '64 and '65 at Severn School which was capped by the winning of the MSA title in '65 - Severn's first lacrosse championship since 1929. The collegiate coaching ranks beckoned to Beardmore in 1966. As head coach of Hobart College in 1967, he fashioned a 9-5 season and tied for the Laurie Cox Division Championship. After moving to the University of Virginia in 1968, his Cavaliers won the ACC title in '69 with a 7-3 log. Bud's alma mater gained his services in 1970, and in 1972 the Terps won the first of seven ACC championships under his guidance. The record books at Maryland show that Beardmore won 107 games and lost 31 in his 11 years as head lacrosse coach there. His Terps were selected for postseason NCAA competition in nine of the ten years in which it has been held. Twice Maryland was NCAA champion and four times runner-up. Other highlights of his career include the Morris Touchstone Trophy as Division I Coach of the Year in 1973; twice being selected to coach the North-South game, in 1969 and '70; and being appointed as head coach of the USA Squad which won the World Cup in the Four-Nation International Competition held in Australia in 1974. Beardmore served as an executive board member of the USILA and as treasurer of the USLCA, for three and seven years respectively, and has published lacrosse articles nationally. Buddy Beardmore passed away in January, 2016.
Wilson L. Fewster started his long association with lacrosse at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he was First Team All-Maryland from 1942-1945 on Poly's championship teams of those same years.At Johns Hopkins, Fewster played on national championship teams in 1947, 1948 and 1950. He was named first team All-American in 1947, third team in 1948 and honorable mention in 1950. He played for the South in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game in 1950. Fewster continued his lacrosse career as a coach from 1951-1966 at Washington & Lee, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins. He later coached the Baltimore Athletic Club and the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club.Fewster played with Mt. Washington L.C. in 1955 and 1956, winnning the club championship those years. Fewster is a member of the All-Time Hopkins team.
A standout for three years at Baltimore's City College, Alvin (Buzzy) Krongard was selected as an All-Maryland midfielder in 1954. Buzzy went on to Princeton University where he was third team All-America in 1957 and second team All-America in 1958. While at Princeton he was first team All-Ivy in 1957 and 1958 and played on the Ivy League Championship teams in the same years. As a premiere face-off man, Buzzy played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1962-67. Mt. Washington won numerous championships during Buzzy's years. He won the Mt. Washington Cup twice, played in every club all-star game during his club career, and is a member of the All-Time Mt. Washington team. Buzzy received the Outstanding Club Player Award in 1967 and was captain of every team on which he ever played. He was treasurer of the Lacrosse Foundation in 1970, 1971 and 1974.
Miser began his lacrosse career at Baltimore City College in Maryland, where he received three varsity letters as a starting attackman from 1954-1956. At the United States Military Academy, Miser earned first team All-America honors in 1959 and 1960, and second team All-America honors in 1958. He was a member of Army's national championship team in 1958 and their Tri-Championship Team in 1959. In 1960, he was the captain of Army's team and received the Turnbull Trophy as the nation's outstanding attackman. He represented Army in the 1960 North/South Collegiate All-Star game.He continued his lacrosse career with the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1964-1968, where he was a Club All-Star from 1966-1968 and received the Mt. Washington Cup in 1968. In 1966, Miser coached the Hero's Summer League and the Mt. Washington Club in 1972 and 1973. Miser served on the Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors from 1974-76 and 1984-89, and was the Lacrosse Foundation president from 1988-89.
Milton R. Roberts began playing lacrosse at Annapolis High School in 1935. In 1937 and 1938, he prepped at Severn School, for the U.S. Naval Academy, and was named All-MSA both years. Milt played center on the undefeated Navy Plebe team in 1939, then transferred to Johns Hopkins University where in 1941 he was a member of the Blue Jay's National Open Championship team. Returning from service in World War II, where he was awarded 3 bronze battle stars and the Purple Heart, he resumed his playing career at JHU, and participated in the North/South game in 1946. In 1947 he played for the Annapolis Lacrosse Club, in 1948 for Mt. Washington's Open Champions, and in 1951 for the National Club Champion, Maryland L.C.Roberts started his coaching career at the University of Delaware in 1949. He brought Delaware into the USILA and the Penn-Delaware Association, and was head coach at the University for eight years, 1950-1957. Three times, Roberts was named as a coach for the North-South game, '50, '55 and '56, and for the College-Club All-Star games in '49 and '52. He returned to Severn School in 1960, where he served as assistant coach and scout for six years. In '65, he moved to Lewes, Delaware, where in 1979 he founded Delaware's first public high school boys lacrosse team, and in '79 and '80 coached Cape Henlopen High to two winning seasons. Milt served as an officer of the USILA for 6 years, and was a member of the Executive Board for the USLCA. He was also a member of the All-America Advisory Committee for five years and Chairman of the Middle Atlantic Lacrosse Committee in 1956.Roberts authored a two-volume history of the game entitled "The Lacrosse Story", which has received two awards, and has served on the editorial staff of three national magazines, which have published many of his articles. He has done research and writing in the professional football field for the NFL, and in the Black College football world for Black Sports Magazine. He also contributed to Arthur Ashe's book, 'A Hard Road to Glory.' Milt passed away in 1991. He was posthumously inducted into the State of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame and into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame."
Avery F. Blake, Jr. follows his father, Avery Blake, Sr. into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Like his father, Avery Blake, Jr. completed most of his lacrosse accomplishments in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania where he attended Swarthmore High School and Swarthmore College. In high school, he won four varsity letters in lacrosse. Blake brought four years of winning teams to Swarthmore College from 1950-1953 when he led the small liberal arts school to four consecutive Pennsylvania-Delaware League Championships. While earning a varsity letter all four years, Blake was selected on the All-American teams in each of his four years at Swarthmore. He was an honorable mention selection in 1950, a third team selection in 1951, and a first team selection in 1952 and 1953 as an attackman and a midfielder. Blake culminated his lacrosse career in 1953 as a co-captain of the North in the 1953 North-South Game. Continuing his lacrosse career after college, Blake played box lacrosse with the Swarthmore Indians for ten years before turning to field lacrosse with the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club for 6 years, Mayland Lacrosse Club for 3 years, and the San Marino (California) Lacrosse Club for another three years. Currently living in California, Avery Blake has been active in starting new lacrosse programs in this state. Avery was inducted into Swarthmore College's Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
Joseph Seivold, Jr. began his career in lacrosse at Friends School in Baltimore, where he was selected All-Maryland in 1953 and 1954. During his senior year at Friends, he was part of the 1954 Maryland Scholastic Association Championship Team. At Washington College, Seivold attained All-American honors on four different occasions and broke several school scoring records including a record-breaking 10-goal game in 1958. Over a four year span, he scored 167 goals and 60 assists. He was honorable mention All-American in his freshman year, third team in his sophomore year, and first team in his junior and senior years. In Seivold's senior year, he was famous for his role as a "60 minute midfielder." He played for the South in the 1958 North/South All-Star Game. After college, Seivold continued to dominate lacrosse with the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club where he played 13 years. He was a member of the U.S. Team in Toronto, Canada, which won the Lally Cup in 1967. He played in 5 games with Mt. Washington against the Club All-Star Team, and 6 games with the Club All-Star Team. From 1974-1976, Seivold coached the Mt. Washington Club and, in 1974, coached the victorious South Team in the Club All-Star Game. He coached Mt. Washington to two club championships in 1975 and 1976. Incredibly, Seivold also coached Park School in Baltimore from 1961-1975.
Herbert T. Fitch has been associated with lacrosse as a player, coach and official for over 45 years. At Geneva High School he won four varsity letters before attending nearby Hobart College. From 1938-1942 Fitch was selected as a first team All-American selection on attack during his junior and senior years. He participated in the annual North-South Game in 1942. In later years, Fitch was a first team selection on Laurie Cox's All-Time All-American Team. After a four-year stint in the U S. Marine Corps, Fitch embarked upon a new role as a high school and collegiate official - a career that spanned over 20 years. Recently, Fitch functioned as assistant coach of the Penn Yan High School from 1976-1978. Herbert Fitch is president of the Fitch Oil Company in Penn Yan, New York.
John D. "Hezzy" Howard began his lacrosse career at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, MD, on St. Mary's first lacrosse team in 1948. Hezzy attended Washington College in 1953, where he became a highly skilled attackman and face-off man. Washington College won the Laurie Cox Division in 1954, with Hezzy leading the nation in assists and earning Honorable mention All-American honors that year. In 1955, he again led the nation in assists and earned third team All-American honors. In 1956, Hezzy earned First Team All-American honors, won the coveted Jack Turnbull Award as the nation's outstanding attackman and the Seth Trophy, awarded to the Naval Academy's outstanding opponent. In the 1956 North/South Collegiate All-Star game, Hezzy scored 5 goals and 6 assists for the victorious South squad. Hezzy co-founded and played for the Washington Lacrosse Club from 1963 - 1967, and was selected a club all-star each year. He also played for the Washington Lacrosse Club in the Maryland Box Lacrosse League in 1965 and 1966, leading the league in scoring in 1965. Hezzy began coaching as a freshman coach at the University of Maryland in 1960 under fellow Hall of Fame members, John Faber and Al Heagy. In 1962, he became an assistant varsity coach and in 1966, the head coach for the Terrapins. In his four years as head coach, he compiled a 37-7-1 record. Hezzy's two most satisfying victories were the 9-4 defeat of a heavily-favored Hopkins team in 1967 that gave Maryland a shared National Collegiate championship title, and a 5-3 victory over Navy in 1968, which broke an eight-year losing streak to Navy. Hezzy Howard passed away in 2008.
Millard T. Lang excelled in a variety of sports during a highly successful athletic career at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High School. Lang demonstrated his extraordinary ability by winning 12 letters in five sports.While attending Johns Hopkins University, Lang was selected as an All-American four times. As a first team All-American on three separate occasions at three different positions: third defense, second attack, and out home. He was also a member of the undefeated Johns Hopkins team during 1932-1934, which won three national championships. Lang was elected captain of the 1934 championship team. As a member of the famous 1932 Olympic team, Lang helped defeat Canada in two exhibition games.Lang enjoyed an immensely successful soccer career culminating with his election to the Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951. He played professional soccer with three different teams during a 12-year span and was a member of the national champions in 1938. Lang passed away in 2002.
Morrill was born in Baltimore in 1937 and attended Baltimore Friends School, graduating in 1955. He received an BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1959 and an M.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1962. At Friends, he won four varsity high school letters in lacrosse and was selected first team All-Maryland attack in 1953, 1954 and 1955. Friends won the MSA championship in 1954.At Johns Hopkins, he played on the undefeated freshman team in 1956 and three years of varsity lacrosse under Coach Bob Scott. The 1957 team was undefeated, won the national intercollegiate championship and tied for the open championship with Mt. Washington. The 1958 team was undefeated in college games but a committee of coaches awarded the national championship to Army. The 1959 team lost one college game, but shared the national championship with Maryland and Army. Bill was selected first team All-American attack in 1957, 1958 and 1959.After graduating from Harvard Business School, Bill spent two years in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps specializing in logistics and systems analysis.His business career was spent in the area of finance and financial management. From 1970 to 1975, he was president of Commercial Credit Leasing Corporation. Beginning in 1976, he worked as vice president of f inance for the Arundel Corporation in Towson. From 1970 to 1977, Bill coached midget lacrosse at the Cockeysville-Springlake Recreation Council, working with boys 9-12 years old. He was head coach of teams that won the Maryland Midget A Division Championships in 1976 and 1977 and was assistant coach of team that tied for the Championship in 1974. He also conducted coaching clinics for less experienced coaches at Springlake-Cockeysville. His father, William Kelso Morrill, Sr., is member of Lacrosse Hall of Fame and was an outstanding lacrosse coach and teacher.
Fred B. Smith started his lacrosse career at McDonogh School in Baltimore, where he played lacrosse from 1942-1945. After his selection as a first team All-Maryland midfielder in high school, Smith entered Johns Hopkins University in 1947. During his four years at Hopkins, Smith was a second team All-American in 1947, 1948, and 1949 and an honorable mention selection in 1950. He was a participant in two North-South All-Star Games in 1948 and 1949. After his graduation, Smith played club lacrosse for Mt. Washington and Maryland Lacrosse Club for nine years. From 1952 he was involved as an assistant coach for Johns Hopkins University as a defensive coordinator, and served as head coach in 1951 and 1954. Smith was also selected to the Johns Hopkins All-Time Lacrosse Team, and received the Hero's College Coach of the Year Award in 1979. Fred Smith passed away in 1987.
Charlie won six varsity letters playing soccer and lacrosse while at Dundalk High School from 1948 to 1952. He then moved on to the Unviersity of Maryland, where he played soccer and lacrosse for four years on the varsity level. Charlie was a three time All-American - third team in 1954 and first team in 1955 and 1956. He played on the South Squad in the annual North/South All-Star Game. Charlie graduated from Maryland after receiving the Sylvester Award (1956) and the Powell Award (1955) as well as being on the Lacrosse Honor Roll of the University of Mayland. He continued playing after graduation at Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1957 and 1960 and coach of the team from 1962 to 1964. He played and coached for the Washington Box Lacrosse Club in 1961 and 1962. He was the Outstanding Club Player of 1964 and a Club All Star in 1963. Charlie's military career saw him in a number of locations. He was originally assigned as an Air Force pilot to Andrews Air Force Base in 1959, but was reassigned to Hawaii in 1964. Five years later, after Charlie served his tour in Vietnam, he moved to Davis Montham Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona. It was in 1971 and 1972 that he won the Air Force Handball Championship, and in 1975 that he was transferred to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. Finally, in 1977, Charlie was transferred to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During his service, Charlie won two silver stars, one distinguished flying cross, and seventeen air medals.
Chandlee was born in Baltimore in 1914. As a graduate of the Calvert School in 1926 and of the Gilman School in 1932, Chandlee first played lacrosse on a pick-up team of sixth graders. He then played for four years at Gilman and was captain of and midfielder on Gilman's first varsity lacrosse team in 1932. He played attack for the Yale freshman team and for the varsity lacrosse team for three years, graduating from Yale in 1936. Teaching in the lower school at Gilman from 1936 to 1940, he coached lacrosse at the fifth and sixth grade level and also the junior varsity team. At this time he started training as an official with the Southern Lacrosse Official's Association. Moving to Cooperstown, New York in 1940, he officiated lacrosse games in central New York state. He served in the Army of the United States from 1942-1946, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.In 1946 he returned to Gilman as an instructor of mathematics and assistant lacrosse coach. In 1947 he succeeded Ferris Thomsen as coach of lacrosse at Gilman and held this position for 23 years. His 1937 team won the Maryland Scholastic Association Championship for the first time in the school's history. His success as a coach spans the time from 1947 to 1970, when Gilman tied for the title with St. Paul's School. In that time Gilman won 172 games, lost 42, and tied 3, with additional championships in 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1956. He had 38 players receive All-American recognition. Chandlee was a consultant for books on lacrosse authored by Heberton Evans and Robert Scott. He was selected as High School Coach of the Year in 1970 by Hero's Incorporated.
Over the years he was active in the United States Larosse Association and served on its executive committee as a high school representative. He was vice president of this organization and was its president for two years, 1965 and 1966. As past president he served on the executive board of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. A long time interest in the Lacrosse Foundation and Hall of Fame was culminated by his election as president in 1976 and 1977. He was its first executive secretary, on a part-time basis. in 1971, and was secretary and vice president prior to 1976 and has been a member of the Board of Directors. In 1977, he was the recipient of the service award of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.Chandlee taught mathematics at Gilman and was chairman of the Mathematics Department from 1967 to 1972. In 1960-1961 he had a National Science Foundation grant to study as a memeber of a high school mathematics teacher's institute and received an M.A. degree from Louisiana State University. George Chandlee passed away in 1994.
Angus Lamond, St. John's College class of 1935, was involved in lacrosse as a player and coach. After graduating from Central High School in Washingotn, D.C., he entered St. John's College and was named three times to the All-America team. During his junior and senior years, St. John's won two national championships. He was considered one of the great all-time defensemen. In 1935, Angus was captain of the American team which toured Canada. Angus' outstanding career in coaching began in 1936 with the United States Naval Academy. He served as assistant coach for eleven years, winning national championships in 1938 and 1946. Angus headed Lamond Contracting until his death in 1964.
James (Mickey) Webster, Jr. was considered the outstanding lacrosse feeder of his era. After a required year on an undefeated Hopkins freshman team, he made first team All-American for three of his varsity years. Teamed with Billy Morill as part of a renowned Hopkins attack duo, Webster's Blue Jay teams were national champions for two of the three years. Oddly enough, the team was undefeated in collegiate competition in the year they were not named champions. Mickey starred at Boys' Latin School before entering Hopkins and continued his lacrosse prominence for eight more years after graduation with the Baltimore Lacrosse Club and the University Club. He was named to the Club All-Star team four of those years. Mickey Webster passed away in 2012.
Sifford Pearre was born in Baltimore on July 14, 1884. He attended Boys' Latin School and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA degree in February, 1905. He played varsity lacrosse at Hopkins and was a defenseman on that University's championship team of 1904. For eight years he played for the Mount Washington team. He is a member of the Schmeisser All-Time team at Hopkins and of the Mount Washington All-Time team. He was also captain of the Hopkins football team of 1905.After his years of playing lacrosse, Pearre became more and more interested in individual sports and his love of the outdoors showed itself in many ways. He was a well-known shot in upland game shooting as well as waterfowl, and he was an ardent fisherman. Because of his love of these sports he became a true conservationist and worked hard to preserve the fields and waterways of Maryland and wildlife. Well-known on the Chesapeake Bay as a sailor, he helped introduce the first class of sailboats at Gibson Island--the start of racing there, and later introduced and sailed the star class boats. For many years he fox-hunted with the Greenspring Pack, and he played in the first polo game in the state of Maryland. He was a better than average tennis player. Pearre was a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity, a founder of the Gibson Island Club and Land Company (and once its president), a member of the Elkridge Kennels, a member of the Merchants Club (and once its president), a member of the Green Spring Hunt, and a member of the Chester (Nova Scotia) Yacht Club. He was also a lieutenant in the United States Navy in World War I and was vice-president of the Equitable Trust Company. Sifford Pearre passed away in 1973.
Few individuals have contributed as much to the game of lacrosse in the role of player, coach, and administrator as Buzzy Budnitz. After being honored as a first team All-Maryland attackman in 1949, Buzzy matricualted from City College to Johns Hopkins University where he was later to become a member of the All Time Johns Hopkins Universtiy Lacrosse Team. His first varsity year at Hopkins he was named to the honorable mention All-American team and quickly ascended in 1952 to first team All-American. This feat was again repeated in his senior year when he was also awarded the Turnbull Trophy honoring him as the outstanding attack player in the country. Perhaps the most unpublicized achievement of Buzzy's career was that while he was enjoying an outstanding career as a lacrosse player at Hopkins, he was also named as a first team All-American soccer player in 1952. After fulfilling his military obligation, Budnitz embarked on a club career with the Mt. Washington Wolfpack that would span a period of ten years from 1956 to 1965. He was twice honored as the outstanding player of the United States Club Lacrosse Association in 1962 and again in 1965. In an effort to put back into the game, he donated his times as a coach at Loyola High School in 1956 and 1957, to the Gilman School from 1961-66, and then at Johns Hopkins, from 1966-74. In spite of all his lacrosse activities, Buzzy found time to become one of the most successful insurance men in the Baltimore area. In 1967 he was the leading producer for Provident Mutual Life Insurance. As a much sought after speaker, he lectured at the University of Indiana, the University of Connecticut, the University of Colorado, the Winters Institute of Arizona State and Stetson University. Additionally, Budnitz is the author of two books in the insurance field, published in 1969 and 1973. Buzzy was the Commissioner of the United States Club Lacrosse Association and was responsible for the regulation and settlement of disputes of the organization. In addition, Budnitz was been a member of the executive committee of Johns Hopkins' Alumni Association, president of MAGIC, Inc. Computer Company and president of Metropolitan Car Rental. Buzzy Budnitz passed away in 2011.
Kappler, heralded by many as the greatest goalie to ever play the game, showed his prowess in both college and club lacrosse. After attending Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1952, Kappler played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1953. He then went on to the University of Maryland where he played on the freshman team in 1954. He was selected to the All-American second team in his first varsity year (1955), and was accorded first team All-America honors in his junior and senior years. Jimmy helped lead Maryland to national championships his sophomore and junior years. Perhaps the highest collegiate honor bestowed on Kappler was the C. Markland Kelly Award, honoring him as the outstanding goalie in the state of Maryland during all three of his varsity years. In his senior year he won the Charles P. McCormick Award, the Cone Award, and was the recipient of the Maryland Ring, the highest athletic award at the University of Maryland. After graduating from Maryland he was a member of the 1957 South All-Star Team and was picked every year to the Club All-Star team from 1960 through and including 1967. As a result of his outstanding play during his ten years at the Mt. Washington Club he was placed on the Mt. Washington Club Honor Roll. Jimmy played in the 1967 World Games in Canada where his Mt. Washington team represented the U.S. and won the World Championship.Jimmmy was inducted into the University of Maryland's Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1975, and into their Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986. He was also selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary Men's Lacrosse Team in 2002. He was inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, and in 2013, was selected to the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Stew was a three-time All-American selection at Syracuse University in 1954, 1955, and 1956. He was also a North/South selection in 1956. He holds the scoring records for most goals in a game, season, and career at Syracuse University, Phillips Exeter, and Connecticut Valley L.C. He was chosen a club All Star in 1968 and 1972. He started lacrosse at the Chesire Academy and was head coach for 7 years, and has also coached 4 high school championships at the Kinsgwood-Oxford School. He was Chairman of the USLCA Secondary Schools Committee and Secondary Schools All-American Committee. Stew also served on the USLCA Executive Board.
If Father Bill Schmeisser is considered to be one of the modern patriarchs of Hopkins lacrosse, then Bob Scott is his number one son. Known to his legion of friends and fans simply as "Scotty," he is the author of Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, the fastest-selling book on lacrosse in history. After graduating from Forest Park High School, Scotty went to Johns Hopkins where he lettered on the 1950 national championship team. In 1952 he was picked as an honorable mention All-American midfielder at Hopkins. After playing on the 1952 South All-Star team he went on to fulfill his military obligation. Upon returning from the Army he was named as head coach of Johns Hopkins varsity lacrosse team, a career that would span two decades. During his career Scotty coached seven national championship teams, winning those honors in 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1974. Perhaps the 1974 title was the most cherished since it came in the year of his retirement. Scotty's '74 team battled back after an early season loss to Virginia and a mid-season loss to Navy to deliver the national championship to their retiring coach. A poignant moment occurred in the locker room after that contest when Coach Scott thanked his team for the victory. Hopkins players, by tradition and respect, only address Scotty as Coach or Coach Scott. After he had congratulated them on the win, one of the players summarized the team's empathy with their coach by the simple question "Can we call you Scotty now?" Coach Scott was honored as National Coach of the Year in 1965, 1968 and 1972. In addition, Hero's Inc. honored him as the College Coach of the Year in 1970 and 1971. A former member of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Executive Committee, Treasurer of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association, he was additionally a member of the NCAA Rules Committee and All-American Committee. Robert Scott retired in 1974 to become the athletics director of the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a resident of Towson, Maryland where he lives with his wife, Margo, and is the father of two daughters, Susan Ann and Nancy Lee.
Born in Virginia but raised in Baltimore, Brooke Tunstall was first exposed to lacrosse is his pre-teens. At age 11 his family moved to Mt. Washington, only a short distance from the famous Mt. Washington Club. This proximity was to prove decisive in developing a deep and abiding love for the game of lacrosse. As a waterboy for the club's team, he was able to observe and emulate the great stars of the 1930s--the Turnbull brothers, Fritz Stude, Lorne Guild and others.He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he was named first team All-Maryland in 1938-40. In 1941 Tunstall entered Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. There he played football, hockey and lacrosse. In 1942 he was selected to play for the North All Stars in the annual North-South lacrosse game. He was also named an Honorable Mention All-American attackman.World War II interrupted his engineering studies and Tunstall served in the Marine Corps from 1943-46. In the winter and spring of 1943-44 while in the Marines, he was sent to pre-officer training at Cornell University. While there, he was eligible to play lacrosse and hockey. Cornell's lacrosse team only lost one game that spring and Tunstall was named first team All-American attack. Upon his discharge as a first lieutenant in 1946, he returned to Baltimore and played for the Mt. Washington Club, which won the National Open Championship. In September of that year he entered Johns Hopkins University to finish his engineering studies. In 1947 and '48 he captained the JHU lacrosse teams, which in both years won the National Intercollegiate Championship. Tunstall was also named first team All-American both years and was the Turnbull Trophy winner as the nation's outstanding attack player in 1947 and 1948. In both years he played for the South All-Star teams, received the Hopkins' Turnbull-Reynolds and Sidney Erlanger awards and was later named to the Hopkins All-Time Lacrosse Team. After graduation, Tunstall again played for the Mt. Washington Club team in 1949-50 and 1952 (missing 1951 because of another Marine Corps tour during the Korean conflict). Again, Mt. Washington won the Open Championship in all three years.Tunstall joined the C&P Telephone Company in Maryland in 1948 and later was transferred to AT&T in New York where he retired as a vice president in 1985. He later authored a well-received book ("Disconnecting Parties") about the 1984 break-up of AT&T. Brooke Tunstall passed away in March, 2012.
James "Ace" Adams began his lacrosse career by winning four varsity letters on St. Paul's championship teams from 1943-1946.At Johns Hopkins University, he was named to the honorable mention All-America team in 1948, first team in 1949 and third team in 1950. He led the Blue Jays to national championship titles in 1947,1948, and 1950, and shared national titles with Navy in 1949. Adams represented Hopkins in the 1949 and 1950 North/South Collegiate All-Star games. He played for Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club from 1951-1956.Adams served as the head coach at St.Paul's school, 1951-1953; Mt. Washington Club, 1957; United States Military Academy, 1958-1969; University of Pennsylvania, 1969-1977 and University of Virginia, 1977-1992. During his tenure as head coach at Army, his teams won or shared the national championship four times. His overall coaching record was 284 wins and 123 losses. Adams served as president of the USLCA from 1963-1964, and has served on many NCAA, USILA and Lacrosse Foundation Committees from 1965 to date.
Lloyd M. Bunting, Jr. began his lacrosse career at Forest Park in Baltimore where he made first team All-Maryland Scholastic Association in 1944, and honorable mention in 1943. In 1944, he was also a starter in Maryland's high school All-Star game. At Hopkins, he won national championships from 1947-1950, and played on three North/South Collegiate All-Star teams. He earned first team All-American in 1947, 1949, and 1950, and honorable mention in 1948. In 1949, he received the Schmeisser Trophy as the best defensemen. Bunting, elected to the All-Time Hopkins Lacrosse team, was also a two time Little All-America in football and 1950 football captain. Bunting coached at Hofstra for two years, then went on to promote and play in the first lacrosse game in Richmond in 1952. In 1953, he helped form the Richmond Lacrosse Club and refereed for twelve years.Instrumental in promoting lacrosse in Chicago, Bunting helped form the Chicago Lacrosse Club in 1965. In 1968, he assisted Chicago area high schools by organizing, refereeing, and coaching several teams.
Chambers was one of the Naval Academy's greatest lacrosse players. In his first year at Navy, he was selected as a first team All-American. In his sophomore year, he was consigned to be a second team All-American, only to return in his junior and senior years to be selected in both of those seasons as a first team All- American. In 1949, he won both the Jack Turnbull Trophy and the U.S. Naval Academy Association Trophy for the outstanding athlete in his class. After graduation, he served for one year as an assistant coach at the Naval Academy. In addition to his lacrosse talents, Lee Chambers was responsible for the interior of the original Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the Newton H. White Athletic Center at Hopkins. Lee Chambers passed away in 1993.
An all-star football, baseball and basketball player at Middleport High School in Ohio, Hartinger had never seen a lacrosse game until attending the U.S. Military Academy in 1945. He picked up his first lacrosse stick as a plebe, and by his sophomore year in 1947, was playing varsity lacrosse as a center midfielder for Army. That same year, he played for the North in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game. The underdog North team beat the South 15-3, featured by Hartinger's four goals and four assists. Selected as a first team All-American in 1947, 1948 and 1949, Hartinger's tremendous desire, physical ability and leadership qualities earned him the honor of co-captain of the 1949 Army team. A general in the United States Air Force, Hartinger was a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours. He has been honored with more than 20 decorations and service awards since his Air Force career began in 1949. He was the first commander of Air Force Space Command. He was the only person in the Air Force to be promoted from a private to a sergeant to a 4-star general. Jim Hartinger passed away in 2000.
William learned to play lacrosse while at St. Pauls, and unbelievably played four years of varsity lacrosse in which the total M.S.A. record of the team was 59-0-0. Needless to say, the team won the M.S.A. Championship four years in a row (1943 to 1946). He was a second team All-Maryland player every year he played. He also was All-Maryland in football and basketball (1946). William coached the St. Pauls JV Lacrosse team in 1947. William attended the University of Virginia from 1947 to 1951, and was captain of the varsity lacrosse team from 1949 to 1950. He was a second team All-American for two years (1948 and 1949) and a first team All-American for two years (1950-1951). William played on the 1951 South team which lost 12-11 to a strong North squad despite his five assists. He continued to play after college with the Mt. Washington Wolfpack and coached Towson State and Baltimore University. He officiated for approximately three years, and also coached the South All-Star Team to a 12-9 victory in 1961. He was inducted into the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
John attended Mt. St. Joseph's (Md.) High School, where he was an outstanding athlete and winner of ten varsity letters. After he graduated in 1931, he attended St. John's College, where he played on their National Collegiate co-champions of 1935 and was also an All-State football and basketball selection while at St. John's. He was seelcted as a first team All-American midfielder in 1935.After graduating in 1935, he became the head football and lacrosse coach at St. John's until 1939. John played for the Baltimore Athletic Club during the 1939 and '40 seasons. He then served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Force during WWII in the Asiatic- Pacific area. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Presidential Unit Citation.Following his service commitment, John returned to lacrosse at the U.S Naval Academy as assistant lacrosse coach. He served in this capacity from 1948 until 1952. He continued his activity in sports by officiating in football, basketball, and lacrosse, serving as President of Maryland Board of Officials Association in each sport. Referee Atlantic Coast Conference Football Officials Association, Orange Bowl Referee in 1958.John has been extremely active in various civic organizations, serving as Chairman of the Maryland Heart Fund, United Fund and National Football Foundation. He entered the life insurance business in Annapolis in 1939, was appointed general agent for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in Baltimore in 1956. John has been elected to the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame, received "Service to Football" award by Greater Baltimore Chapter National Football Foundation, "The Civic Ahievement Award" presented by the Engineering Society of Baltimore and George S. Robertson for service in the best interest of the Life Insurance Industry.
Benjamin Henry "Bud" Kaestner enjoyed a fine reputation in football, basketball and lacrosse. A graduate of Friends School, he was awarded a varsity letter four successive years for his participation in lacrosse. He was also named to the high school football and basketball All-Star team in 1938 and 1939. A member of the All-American lacrosse team for three years while he was attending Johns Hopkins University, Bud earned the distinction of being the finest inside defense player and perhaps the most finished close defense player of the North-South Game of 1942. Bud served as head coach of the freshman lacrosse team at Hopkins. Continuing with the game of lacrosse upon completion of his college years, he played with the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club for nine years. Bud was elected to the all-time Mt. Washington Team in 1965 and to the all-time Johns Hopkins University Team in 1946. Bud's lacrosse abilities, as well as his love for the game, have been passed on to six of his ten children. Hank, Reed, John, Bruce Shackelford, Peter, and Tom were named to the All-Maryland Scholastic Association Lacrosse Team during their prep school years. Hank, Reed and John were also all Americans during their college careers. Bud was past president of the E. A. Kaestner Co. Bud Kaestner passed away in 1990.
Charles G. McAnally first played lacrosse during his sophmore year at the University of Pennsylvania. Two years later, in his senior year, he was captain of the Southern Division Champion Penn team and named to the First Team All-American squad at third attack. As an engineering student he was a member of several academic organizations including the Sigma Tau Honorary Engineering Fraternity, the Hexigon Senior Society, and the Engineering Association of which he was president. He graduated from Penn in 1922.Following his graduation from Penn, he continued his dual interests in lacrosse and engineering. From 1922 to 1930, he played for both the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club and the Pennsylvania Athletic Club and was a member of the Philadelphia Engineer's Club. He also helped coach the Penn freshman team and promote lacrosse at the high school level in the Philadelphia Area. McAnally was active in civic clubs and organizations throughout his career including over 23 years of service to the Lions Club. He has been president and secretary of this organization and had 23 years of perfect attendance to his record.
Lt. Col. Louis A. Robbins, a Syracuse University graduate of 1935, began his lacrosse career at Erasmus Hall when he was forced to give up a promising baseball career following an arm injury. He made the transition with great success. In his sophomore, junior, and senior years he was named to the N. Y. All-Scholastic lacrosse team.Lou continued to be a standout at Syracuse University and was chosen as an All-American in both 1934 & 1935 at the inside home position and was the captain of his team his senior year. He also participated in international competition in Canada where he was a valuable member of the All-American Lalley Cup Series team in 1935.Upon graduating, Lou became totally involved in lacrosse. Not only was he an assistant coach for his old high school, Erasmus Hall, but he played club lacrosse for Grand St. Boys Club and the N. Y. Lacrosse Club, and with whatever time he had remaining he officiated high school games.During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and won a Commendation Medal for his efforts in the Pacific and later won the German Occupation Medal for his work in the post-war years.After retiring from the Army as a Lt. Col., Lou contributed his time in aiding the causes of the mentally retarded and the Heart Association. In 1972 he retired as executive director of the Lee County, Florida Association for Retarded Citizens and was a member of the Cape Coral Heart Association. Lou's contributions to lacrosse have certainly been many in number and great in significance.
John Fout Christhilf was born in Baltimore in 1914. Christhilf attended high school at the Friends School, playing lacrosse and earning varsity letters from 1928-32. After graduating from Friends, Christhilf went on to the University of Maryland where he played lacrosse and earned varsity letters from 1933-1936. In 1936, Christhilf was part of Maryland's Intercollegiate Championship Team. During his playing days at Maryland he made Second Team All-American in 1935 and First Team in 1936. Along with his All-American status in 1936, Christhilf was a member of the Olympic squad that same year. Upon graduating from Maryland in 1936 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Christhilf went on to play club lacrosse for the Baltimore Athletic Club from 1937-41. In 1937 the Baltimore Athletic Club won the National Open Championship.Other accolades in Christhilf's lacrosse career include a brief stint in the coaching field as assistant coach at the Friends School in 1938 and 1963. He was chosen to represent the U.S. in the Lally Cup Series in 1936. Christhilf also served in the U.S. Air Force as Lt. Colonel from 1941-46, and 1953.
Beggs, who achieved All-America honors in lacrosse three years, played second attack for Yale. He won first team All-America honors in 1931 and 1932, and second team honors in 1930. He was captain of the freshman team as well as the varsity. In addition to his lacrosse accomplishments at Yale, he also was a member of the freshman basketball team and was captain of the class basketball teams of 1930, 1931 and 1932. While at Brooklyn's Manual Training High School, Harry participated in a variety of activities in addition to lacrosse-- he was a member of the 1926 undefeated championship football team, a member of the basketball team, president of the Student General Organization, editor-in-chief of the school paper, and president of Arista -- the Student Scholastic Honor Society.His business interests after college took from Tlatley, Mexico, where he was the treasurer of the St. Elmo Mining and Manufacturing Company, to New York City as a management consultant with Stevenson, Jordan and Harrison. He also lived in Indiana, first as the vice president of the National Automatic Tool Company and later as president of B-H Metal Fabricators. He returned to New York City again as a management consultant with Cresap, McCormick and Paget, then became vice president of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. His last job was owner of his own company - Beggs Associates in Weston, Connecticut.
Willis (Bildy) Bilderback, Rutgers Alumnus of the Class of 1930 has been elected to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame as one of the 1973 honorees. He joins three other illustrious Rutgers Alumni - Joseph (Frenchy) Julian, Albert Twitchell, and George Latimer in the prestigious Hall. Bildy was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers University in 1930 where he letttered in lacrosse in 1929 and 1930 -- football in 1929 and wrestling in 1928 and 1929. His lacrosse coach and "mentor" was the immortal Fred Fitch. His coaching career commenced in 1930 when he became football coach at the Neptune High School. From there he coached at the Rahway High School, and then at the Irvington High School from 1935-1942. He entered the U.S Navy in 1942 as a Chief Specialist and was assigned to the United States Naval Academy in February, 1944. While at the Academy, he achieved a coaching record that is absolutely unparallel in the annals of United States Lacrosse. From 1947 to 1958, he was the coach of the Plebe Team which won 57 games, lost 16 and tied 3. His Plebe teams had six unbeaten seasons. After this phenomenal record, he went on to achieve even greater heights as the varsity lacrosse coach at the Academy. His teams from 1959 to 1972 won the astounding number of 123 games while losing a mere 22 and tying one! His teams won or shared nine Intercollegiate Championships,including eight straight, and became the first to win four straight national championships. Bill Bilderback passed away in 1990. He was survived by his wife Dorcas - the former Dorcas Fulton of Highland Park, New Jersey. They had one son Willis.
Campbell was born in 1922 and died during World War II. His brief span of life - 22 years of growing up, school, athletics, and college - were lived as fully as any one could ever hope for. These were years of unmatched growth and superb performance. His zest for life, his enthusiastic approach to athletics, his courageous and inspirational leadership, his conscientious religious feeling, his sympathetic attitude toward his fellow man, and his charm, all contributed to making Tyler Campbell a truly remarkable man. Tyler spent at Gilman School as an outstanding student and one of Gilman's finest athletes. He captained both the hockey and lacrosse teams, and gained All-Maryland distinction in both sports. He also found time for many extracurricular activities -- sports editor of the Gilman News, head of the Athletic Council, associate editor of the yearbook, and president of the school. He received the Fisher Medallion for having rendered the greatest service to Gilman.From Gilman to Princeton, the transition was just another step up the ladder. While there he captained the freshmen and then the varsity lacrosse team. He earned first team All-America honors in 1941 and 1942. He was a first line varsity hockey player. He was president of the Varsity Club, aa member of the Undergraduate Council, the Honor Committee, the Student Faculty Association and an officer of the Princeton Engineering Society. Though Tyler acheived All-American honors as a goalie, his greatest satisfaction was scoring the winning goal as an attackman against Army in 1940. He left Princeton in June, 1942 to enlist in the Mountain Infantry. He became second lieutenant in January, 1943, and was promoted to captain in June,1944 as a direct recognition of his superior combat leadership. Less than three months later, on September 21, 1944, he was killed by machine gun fire while leading his company up a heavily wooded hill. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
John Lang, Johns Hopkins class of 1929, a two-time All-American in lacrosse, joins an illustrious group of Hopkins greats in the prestigious Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Lang earned the reputation "Jack of All Sports" while attending the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. While there, he played an important part in the outstanding records achieved by Poly's basketball, football, soccer, swimming and lacrosse teams. He achieved All-Maryland honors both in soccer and basketball. At Hopkins, John was prevented from repeating his outstanding record at Poly only because of the lack of sports. He did, however, manage to play football, basketball and lacrosse. Laurie Cox selected him as the captain of the All-American Team in 1928, and "Father" Bill Schmeisser chose him for the All-Time Hopkins team. He played with the famous Johns Hopkins Olympic Lacrosse Team in Amsterdam in 1928, and for five years from 1930-35 with the Mt. Washington Team.John was district manager of the Union Metal Manufacturing Company, and a sales engineer for General Electric. He was president of the Maryland Association of Engineers and commodore of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake. John Lang passed away in 1996.
Everett Smith attended grade school in Annapolis and entered Severn School, Severna Park, Maryland in 1930, graduating in 1933. At Severn, he was awarded four varsity letters in lacrosse and captained the 1933 team. He made the second team All-Maryland prep in 1932, and first team in 1933. He played three years of varsity football, and captained the 1932 team, as well as making News-American's 1932 second team. Everett entered St. John's College in 1934 and graduated in 1937. While attending St. John's, he received four varsity letters in lacrosse. He led the nation in goals during his freshman year (1934) with 25 goals. He led the nation again in 1935 with 33. He was a two-time first team All-American (1936 and 1937) and a two-time second teamer (1934 and 1935). He made the All-Maryland Evening Sun Team in 1934. After graduating from St. John's in 1937, Everett went to work for the Simmons Company in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1939 and 1940, he played lacrosse with the Montclair Athletic Club, Montclair, New Jersey.Everett entered the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942 as an Ensign. He served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II on troop transport between the United States, Africa, England and France. He was discharged in October, 1945 as a Senior Grade Lieutenant.
William H. Dobbin played at Hobart College where he was close attack, co-captain in 1940 and an All-American. He earned Second Team All-American honors in 1940 and Honorable Mention in 1939. He starred in first North/South College All-Star Game in 1940 and later became the General Chairman of the North/South Games '56 &'72. He was USILA Man of the Year in 1956 and also helped coach at Hobart that year. Later Dobbin became head coach of Geneva Lacrosse Club; '68 & '69. Official for 20 years and chief referee of the Central NY Association for 10 years. He helped start 3 high school teams in NY state. Director of Hall of Fame 3 years. Captain Basketball '40. WWII Major U.S. Marines with citations. Business leader and executive.
George Alvah Latimer was born in Cortland, New York, a hot bed of lacrosse, on May 16, 1909. He starred in lacrosse and football at Cortland High School, graduating in 1927. He matriculated to Rutgers University, earning letters in football and lacrosse for four years while he was at the university. He had the rare distinction of being chosen to the All-America first team for three years in 1930, 1931 and 1932, one of a handful of lacrosse greats who have attained that honor.He was the outstanding player of a selected "All-American" team vs. Canadian teams in 1930, a team coached by the late Laurie D. Cox and Jack Faber. In 1932, he played an important role in the stirring and exciting tryouts for the Olympics held that year in Los Angeles, and it was because of his role that the Rutgers lacrosse team reached the semifinal round.In 1932, he was also awarded the Donald L. Coursen Trophy at Rutgers University, given "to that member of the graduating class who has participated in a varsity major sport and has proven himself an athlete of ability, who has shown determination, courage, manliness, modesty and self-control, and who, with loyalty to the University, unselfish devotion to his teammates, and generous fairness to his opponents has played the game according to the spirit of the rules." In addition to his outstanding athletic achievements, George was elected Senior Class President at Rutgers University in 1932.He was the proprietor of "Latimer's Store for Men" in Cortland, New York. He was married to the former Hazel Stillwell. They had two sons, William, a former lacrosse player at Dean Junior College, and John, an outstanding golfer at Rollins College.
Ritch began his lacrosse career as a player for Peekskill Military Academy in 1933, continuing through four years at Syracuse University and three years of club play with the Crescent Athletic Club (Brooklyn). He then began coaching, most notably as head coach at Sewanhaka (N.Y.) High School. As a player, Bill was a team captain in high school and college, a member of the All-American squad in 1938 and 1940, and played for the North in the first North/South game in 1940.Ritch was head coach of Sewanhaka from 1948-60, and again from 1963-78. His lacrosse teams had a record of 362 wins, 60 losses, and 1 tie. Under Bill's leadership, Sewanhaka went undefeated for eight consecutive seasons (1948-1957). They were Long Island Champions from 1949 to 1959 - eleven consecutive years - and broke the national high school record by winning 91 consecutive games. Bill was named Nassau County coach of the year in 1972 and was the recipient of the Dartmouth Alumni Trophy. He also received the USLCA Secondary School Area Coach of the Year Award. Ninety-two of his former players became All-Americans.
In 1970 and 1971, Bill coached the Long Island Athletic Club to the U.S. Lacrosse Club Championship, coming up with a cumulative record of 25 wins and three losses. Bill coached the freshman team at Hofsta University in 1960 and 1961. He also was an assistant coach at Dartmouth from 1979 to 1983. His overall record as a head coach was 396-79-1.Throughout his career, Bill was active in promoting lacrosse, not only in the secondary schools but also in the community at large. He served as lacrosse chairman of the South Shore Athletic League in Nassau County, as well as the Nassau County Athletic Association and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the USLCA (1956,1957, 1969), served as vice president in 1958 and 1959, and three terms as president (1960-1962). He was a member of the Executive Board of USILA in 1963 and 1964, and was active with the Long Island Lacrosse Coaches Association from the time that it was organized. He was inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Hall of Fame in 1986 and also into the Sewanhaka High School Hall of Fame.Bill was awarded the Governors Trophy in 1970 by Hero's, Inc. for 25 years of service to the game of lacrosse. He conducted numerous clinics and promotional programs, especially on Long Island. He was Chairman of the USLCA Secondary School Committee (1955-1959) and served on the GuideBook Committee (1956 and 1966) and the Equipment Committee (1958 and 1966). Bill Ritch passed away in February, 1998.
Sothoron was born in Charlotte Hall, Maryland in 1911. After finishing high school at Charlotte Hall Military Academy, he matriculated at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in 1934. While at Maryland, Norwood won letters in four sports - football, baseball, basketball and lacrosse. He was selected as first team All-American in lacrosse in 1933 and 1934, and was selected to the All-Southern Conference Football Team in 1934. He also received honorable mention on the All-American football team in 1934. In addition, he received the Senior Award for the best athlete in his class. Sothoron's activities were not confined to the athletic field; he was vice president of his junior class and president of the senior class. Norwood, in his senior year, was awarded the Citizenship Medal which is one of the highest awards at the University.He spent five years in the Army from 1941 to 1946, rising to the lofty rank of colonel. He spent almost 23 years as commandant of the Charlotte Hall Military Academy. Norwood Sothoron passed away in 2005.
Born in Baltimore in 1918, Tolson attended Baltimore City College High School and earned three varsity letters in lacrosse. The 1936 City College team completed an undefeated season and won the Maryland Scholastic Championship. Tolson was chosen to the All-Maryland Scholastic first team at point. The 1937 season for City College was a repeat of the 1936, and for the second consecutive year he was a first team All-Maryland selection.In the fall of 1937, Tolson enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and won a varsity letter in his freshman year while also being selected on the 1938 All-American third team at first defense. After the 1938 season he never again played in a losing game at Homewood Field. In his sophomore year, 1939, he was selected to the All-America first team.In 1940, Hopkins was defeated in only one game, losing 7-6 to Maryland for the national championship. For the second time, Tolson was selected to the All-America first team at defense. He was also chosen for the first North-South game in June, 1940.John was captain during the 1941 season, which was one of Hopkins greatest. An undefeated national championship season climaxed by a post season game with Mt. Washington, which Hopkins won 7-6. The All-American team for the third consecutive year listed him as a first team defense position, and Father Bill Schmeisser named him to the All-Time Hopkins Team. He was chosen for the second time for the North-South Game.
After graduation in 1941, Tolson entered the Navy, and was commissioned an ensign. He served four years and was a lieutenant when released to inactive duty. While in the Navy he served in the Caribbean and as U.S. Liaison Officer to the Royal Dutch Navy. Later in the war, he served as Gunnery Officer on the APA, USS Tazewell.After the war he played with the Mt. Washington Club for the 1946 and 1947 season. In 1971, he was chosen to the Lacrosse Honor Roll of the Mt. Washington Club.John was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1999, he was selected to Lacrosse Magazine's All-Century Team.John was employed by Koppers Company from 1946 to 1951 as staff assistant to the general manager. He left Koppers and joined Bendix Corporation in Towson in 1951 as a project coordinator. He retired from Bendix as senior cost supervisor in 1984. John Tolson passed away in 2001.
Carl was an outstanding attackman for Hobart from 1934 to 1937. He was chosen Hobart's Most Valuable Player in 1936 and 1937. Carl was first team All-American in 1936 and 1937, and honorable mention in 1935. He played with the American team against Canada in 1936 and England in 1937, as well as North/South games in 1936. He also earned varsity letters in football and basketball, making him a nine letter man at Hobart. He helped start lacrosse at Geneva High School and officiated 8 years He was Executive Director-Hobart Alumni Association, a civic leader and business executive. Carl Ferris passed away in 1988.
Hewitt, better known as "Rip," attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he won letters and was an outstanding athlete in football, ice hockey and lacrosse. He was All-Maryland in 1934 and invited to go with the state championship team to play the Long Island champions. Rip entered the University of Maryland in 1936 where he achieved success in football and lacrosse. In football he was elected All-State and All-Southern Conference. In the 1937 and 1938 lacrosse seasons, Rip was first team center before moving to close attack in his senior year. Because of his outstanding ability to gain the center draw he performed this function for the Terrapins even while he played close attack. He was All-Maryland selection at both center and close attack in 1937 through 1939 and All-American close attack his senior year.In 1940 he began playing for the Mt. Washington Club, continuing through 1949 as center for the Mounts, except for 1949 when moved to the feeder position on the close attack by coach Oster Norris. He was captain of the 1946 team and was selected as a midfielder on the All-Time Mt. Washington Team.
Rip coached Maryland Freshmen Lacrosse in 1940 and 1941, sustaining only one loss in the two years. From 1950 through 1954, he served as assistant coach of the Mt. Washington Club and succeeded Norris as head coach in the years 1955 and 1956. They won the Open Championship in 1955 and the Club Championship in both years. He entered the service as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in June,1941, and was awarded the Bronze Star as a result of the planning and execution of the effective crossing of the Rhine River. He retired from the Maryland National Guard in 1959 with the Brevet Rank of Colonel.After separation from the regular service in 1946, he entered the field of sales engineering. Rip was past chairman of the board, president and treasurer of Taze and Hewitt, Inc., manufacturer's representatives in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment field.Although Rip concentrated on lacrosse, he did not neglect other forms of athletic endeavor. He was selected for, and played on the 1948 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey team in England. He was also active in tennis, swimming and boating. Rip Hewitt passed away in 2010.
Myers, an outstanding football and basketball player at Boys Latin from 1925-28 and the University of Virginia from 1928-32, is revered for his legendary coaching ability. In his coaching career of 46 years (1933-1979), Howdy compiled a lacrosse record of 379-141-6.Howdy's coaching career began in 1932 at Donaldson School as the athletics director and football, basketball and lacrosse coach. From a student body of 33, he chose a lacrosse team that went 13-1-1. In 1933, he moved to Friends School to coach lacrosse, football and basketball, compiling a lacrosse record of 23-5-1. From 1936-1946, Howdy was the athletics director, math teacher and head football, basketball and lacrosse coach at St. Paul's. Responsible for establishing St. Paul's as a national lacrosse power, his teams compiled a record of 135-18-2. His last four teams went undefeated, winning 61 straight games and seven consecutive MSA Championships. In 1946, he became the head lacrosse, football and basketball coach at Hopkins. Undefeated intercollegiately in lacrosse for three seasons, his teams won national championships in 1947, 1948 and 1949. In 1950, he became the athletics director, head football and lacrosse coach at Hofstra. Establishing Hofstra's lacrosse program, he coached for 25 years, winning seven divisional championships and compiling a 180-115-3 record.In 1976, he became Hampden-Sydney's first full-time head lacrosse coach. He coached 3 years, compiling a 22-18 record. Hampden-Sydney gives the Howdy Myers Award annually to the lacrosse team's MVP.Howdy was honored with the Coach of the Year Award in 1970 and the Governor's Trophy for contiunuous and meaningful contribution to lacrosse in 1971. He returned to Hopkins in 1978 as the JV lacrosse and head football coach, coaching until his death. Howdy Myers passed away in 1980.
When Arthur F. Spring was sixteen, he represented Laconia, New Hampshire, in the State Oratorical High School Championship and was awarded first prize, which consisted of a gold medal and his choice of an appointment to the Naval Academy or the Military Academy. Having never previously heard of either institution, he selected the Naval Academy based on an encyclopedia's description of it's summer cruises to Europe. In preparation for Annapolis, he enrolled at the Severn School in 1926, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball, but did not play lacrosse.Spring entered the Naval Academy with the class of 1930. In his Plebe year, he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. In his sophomore year, he acquired national prominence as Navy's starting half-back when he scored the first Navy touchdown ever scored against Notre Dame. This game marked the inception of the Navy-Notre Dame football series which today, for both schools, is their longest continuous football rivalry. He received Honorable Mention All-American honors in football in 1927. In the spring of 1928, Spring began to play lacrosse. In his first year of playing the game, he was selected a First Team All-American for the first defense position and led Navy to the National Championship. He earned First Team All-American honors again in 1929 and 1930.A career officer, Spring's early career consisted of tours in destroyers, cruisers, and post graduate school. He was Executive Officer, USS Missouri (BB-63), at the end of World War II, and later commanded USS Mount Katmai (AE-16), USS Renvill (APA-227) and the USS Helena (CA-75). In 1958, as Chief of Staff of the Seventh Fleet, he was selected for Rear Admiral. His first flag tour was as Commander Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines, which he assumed in the spring of 1959. Spring and his wife, the former Clare Murphy, were killed in an airplane accident in the Phillipines on November 14, 1960.
Church Yearley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 2, 1913 where he started his lacrosse career at the age of thirteen. This early interest was generated by the award of a lacrosse stick as a Sunday School prize by his teacher, Douglas C. Turnbull, Jr., a long time member of the Hall of Fame.Church played two years with the Hopkins Midgets, an organized team of pre-high school boys before entering City College. At City he earned letters in 1928, 1929 and 1930 and was elected captain of the team in 1930. That same year, he was named to the All-American Scholastic Team. Matriculating at Johns Hopkins University the following fall, Church earned a minor letter his freshman year and was a regular in the seasons of 1932, 1933 and 1934. In 1932, he played on the Olympic Team. He was named to the All-American Teams in 1933 and 1934 and was selected to play on the All-Star Team in both of those years.After graduation, he moved to New York and continued his lacrosse with the Crescent Club of Brooklyn. In 1936 he switched his allegiance to the Mt. Washington Club and commuted to Baltimore each weekend for the games. Church was elected to the Executive Board of the U.S. Inter-collegiate Lacrosse Association in 1936 and served until a move to Atlanta, Georgia ended his active participation in lacrosse.Following four years in the Navy during World War II, he returned to Baltimore with the Equitable Trust Co., staying with them until 1953 when he left Baltimore to become associated with the First National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia. Here he became successfully Assistant Vice President, Vice President, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board. He was also a trustee of the Johns Hopkins University.Church passed away on June 14, 2008 in Atlanta. He was the last surviving member of the 1932 Olympic team.
Ivan attended Baltimore City College for three years and attained two varsity letters. His high school career was interrupted by military service in the tank corps, during World War II, but he still managed to be captain of the 1919 lacrosse team and made first team All-Maryland in the same year. He was also captain of varsity football and president of his class, which for a school as big as City, was quite remarkable.Ivan then attended St John's in 1920 where he was captain as well as player/coach. He was instrumental in the founding and early success of this team. He moved on to the University of Maryland, where he won two first team All-America awards in 1923 and 1924 and was a member of the University of Maryland All-Star Team. He also captained the team in 1923 and 1924. After his playing days were over, Ivan coached defense for five years at Maryland and played for one year on the L'Hirondelle club team.Ivan served on the vestry of St John's Episcopal Church in Western Run Valley as well as being the assistant director of the Bureau of Milk Control for many years.
Fritz Stude was born in 1910, in Baltimore. He lived for a while in Ontario, Canada. Moving back to Catonsville, Maryland, he entered Catonsville High School in 1926 and graduated in 1929. The school did not have lacrosse, but he won letters in soccer (3 years), basketball (2 years), tennis (2 years) and track (2 years). He was captain of the 1929 Basketball State Championship Team and was center forward on the State Championship Soccer Team. Entering Johns Hopkins University, he played freshman basketball and then played varsity basketball and lacrosse for two years. In 1932, he was the goalie on the Johns Hopkins National Championship Team, which after an eight-team play-off in the Baltimore Stadium, represented the United States at the tenth Olympic Games in Los Angeles. California and which was declared World Champion.During the years 1930-1940, Fritz played in the goal for the Mt. Washington Team, which won seven National Championships. He was a member of the All-American Team which toured England in 1937, and he received a Knights of Columbus gold lacrosse stick as a "Lacrosse Standout." He is a member of the All-Time Great Teams for Johns Hopkins and Mt. Washington. Fritz was active as a lacrosse official from 1945-1961, served a term as president of the Southern Lacrosse Officials and is a lifetime member of that organization. He helped start lacrosse at Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. For sixteen years, he coached the youngsters of the Mt. Washington Warriors and saw five of his former players become College All-Americans in one year. He is an honorary life member of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. He has been ranked in Baltimore as a tennis player and has been an active golfer. After being in the advertising department of the Baltimore Sun and of the Washington Evening Star, he was employed by Proctor and Gamble in sales and distribution. He served in the Air Force during World War II. Fritz Stude passed away on December 24, 1991.
Truxtun attended the United States Naval Academy for one year and played on the Plebe lacrosse team. Placed on physical disability for two years, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1933 once he was well. After playing Plebe lacrosse for Army, Truxtun played three years first string lacrosse and was selected First Team All-American in 1935, 1936 and 1937. Playing the center position, Truxtun was selected in his first class year as captain of the lacrosse team that ended a remarkable season by defeating Navy. In 1937, Laurie Cox, Chairman of the Selection Committee, called Truxtun "the greatest player in the country." He also played first string varsity soccer for Army during that time. Stationed at Ft. Bragg after graduation, he played polo, tennis and rode in horse shows. Killed in action near Baguio, Luzon, Phillipines Islands on June 6, 1945, Truxtun received the Purple Heart, Silver Star and the Bronze Star Medal for his outstanding service and gallantry in action.
A. Gordon Armstrong was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 17, 1886. He first played lacrosse at Baltimore City College in 1903. Attending Johns Hopkins University, he played lacrosse for only one season, yet was selected for the Johns Hopkins All-Time Team. He was a member of the Hopkins Intercollegiate Championship Team of 1908 and was selected for the Olympics but could not make the trip. He was secretary of the Johns Hopkins Athletic Association for three years. After graduation in 1908, Gordon Armstrong played for the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Team for one year and then for the Mt. Washington Team from 1909 to 1916. During these years he was a familiar figure in the Mt. Washington attack and was one of the leaders responsible for the great success of his team. He was captain of the team in 1915. He was noted for his effective face dodge and is on the Mt. Washington Club Honor Roll as one of its great players.Gordon Armstrong helped start lacrosse at the U.S. Naval Academy and recommended their first professional coach. He worked with and encouraged the Mt. Washington Junior Team from 1910-1913. He was active for many years as a lacrosse official.First with the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, he then went to Boston in 1920 and became manager of the Bond Department of the Employers' Liability Assurance Company until he retired in 1952. He was secretary of the Assurance Society of Massachusetts for three years. Gordon Armstrong and his wife, Clarisse, lived in Wellesley, Massachusetts until his death, August 10, 1967.
Ellinger was born in 1914 in Baltimore and graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1933 and from the University of Maryland in 1937. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard. Charlie played lacrosse informally for the Hopkins Bulldogs and then for City and was a member of City's Maryland Scholastic Association Championship Team in 1933. At the University of Maryland, he played on the National Collegiate Championship teams of 1935, 1936 and 1937 and was selected a first team All-American attack in all three years. He was named a member of the United States teams that played in Vancouver, Canada in 1935 and 1936. For three years he played for the Baltimore Athletic Club. Charlie also played football and basketball and was elected to the State of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969.For twenty years, he was a member of the Maryland Lacrosse Officials and Southern Lacrosse Officials Associations and was district chief referee for each. He was the official's representative on the executive board of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. He has also been a member of the Quarterback Club; President of Colt Associates; President of Alumni Club of the University of Maryland and on its Board of Governors; a member of the "M" Club of the University of Maryland; and president of the Maryland Board of Football Officials.He has been Secretary of the Terrapin Club and on the Board of Governors of the Mt. Washington Club. Serving in the Navy in World War II, his PT Squadron in the Pacific received Presidential Citation, five Battle Stars and five Area Ribbons. Charley Ellinger passed away in 1970.
Caleb Redgrave Kelly, Jr. was born in Baltimore in 1911, the eldest of two boys, both of whom loved sports. His brother, Donaldson, is also a member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Caleb began playing lacrosse in his junior year at Friends' school and in that year he was the creaseman on the only unbeaten high school team in Maryland. In his senior year, he won varsity letters in football, basketball and lacrosse and again was part of a championship lacrosse team. Entering Johns Hopkins University in 1929, Caleb participated in freshman football and became a member of the lacrosse team. He did not play regularly in lacrosse until his junior year, and then as a midfielder he played on the undefeated Hopkins team which represented the United States in the 1932 Olympic Games. This team won two out of three games played against Canada in Los Angeles, the first game played before 100,000 people. In 1932, Caleb was also captain of the Hopkins basketball team and president of his class. In his senior year, he played basketball and was again a midfielder on a championship Hopkins lacrosse team, and by the time of his graduation in 1933 he had won six varsity letters.After attending Maryland Law School, he became a member of the Maryland Bar and practiced in Baltimore.Caleb helped organize the Baltimore Athletic Club Lacrosse Team in 1935. He played midfield and attack and also helped coach this team, which was important in the lacrosse scene in the late thirties, and which won the open championship in 1936.In 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps as a private, graduated from OCS in Miami, and remained in the Air Force Reserve. In 1968, he was placed on the retired reserve list as lieutenant colonel.Following the war, Caleb joined the local officials' association and officiated in the Baltimore area for 16 years. He was chairman of the Officials' Association for seven years, and in 1959, he completely recodified the lacrosse rules under the sponsorship of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.In 1948, he became coach of the newly formed University of Baltimore lacrosse team and during his years as coach, his teams were noted for strong extra man play. In 1959, acting for the USILA and USLCA, Caleb helped organize the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation. He acted as counsel for the Foundation from that date and was its executive secretary until 1968. In addition, he was recording secretary and treasurer for this nine-year period and was director of the Foundation at the time of its origin. Caleb Kelly passed away in September, 2006.
Kelly was a first team All-American goalie of the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 1936 and 1937, his junior and senior years at the University of Maryland. The Terps lost only one collegiate game during the three years that Kelly was guarding the Maryland goal. Maryland was undefeated in collegiate competition in 1936-1937, in 1936 winning the W. Wilson Wingate Trophy, symbolic of lacrosse supremacy and sharing the trophy with Princeton in 1937. Kelly's first introduction to lacrosse was at Boys' Latin School in Baltimore, where he was a member of the 1932 Maryland Scholastic Association champions. Kelly was an All-Maryland Prep selection as goalie.Loyola College, after an absence from lacrosse circles for approximately ten years, resumed collegiate lacrosse in 1938 and Kelly was named head lacrosse coach. He coached at Loyola until the end of 1941, when he resigned because of World War II. His Greyhounds, who never had a losing season, won sixty-five percent of all their games.Kelly was named editor of the Lacrosse Coaches Association Newsletter in 1951. He changed the name of the publication to the Lacrosse Newsletter in 1954 and continued to edit and publish the newsletter through 1974. In addition to editing the Lacrosse Newsletter, Kelly also promoted lacrosse by encouraging editors of other sports publications to give greater coverage to lacrosse.His contacts among the college coaches enabled a number of high school lacrosse players to receive financial help in college. His promotion work was also responsible for at least two colleges recognizing lacrosse as a varsity sport. His advice and assistance to students at the University of Notre Dame in helping to establish lacrosse on a club basis led to the setting up of the Notre Dame John F. Kelly Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the Notre Dame Invitational Lacrosse Tournament.Several sports writers considered the Newsletter their lacrosse bible. Jack Kelly served as Chairman of the USILA Publicity Committee from 1954 to 1966. He had been a member of the Board of Directors of the Lacrosse Foundation, Inc., after it was established. In 1958 he received the USILA award for his contribution to lacrosse during the year. Jack Kelly passed away in 1998.
F. Gibbs LaMotte was born in Carroll County (Md.) in 1889. His family moved to Baltimore when he was very young. They remained in the city until 1901, when they moved to Mt. Washington. The Mt. Washington Club at that time consisted of several tennis courts, and the grounds of the old Baltimore Cricket Club. About 1905, the families of the community formed a group that made a settlement for the property and created the Mt. Washington Club. Baseball and football teams were organized, and a few years later, lacrosse was added. Gibbs entered Baltimore Polytechnic in 1905. Football was his only interest among the various sports activities. He played on the varsity football team as a hard running half back in his freshman year and the three succeeding years. In his senior year, he was captain of the team and vice president of his class.He graduated in 1909 and selected Cornell for a civil engineering course, but conditions at that time prevented his going to college. Instead, he entered business with his father. After twenty-one years with his father, and a short period in banking, he entered the life insurance business in 1930. Gibbs started his lacrosse career at Mt. Washington, where he became a keen student of the game under Coach Bill Schmeisser.Gibbs advanced so rapidly that he played on the team in his first year. He specialized in defense and played full time (at point) in every game during the sixteen years between 1909-1925, and became known as the ""Iron Man"". Except for about six years, he also coached. In 1925, his handling of his players was an important factor in a great victory over The Crescent Club (the second time in 20 years that the Hillmen had triumphed over this rival), and Mt. Washington was the championship lacrosse club of the nation. In those days the Mounts won ninety-eight percent of their games. He is very proud of the honor awarded him by the Club in the form of a certificate which reads "This is to certify that Gibbs LaMotte - Defense - has been selected as one of the all-time great lacrosse players." Gibbs LaMotte passed away in 1970.
William Francis Logan was born in 1905, in Texas, Maryland, the second of three boys. Shortly afterwards his family moved to nearby Cockeysville, where Bill grew up and graduated from Towson High School in 1923. While at Towson, he excelled in basketball and soccer.The following year he entered Mount Saint Mary's (Md.)College before transferring to Johns Hopkins University at the beginning of his junior year. At that time the University had neither basketball nor baseball at its campus. The absence of these sports, plus a strong love of athletics spurred Bill to buy his first lacrosse stick and try out for the Hopkins team.As a member of the sub squad, Bill caught the eye of Norman Robinson, star player and later captain of the 1927 squad. Encouraged by Robinson, Bill learned the fundamentals of stick handling and at the beginning of the 1927 season, a week before the opening game, was placed on the first team as a replacement for an injured player. Teaming with Robinson in his first intercollegiate game, Bill registered nine goals against the University of Virginia team and went on to become one of the top scorers in the country. He was selected as an All-American in 1927. Logan graduated from Hopkins in 1927 and, under the existing rules, returned as a graduate student to play another season. That year, Hopkins won the national playoffs and the right to represent the United States at the 1928 Olympics, played in Amsterdam. That same year "Father Bill" Schmeisser selected him to the All-Time Johns Hopkins team.
Logan's coaching career was launched in 1929 when he coached the high school varsity at Baltimore City College. In the fall of 1930, he was invited to come to Princeton as frosh coach in soccer and lacrosse.In 1936, he was appointed head coach of soccer and lacrosse and director of intramural athletics at Princeton. In 1940, he was appointed supervisor of physical education. In connection with this appointment he was relieved of his coaching responsibilities in soccer but continued as head coach of lacrosse through the spring of 1944. During the 1942-43 and 1943-44 seasons, he served as head coach of basketball also.Under Bill's tutelage Princeton's lacrosse teams ranked every year among the top four teams in the country. In 1937, they were ranked number one jointly with the University of Maryland and in 1942 they were declared Intercollegiate Champions.Each year while Bill coached lacrosse at Princeton at least one or two members of the squad were named to the All-American team. He was a member of the three-coach committee that directed the North team in the nation's first North-South lacrosse classic in 1940 and was head coach of the North team the following year.In 1945, Bill returned to Johns Hopkins as director of admissions. On the side, he assisted in the coaching of freshmen and varsity lacrosse. He was instrumental in founding the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association and served as secretary and later as president. He was a member of the USILA committee that experimented with the ten-man game prior to its adoption. In 1959, Bill resigned from Hopkins to become community manager of Sherwood Forest, a unique family-club community on the Severn River near Annapolis. In 1966, he returned to the University as the academic advisor and counselor of freshmen and also assisted with frosh lacrosse.
Strobhar graduated from Williston Academy in 1901 and attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating with an B.A. degree in 1904. After his graduation, he was continually connected with the insurance business and was of his own insurance agency in Philadelphia by the name of Wagner Taylor Company. Tom played on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams of 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905. The latter were Intercollegiate Champions. He was a member of the championship Mt. Washington Club in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. He played at the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. He played for the Philadelphia comets during the seasons of 1929, 1930 and 1931 and the Seagulls in 1932 and 1933. These were both box lacrosse teams and Tom was one of the best goalies in the game.Tom's coaching career included assisting at Navy in 1905 and 1906, Lehigh in 1907 and 1908, University of Pennsylvania, 1909-11, the Penn Athletic Club, 1925-28, and Swarthmore College, 1927-30. Tom's officiating career included consecutive years of refereeing mainly in the Philadelphia district from 1922 through 1936.During World War I, Tom was a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard and served with great honor, just as he did in all of his endeavors.
Wyatt attended Hempstead (N.Y.) High School, where lacrosse was not then played. He graduated from Union (N.Y.) College in 1932. Fred played on the Union lacrosse team for four years and in his senior year was selected as an All-American at third attack. In this same year, he was selected as a member of a team to play exhibition games en route to the Olympic Games. Following graduation, he was associated with Union College until 1954, and during this time he was freshman lacrosse coach. In 1932 he was instrumental in organizing the Mohawk Lacrosse Club in Schenectady, and for ten years played for this team and was also its coach, captain and playing manager. For many years he was a member of the New England and Middle Atlantic Officials Association. He served for ten years with Charles Marsters on a New England Secondary School and College Lacrosse Expansion Committee.In addition to coaching, Wyatt served in the Placement Office and in the Alumni Relations Office at Union and became director of admissions. In 1969 he received the Union College Alumni award for notable service. In 1954 he left Union to become a professor and assistant to the president at William Jewell College in Missouri. He was a member of the College Entrance Examination Board, President of the Eastern College Personnel Officers' Associaton and Secretary of the New York State Association of Deans and Guidance Officers. He was a Trustee of Tahoe College and of the Los Angeles Community College. Beginning in 1956, he was a management consultant. After moving to California, he continued his interest in lacrosse. He was a member of the Southern California Lacrosse Association beginning in 1963 and was its president in 1963. He was active in promoting the game in California and conducted lacrosse demonstrations between the halves of Rams games at the Los Angeles Coliseum. In 1965 he was made an Honorary Life Member of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. Fred Wyatt passed away in 2001.
Joining Bacharach Rasin Co. as a stock boy in 1919, Auer became sole owner of the company and from that time on he worked at the promotion of the game of lacrosse and in the improvement of its equipment. Interested in keeping down the cost of the game, he arranged in 1929 a partnership with a Canadian associate and for nearly forty years they produced most of the sticks in this country. Auer is an honorary Indian Chief, known as Chief Tioneka. In 1949 an equipment pool was organized, and it was administered by Auer and in 1955 he cooperated with the USILA and the USLCA in promoting a loan kit of equipment. Both of these projects did much to help start lacrosse in schools and colleges. Auer was an honorary life member of the USLCA, USILA, and "Man of the Year" in 1961. Auer resided in the Baltimore area for the majority of his life and passed away in 1981.
Captain Gilmore was a member of the first lacrosse team ever to represent the Naval Academy in 1908. As a menacing first defenseman, Gilmore lettered four seasons in lacrosse, although he had no prior experience with the game. He quickly earned a reputation for his sound tactics.After graduation from the Academy in 1911, Gilmore served with submarines in World War I. Forced by a physical disability to retire from active service after World War I, Gilmore continued his service to the Academy through athletics as secretary-treasurer of the Naval Academy Athletic Association from 1933-55. During that time, he also served as a member of the executive committee for the USILA for many years. He became second vice-president of the USILA in 1944, first vice-president in 1946 and president in 1948. For five years, Gilmore was also chairman of the lacrosse rules committee.During World War II, Gilmore requested active duty and went back into uniform, serving the Academy as assistant director of athletics and executive officer of the physical education department. Lacrosse was a major interest throughout Gilmore's life. His committment to the sport was instrumental to the advancement of lacrosse at the Naval Academy. Morris Gilmore passed away in 1960.
Dr. Iglehart stands out as one of the pioneers of lacrosse in Baltimore, a captain and goalie of the earliest teams for the Baltimore Athletic Club. He helped to organize the Baltimore Athletic Club team and played in its first game on November 23, 1878. This was the first time lacrosse was played in Baltimore. For the three following years, the Baltimore Athletic Club team, including Dr. Iglehart, gave an excellent performance, playing club teams from New York, Boston, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia; also the Ravenwood Club, the Shamrocks of Montreal, the Tyro Club of Staten Island and the West End Ivanhoe Club. He was also a referee in some of the contests away from Baltimore. He was the first vice president of the United States National Lacrosse Association in its second year, 1880, and became its president in 1881, succeeding Herman Oelrichs of New York, who had been the association's first president. Dr. Iglehart recieved his B.A. degree from St. John's College in 1872. While there, he was a captain of cadets, captain of the baseball team and stroke on the crew team. In later years he was a member of the crew of the Undine Boat Club, a member of the Baltimore Cricket Club, president of the Baltimore Athletic Club and a member of the Century Cycling Club of Maryland. In 1875, he received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and the M.A. degree from St. John's in 1878. From 1876 to 1934, he had a distinguished medical career in Baltimore as one of its best physicians; also a surgeon for the Fifth Regiment and B & O Railroad surgeon for fifty years. If it were not for the leadership of the BAC group, including Dr. Iglehart, lacrosse may never have come to Baltimore. The Baltimore Athletic Club team was the first one ever, and they continued to play three years after its 1878 start. Johns Hopkins University began lacrosse in 1883, and many programs followed. The interest generated in Baltimore by the early enthusiasts including Dr. Iglehart is the foundation that made Baltimore the center of the lacrosse world.
Philip Lee Lotz, considered one of the great defensemen of all time, played along side his equally famous brother, Ed, to form the backbone of a defense which allowed a total of seven goals over a ten-game schedule. He played on a St. John's College team that was Intercollegiate Champion in 1931 and which defeated Canada in the Lally Cup Series in that same year. He was chosen as All-American in 1931 and in 1932 and after the 1932 season was selected by sportswriter Wilson Wingate to be captain of the All-Time American Lacrosse Team. After graduation from St. John's in 1932, Phil played for Baltimore in the Box Lacrosse League and in the summer of 1933 he played for Cornwall in the Canadian League. In 1934, he was a member of the Baltimore Athletic Club Lacrosse Team, which won the open championship. He officiated in Virginia for several years and was helpful in starting lacrosse at Washington & Lee University. Born in Ellicott City, Maryland, Phil attended Ellicott City High School where he earned letters in soccer, basketball and baseball. At St. John's, he earned letters as an end in football (3 years), as guard in basketball (2 years) and as a defenseman in lacrosse (3 years). After receiving his BA degree from St. John's, he attended the University of Maryland Law School and during these years played football with the Irvington Team and basketball for the Baltimore Athletic Club. In 1999, Sports Illustrated listed Phil and his brother, Ed, as two of Maryland's 50 greatest athletes of the 20th Century.Phil Lotz received his LLD degree in 1935 from the University of Maryland and was an attorney in Staunton, Virginia. During World War II, he served as a special agent in the counter Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army. Phil Lotz passed away in 1986.
Pugh was an athlete of amazing stamina, ability, and versatility. He was capable of playing every sport and excelled in all in which he participated, although lacrosse became his outstanding game. One of the greatest face-off men to play in the game of lacrosse, he earned first team All-American honors for three straight years. He was a high scorer and never permitted an opponent to score against him until his final college game. He continued playing the stick sport for the Mt. Washington Club for two years and was the first lacrosse coach at St. Paul's School.A product of Baltimore's Polytechnic High School, Willie was a great athlete there from 1924 to 1928. He was Poly's premiere performer, earning eleven major letters, and he was outstanding in football, track and lacrosse. He was captain of the 1927 lacrosse team, was high scorer for the track team, and was awarded Poly's gold football for his achievements on the gridiron and was also awarded the school's athletic medal. Born on July 11, 1909 in East Carondelete, Illinois, he started his college work at Butler University, where he won freshman numerals in football and track. Transferring to University of Maryland, he received his Bachelor's degree in 1933 and graduated from the Maryland Dental School in 1937. He did graduate work at Columbia University. During World War II, he served as a major with the Dental Corps of the United States Army. In 1946, he opened orthodontist offices in Salisbury and Easton, Maryland, and in 1954 to 1955 was president of the Eastern Shore Dental Society. He passed away in 1969.
Winthrop "Pinky" Smith was a star center on the Yale Lacrosse Team for three years and was selected on the All-American Team in 1930 and 1931. In 1930, he played on the all-star team that represented the United States in the Canadian Lally Cup Series. He played on the Yale freshman team, which was Big Three Champion in 1928, and on the varsity teams, which were Big Three Champions in 1929 and 1931. He was captain on the Yale team. In 1932, Pinky was junior varsity lacrosse coach at Yale. He took over as freshman coach the next year, and then for two years was varsity coach. After World War II, he returned to Yale as varsity coach for the season of 1947. He accompanied the Yale Lacrosse Team to England in 1950 and has been active in lacrosse at Yale in an advisory capacity. He was active in encouraging Choate School and Milford Academy to form lacrosse teams and in 1961 helped in bringing the Oxford-Cambridge lacrosse team to the United States. Pinky was born in 1907 and graduated in 1926 from Milford High School, where he was captain of the football team for three years and where he was a member of the basketball, baseball and track teams for three years. Spending a year at Milford Academy, where he played football and baseball, he entered Yale in 1927 and received his BA degree in 1931.Always a resident of Milford, Connecticut, he was the town's first Eagle Scout and had three sons, all of whom were Eagle Scouts. He continued a deep interest in the Boy Scouts. Active in community affairs, Smith was Commander of the Milford American Legion Post, President of the Milford Rotary Club and chairman of the Milford Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was made manager of a junior league baseball team in 1947 and in 1952 was captain of the Milford Badminton Team, which won the Class ""C"" State Championship. He served in the Connecticut National Guard from 1928 to 1937. In World War II, Major Smith served in the European Theater of Operations 794th A.A. as intelligence officer, and was, after the war, Battalion Commander of the 439th, A.A.A.Married in 1935 to Louise Moulton, the Smiths had three sons, all who worked at George J. Smith & Son, where their father was senior vice president.
Boucher graduated from Grantsville (Md.) High School after receiving a "Senatorial Scholarship" from Garrett County to go to St. John's College in Annapolis. In his freshman year (1925), he went out for football practice, which had already begun. He had never seen a football or lacrosse game before attending St. John's. He lettered in football in 1926, '27, and '28. Long John played in the first lacrosse game he had ever seen, and played in every minute of every game of his college career. He was a 1929 first team All-American; the first student at St. John's ever to receive such an honor. By his senior year, he had perfected his "Long John Flip" - a move he had learned from teammate Ernie Cornbrooks in which the 210-pound defenseman flipped a dodging attackman over his knee. This obviously was a dramatic and dangerous spectacle, which was soon outlawed by a new holding rule intended to lessen the use of this move. Long John played on St. John's first national championship team in 1929.After graduation in 1929, Long John accepted a position as freshman coach of football, basketball, and varsity lacrosse at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia for the season of 1929-30. In 1930 he returned to Baltimore to coach football and lacrosse and teach history at Woodbrook School. From 1931-33 he coached swimming and lacrosse and assisted in football at Tome School in Maryland. In 1930, Long John played some games for Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia and in 1931 played for Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club. The summer of 1931 he played defense for the Cornwall Colts of the Canadian Professional Box Lacrosse League. In 1931 he played for the Baltimore Rough Riders in the newly formed professional league. The league broke up after two months with Baltimore in the lead without a loss. New Year's Day of 1930, he played an exhibition football game for the Virginia All-Stars in Richmond, Virginia against the New York Giants of the National Professional Football League. Football seasons of 1930 and 1931, Long John played for Irvington Football in a semi-pro league in Baltimore. At the close of the school year of 1933, he left the coaching and teaching career to work for the fountain sales division of Coca-Cola Company.
Guild was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1911. He lived in Panama and New Mexico and came to Baltimore at age 5. He attended Baltimore City College, graduating in 1928, and attended Johns Hopkins University, receiving his BA degree in 1932.Lorne has held engineering positions with Potomac Electric Power Co., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Koppers Company, and was Senior Staff Engineer with Western Electric Co. He was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club and the Mt. Washington Club. He has served as president of the Johns Hopkins Engineers Club and is at present a member of the executive committee of this club. Lorne was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, Scabbard and Blade Military Fraternity, Delta Upsilon Social Fraternity and served as Vice-President of his class. Lorne's lacrosse playing record is outstanding. He won a varsity letter at Baltimore City College in 1928 and proceeded to win four varsity letters at Hopkins from 1929-32. He was picked on the All-American lacrosse team in 1931 and 1932. He was a member of the 1932 National Championship team and played on the 1932 Olympic Team that represented the United States in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. This team defeated the Canadians for the Olympic championship.Lorne also played for Mt. Washington's lacrosse team for nine years and was a member of the 1937 All-Star team that toured England. This team was undefeated. He has been selected as a member of the All-Time Hopkins team as well as the All-Time Mt Washington Team. Lorne Guild passed away in March, 2008 at the age of 97.
Jenkins was born in 1901, in Gas City, Indiana and attended high school in Woodlawn, Pennsylvania, where he played baseball, basketball and football. He graduated from Syracuse University's New York State College of Forestry in 1925 with a BS degree, having majored in landscape engineering.Vic played four years of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse, 1922-1925, and was a member of the undefeated United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Championship team of 1924. He received All-American recognition at position of Out Home in 1925 and 1924 and received the Syracuse ""Block S"" in 1924 and 1925. From 1926-1934 he played for the Crescent Athletic Club lacrosse team and was captain of the Crescent Team in 1930. For one year he helped coach at North High School in Syracuse (1925) and officiated at several college lacrosse games in New York City (1932).He was a landscape architect with the firm of Clarence Fowler, NYC, 1925-1934, and with the state of Vermont, 1934-1935. He was also superintendent of landscape construction, Dept. of Parks, NYC, 1935-1936, supervisor of revenue producing facilities, Dept. of Parks, NYC, 1936-1945, and president of Vic Jenkins Corp., conducting NYC concessions, NYC Park Dept. 1951-1967.
Linkous was born in 1905 in Tazewell County, Virginia. His family later moved to Maryland and he was subsequently educated in Harford County at Highland High School. He graduated from high school in 1924 and entered the University of Maryland in the College of Education. In 1928 he graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS degree in Education.While in high school, Fred began to show promise of his later greatness as an athlete by starring in both basketball and soccer. At the University of Maryland, Fred won his freshman numerals in football, basketball and lacrosse. He continued on in these sports, winning three varsity letters in each, making him one of a select group of Maryland athletes who won nine letters during their varsity athletic careers. In 1928 at the conclusion of Fred's senior year he was selected "In Home" on the official first lacrosse All-American team. He was voted the best senior athlete at the University of Maryland and a member of the "M" Club's All-Star Football Team, as well as guard on the All-Star Southern Conference Basketball Team. He was also captain of the University of Maryland basketball team.Fred was selected a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honorary leadership fraternity and Delta Sigma Phi social fraternity. He also served as Sergeant of Arms of the junior class and the Student Assembly in his senior year. After graduation, Fred coached football and taught at Severn School in Maryland until his untimely death from a throat infection in 1930."
A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, Twitchell attended Dean Academy before attending Rutgers. During his college years, he was an All-American defenseman, an honorable mention All-American football player, and the recipient fo the Donald Coursen Outstanding Athlete Award.Upon graduation from Rutgers in 1935, Twitchell taught and coached at North Plainfield High School, Sewanhaka High School, and Hofstra University. Two of his Sewanhaka teams won Metropolitan Interscholastic Lacrosse Titles.In 1947, Twitchell returned to Rutgers, and in 1950 he became head lacrosse coach in addition to his duties as varsity football line coach. He compiled a twelve-year record of 90-39-1, and was awarded the Morris Touchstone Coach of the Year Award in 1958 and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Man of the Year Award in 1962.Twitchell has been president of the USILA and USLCA, Chairman of the North/South All-Star Game, Chairman of the USILA Long-Range Planning Committee, and he is an honorary life member of the USLCA. Twitchell served as director of athletics at Rutgers from 1961-1972. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse New Jersey Chapter Hall of Fame in 1997.
Born in Baltimore in 1888 and educated at the Marston University School, Milton entered Johns Hopkins University at the age of 15. He graduated in 1907 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Hopkins, Milton played lacrosse on the varsity team for three years, and after graduation commuted from New York to play on the graduate team, composed of recently-graduated Hopkins stars. The Hopkins teams of 1906 and 1907 had the best record in the United States and were champions of the Southern Division. In 1906 they beat Cornell, the Northern Division Champion. In 1915 Milton had the great honor of being chosen on the all-time Hopkins Lacrosse Team, picked by the famous coach, William C. Schmeisser. In 1915 Milton was elected to the Board of Governors of the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse League and in 1916 and 1917 was its president. For many years after graduating from Hopkins, Milton officiated lacrosse games for the Intercollegiate Lacrosse League.Milton established at Hopkins, through the Johns Hopkins Club of New York, a permanent memorial for his brother, Sidney, who played on the Hopkins varsity of 1904. Each year the income from the above memorial fund is used to give an award to an outstanding Hopkins lacrosse player.During his senior year at the University, Milton became interested in social work and was in charge of a boys' club in the famous settlement house, the Maccabean House, in east Baltimore. Following graduation, and after a short apprenticeship at the Baltimore factory, he moved to New York and entered the family garment business. He became vice president and after the retirement of his brother, Sidney, was made president of the company. During his tenure a large textile business was developed. He retired from business as chairman of the board of the Erlanger Mills Corporation in 1956.Milton was quite active in civic affairs in his hometown in Oakhurst, New Jersey and Monmouth County, being extremely interested in the Humane Society and all things connected with the growth of Monmouth College. Milton Erlanger passed away in 1969.
Evans, known as 'Moon' to all his friends and admirers, attended the Business High School in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1926. He entered the University of Maryland, graduating with an BA degree in 1930, then attended George Washington University for graduate work, receiving his LLB degree in 1934. Moon won freshman letters in football, basketball, and lacrosse, going on from there to win three varsity letters in the same sport, and when he graduated in 1930, he won all of Maryland's best athlete awards, both for ability and leadership.In 1929, Moon was selected All-Maryland quarterback, All-Southern quarterback, and All-American quarterback. He was captain of basketball in 1929-30 season. His lacrosse honors were only the highest. Moon was selected as a first team All-American in 1929 and 1930. He was called the best all-around lacrosse player in the country, and in some cases, called the best player of the decade. He led the country in scoring in both his junior and senior years. He played with the U.S. All-Star lacrosse team against Canada, led the scorers in this all-star series, and was voted the most valuable player. Moon played in the Box Lacrosse League for Baltimore in 1932. His team went undefeated, and he was the high scorer.Moon practiced law in Rockville, Maryland from 1935 until his death. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, resigned as a captain in 1945, having served in action at Pelilue and Okinawa. He received a Pacific Award Commendation Badge.Bill "Moon" Evans passed away in 1963.
Flippin was an outstanding athlete all through his high school, college and Naval Academy life. He attended Somerset (Ky.) High School from 1916-20. At Centre College in Kentucky, Flippin played varsity football and basketball for two years before transferring to the Naval Academy.At the Naval Academy, Flippin played four years of football, basketball, and lacrosse. His years of lacrosse at the Academy yielded two undefeated years in 1925 and 1926, with the Naval Academy winning the national championship in 1925. Playing the position of third defense, Flippin had only three goals scored against him in his three years of varsity play, all occuring during his first year. He was chosen captain of Navy's 1926 team and earned first team All-America honors in 1926. On graduation day, Flippin was awarded the Naval Academy Athletic Sword for general excellence in athletics, the highest award the Academy gives to an athlete.After leaving the Navy in 1928, he coached the Montclair Athletic Club lacrosse team in 1929 and 1930, and the basketball team from 1929-34, winning the club championship in 1934. From 1930 to 1939, Flippin was an active lacrosse official for the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Flippin served on the Rules Committee of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association for several years. After being elected as president of the USILA in 1939 and 1940, he served as one of its directors for many years. As late as 1966, Flippin helped coach the Montclair High School team, and helped greatly in the development of high school lacrosse in the state of New Jersey.Flippin was an ensign in the Navy from 1926 through 1928. He rejoined the Navy as a commander from 1942 through 1945, serving as assistant to Under Secretary James Forrestal, and commanding the Silver Star in 1944. From 1945 through 1947 he served as Executive Secretary of the Navy Ind. Association.
Born in Amityville, New York in 1907 and educated at the Manual Training High School in Brooklyn, Gould then attended the Pawling School, graduating in 1926. He entered Dartmouth College in 1926 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930.Red, as he was known to everyone, was an outstanding athlete. While a schoolboy, Red won letters in swimming, basketball, track, football, and lacrosse. He was captain of the Manual Training High School lacrosse team his senior year and also co-captain of the Brooklyn All-Scholastic team in 1925. Upon arriving at Dartmouth, he increased his athletic interests by adding gymnastics, where he was Eastern Intercollegiate Tumbling Champion, New England AAU Tumbling Champion, and also paddled in the International Canoe Championship in 1927.Red's lacrosse life started in the spring of 1922 with the Manual Training High School team. He played four years there, the 1923 team being the champions of its league, and Red captained the 1925 team. Upon entering Dartmouth, Red took up lacrosse immediately and played for all four years there, being captain in his senior year, and finished as one of Dartmouth's all-time great lacrosse players. He was chosen All-American in 1929 and 1930.
After college, Red joined the Crescent Athletic Club, and played for them from 1930-43, being captain of the 1943 team. The 1930 Crescent Team was national Open Champions. After taking three years off, Red returned to be a player/coach at the Crescent for two years, 1946 and 1947. He also in 1947 played in the now defunct Box Lacrosse League. He had the great honor of being chosen by Laurie Cox as a member of the One-Time Intercollegiate Lacrosse Team from the years 1920 through 1938. Red also did two years of officiating at the high school level shortly after leaving Dartmouth. From 1942-45, he served in the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant, winning both the Commanding General's commendation and the Bronze Star in 1945, both on Guam.After graduation from Dartmouth, Red became manager of the Sheepshead Bay Canoe and Boat Company, was program director at Camp Grant for boys for several years, then joined the John Lowry Building Contractors. In 1936 he joined the Phelps-Dodge Copper Products Corporation, where he was employed until his retirement.Red Gould passed away in 2000 at the age of 92.
Don Kelly was born in Baltimore in 1912 and educated at the Baltimore Friends School, graduating cum laude in 1930. He attended Johns Hopkins University, receiving a BA degree in June of 1934. An outstanding athlete, at Friends School he was captain of three sports -- football, basketball, and lacrosse. He was chosen All-Maryland in both basketball and lacrosse, and his Friends School lacrosse teams of 1928 and 1929 were scholastic champions.At Hopkins, Don continued his fine athletic career and became one of Hopkins' all-time great sportsmen. He won eleven letters at Hopkins -- three in football and four each in basketball and lacrosse. Don won All-Maryland honors at the intercollegiate level in both basketball and lacrosse, and was chosen on the All-America lacrosse team for four straight years -- third team in 1931, second team in 1932, and first team in both 1933 and 1934. Don played on the 1932 Olympic Lacrosse Team and in 1937 played on the American Flannery Cup Team.
At Hopkins, Don's lacrosse teams were national champions in 1932, 1933, and 1934. Don was chosen captain of the 1934 All-American team and the same year became a member of the All-Time Hopkins Team.After college, Don helped form the BAC lacrosse team and played for them from 1935-41. In 1937, BAC won the Open Championship. Don coached his alma mater, Friends School, in 1936, 1937, and 1938, while working for the General Motors Corporation. In 1936 and 1937, the Friends School team won the Maryland Scholastic Championship.Don later moved to Chestertown, Maryland, and became owner and president of Don Kelly Chevrolet and Buick, Inc. He found time to coach the Washington College lacrosse team from 1958-77, and did an outstanding job, compiling a record of 161-91-1. Washington won eight Strobar (South Atlantic) Division Championships and his teams were ranked high nationally on several occasions. In 1977, Don's final year, Washington played in the NCAA Division II/III Championship Game, losing to Hobart. Don was a member of the NCAA Rules Committee and in 1966 he was selected coach of the year in lacrosse.Don was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1999, Sports Illustrated listed Don as one of Maryland's 50 greatest athletes of the 20th Century. Don Kelly passed away in June, 2000.
Lotz graduated from Ellicott City (Md.) High School in 1927, where he earned varsity letters in track and field, soccer and basketball. At St. John's College, Lotz played football and lacrosse, and paired with his brother and fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Philip, the Lotz brothers of St. John's are considered two of the greatest defensemen of all-time.In 1928, Lotz played on the baseball team at St. John's as the catcher. In 1929, the students voted to drop the baseball team and the effect was a transfer of talent to the lacrosse team, including Lotz. During his three years on the lacrosse team, the Johnnies won national championships in 1929, 1930 and 1931. Lotz was also a member of the international championship team of 1931, which won the United States - Canadian Series and the Lally International Lacrosse Trophy, now known as the Lally Cup Series. Lotz earned recognition as a first team All-American in 1930 and 1931 for the point position. He was also selected all-state in football in 1931.After graduating from St. John's, Lotz attended the Johns Hopkins University graduate engineering school and was awarded a Master's degree in 1934 and Doctor of Engineering in 1938. While attending graduate school, Lotz continued playing lacrosse for the Baltimore Athletic Club. In 1938, he helped to organize and played for the Montclair Athletic Club lacrosse team. The Associated Press did a caricature of Ed Lotz in 1931, entitled "He's Lotz of Good to Johnnies". The cartoon depicted St. John's great lacrosse and football star in his football and lacrosse gear. The caption said "one of the best athletes ever developed at the Crabtown college." In 1999, Sports Illustrated listed Ed and his brother, Phil, as two of Maryland's 50 greatest athletes of the 20th Century. Ed Lotz passed away in 2004.
McIntyre was born in 1908 in Boston and was educated at the Boston Latin School 1919-1924, graduating from Newton High School in 1925. He attended Yale University, receiving his BA degree in 1929. At Yale, Mac was president of his fraternity, made Phi Beta Kappa, and held a Harkness Scholarship, as well as becoming a Rhodes Scholar. He attended Oxford University from 1930-32, receiving both a BA and his Bachelor of civil law degrees. He returned to this country and attended the Yale Law School, graduating in 1933 with a J.S.D. degree.Mac was a fine high school athlete, but did not have the opportunity to play lacrosse at that time. Upon entering Yale, Mac played freshman football in the fall and lacrosse in the spring. He won four letters at Yale, being the captain of the 1929 team, and was elected to the All-American first team in his senior year. Upon reaching Oxford, Mac continued playing lacrosse, winning three letters there, and captained the 1932 team. The 1932 team was the champion of England, and Mac organized the combination of Oxford-Cambridge team that toured the United States in 1931, playing 15 games and losing only to St. John's. Among their victories were wins over both Army and Navy. Mac had the distinction of being picked three times on the All-Star English team. Mac was an associate in the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell from 1933 until 1942, when he entered the service as an Air Force lieutenant and reached the rank of colonel before he was demobilized in 1946. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and three Battle Stars. He became a partner of the law firm of Debevoise Plimpton Lyons & Gates and was with this firm until 1957, when he became Under-Secretary of the United States Air Force, serving for two years. Mac was president of Eastern Airlines from 1959 until 1963 and started the famous ""Air Shuttle"" between Boston-New York-Washington. He was an executive at the Martin Marietta Corporation from 1964-1972, then he practiced law until his retirement in 1987. He was a director of several large corporations, and very active in all community affairs, having been elected mayor of Scarsdale in March 1967. Mac McIntyre passed away in 1992.
Deckman attended Bel Air (Md.) High School from 1914 until entering the University of Maryland in 1927 where he graduated with a BS degree in civil engineering in 1931. While in high school he ran on the track team and was a member of a relay team which set a county record. He also pitched on its softball team. Joe participated on a Bel Air town basketball team in 1926, but he ceased playing all other athletics due to illness.While at Maryland, Joe won freshman letters in basketball and lacrosse; played three years of varsity lacrosse, winning letters in his junior and senior years; played two years of varsity football, winning a letter as a substitute tackle in his senior year. In lacrosse in his senior year (1931), he was unanimous selection for position of Point on the Spalding Official First All-American lacrosse team. He was named defense captain of Baltimore American Newspaper All-American Team in 1931. Joe was selected as Best Bet on the Sunpapers All-Maryland Team in 1931. Joe was voted best senior athlete, Class of 1931 at the University of Maryland, and selected as a member of the 12-man University of Maryland all-star lacrosse team. He was awarded the Charles Linhart Athletic Acheivement Ring in 1931. He was voted captain of lacrosse at the end of the 1931 season. Joe served as president of the senior class.He assisted as a volunteer coach for defense at the University of Maryland in 1932. In 1933 he coached an undefeated Maryland freshman team. From 1933 to 1956 he scouted off and on for the lacrosse team. In 1932 Joe played quarterback for the unlimited class Champion Mohawk A.C. Football Team of the District of Columbia.
In 1936 Joe managed, coached and played for the Maryland team in the Baltimore Sports Arena Box Lacrosse League. In 1936 he played defense for the Tri-City team in the Mt. Washington Box Lacrosse League. In 1937 he played first defense for the Baltimre Athletic Club lacrosse team. This team enjoyed an undefeated season and won the National Open Lacrosse Championship. In 1939 he helped to organize the Washington Athletic Association. From 1939 to 1941, Joe coached, managed and played a close attack position on the W.A.A. Lacrosse Team.In 1950-51 Joe served as president of the University of Maryland "M" Club. During his tenure of office, he instituted the annual "M" Club athletic dinner. In 1956, Joe helped initiate the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame. For the first four years Joe served as the chairman of the Hall of Fame selection committee. Beginning in 1958 he became co-donor of the Deckman-Silber Lacrosse Award to the Most Improved Defenseman on the University of Maryland lacrosse squad each year. Joe served on the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation beginning in 1959, and was president of the Lacrosse Foundation in 1967 and 1968. Joe Deckman passed away in 1969.
Frank was born in 1887 and was one of nine children. Henry went through Baltimore's public schools and attended Baltimore City College, graduating in 1905. Henry was a member of the Bancroft Literary Society; Athletic Association; lacrosse team 1902-1905; Board of Governors of Athletic Association in 1904 and 1905; Treasurer of Class 1902 and 1903. He entered Johns Hopkins University as a member of the class of 1908. It was said, ""he was a lacrosse player by vocation and a student by avocation."" Henry was a member of Hopkins' varsity lacrosse team from 1906-1909, and captain of the lacrosse team in 1909. Henry is a member of the All-Time Johns Hopkins team.Upon graduation in 1908 a committee visited his father and urged him to allow Henry to remain in college an extra year to give strength to the lacrosse team. They suggested he study law, which he did. Henry captained the team and they won the national championship that year - 1909. The following year, Henry took over his father's business, "A.Frank & Sons", established by his grandfather in 1865. In 1910, Henry became active in settlement work and became a member of: Board of the Jewish Educational Alliance, 1910-1918; Board of Sinai Hospital, 1945-1953; Board of Associated Jewish Charities, 1945-46; 1949-54 President, Jewish Welfare Fund, 1949,1950; vice president, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 1925-50. Henry Frank died in 1963.
Born in 1906 in Rockville, Maryland, Heagy was educated at the Western High School, graduating in 1926, and at the University of Maryland, graduating with a BS degree in 1930. While in high school, Al played three years of football and basketball and captained the basketball team his senior year. At Maryland, Al made nine varsity letters -- in football, basketball, and lacrosse, and captained the lacrosse team in 1930. He was a member of the All-Maryland University lacrosse team in 1930, and also was selected on the All-American team that year. He was a member of the All-Star South football team as an end in 1930, was class president at Maryland for three years.After graduating from the University of Maryland, he started as an assistant coach and coached continually until he retired after the 1965 season. He was co-coach with Jack Faber for 25 years or more and became head coach when Faber retired after the 1963 season. During his coaching years at Maryland, the team won championships in 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1955, 1956, and 1959.Al entered the state inspection service in 1930 as a chemist and had a continually rising career in the Department of Chemistry for the state. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland. He was a state chemist, a job to which he was appointed in 1962. Al is a member of the state of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame. At Maryland, he was a member of the Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, board of directors of the ""M"" Club, and chairman of the Scholarship Fund. He was the first executive director of the ""M"" Club Foundation.With all these time-consuming positions Al has managed to work steadily in his community, being a past councilman and Mayor of University Park, member of the Civil Defense Corporation, Draft Board Advisor, Prince George County Heart Association, College Park Rotary Club, Parent-Teachers Association and the Boy Scouts. He had been either chairman or president of all these organizations during his life at the University of Maryland. Al Heagy passed away in 1990.
Frenchy, as he was known to all, was born in Parry Sound, Canada, in 1907. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, and Frenchy was educated at the Manual Training High School, graduating in 1927. He then went on to Rutgers University, graduating in 1932, and followed with graduate work, getting his MA at Columbia in 1948.While in high school Frenchy earned four letters in soccer, two in basketball, four in swimming, and four in lacrosse. In 1923, Frenchy won the coveted award in Brooklyn as the ""Most Perfect Boy"" in an annual contest. During Frenchy's years at Rutgers he made freshman numerals in football, basketball, swimming, and lacrosse and was captain of both the basketball and swimming team his freshman year. After his freshman year he dropped swimming, but won three letters in football, basketball, and lacrosse, captained the lacrosse team his senior year and in 1931 he was the highest scorer in the nation in lacrosse. Frenchy played midfield on the 12-man teams and switched to attack after the teams were cut to 10 men. After graduating, Frenchy played four years with the Crescent Club, and started officiating almost immediately. He helped organize and start lacrosse in the high schools on Long Island, as well as starting and coaching a team at St. Francis College in 1934.Frenchy became district chief referee in 1956 for the New York Area and in 1958 took over as chief referee for the USILA. During his career, he did an outstanding job of organizing officials' associations and upgrading the officiating throughout the whole country. He worked more Army-Navy games and North-South games than all other officials combined. After Dinty Moore gave up editing the Lacrosse News, Frenchy took it over and ran it for five years and did an excellent job.After graduating from college, Frenchy held only two positions, working for the Bacharach Rasin Company from 1935-40, and as director of athletics at the Greenvale Country Day School on Long Island. Frenchy was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1943-45.Frenchy was one of the outstanding lacrosse men of our generation and gave untiring efforts in working for the game in all its phases and especially in one of the most important departments, that of officiating. Frenchy Julien passed away in 1984.
Lamb was born in Baltimore in 1884 and played four years of lacrosse at Swarthmore in the days when Swarthmore and Johns Hopkins were the perennial national champs. He was a star for the national championship teams of 1904 and 1905. At Swarthmore, Lamb also played football and was captain of the 1905 relay team that won the mile championship at the Penn Relays. In 1905, Lamb also starred as center for the new Mt. Washington Club team by commuting from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Lamb was picked by Walter Oster Norris (whose name is synonymous with Mt. Washington Club lacrosse) as one of the greatest lacrosse centers of all time. For his 10 years of playing for Mt. Washington, he was named one of the five men most responsible for instituting lacrosse at Mt. Washington. Lamb was chosen on the first list of those selected for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Honor Roll.Lamb was an ardent supporter of youth athletics. As head of the governing committee of the Baltimore Friends School, he provided guidance, which made Friends outstanding in prep school athletics and consistently a leader in lacrosse. His service as a member of the board of the Towson YMCA was recognized by the naming of one of their playing fields in his honor. Following his graduation from Swarthmore, Lamb attended the University of Maryland Law School, and later organized a real estate firm under his name which developed Cedarcroft, Pinehurst, Wiltondale and Coventry. He was a member of the Real Estate Brokers Round Table, member of the board of the Towson YMCA, Friends School, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, and the Arlington Federal Savings and Loan Association and was a charter member of the North Baltimore Kiwanis.
Turnbull has been called the "Babe Ruth" of lacrosse, and few, if any, could equal his playing ability. Many consider him to be the finest player they have ever seen. Billy Shriver, radio commentator, said in 1947, "Jack Turnbull is what I call the complete athlete. By that I mean when he played a game, he gave it everything he had - spiritually, mentally, physically. Although he was an individual standout, he was always the team player, always playing for the best interests of the sport." Jack was a four-time captain of lacrosse teams - Poly, 1926; Johns Hopkins, 1932; the U.S. Olympic Team, 1932; and Mt. Washington Club, 1934. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering at Hopkins in three years and was a three-time All-American. Jack's coaches normally assigned him to close attack, but occasionally shifted him to center to get the ball on face-off. They sometimes played him at center (or midfield) to out-play the opponent and hold down the score and temporarily, at close defense to tie up the attack of the opposition (especially when an extra man developed). He dodged and scored under tremendous defensive pressure; he fed with precision; he intercepted passes from the mouth of his defenseman's stick, and used a unique hip-check to put a defenseman with the ball on the ground. He was admired and looked up to by his teammates because he performed unselfishly, rarely fouled, and his leadership, skill, character and accomplishment developed an esprit de corps and respect seldom, if ever, attained by others.
At Poly, Jack played halfback in football, utility man in basketball, attack in lacrosse, and was president of his senior class. At Hopkins, in addition to being class president, he participated in football and lacrosse and helped found an ice hockey team. He was selected on the All-Maryland football teams, the All-American lacrosse teams and on Father Bill Schmeisser's Honor Roll of Lacrosse Tradition. He performed in the 1928 and 1932 Olympic playoffs and was captain of the 1932 U.S. Olympic team that beat Canada two out of three games in Los Angeles in August 1932. His first team lacrosse participation at Mt. Washington began in 1928 and continued for eight years after graduation from Hopkins. The Mt. Washington Club fostered men's field hockey, tennis, an ice hockey team (1932 and 1933) and Jack participated. He was assistant lacrosse coach at Gilman School in 1934. In 1936, Jack made the U.S. Olympic Team playing men's field hockey in Berlin. The USA All-Star Lacrosse Team (including Jack) toured England in 1937, and won seven straight games. In business, he worked largely for the American Radiator Company, Baltimore Division - until World War II developed in Europe. Jack enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1940, becoming a second lieutenant and a pilot by the end of that year. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Captain, Major and eventually to Lieutenant Colonel. On October 18, 1944, flying from somewhere in England, he and his squadron carried bombs to drop on industrial Germany. On the return flight, German flack downed the plane in Belgium, and the sisters of a nearby convent, with the help of older men, made caskets and temporarily buried Jack and his comrades. His remains were removed to Henri-Chappelle Cemetery. In 1947, he was permanently buried, at his mother's request, in the cemetery at All Hallows Parish in Davidsonville, Md., near his father's grave. Jack's honors included The Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart and others. The Mannheim Airport was named Turnbull Field. Jack was a man of very few words and did not marry. Two lacrosse trophies are memorials attesting his prowess; the Jack Turnbull Trophy and the Turnbull-Reynolds Trophy.
Glenn "Nick" Thiel started playing lacrosse while in the eighth grade, playing on sandlot and junior high school teams and playing with and against many Native Amercians from the Onondaga Reservation. While still in junior high school he played with the Syracuse Crescent Lacrosse Club. In high school Thiel played for four years at Central High School in Syracuse and served as team captain in 1929. His high school team was undefeated for the last two years. Thiel was also an outstanding football and basketball player while in high school. When he moved to Syracuse University he played freshman lacrosse under Roy Simmons Sr. and then three years of varsity under Dr. Laurie Cox. In 1932, Thiel played for Syracuse against Rutgers in the Olympic Playoff Series, and then the next year he captained the Syracuse team. Thiel also had the distinction of playing in the first intercollegiate box lacrosse game, which saw Cornell beat Syracuse 12-7 in the Rochester Armory before 6,000 spectators.
After leaving college, Thiel assisted Roy Simmons Sr. at Syracuse and developed, manufactured, and sold early types of face masks. As a member of the Monks Head Society he was presented the trophy for the most outstanding lacrosse player at Syracuse during his senior year. Thiel moved to Penn State as head lacrosse coach in 1935 and continued through 1956. In his 22 years of coaching he had 11 winning seasons. Thiel was a charter member of the USLCA when it was organized in 1936, vice president in 1942 and 1943, and president in 1944 and 1945. He originated and edited the Lacrosse Newsletter from 1946-51. This publication followed the Lacrosse News, which was started by Dinty Moore in 1924 and Frenchy Julien, and with the help of Peck Auer, continued its publication through 1940. Thiel was awarded the trophy as the person who had done the most for lacrosse in 1945 and 1947. He was a member of the rules committee from 1946-51, and recodified the rules book in 1948. He served two years as assistant coach of the North All-Star Team in 1941 and 1943, and was head coach in 1942, 1946, and 1949.He was elected secretary-treasurer of the Lacrosse Association from 1949 and served in that capacity through 1956. Thiel wrote an annual article for the Lacrosse Guide for nine years. He was elected to the executive board of the USILA in 1956 and served on that board through 1959. Since beginning his career at Penn State in 1934, Thiel has served as head lacrosse coach, instructor of physical education, assistant professor and was in charge of the physical training program for ASTP-AAF and the V-12 program. He also became an associate professor in 1945 and a full professor in 1950 and was appointed Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Physical Education and Athletics in 1959. He retired from Penn State as an athletics administrator in 1974.
Baker, or Fenny, was educated at the Friends School in Baltimore, where he graduated in 1915. He then went on to Swarthmore College from 1915-17. Fenny played lacrosse for the Mt. Washington Club teams from 1905 through 1929, participating with the Midget, Junior and Senior teams and was also team captain in 1921. He played lacrosse for Swarthmore College in 1916. In addition to lacrosse, he helped start football at Friends School in 1913 and was captain and halfback that year. In 1914, Friends won the prep school championship. He was also a regular on the Swarthmore team in 1915 and 1916. He played four years of basketball and baseball and was captain of each team. In 1915, he was elected to Sunpapers Scholastic Hall of Fame.Fenny's interest in lacrosse did not stop as a player. He officiated in the Southern College Division from 1917-1935. During this period, he was chief referee for the district for five years.In addition to operating his own business for many years, his other business experience included sales of securities, maintenance manager for Eastwick Motor Company, fuel manager for several local companies, and branch manager for Eutaw Savings Bank of Baltimore.In 1917, he enlisted in the service and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He went overseas in 1918 with the 58th Artillery C.A.C., being discharged in 1919 as a first lieutenant. He was reappointeed a captain in 1942 and served in California through 1946. Fenny Baker passed away in February, 1986.
Born in 1886 in Baltimore, Breyer attended Baltimore City College and Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from Hopkins in 1908 with an BA degree and in 1910 a MS degree. In 1952, he received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Clarkson College.At City College, he played lacrosse for three years. While at Johns Hopkins he played on four intercollegiate lacrosse champion teams. In addition, he was South Atlantic Cross Country champion. He cofounded and served as the first coach of the U.S. Naval Academy lacrosse team. He also at spent time coaching at Lehigh and Swarthmore Colleges.In business, as a chemist, he was chief chemist for the New Jersey Zinc Company of Pennsylvania and director of research for the Zinc Company of New York. He was a partner in Singmaster and Breyer and served as chairman of Chemical Enterprises. Frank Breyer passed away in 1966.
Born in 1898 in Stanford, Connecticut, Collins was educated in the public high school in Wallingford and at Choate School in Wallingford, graduating in 1918. He attended Yale College and graduated in 1923 with a BA degree. He is also a graduate of the School of Banking, Rutgers University, receiving his Certificate of Banking in 1948.Known as Collie, he played for Yale varsity in 1921, 1922, and 1923 and was elected captain of the team in his senior year. He was honorable mention All-American 1923 and played for the Crescent Athletic Club lacrosse team in 1925 and 1926. Collie helped coach the Yale freshmen in 1923 and from 1923 to 1933 was an official high school and freshman referee in New Haven, Stanford and White Plains. In 1955, he became the donor of the Collins Bowl for the outstanding player of the year on the Yale lacrosse team. Also, he has been responsible for having adequate newspaper coverage for Yale lacrosse games by providing publicity for the games throughout the state of Connecticut.His business experience includes Clinton Gilbert & Co., New York City, Investments, 1925 to 1940; U.S. Marine Corps, 1941 -1946; vice president Guaranty Fund, Hartford, 1946 to 1947; vice president of the New Haven Savings Bank, New Haven, 1947 to 1963. Since 1963, he has been connected with Blyth & Co., Investments in New York City. His military service includes sniper - 1st Battalion Fighting 69th New York 1917-1919, participating in five engagements and colonel in Word War II, USO Marine Corps. His decorations include the Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star and Purple Heart. He retired in 1958 as a full colonel.
Born in Fulton, New York in 1899, Kraus attended Fulton High School and Dean Academy. He also attended Colgate University from 1920-21 and Hobart College in Geneva, New York from 1921-24, graduating in 1924 with a B.S. degree.At Fulton High School and Dean Academy, he played varsity football, basketball and baseball. At Colgate, he was a varsity football letterman in 1920 and won his freshman basketball numerals in 1921. At Hobart, he was a varsity football letterman for three years, varsity basketball letterman for three years and varsity lacrosse letterman for two years. He was captain of the 1923 football team, 1924 basketball team and a lacrosse All-American in 1924. In addition, he was on the New York State Small College All-Star team in football in 1922 and 1923 and played in the Buffalo All-American Professional League in 1924 and in basketball on the New York State All-Star team in 1924. Babe's coaching history at Hobart College includes varsity and freshman football, varsity and freshman basketball, varsity and freshman lacrosse, and varsity baseball. In addition, he was on the North coaching staff for the North/South games in 1942, 1947 and 1954. He coached at Hobart for 40 years, and his teams won 207, lost 120, and tied 5.Kraus' long list of activities for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association include: Executive Board, 1932, 1933, 1960, 1961 and 1962; Rules Committee, 1945 and 1946; NCAA Lacrosse Rules Committee, 1945 and 1946; Advisory Rules Committee, 1963 and 1964; Development of Lacrosse Committee, 1939; All-American Committee, 1941; All-American Advisory Committee, 1952, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966; Nominating Committee, 1962 and 1963; Man of the Year Award Committee, 1963 and 1964. In addition to coaching duties, Babe's athletic interest at Hobart included graduate manager of athletics from 1931 to 1963, and director of athletics from 1932 to 1963.B abe Kraus passed away in 1966.
Moore was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1905 and he was educated at Erasmus Hall High School, graduating in 1924 and the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1928 with a BS in economics. In lacrosse, Miller played four years in high school, being captain his senior year and first team All- Scholastic New York City in 1923 and 1924. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was captain of the freshman lacrosse team and played 3 years of varsity lacrosse. He was team captain in 1928, made the All-American Team in 1928 and was leading scorer. In addition, he played end on the football team both at Erasmus and the University of Pennsylvania. Following college, he was assistant playing-coach and a regular at the Crescent Club for 6 years. As an official, he officiated many high school, college and club games from 1928 to 1939. This included being head referee for 6 annual Army-Navy games.He was treasurer, vice-president and president of the USILA from 1930 to 1936. He also served on various rules, nominating and referee committees. It was during this period that the number of players was changed from 12 to 10 and the field reduced from 120 to 100 yards. Also he organized and played in the first North-South tournament, June 1934 in Brooklyn. As president of the USILA, he took an All-American Team for an eight game tour of Canada including the last Lally Trophy matches in 1935.Miller spent over 35 years in the banking business. He was vice president of the Bankers Trust Company in New York. Also, he was a director of the National Re-Insurance Company, Pouch Terminal and Trustee of the American Youth Hotels. Miller Moore passed away in 1972.
Claxton "Okey" O'Connor was born in Baltimore in 1907 and attended Baltimore Poly from 1922-26 and spent one year at Loyola College, 1926-27. From there, he went to St. John's College in Annapolis from 1927-30, and graduated in 1930 from St. John's with a B.A. degree. At Baltimore Poly, he played on MSA lacrosse championship teams in 1925 and 1926. At St. John's, he won his varsity lacrosse letter in 1928 and 1930 when they won the national championship. He did not letter in 1929 due to a broken ankle. At Poly, he also ran varsity track and played varsity football and was captain of the 1925 team. In college he played varsity football at Loyola and St. John's.He was a mathematics teacher, football, basketball and lacrosse coach and athletics director at Boys' Latin School in Baltimore from 1930 to 1960. From 1961 through 1976, he was a mathematics teacher and lacrosse coach at Glen Burnie High School in Maryland. After he retired, he continued coaching youth lacrosse in Glen Burnie through 1991. Okey's activities in lacrosse did not stop at that level. He served on the following USILA committees: Chairman of USILA Committee Man of the Year Award, 1962; Lacrosse Guide Committee 4 years; Member USILA Executive Board 2 years; and USILA Development Committee 2 years. Also, he was vice president USLCA 1952-53; President USLCA 1954-55 and Chairman of USLCA Publicity Committee since 1955 and for several years had been a director of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. For many years he wrote articles on the game of lacrosse. He was editor and publisher of the annual Six-Man Football Magazine from 1946-58. Also, he was part owner and corporation secretary for Boys' Latin School of Baltimore from 1935 until the corporation liquidated in 1960. Okey was one of the truly dedicated leaders that the game has known, and also the developer of many outstanding lacrosse players. Okey O'Connor passed away in 1991.
Powell was born in 1889 in Baltimore and was educated at Baltimore City College and the University of Maryland, graduating in 1913 with a BS in civil engineering. In lacrosse, he played for the Mt. Washington Juniors, 1904-07, the University of Maryland, 1909-13, and the Mt. Washington Seniors, 1911-12. He won his letter in lacrosse at Maryland from 1910-13 and also the tennis championship at Maryland, 1912 to 1913. His most important contribution to lacrosse at the University of Maryland was that he organized and coached the first lacrosse team in 1910. The University of Maryland class of 1913 had made an annual award known as the "Powell Lacrosse Award" to the outstanding player for meritorious service in the advancement of lacrosse in Maryland. After graduating from Maryland, he was connected with the highway construction in Maryland, building construction in New York City and Connecticut, was Office Manager and Salesman for Mack Trucks, an engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Public Transport and Survey in Pennsylvania and Chicago, Sales Engineer for Black & Decker, Sales Engineer for Loadometer Corp., and, beginning in 1956, he was president of the Stoneleigh Bowling Center, Inc., duck pin bowling lanes in Baltimore. He enlisted in the 23rd Engineers, December 1917 and was promoted to Master Engineer February 1918. In 1918, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1919. He was discharged July 1919. Edwin Powell passed away at age 96.
Roy Simmons, Sr. was born in 1901 in Philadelphia and attended Hyde Park High School in Chicago and later, Syracuse University, graduating in 1925. In high school, Roy played football, basketball, baseball and was on the track team. At Syracuse, he played varsity football, organized the boxing team, and played varsity lacrosse. He was captain of the freshman football team in 1921, the varsity football team in 1924 and won the "Most Valuable Football Player Award" in 1924. Playing varsity lacrosse in 1924 and 1925, he played every minute of all games for both years that Syracuse was national champion.His coaching history included backfield coach at Syracuse immediately following graduation. In 1959, the football team won the national championship. As varsity boxing coach, his teams won 14 Eastern Championships. Roy coached varsity lacrosse from 1931 through 1970. His coaching record was 253 wins, 130 losses. He was on the North coaching staff for the annual North/South games in 1946, 1952, 1954 and 1963. He was head coach in 1954 and 1963.In addition to coaching, Roy was been a member of the NCAA Rules Committee on two occasions while connected with the USILA.Roy Simmons, Sr. passed away in 1994.
Alexander attended Boys' High School in Brooklyn, graduating in 1906. He then went to Harvard University, graduating cum laude in history and government in 1910. While in high school, Fred played both lacrosse and ice hockey where he won his letters in both sports, and was elected captain his senior year of both the lacrosse and hockey teams. Additionally, Fred was a baseball player, a member of the rifle team, and participated in all other types of sports. At Harvard, Fred was captain of his freshman team, then on to three years of varsity play, winning letters all three years and was elected captain his senior year of the 1910 team. The 1908 team won the Intercollegiate Championship, the 1909 team tied for the championship, and the 1910 team won the Northern Intercollegiate Championship. Fred's normal position was center, but on occasion he played every position, including goalie. After leaving Harvard, Fred played 12 years for the Boston Lacrosse Club and was captain of the 1923 team. Fred not only played for Harvard, but also did most of the coaching of the teams and also helped coach the Rindge Tech High School in Cambridge in 1909. After graduating from Harvard, Fred taught math and physics at Framingham High School, and then went into business with the L.S. Drake, Co. in Massachusetts, where he worked until 1928, becoming one of the vice-presidents and factory managers. Fred then moved to the Johnson-Appleby Co., where he was factory superintendent and salesman until 1951.
Born in Baltimore in 1908, Biddison graduated Baltimore City College High School in 1924; Johns Hopkins University in 1928 with an BA degree, then from the University of Maryland Law School in 1931. Tom spent his whole life in the practice of law and civic affairs in Baltimore and the State of Maryland. He became a leading political figure, being successively assistant states attorney, chairman of the board and director of the Maryland Department of Correction, and the city solicitor of Baltimore 1947-58. Tom was a fine athlete in high school winning letters in football as well as in lacrosse. At Hopkins, Tom played football, where he won All-Maryland honors and was a four-year letterman in lacrosse playing on three national championship teams (1926-27-28). Tom was an All-American lacrosse player for three years and is the only player in history to make the All-America team at both close defense and then close attack. He is a member of the All-Time Hopkins Lacrosse Team and the 1928 U.S Olympic team. After leaving Hopkins, Tom coached for three years at Baltimore Friends School. Tom died in 1958 and was posthumously inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1903, Faber graduated from Eastern High School in Washington D.C. in 1921, University of Maryland with BS in 1926, MS in 1927, PhD in 1937. After graduating from Maryland in 1926, Jack remained in the educational field all of his life at the University of Maryland. He was head of the Department of Microbiology, as well as faculty chairman of athletics. Jack's athletic career at Maryland was outstanding, he won three letters in football, four in basketball and three in lacrosse. He was captain of the basketball team for two years, 1924-1925. He was captain of the lacrosse team in 1926 and a third team All-American in 1927 and an honorable mention in 1926. Dr. Faber's coaching career started shortly after graduating from Maryland and concluded at the end of the 1963 lacrosse season, with exception of a four-year break 1942-1946 when Jack held the rank of major during World War II. During this career, Jack coached not only lacrosse but had his success in football and basketball as well. His overall lacrosse coaching record is 255 wins, 59 losses, 2 ties, all at he University of Maryland. His teams won the national championship in 1936-39-40-55-56, were co-champions in 1937 and 1959. Jack also coahced the All Star Teams in 1940-46-56. In 1959 Jack was awarded the Coach of the Year Award. Jack Faber passed away in 1994.
Hartdegen was born in 1889 in Newark, New Jersey and educated at Barringer High School, then at Newark Academy, graduating in 1910. Carl went on to Lehigh University, where he received his degree in civil engineering in 1914.During his years at Lehigh, Carl played basketball as well as lacrosse. He developed into one of Lehigh's all-time great lacrosse players and captained the 1914 team. During these years, Lehigh had one of the top teams in the country and in 1914 tied for the national championship. Carl was also very active in many other extracurricular activities other than lacrosse. After graduating, Carl played for many years with the Crescent Lacrosse Club and was one of the greatest defensemen of all time. Carl's first job after graduating from Lehigh was working on the construction of the Holland Tunnel. Then he was connected with the Mortgage and Loan Division of the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey.During World War I, Carl was a First Lt. in the 318th Engineers. Carl Hartdegen died in May, 1963.
Pool began his lacrosse career with the Mount Washington Juniors from 1921-23. He continued playing at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of its championship teams of 1924-27.Pool played for St. John's College in Annapolis from 1928-32. The Johnnies, not yet members of the USILA, won the national open championship in 1929 with a 13-0 record. Pool was selected as an Honorable Mention All-American that same year. St. John's joined the USILA at the end of the 1929 season, and in 1930, after outscoring their opponents 102-13, earned the distinction of USILA national champion. Pool was awarded first team All-America honors in 1930. Undefeated again in 1931, the Johnnies repeated as USILA champions and also won the Lally Cup Series between Canada and the U.S. As team captain of the 1931 Johnnies, Pool led the USILA in scoring and earned First-Team All-America honors again in 1931. He scored four of the five goals that led St. John's over Canada in the 1931 Lally Cup Series.Pool played professional box lacrosse in Canada in 1931-32. He returned to Baltimore and played for the newly-formed American Box Lacrosse League in 1932, the only season the league existed.Pool began his coaching career at Harvard University in 1932, defeating Yale for the first time in 17 years. He also coached for two-year periods at Poly and the Friends School in Baltimore.Pool designed, manufactured, and patented lacrosse helmets and sticks to improve the skills of players. He designed a double-wall stick, "The Bobby Pool Special," and an earless helmet in the late 1930s. His stick design became a concept model for the double wall plastic sticks approved for use by the NCAA in 1971. Bobby Pool passed away in 1991.
Harry "Lighthorse" Wilson began his lacrosse career at Penn State, where he was one of the greatest all-time athletes of the institution, earning All-American honors and varsity letters in football and basketball. Wilson transferred to West Point in 1924, where he earned 12 varsity letters in lacrosse, basketball and football, which stands as a record. He was selected first team All-American in 1926 and earned second team honors in 1925 and 1927. He earned All-American honors in football in 1926 and first team All-American honors in basketball in 1927. Upon graduation in 1928, he won two sabres: one as captain of the 1927 football team and one as outstanding athlete of the Academy. Wilson became the assitant backfield coach for Army in 1930; he also coached various football, basketball and track teams during his Army career. Wilson, commanding the 42nd bomber group in the South Pacific, flew 48 combat missions during WWII from March 1943 to December 1944. Among his many WWII decorations, he holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters. Harry Wilson passed away in 1990.
Born in Baltimore in 1907, Thomsen was educated at Baltimore Friends School, graduating in 1926. He then went to Swarthmore College for two years before transferring to St. John's (Md.) College. While at Friends School, Thomsen played football, basketball and lacrosse, winning varsity letters in all three sports. At Swarthmore College, he played two years of football and lacrosse, once scoring 14 goals during a lacrosse game versus Lafayette College. At St. John's College, he also won letters in lacrosse and football and played on the 1928 national championship lacrosse team.After college, Thomsen went on to play four years with the Mt. Washington Club. Taking up coaching as a career, Thomsen coached from 1930-34 at McDonogh School, then on to Gilman School from 1934-45, where besides coaching, he was also Director of Athletics for the last six years. In 1945 Thomsen moved on to the University of Pennsylvania where he coached lacrosse and football until moving to Princeton University. He coached at Princeton from 1951 to 1970, and it was here that his lacrosse teams won two national championships and 10 Ivy League titles. He won national championships in 1951 and 1953. Thomsen was named Coach-of-the-Year by the USILA in 1967, and he coached the South team in the annual collegiate North-South game in 1950. In addition to his coaching accolades, Thomsen served an active lacrosse official for 16 years and served several terms as president of the Officials Association. He held various positions on many committees for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and was a former president of the United States Lacrosse Coaches' Association. Ferris Thomsen passed away in 1994.
Stranahan was born in 1906 in Oneonta, N.Y., and he was educated at Cherry Valley High School, 1923-26, then on to Union (N.Y.) College, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1930. He received his Master's degree from New York University in 1937. Stranahan was a fine all-around athlete both in school and college winning letters in football, basketball and baseball in high school, and football, track and lacrosse at Union. Stranahan was an outstanding midfielder at Union where he played on the 1929 Intercollegiate National Champion team.After college Stranahan continued his athletic career by playing club football and lacrosse for many years in the New York area and also played in the short lived Professional Box Lacrosse League for both the New York Yankees and Toronto. In addition to officiating high school, college and club lacrosse, Stranahan was a multiple sport coach (lacrosse 1935-55), physical education teacher, and director of athletics at Manhasset High School on Long Island. He was editor of the Metropolitan and Long Island Scholastic Lacrosse Association Annual Report for four years and spent 12 years as a member of the USILA development committee. A sergeant in the 101st Infantry, Stranahan served his country overseas with great distinction from 1942-45. Jay married Erma Bethel, May 26, 1933, and they had one son, John L. Stranahan. Jay Stranahan passed away in 1999.
Billing, United States Naval Academy Class of 1925, became the first Navy player to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Billing began his lacrosse career at Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn from 1914-18. After completing high school, Billing attended Princeton University from 1919-21 and the U.S. Naval Academy from 1921-25.Billing was selected as a first team All-American for the position of close attack in 1923, 1924, and 1925. Billing was one of the greatest dodgers of all time and a fine stick-handler in the days when stick-work did not have the universal perfection it has today. In addition to playing lacrosse, Billing played football, hockey and tennis. In his graduation year at the Academy, he received a letter of Commendation and was awarded the coveted Thompson Cup for his athletic ability.Billing participated as a lacrosse player for 21 years, starring for the Crescent Athletic Club and Montclair Athletic Club lacrosse teams after his Academy years. He coached for two years and officiated for five. Billing was active in promoting lacrosse among prep schools in New Jersey.Billing was a commander in the Naval Reserve from 1941-46 and received area and combat ribbons. Toward the close of World War II, he was recalled to the Naval Academy as the Officer Representative for Lacrosse. Fred Billing passed away in 1970.
Born in Buffalo, New York in 1904, Henry Ford attended Port Allegheny (Pa.) High School and then graduated from Swarthmore College in 1927. He then earned a Master's degree in education at Temple University.After graduating, Hank started teaching and coaching as a profession. His coaching started by helping Tom Strobhar at Swarthmore College for two years; then on to the University of Pennsylvania as freshman coach until 1934. When he returned to Swarthmore in 1935, he assisted Avery Blake until the 1943 season. He again returned to Swarthmore as assistant coach in 1959 and then in 1960 he went to the University of Pennsylvania as freshman coach. In 1946, Hank started lacrosse at Lower Merion High school where he was head coach through the 1958 season, and produced many fine teams and players. In 1931, Hank started, coached, and equipped a boys' lacrosse club in Chester, Pennsylvania that continued to play through 1945. In 1945, he started and coached a boys' lacrosse club in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, and in 1958 organized and coached a girls' lacrosse club.Hank had never played lacrosse before coming to Swarthmore College, and while there, became an outstanding midfielder on some of Swarthmore's best teams. He continued to play lacrosse after graduating at the Penn Athletic Club. As a member of the box lacrosse team at Swarthmore, Hank was an outstanding center for many years. He refereed for a period of fifteen years and was district chief referee in the Pennsylvania area and a member of the Development Committee for lacrosse for many years.Hank's whole life was devoted to teaching and working with children, and besides his many ventures in lacrosse, he was a social studies teacher for many years. He was a counselor at a boys' camp for twenty-three summers, and a playground supervisor for ten summers. He was a past president of the Teachers' Association and a leader in the community. Hank Ford passed away in 1986.
Meistrell, better known as Tots, was educated in Brooklyn and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1919 where he helped organize the school's first lacrosse team in 1916. He was captain of the 1919 team. In 1920, Tots went on to Rutgers University and played on the varsity football team as a freshman. His outstanding ability gave him the opportunity to reorganize lacrosse at Rutgers by setting up a team and coaching.In 1921 Tots transferred to Princeton University, where he organized, assisted in coaching and arranged a schedule of games. This was the first lacrosse team at Princeton since 1883. In 1958, "The Tots Meistrell Bowl" was awarded to the winner of the annual Rutgers-Princeton lacrosse game for the first time.After leaving Princeton, Tots played for the Crescent Athletic Club, helped organize and coach the squadron "C" Cavalry team, and played in many club games including the Olympic trials in 1932. Tots was one of the original organizers of the Metropolitan Lacrosse Association and was its first president. He officiated for ten years, coached for eight and was an active player over a period of nineteen years. After his college life at Princeton , Tots went on to get a law degree from St. John's University in Brooklyn, New York.Tots' main occupations were as a real estate broker, and owner and director of the Great Neck Dog Training Center, a world renowned dog training school. Tots has written and published many articles and books on the subject of dog training. Tots Meistrell passed away in 1963.
Morrill was born in Baltimore in 1903 and attended Baltimore City College, graduating in 1921. He attended Johns Hopkins University, receiving an BA degree in 1925, MA degree in 1927, and a Ph.D. degree in 1929. Kelso became an associate professor of mathematics in 1950 and was appointed to be dean of students in 1959 - a position he held until his retirement in 1967. At Hopkins, he won four letters in lacrosse. The 1925 team won the silver medal and the 1926 and 1927 teams were both national champions. After finishing his college career, he played for the Mt. Washington Club and the Baltimore Olympic Club, and started his coaching at the old Marstons School. He also coached at Park School and Towson High School before becoming affiliated with the coaching staff at Johns Hopkins. The 1932, 1933, 1934, 1941 and 1950 teams were national champions.Kelso was one of the most active members of the USILA in the history of the association. He coached for a period of 25 years, officiated for 10 years, and served as president of the Southern Lacrosse Officials Association for one year. He had been chairman of the following committees of USILA: All-American Committee, 1956-58; Coach of the Year Committee, 1960-81; Championship Committee, 1960-62; Film Committee. He was a member of the Executive Board of the USILA and also a member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. He served on the Rules Committee on several occasions. At the time of his death, Kelso was chairman of the Championship Awards Committee, a position that he had held since 1960. He has coached several all-star prep school teams and has served as head coach of the North-South Game.Kelso has directed two educational films, "How to Play Lacrosse", and "Fouls of Lacrosse." He participated in making "File 7," a television picture on Hopkins lacrosse. In 1953 he received the trophy awarded to the man who had done the most for lacrosse. He has also received the Kelly Post Award for the Baltimore Citizen who has contributed a great deal to lacrosse over the years. He is the author of a book called ""Lacrosse"", which was published by the Barnes Company in 1951. Kelso Morrill passed away in 1968.
Victor Ross was educated in the Bridgeport, Connecticut school system and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1918. He went to Syracuse University for engineering, and in 1922, on to the Syracuse Law School receiving his LLB degree in 1924. While at Syracuse, Vic played on both the soccer and lacrosse teams, and was awarded All-America honors for two years (1922 and 1923). Vic continued to play lacrosse after graduation with the New Rochelle Lacrosse Team and the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, and also did a great deal of officiating over a period of 26 years. He coached for two years at Syracuse and at Brooklyn, and was a great help introducing the game at Union, Williams, and Springfield. Vic also helped to organize the Box Lacrosse League.During his twenty years of competition, Vic was an outstanding attackman and was privileged to go to England with the 1923 Syracuse team, which won the International Lacrosse trophy. After graduating from Syracuse, Vic was very active in private law practice.
Turnbull played 20 consecutive years of lacrosse, three for Poly, four for Hopkins, and 13 for the Mt. Washington Club. He played every position on the team with distinction, except goalie. He was a four time All-American.Born in Baltimore in 1903, he attended public schools, including Baltimore Polytechnic, graduating in 1921. He then moved on to Johns Hopkins University, where he received a BE Degree in 1924, followed by a year of graduate work in thermodynamics, mathematics, and engineering. While at Poly, Doug played football and basketball as well as lacrosse and was picked for the All-Scholastic football team of 1920. He was captain of the 1921 Poly lacrosse team. There were only two high school lacrosse teams, Poly and City, and their schedules included some colleges. In Doug's three lacrosse years at Poly, their teams defeated City three out of four games, and the varsity of Penn and Maryland, and tied St. John's. At Hopkins, Doug played football all four years and received All-Maryland selections three years. In 1923 he was awarded the Evening Sun Medal and led the country in place kicking with 6 field goals, 15 points after touchdowns, and was selected on Van Orman's All-Time Hopkins Football Team. Hopkins' football team played Princeton, Cornell, Pittsburgh and others, including Maryland. In lacrosse, Doug made first team All-American as a close attack for four straight years - 1922-25 - and he captained the 1924 and 1925 teams. Hopkins was champion of the Southern Division of the ILA in 1923 and 1924 and in 1924 Doug made Father Bill Schmeisser's Honor Roll of Hopkins Lacrosse Tradition. Doug played against Oxford-Cambridge Onondaga Indians, Mt. Washington and the top colleges. Doug was twice president of ODK leadership fraternity, 1924 and 1925, president of Johns Hopkins Engineers 1948 and 1949, Alumni Trustee 1956-62, and national chairman of Alumni (Homewood) fund raising beginning in 1960.
After college, Doug played 13 more years at the Mt. Washington Club until 1938 and was assistant coach for two years thereafter. Mt. Washington was open champion, 1927 through 1935. Doug captained the 1930 team. The club had an ice hockey team and Doug managed it in 1932 and 1933. In 1934 Doug coached lacrosse at Gilman School. Doug did some occasional scouting for Hopkins, Mt. Washington and Army. He infrequently helped Morris Touchstone, coach at Army at his request. Doug was speaker at the 75th anniversary of the USILA, December 14, 1957, and became a director in 1961 of Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation.Doug was employed by the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, 1925-1943, and he joined the Executive Department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company in 1943. He was Chairman of the Locomotive Development Committee, and was a trustee of the Maryland Academy of Sciences. Doug Turnbull passed away in 1996.
Walter Oster Norris, better known as "Kid," attended Friends School in Baltimore where he won letters and was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and tennis. He left Friends in 1923 and entered St. John's College in Annapolis where he was on the football team. Norris left St. John's in 1924 to become a partner in his father's automotive business, R. W. Norris & Sons. It was after leaving St. John's that Norris started his long and illustrious association with the Mt. Washington Club. At that time, Mt.Washington fielded football, baseball and tennis, as well as lacrosse teams. Norris played and starred on all these teams, as a third baseman and a .300 hitter on the baseball team, at quarterback on the football team, and was always high on the club tennis ladder. In spite of all these accomplishments in other sports, he had time to become one of the finest midfielders in the history of lacrosse.Norris played and coached lacrosse at Mt. Washington for 30 years. For the 15 years he played, Mt. Washington won 110 games out of 119 played, and after he started coaching in 1938, Mt. Washington won the Open Championship eight times. In 1937 Norris was a member of an all-star team that toured England and was undefeated. He also was honored as captain of this team for their first game.Although Norris concentrated on lacrosse he did not neglect other forms of athletic endeavor. He played and coached the Mt. Washington Club's men's field hockey team with such success that several members of the team were selected to represent the United States in three Olympiads. In 1940 Norris was a member of the Olympic Selection Committee for field hockey and helped coach this team. He was also very active in badminton, winning the Maryland State Men's Doubles Championship in 1944 with another great lacrosse player, Fred Stieber. In addition Norris enjoyed duck shooting and was very active as a yachtsman during the summers.Norris was a very strong leader and influenced the lives of a great many of the young men with whom he played and also coached. The new Mt. Washington Club is a fitting memorial to one who devoted so much time and effort into making it one of the outstanding influences in the game of lacrosse down through the years. Kid Norris passed away in November, 1958.
Avery Blake attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1925. He went on to Swarthmore College as a member of the Class of 1928. While at Polytechnic Institute, Blake played four years of lacrosse, three years of basketball, and two years of football. At Swarthmore, Avery played one year of football and one year of lacrosse. After leaving Swarthmore and returning to Baltimore, Avery coached at Baltimore Poly from 1927-30. While coaching at Poly, Avery played for three years with the Mt. Washington lacrosse club and also for the professional box team from 1931-55. He join the physical education department at Swarthmore College in 1931, where he coached lacrosse and assisted in football until he joined the staff at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. Avery's record at Poly was three championship scholastic teams in his three years of coaching there. At Swarthmore, he won the Penn-Delaware Championship for 13 years, and in 1953, he won the USILA "B" Championship. His coaching also included the All-American Team which went to England in 1937. He coached three North-South squads during his tenure at Swarthmore. Avery's coaching record at Penn since 1960 has found him winning two Penn-Delaware Championships and two championships of the USILA Mid-Atlantic Division. Avery has been extremely active in all phases of lacrosse and has served on the following committees and associations: Publicity Advisor - Rules Committee; Advisory All-American Committees since 1939; Executive Board of the USILA - 1947-1948 and 1957; Executive Board of the USCLA for many years; President and Vice President of the USCLA from 1944 to 1947; also Vice President USILA -1958 until 1961 when he was elected president of the USILA.Avery was the founder and president for several years of the Penn Lacrosse Coaches Association, later changed to the Penn-Del Association. He helped organize, played and reffereed in the old Sunday Lacrosse League in Baltimore. Avery promoted three clinics at Swarthmore College and coached at the Florida Forum for one year.
Fitch was educated at the Bulkley School in New London, Connecticut from 1916 to 1920, going from there to the School of Forestry at Syracuse University where he was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in 1924. At Syracuse, Fred played on the lacrosse team from 1921-24. He had the unique experience of playing on two championship teams - 1922 and 1924. In 1923, he played on a touring Syracuse team that travelled to England where they won 6-3. Fred was awarded first team All-America honors in 1924. After college, Fred played with the Syracuse Crescents, the Brooklyn Cresents, and also for the Montclair Athletic Club. He organized teams to play the Onondaga Indians for several years at Cortland, New York. At one time, Fred played on a team that beat the University of Toronto in Syracuse in the evening, took a train to Montreal and won another game the next morning - thus beating two teams froma foriegn country in less than twenty-four hours. Fred's coaching career dated from 1926 to 1950 where he developed many fine teams at Rutgers University. Not only were these teams known for their hard play but their extreme sportsmanship as well. Fred has coached two North All Star Teams in the annual North-South teams.Fred was extremely active on the All-American committees, being the chairman from 1945 to 1951, and a member from 1960-1962. He was president of the Coaches Committee of the USILA in 1946. He published several reports on All-American selections and other important writings. When Fred left coaching at Rutgers, he was presented with a trophy in memory of his 24 years of service. The engraving on it truly expresses the integrity and lifelong dedication of this man. Fred started out in the business world in 1926 as a sporting goods salesman. After that, he began teaching at the Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey. After six years of government work, he became the assistant superintendent of the New Jersey State Home for Boys at Jamesburg. He then moved to several different schools, but lacrosse was his favorite line of work. Fred Fitch passed away in 1989.
Bill Harkness was born in 1888, in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to Canada with his family late in the 19th century. Bill was educated in the public schools of Ottawa and went to the American Correspondence School from 1910-14. While in Canada, Bill's business was with the heating, plumbing and ventilation business, and from 1921-43, he ran the Harkness Brothers business in Glen Falls, New York. From 1945 to 1955, Bill lived in Miami, Florida, and from 1955 through 1961, he was superintendent of the Home Farms in Johnsonville, New York.Bill had quite an athletic career as a player in both lacrosse and hockey. In 1908, he played for the Ottawa Stars Junior Champions; in 1909 to 1910 with the Ottawa Shamrocks City League Champions; in 1913 with the Ottawa Nationals and from 1912 to 1918 with the Ottawa Capitals Professional-National Lacrosse Union. All these were outstanding lacrosse teams. In hockey, his playing career was as follows: 1908-1910 - Ottawa New Edinburgs; 1911-1912 - Ottawa Nationale; 1913-1917 Ottawa Emmetts, and later was manager and player for the Glens Falls New York Club from 1930-1933. Bill's coaching history is as follows: 1929-1940 - lacrosse and hockey coach at Union College; 1945-1948 - coached the RPI lacrosse team which played in London, England in 1948 and was undefeated. In 1951-1962, he coached the RPI freshman hockey team and then moved to Yale in the spring to coach the Yale freshman lacrosse team for the same number of years. He was coaching the Cornell freshman hockey team at the time of his death.
Bill also did some officiating - both in amateur clubs and college games - from 1932 through 1940. He wrote several short articles on coaching and playing hints. He also did a great deal of missionary work to get lacrosse started in Florida while he was living there in the late 40's and early 50's. In 1936, Bill was an assistant coach with the All-American Team which played a series with Canada and he assisted Joe Lally, the great Canadian, in all of these arrangements. Bill helped run the North-South game in Troy, New York, and also the RPI and Yale tours of England and Scotland.In June 1915, Bill married Anna G. MacDonald. They had two sons who were extremely active in athletics - William A. R. Harkness, born in 1918, who became head coach of lacrosse at Yale University and director of intercollegiate athletics, and Nevin D. (Ned) Harkness, born in 1919, who coached lacrosse as well as hockey for many years at RPI. Ned Harkness was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001, making Bill and Ned one of several father/son inductees. Bill "Pop" Harkness passed away in 1965.
The following is an excerpt from The Lacrosse Story by Alexander M. Weyand and Milton R. Roberts concerning Bill Maddren. "Now we come to Johns Hopkins' phenomenal rise to college lacrosse supremacy, which converted sedate Baltimore into a seething hotbed of lacrosse enthusiasm, the like of which had never been seen elsewhere in the United States. That state of affairs was due largely to the efforts of William H. Maddren, who became interested in the sport through peculiar circumstances. His father, who was a doctor in Brooklyn, New York, had as a patient John Flannery. After each game in which he played, Flannery would visit Dr. Maddren to have his wounds dressed. He became a great hero to young Maddren who, upon Flannery's advice, engaged in the sport while attending Brooklyn Polytechnic in 1892. Later Maddren played with the Crescents, and matriculated at Johns Hopkins in order to study medicine. Although only a freshman, he was elected captain and appointed coach in 1897. Dr. Maddren recieved a BS degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1896 and did graduate work at Johns Hopkins. He received his M.D. degree from Hopkins in 1901. He played lacrosse on the outstanding Hopkins teams of 1897 to 1901 and is a member of the Hopkins All-Time Lacrosse Team.
Gard Mallonee was born in 1903 in Baltimore and he was educated at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1922. He continued his education at Johns Hopkins University, gaining a BS in civil engineering in 1928 and a master's degree in education in 1946.While at Poly, Gardner was extremely active in all phases of the athletic program, playing football, lacrosse and basketball. Upon entering Hopkins, he played on the university team in 1926, 1927, 1928, gaining All-American lacrosse honors in 1928. He played on the U.S. Olympic Lacrosse Team in 1928, on the Crescent AC of New York in 1929 and then on to the Johns Hopkins Olympic Club Team from 1930-32. Gard's athletic achievements at Hopkins were as outstanding in football as in lacrosse. He played four years of varsity football, was captain of the 1926-27 team, received All-Maryland honors in 1926 and 1927 and was an All-American honorable mention on the team picked by the New York Sun. After graduating, he played basketball for the Championship Arundel Boat Club Team from 1931 through 1934.
After graduating from Hopkins, Gard worked for two years as an engineer with the New York Central Railroad before joining the faculty of the Park School in Baltimore where he taught mathematics from 1929 to 1935. While teaching there, he was assistant football and lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins. In 1935, Gard moved to Hopkins as a teacher of P.E. and also coached, moving up to be the business manager of athletics and on to the directorship of athletics. Gard left Hopkins in 1949 and became a teacher and coach at Forest Park (Md.) High School. During Gard's many years of teaching and athletic work, he was extremely active in the lacrosse associations, being an officer, vice president and president of the USILA. He was group chairman of the North/South game for many years and did much to promote this annual affair during the early years of its inception. Gard wrote several outstanding articles on lacrosse for the Lacrosse Guide, namely, "Lacrosse Defense" "Position of the Goal" and "Zone Defense." Gard is a member of the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team, and in 1994, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame.Gardner was married in 1932 to Esther Felter and they had six children - four girls and two boys. His son, Steve "Lucky" Mallonee, was an All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins in the 1960s. Gard Mallonee passed away in 1980.
William "Dinty" Moore was born in Baltimore in 1900 and attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1919. He went to Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 1923 with an BA degree. He was later awarded an Honorary D.Sc. Degree from Curry College in Boston in 1940. While in college, Dinty played lacrosse until injured in 1922, but later played for the L'Hirondelle Lacrosse Club from 1924-28 and captained the championship club team in 1928. Also played in the Sunday Lacrosse League in 1929 and 1930. After graduating from Hopkins, Dinty joined the staff of the Baltimore American Newspaper and then became the provost of Johns Hopkins University from 1924-26. He was assistant president of St. John's College from 1926-28; co-headmaster of the Marston's School, 1928-29; president of the Maryland College for Women, 1928-52, and in 1952 became the director of the College Manor Geriatric Institution.
Dinty's lacrosse coaching experience was quite varied and extremely successful. He coached for 32 years, first at St. John's College from 1927-35 and then at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1936-58. His teams won 232 games and lost only 57. He had 8 undefeated teams - '29-'31-'35-'38-'45-'46-'49-'54, and 2 additional national championship teams in 1930 ands 1943. At the time,this was the greatest number of championships ever won by one single coach. Representing the U.S. in 1931. Dinty coached St. John's College to a series win over Canada. He coached an All-American team in 1936 which toured Western Canada. He coached the South All-Star team to a 14-14 tie in 1946 and a 13-11 win in 1949. Dinty has written quite a few articles on lacrosse and was the founder of the Lacrosse Newsletter and published it for three years. Some of his other articles were published in Menke's Sport Guide, the Navy Manual, the Christian Science Monitor, and two pamphlets called "Lacrosse Techniques" and "How to Play Lacrosse" and from 1937 through 1946, he had many articles in our Lacrosse Guide.
His committee record with the USILA and the ISLCA consists of the following: Executive Committee of the USILA in 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1959 and 1960; vice-president of the USLCA the first year it was organized; president the second year, and a member of the Executive Committee every year through 1958; member of the All-American Committee from 1938 through 1949 and again in 1960; chairman of the All-American Committee 1961-1962; member of the Development Committee for nine years; member of the All-American Reunion Committee in 1958; Promotion Committee Chairman 1936 through 1938; Guide Committee 1938 through 1941; Rules Committee - 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1956 through 1958; Chairman of the Archives Committee in 1954; Chairman of the committee which established the Turnbull Trophy. The Moore Trophy was awarded to the winner of one of the divisions of the USILA. In 1961, he had a Chair dedicated in the Navy Marine Memorial Stadium and was awarded a plaque from the American Legion (Markland Kelly Post)in 1962. In 1961, Dinty founded the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., and was elected its first president. He held this position for ten years. The Lacrosse Foundation was the forerunner of US Lacrosse. Dinty Moore passed away in 1987.
Stuart was born in 1896 in Baltimore and he was educated at the Baltimore City College from 1909-13. He entered Johns Hopkins University in 1913, graduating with a BS degree in Engineering in 1917. Eddie played lacrosse during his entire time at City College and during his four years at Hopkins. After graduating from Hopkins, he played lacrosse at the Mt. Washington Club from 1919-1925. When he moved to the New York area, he played for the Crescent A.C. in 1926 and 1927. Eddie also played football and was active in track at City College and at Johns Hopkins. Eddie assisted in coaching lacrosse both at Harvard and at M.I.T. while living in the Boston area and also referred for two years. Eddie was active in the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and served as vice-president of the USILA and was also on the Rules Committee and the Referees' Committee. He helped to promote lacrosse in the New England area and was deeply interested in this sport from childhood.Professionally, Eddie worked for the Standard Oil Company for two years and then joined the Black and Decker Manufacturing Company of Baltimore and New York, where he became Eastern Division Sales Manager, and then became their Southern Sales Supervisor. He was also Commissioner of Police and President of the Golden Beach, Miami, Florida Town Council.One of the highest honors Eddie received was the Baltimore Evening Sun's annual Athletic Medal for outstanding athletic recognition in 1925. During World War I, Eddie achieved the rank of captain in the Engineers Corp and saw two years of overseas combat duty. Eddie Stuart was one of the finest goalies that ever played, and with his great interest in lacrosse in many of its fields, he is well deserving of this highest honor, election to the Hall of Fame. Eddie Stuart passed away in 1987.
Conrad, or "Suds", did not play lacrosse until his college days at Rutgers, where he played on the 1921 team. Then moving on to Priceton, he played on the varsity squad from 1922-24. The 1924 team was the big three champion. After graduating from Princeton, Suds played on the Cresent Athletic Club team from 1925-32, during which years the Crescent Club won several open championships. Officiating was a large part of Suds life, and he was one of the leading officials from 1932-1954. In 1955, he received a certificate from the USCLA for his able and loyal service to the game of lacrosse. In 1948 he was awarded the USILA award for the person who has done the most for lacrosse.Suds wrote several articles on lacrosse which were published in the lacrosse guides. The many offices that he has held in the Lacrosse Foundation include: secretary-treasurer from 1943-1945; second vice-president and secreatry-treasurer from 1946-1947; first vice president and secretary-treasurer from 1948-1949; and president of the USILA in 1950-1951. Suds was also chairman of the North-South game committee for three or four different occasions. Suds Sutherland passed away in 1961.
The following is an excerpt from a letter from Waldemar H. Fries concerning Sars, whom he knew well. "He [Sars] was one of several Canadian hockey and lacrosse players who came to Brooklyn before the turn of the century from Canada. It is even possible that some encouragement was offered these players by the club. He was both an outstanding hockey and lacrosse player - small, very fast, and agile. On the lacrosse team he played "In Home". When college teams played against the Crescent team in lacrosse, Sars would always coach his opponent, telling him the proper way to cover. He was among the last of the original Canadians to play. He refereed the Cornell-Harvard lacrosse game played at Cambridge in 1910. He was an architect by profession. He used to go to Lake Placid, where I understood that he designed several houses or buildings in that town." Sars was a truly great lacrosse player and not to mention an all around superb athlete. For all that he has done for the game, lacrosse now repays him with its highest honor.
Lydecker attended Nyack High School, and then went on to Syracuse University, where he graduated with a law degree in 1922. While at Syracuse, Irv played lacrosse in the years 1920, 1921, and 1922, captaining the 1922 team which won the Intercollegiate Championship and he was named All-American that year. In 1923, Irv went to Europe and played against Oxford and Cambridge and other universities. The team won the International Lacrosse Cup. Irv stayed with the Crescent Club and was an active player through 1934. Besides Irv's lacrosse activities, he was also captain of his basketball, football and baseball teams at the Nyack High School during his senior year. In 1925 and 1926, Irv was the coach of the Harvard University lacrosse team.Irv officiated in many intercollegiate games from 1927 through 1933. He was extremely active in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), serving on many different committees and was president in 1932. From 1935-39, Irv went back to coaching at the White Plains (N.Y.) High School. Irv's entire professional life was spent in the legal field. He was a clerk in a law office in New York from 1922-25. In 1925, he opened his own law office in White Plains. During World War I, Irv enlisted in the United States Air Force and was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1918. Irv Lydecker passed away in 1964.
Leon "Chief" Miller was born in 1895 in Cherokee, North Carolina and attended Cherokee Indian School from 1905-09, progressing to the Carlisle Indian School, which he attended from 1910-16, receiving an M.E. degree in 1916. While at Carlisle, Leon played lacrosse for four years, was also a member of the varsity track squad for four years, and a varsity football player for three years. Leon became head coach of lacrosse at CCNY in 1932 and continued in this capacity until the 1960 season. During his tenure at CCNY, Leon was assistant football coach for three years and became head coach for two years. Leon became an associate professor of health and physical education while at CCNY. Between his graduation from Carlisle and his joining the staff at CCNY, Leon worked as an engineer at the Ford Motor Company in Michigan. Leon did quite a bit of lacrosse officiating from 1919 to 1929. Some of his other lacrosse achievements have been many articles for the New York papers and several syndicated features. For several years, he was the assistant editor of the Intercollegiate Guide. He played lacrosse for the New York Lacrosse Club and had been an outstanding figure in the game for many years. Chief Miller passed away in 1961.
Paige was born in 1908 in Ogdensburg, New York and attended Ogdensburg Free Academy, graduating in 1926. Moving on to Colgate University, John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930. While at Colgate, he played basketball and football as well as lacrosse, but lacrosse was his main love and he played on the team from 1927-1930, making the All-American team in 1930. John was field captain of the All-American team, which played a series of games that year with the Canadian champions in Toronto. After leaving Colgate, he continued playing at the Crescent Athletic Club and was captain of the 1938 team. He also played in the Olympic Trial games in the 1932 and 1936 seasons. John spent his entire career in the telephone business. He held various positions with the New York Telephone Company, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and the Wisconsin Telephone Company, of which he became vice-president of public relations and merchandising. During the many years that John spent with the New York Telephone Company and lived in the East, he was extremely active in all phases of lacrosse. He held all of the offices of the USILA, starting with secretary and ending with president, and was a member of the Executive Committee for many years until he moved West in 1948. Perhaps, what everyone will remember most in John's career in lacrosse administration was his significant role in starting the North/South All-Star Game just before World War II. John, along with several lacrosse figures, created and developed this game into what it became today. John was married in 1935 to Lois Ferguson and they had five children - Joan, Margaret, William F., Elisabeth, and John H. Jr.
Scott was educated through the school in Toronto and then on to Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto, attending there from 1908 until 1912. Herb played for Riverdale and St. Simon's Lacrosse Club of Toronto. These teams won provincial and Eastern Canada honors in various years from 1912 to 1922. In 1922, Herb joined the Crescent Athletic Club in Brooklyn where he was an outstanding player for ten years. During his youth in Canada, Herb played a great deal of hockey as well as lacrosse. Herb coached the Crescent Athletic Club from 1928 to 1932 when they has some of their outstanding teams. Herb also played in England with the Canadian Army Team against many English teams during World War I, where he was stationed, serving in the Canadian Field Artillery. Herb spent sixteen years officiating intercollegiate lacrosse in this country from 1924 to 1940, and was active in all phases of intercollegiate programs. Herb Scott passed away in 1981.
Touchstone played on the Mt. Washington Club team under Coach Bill Schmeisser and conducted the Mt. Washington Summer Camp from 1920-1923. In 1924, Touchstone moved to Yale to coach varsity lacrosse, soccer and freshman gymnastics.In 1928, he became the head varsity lacrosse coach at the United States Military Academy. He coached there until his death in 1957. Compiling a record of 214-73-8 while at West Point, Touchstone's teams won the national championship in 1944 and shared the titles in 1945 with Navy and 1951 with Princeton. Touchstone was the first chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, 1954-1957; first president of the Lacrosse Coaches Association, 1953-1955; member of the Rules Committee, 1934-1937; member of the All-American Committee, 1939-1950; member of the Executive Board 1939-1940; member of the Publicity Committee, 1943-1944; member of the NCAA Lacrosse Rules Committee, 1946; and advisor to the All-American Committee 1951-1957. The Touchstone Memorial Award, established in 1958 and presented annually to the "Coach of the Year" honors his name. Morris Touchstone passed away in 1957.
Cyril D. "Darb" Brower was born in 1898, in Woodmere, N.Y. After being educated at Woodmere High School from 1912 to 1916, Darb matriculated to New York University. In 1919, he transferred to Hobart College and was president of his senior class at Hobart, graduating in 1921 with a BS degree. Darb began playing lacrosse at Hobart in 1920, earning varsity letters in 1920 and 1921. He also received varsity letters at Hobart as a member of the football team of 1920, the basketball teams of 1919 and 1920, and the indoor track teams of 1919 and 1920. Darb was also honored as the captain of the 1920 and 1921 track teams. In two years at Hobart, Darb earned seven varsity letters. Throughout college, he earned a total of 14 varsity letters in five sports.After graduating from Hobart, Darb played lacrosse for the Crescent Athletic Club. Known as "Cy" by his teammates, he played for the Crescents from 1922-29 and is considered one of their greatest players. At the same time, he officiated lacrosse and football in the New York metropolitan area. Darb also served on the Advisors Rules Committee of the USILA for many years. He eventually became president of the USILA (1942-1943) and served on its executive board. In 1922, Darb began a career in banking that would extend for 32 years. Most of those years were spent with The Commercial National Bank and Trust Company of New York, where he served as head of the Real Estate Division of the Trust Department and as Head of Purchasing and Real Estate. Darb passed away in 1954, at the age of 55.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Craig E. Taylor entitled "He Saw Sports Come In" about William Davis. "Bill Davis was born in Woburn, Mass., in 1862. As a young boy, he joined the townsfolk in the pastime of running to fires, often several villages away. He built up wind and stamina in this manner, and it was a source of pride to be able to arrive first on the scene." A varied career took him through an almost countless number of jobs, including those of special agent of the United States Employment Service, field representative of the National Manufacturers Association, Secretary of the National Marble Dealers Association for many years and in between, service as a real estate salesman, sports writer, shoe dealers' representative and other posts. In 1884, Bill was touring the British Isles as a member of the All-American team. His memory up until the time of his death held every detail of that experience, as well as many others. He recalled seeing A.G. Spalding as a pitcher for Boston. He was the All Round Champion in Boston and won a medal for "General Excellence." Bill kept newspaper clippings of his and others successes, which, for him, were numerous. Throughout his life, Bill displayed an attitude and charisma about sports that lives on whenever anyone mentions his name. His accomplishments have served to enhance the game of lacrosse when it was still in its infancy, and now lacrosse is honored to pay him back.
Fries was born in 1889 in Brooklyn, New York and was educated at the Adelphi Academy, graduating in 1906. He went to Cornell University where he graduated with a BS degree in agriculture in 1911. He continued his education by attending the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. While at Cornell, Pat played lacrosse for four years and captained the 1911 team. He continued his lacrosse playing at the Crescent Athletic Club and ended up being captain of their team in 1919. Pat started refereeing in the early 1920's, refereed for many years and held the job of chief referee. Pat was one of the officials in the first Army-Navy lacrosse game. Pat coached lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania from 1924 through 1927, and at his ripe old age of 71, was active on the field again helping coach at Brown University. Fries' business life has all been in the banking world, where he was connected with the Commercial Banking and Mortgage, Vice President of Tradesman's National Bank in Philadelphia and later Vice-President and Treasurer of Bankers Bond and Mortgage Corporation of Philadelphia until his retirement in 1955. During World War I, Pat was an aviator and had a fine record. Pat Fries passed away in 1985.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1904, Hawkins attended Boys High School in Brooklyn where he was captain of the lacrosse team and was selected as center on the New York All-Scholastic Team in 1922. He attended Brown University 1922-24 and New York University from 1924-1927. At NYU, he played varsity basketball for three years and varsity lacrosse for two years. In 1925, he was interim lacrosse coach at NYU and in 1927 he was captain of the lacrosse team. From 1927-1936 he played for the Crescent Athletic Club, was captain of the team of 1932 and was coach of the 1935 team. He served on a New York Metropolitan Committee to develop lacrosse teams in New York Colleges. A bond specialist, Hawkins was a securities bond salesman and was past vice-president of Wm. E. Pollock & Co., Inc. of New York. He was on the board of directors of the Dr. Marcus Nadler Scholarship fund and a member of the Bankers Club of America, the Society of Colonial Wars, the U.S. Navy League, the American Finance Association, the N.Y.U. Men's Finance Club (President), and of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.He was one of the best center midfielders of his day, in college or club. He was possessed of blazing speed, great endurance and an accurate shot, as well as being an inspirational leader.
Born in 1886 in Baltimore, Hudgins graduated from Boys' Latin School in 1903 after which he continued his education at Johns Hopkins University, receiving an BA degree in 1905. He took some graduate work at Hopkins in 1906 and then received his LLD degree at the University of Maryland Law School in 1908. He was admitted to practice before the United State Supreme Court in 1927. He continued to practice law as an associate with the firm of Willis and Hudgins, and at the death of Mr. Willis, became associated with the firm of Wyatt and Jones and was with them until his death in 1956.Bill played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins in 1904, 1905 and 1906, and was a member of the championship team of 1906. He was a very outstanding attack man during these years. After graduation, he played lacrosse with the Mt. Washington Club in 1907, 1908 and 1909 and was captain of the 1908 and 1909 teams. Along with other Hopkins men, Bill helped to start lacrosse at the Naval Academy and helped coach the team in its earlier days. His major sport interest was lacrosse and he devoted much time and energy in helping to develop and coach the game. For many years, Bill was active in officiating at many lacrosse games throughout the Maryland area. Besides lacrosse, Bill was a very fine tennis player and did most of his playing at the Baltimore Country Club. Bill served as a first lieutenant in World War I in the Army Air Service. William Hudgins died in 1956, and was inducted posthumously to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Knipp was born in 1895 in Baltimore and attended Baltimore City College, graduating in 1912. He continued his education at Johns Hopkins University and graduated with a BA degree in 1917. John played lacrosse on championship teams at Baltimore City College in 1911 and 1912. He played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins from 1913-17 and captained the 1917 team. Moving to the Mt. Washington Club, John played for three years, 1920, 1925 and 1926, and captained the 1920 team. While at Johns Hopkins, John also played football. In 1915, John played with the Championship University of Toronto team. After his playing days, John coached lacrosse at Mt. Washington and also at Johns Hopkins University. Knipp did some officiating during the early 1920's, but most of his lacrosse work was either as a player or a coach. Other honors that he received in lacrosse are as follows: member of the Bill Schnmeisser's All-Time Hopkins Lacrosse Team, honorary member of the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches' Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.In business, John was a member of the firm of John C. Knipp & Sons of Baltimore, an interior decorating and furnishing company.During World War I, he enlisted as a cadet in the Army Air Service for pilot training, transferred to the Artillery Observation Group, but saw no service because of the Armistice. John Knipp passed away in 1962.
Starzenski was born in 1886 in Clayton, Kansas and he was educated at Hoboken Academy in New Jersey before moving on to Stevens Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1907 with a degree in mechanical engineering. While at Stevens, Vic played on their team from 1903 to 1907, receiving letters and doing an outstanding job. After graduating from Stevens, Vic had many interesting jobs including field engineer for Westinghouse, general superintendent of the gas department of Adirondacks Power Corp., general manager of the Schenectady Power Company, and finally, vice president and general manager of the Hudson Valley Fuel Corporation from 1936 until his retirement in 1945. Besides his regular business activities, Vic was very active in the Chamber of Commerce of Schenectady and was on the original organizing board for the Schenectady Boy Scouts of America. He was a very active member in the Unitarian Church of his community. His military service saw him as a first lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I.Vic's coaching experience started at Union College, where he coached from 1922-28. He then coached at R.P.I. in 1944 and 1945 and at the University of New Mexico in 1946, returning to Union where he finished his coaching career from 1948-50. It is very interesting to note that Vic started lacrosse in all three of the above mentioned colleges. On the side, Vic found time to do quite a bit of officiating from 1923-1950 and served a term on the USILA's rules committee. He is the author of a very fine article on lacrosse, published in "The Stevens Indicator." In 1947, Starzenski was awarded the certificate by the US Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association for the man who had done most for lacrosse in that year. Vic Starzenski passed away in 1974.
Truitt was born in 1891 in Snow Hill, Maryland and graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1910. He attended the University of Maryland, 1910-14, receiving a BS degree. He later received a Master of Science degree in 1921 and a Ph.D. degree at the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1929. While at the University of Maryland, he won his varsity award in both lacrosse and track in 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914. He was captain as well as student coach of the 1914 team. Reggie served as the first official coach at the University of Maryland from 1919 to 1927. Truitt was awarded a special "M" Club Award and citation in 1950 for his coaching career at the University and a special gold lacrosse pendant for coaching the national champion team in the 1920's. Truitt also was very active in the officiating of lacrosse during the 1920's and 30's; some of the most thrilling contests being those between the Mount Washington Club and the Crescent Club, and in the International Series between St. John's College and the Canadians. Dr. Truitt wrote many articles for the press and Sunday features on lacrosse, which were published in the Baltimore papers. Dr. Truitt was very active in bringing two teams from Oxford-Cambridge to play a series of American colleges and had full charge of their schedule and traveling arrangements, including receptions at the White House and the British Embassy. He was very active in the USILA from 1919 into the 1930's and held many prominent offices during this time. During World War I, Dr. Truitt was a pursuit pilot with a commission as 2nd Lieutenant, and was again called on by his country in the World War II where as a dollar-a-year man he received a Navy Commendation for his research on underwater sound. After leaving the coaching field, he was a partner in the George W. Truitt & Company, oyster growers and dealers at Snow Hill, Maryland until 1943. Reggie Truitt passed away in 1990.
Wylie, known as "Cas", was educated at Baltimore City College form 1909 to 1911. He continued his education at the University of Maryland, receiving an LLD. degree in 1914 from the University of Maryland Law School.Cas played lacrosse while at City College for three years, captaining the championship team in his senior year, 1911. Cas organized, played for and captained the Walbrook Athletic Club team in 1912, 1913, and 1914. Transferring to the Mt. Washington Club team, he played in 1915 and 1916 and again from 1920-1927, and captained the Mt. Washington Team in 1922. During his playing days, Cas was known as one of the finest lacrosse players in the country. In 1926, he was the first lacrosse player ever to be awarded the Evening Sun Medal for his outstanding record as a player and his brilliant work throughout the country in serving lacrosse as president of the USILA. Cas was one of the original men to help organize and start lacrosse at the University of Maryland. He officiated from 1922-1936 and was considered one of the best officials in the game. In 1927, Cas made a trip to Europe to arrange for a lacrosse team to participate in the 1928 Olympics at Amsterdam. He was elected vice president of the International Federation of Amateur Lacrosse the same year. His administative duties in lacrosse included being vice president of the USILA in 1925, president in 1926 and 1927, executive board in 1926-1929, and served on the ranking committee from 1928-1930. He served on the Olympic Committee in 1930 and on the play off committee for the Olympics in 1932. Cas Wylie passed away in 1949.
Barnard was born in 1897 in Westfield, N.J. and attended Manual Training High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduating in 1915. He went on to Swarthmore College where he graduated with an AB degree in 1919 and a mechanical engineering degree in 1923. In high school, Barnard played football as well as lacrosse, and while at Swarthmore he lettered in lacrosse from 1916-19. After college, Barnard moved on to the Crescent Athletic Club where he played for seven years, from 1920-26, and captained the team for its last three years in 1923, 1925, and 1926. During Barnard's career at the Crescent Athletic Club, the team was always one of the best in the country and much of the credit should be given to Barnard's excellent goal keeping. After moving to Philadelphia, he joined the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club and played with them in 1927 and 1928. He then went on to the Penn Athletic Club of Philadelphia, where he played for six years from 1929-34, and was captain of the 1930 and ‘31 teams. After that, Barnard joined the Montclair (N.J.) Athletic Club and played for this club from 1935-37, and he captained the 1937 team. For eight years, from 1921-28, Barnard was one of the leading lacrosse officials and refereed many games at Cornell, Hobart, Lehigh, New York University, Princeton, Rutgers, Syracuse and Yale. Barnard organized two different teams to play against the Crescent Athletic Club in a three-game series in July in both 1934 and 1935 at the Balsamas Hotel in Dixville Notch, N.H. In 1934, the Trent Athletic Club beat the Crescent Athletic Club two out of three games, and in 1935, the Montclair Athletic Club beat the Crescent Athletic Club two out of three games, and these games will long be remembered by the players and the guests of this famous hostelry. Barnard was a member of the USILA Executive Committee in 1937 and is an honorary life member of the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches' Association.
Born in New York City in 1888, Brisotti graduated from the Towsend Harris Hall in 1906. He took his undergraduate work at the City College of New York and the Engineering School at New York University, 1908-1911, and later took graduate courses in the New York University School of Education. While in high school, Brisotti played football, lacrosse, and ran on the track team, winning awards in all sports. In college, he continued his work in football, track, and lacrosse, winning many awards during his college days. After leaving college, Brisotti played on several different club teams scattered throughout the New York area and continued playing until the 1942 season. He coached at the following institutions: Stevens Institute, 1918-1920, at which time Stevens was twice the Northern Champion. He moved to Rutgers University in 1921 and was their first coach of lacrosse and coached there through 1925. Then to New York University where he coached from 1926-1933. Then out of college coaching for fifteen years, but very active in coaching the different boys' clubs in the New York area, and in the box lacrosse leagues that were active during this period of time. Back into college coaching in 1949, he was the first coach at Hofstra College and in the same year, he became the first coach at Post College.
Brisotti's officiating history included 26 years, from 1926-1951. He was also extremely active writing articles and lecturing on the game throughout his entire career. In 1934, Al was one of the founders of the Long Island Lacrosse Association and president of this group from 1935-1953. Also, a founder and past president of the Metropolitan Sunday Lacrosse League. He is well noted for being editor of the Lacrosse Guide for over two decades. Besides all of Al's work in the sports field, he was extremely active working for the New York Central Railroad, the New York State Public Service and the New York City Fire Department before moving into the educational field in 1925, where he was extremely active as a teacher and administrator and Dean of Boys until his retirement in 1958. Al Brisotti, Sr. passed away in 1964.
Carlton P. Collins, or Collie, attended Boys High School in Brooklyn, New York, from 1908 to 1911. He was an active member of both the football and lacrosse teams, the latter of which won the PSAL championship in New York City. Collie graduated from St. Paul's School in Garden City in 1911 where he played on an undefeated football team and would have played lacrosse had there been an organized team. Collie ventured to Cornell University in 1912, where he captained the freshman football team to an undefeated season. With no freshman lacrosse available, Collie had to wait until his sophmore year to earn a letter in lacrosse. He acheived letters in both football and lacrosse in 1914 and 1915. In 1914 and 1916, the lacrosse team won the Northern Division championship, with Collie being the captain of the 1916 team. In 1915, the football team won the National Collegiate championship. After graduating, Collie joined the Crescent Athletic Club Lacrosse team in Brooklyn. He was recognized as one of the most talented lacrosse players of his day and played for the Crescents from 1920-1929. He began officiating in 1922, and did not hang up his whistle until 1942. In 1932, he organized, financed and coached the lacrosse team at Stamford (Conn.) High School. He became president of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 1925 and remained on the executive committee until 1928. It was in the year that Collie was made chairman of the Rules Committee, where he remained until 1941. During his term as chairman, many drastic rule changes were made, including reducing the number of players on each team from 12 to 10. Collie's loyalty and dedication for the sport of lacrosse is unique in that it spans five decades as a player, coach, official, founder, president and committee chairman of the USILA.
Abercrombie was educated at the public schools in Baltimore and entered Johns Hopkins University in the fall of 1897 after graduating from the Baltimore City College. He earned his AB degree from Johns Hopkins in 1901 and his M.D. degree in 1905. The first lacrosse game he ever played in was in 1896, between the Maryland Athletic Club and the Crescent Athletic Club. As a freshman at Hopkins in 1898, he played on the school's second championship team. He then served as captain on the championship teams in 1899 and 1900, and he also played on the 1902 championship team coached by William Schmeisser. Abercrombie was known throughout his career as one of the greatest centers of all-time, and was especially noted for his face-off ability. In addition to being both a coach and player at Hopkins, Abercrombie organized the first Mt. Washington team in 1904. He wrote the first illustrated article on how to play lacrosse, published in 1904 by the B. Appleton Company. He also edited Schmeisser's book entitled "How to Play Lacrosse." Abercrombie was also instrumental in introducing lacrosse at the Naval Academy. Abercrombie is credited with two other innovations in the game - the lacrosse net and the shorter handled stick used by atatckmen. Additionally, he was the first chairman of the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, served as its president for two years, and was responsible for the revision of the rules in 1901. Dr. Abercrombie's records in medicine in the different hospitals in Baltimore, both as a teacher and as a physician, are legendary. His lacrosse accomplishments on and off the field were perhaps even greater. Dr. Abercrombie is a member of the all-time Johns Hopkins team. Dr. Abercrombie passed away in 1963.
Kirkpatrick was born in Granite, Maryland in 1901 and graduated from Baltimore City College in 1919. He received his BA degree from St. John's (Md.) College in 1923 and his L.L.B. from the University of Baltimore in 1932. While at City College, he played lacrosse, track and football - gaining letters in all sports. Moving to St. Johns, he participated in both football and lacrosse and was captain of the football team, and an All-Maryland football player. After leaving St. John's, he played for the Mt. Washington Club in 1924, 1925 and 1928 and the L'Hirondelle Club in 1926-27, captaining their team in 1926. Andy's first job in athletic work after graduating from St. John's was to coach football at the Boy's Latin School from 1923-25. He then coached lacrosse at Baltimore City College in 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928 and then on to the Donaldson School where he coached lacrosse in 1929. Andy officiated at both lacrosse and football from 1927 through 1939 and was one of the leading officials in both sports. He was chief referee for the Maryland-Virginia district in 1943-49 and again from 1950-53. In 1954, he became Commissioner of the Southern Officials Association. He also served on the All-American Selection Committee and was a Past-President of the Baltimore Lacrosse League. Besides all of his interest in work in the athletic field, Andy was a very excellent sports reporter for the Baltimore News Post from 1924 through 1934, and was a columnist for the Sunday American from 1925 through 1955. He also was State Editor and News Editor from 1934 through 1952, and Editor of the Baltimore Sunday American from 1952 through 1955. In the many years that Andy was active in the lacrosse world, he published many articles on lacrosse, especially in the Lacrosse Guide, and after his untimely death, the 1956 Lacrosse Guide was dedicated to him. The Alumni Association of the Baltimore City College established a memorial trophy in his name. This trophy is one of the prized awards among the scholastic players in Baltimore. Andy Kirkpatrick passed away in 1955.
Cox was born in 1883 in Londonderry, Nova Scotia, and graduated from Bellows Falls High School in Vermont in 1900. He attended Acadia University, earning an AB Degree in 1903, and then graduated Harvard University with an SB Degree in Landscape Architecture in 1908. While at Harvard, Laurie played goalie for the freshman team in 1905 and the varsity lacrosse team in 1906-08, winning varsity letters in '07 and '08. Harvard won the title of the Northern Division of the Old Lacrosse League in 1908 after beating Cornell in a game which went to seven overtime periods. Laurie played goal, point, second defense and second attack during his playing days and was known as a great stick handler. While playing lacrosse at Harvard his senior year Laurie was also manager of the team and even at that early date showed his great promotional possibilities by working on other schools to start lacrosse. He finally arranged a game with Navy in 1908, which Harvard won 4-1. Laurie introduced the game to Syracuse University in 1916 and coached its informal teams in 1916-17, then in 1918 lacrosse was made a minor sport at Syracuse and a major sport in 1920. Laurie continued as head coach until 1931. He was also coach of the All-American teams in International Series in 1930-35-37. During his career as head coach at Syracuse his team compiled undefeated records in 1922 and 1924 and was USILA champion or co-champion in 1920, 1922, 1924 and 1925.
In 1948, Laurie introduced lacrosse to New England College, where he was president and coached their team in 1948-49-50. He left there and upon returning in 1954 coached again in '54-'56-'57. His overall record including Syracuse, New England, and International series read as follows: 189 wins, 65 loses, and 5 ties. Besides Laurie's great coaching career some of his other contributiions to lacrosse have been: officiating many games in his early days, member of the first Rules Committee set up in 1922 and continued on same until 1929, Chairman of International Committee 1922-26-30. Selected All-American Team in 1922 and continued to do so designing and furnishing the certificates until the first official All-American Committee was set up in 1933, on which he served as chairman for many years. He was one of the leading landscape architects in the country, and was professor of landscape engineering and head of the department at Syracuse University from 1915-1947. From 1947-1950 and again from 1952-1956, he was president of New England College. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Parks and an executive and a life member of the board of directors of the National Conference on State Parks. Laurie Cox passed away in 1968.
Marsters graduated from Polytechnic Preparatory School in New York City in 1902. While there, he played basketball and track. He graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1907. He played one year of freshman lacrosse and three years of varsity lacrosse, and was captain for one year. In his sophomore year, he was elected to the Ivy Club, and was elected president of the club in his senior year. When he moved to New England in 1913, he helped to create the Boston Lacrosse Club for the purpose of spreading the game throughout all of New England. For sixteen years, he played point and managed the team. After that period, Charlie coached the team for a number of years, also filling in as advisory coach and and club president. During World War I, Charlie enlisted in the Navy, and after attending officers' training school, was commissioned ensign and stationed at the Naval Flying Station at Pensacola, Florida. During the years 1926 to 1930, his efforts with student groups and athletic directors resulted in the following institutions fielding teams: Brown, M.I.T., Tufts, and New Hampshire. In 1935, he helped form the New England Lacrosse League. For many years, Charlie wrote the New England College article for the NCAA Annual Lacrosse Guide. He held many offices in the USILA, including president (1909-1910, 1917-1918) and vice president (1907-1908). He served on the All-American committee for ten years, and in 1951 he received the USILA Award, given to the person who has done the most for the sport in the given year. Charlie Marsters passed away in 1962.
Miller attended New York University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1888. After attending Columbia University, he earned his Law Degree in 1891. He played lacrosse at New York University and also captained the team when he was an undergraduate there. Cy continued to play the game with the Staten Island Athletic Club Lacrosse team, which he captained to the 1890 championship. From 1895 to 1912, Cy played for the Crescent Athletic Club. Miller held the office of president of the Professional Lacrosse Association. He also was a member of the original Real Estate Board dealing with the extension of the New York Subway System, and a founder of the New York Real Securities Exchange. In 1917 he was appointed a member of the New York State and United States Food Administration Board. Cy was the president of the Boro of Bronx, New York City from 1910 to 1914, as well as being a trustee of New York University. Cy served as an active member of the Executive Committee of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association for many years. Cy Miller passed away in 1956.
Taylor was born in 1887 in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Pratt Institute High School in Brooklyn. He graduated with a civil engineering degree from Cornell in 1910. While at Cornell, he played freshman lacrosse in 1907 and was a varsity lacrosse letterman in 1908, 1909 and 1910. Cornell tied for the lacrosse championship in 1910. Lacrosse was a minor sport then at Cornell but Roy was awarded a varsity letter at the end of his senior year for his outstanding play and leadership. Taylor also played freshman basketball, and was captain of the civil engineering team. After leaving Cornell, Taylor played for the Crescent Athletic Club from 1910 through 1925 and was captain in 1920-21 during which time the Crescent's won the mythical championships - in games played against Illinois A.C. in Chicago before 20,000 fans. Taylor played both midfield and close attack. Taylor's lacrosse life was interrupted during the first World War when he went to France and served as Chief of Tounage Sec., G.I. General Staff, Tours, France and reached the rank of Major of Engineers in the U.S. Army before discharge. During his Army career abroad he was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal, the most coveted France Decoration. Taylor helped coach and start the sport at the Montclair A.C. and at West Point and was fundamental in helping to start lacrosse at Yale University. Taylor started officiating lacrosse when Father Bill Schmeisser appointed officials, and officiated for many years. He was named chief referee in 1925, a position he held for 20 years. Roy spoke on lacrosse at the Wingate Memorial lectures given to the PSAL coaches in New York in 1928-29-30. These lectures were later published under the title "Talks by Great Coaches," which included all sports.
He was secretary, treasurer, vice-president and the president of the USILA and later chairman of the rules committee for many years. He served on the executive board on USILA for 30 years, served on the American Olympic Committee in 1932 and was a leader in developing the USILA into the body it is today. Besides outstanding achievement in lacrosse he has had a most interesting and successful business life. Starting with Ontario Power Co., he advanced to assistant Hydraulic Engineer before leaving in 1915 to join the Munson Steamship line. His work at Munson was interrupted by the war, but upon his return from France, Taylor became assistant to the president of Munson Lines, Vice-President of the Munson Building Corp., Vice-President of the Bahamas Hotel Corp., which position he held until the Munson Line was liquidated in 1940. Roy then joined the Gulf Oil Corp., and remained there until retiring in 1953. Roy Taylor passed away in 1963.
Schmeisser, know as "Father Bill" to Hopkins lacrossemen, was born in Baltimore in 1880. He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1899 and received his BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1902. While a student at Johns Hopkins in 1900, 1901 and 1902, Schmeisser played on the lacrosse team, and in 1902 captained the national collegiate championship team. He played one more year of lacrosse in 1905, when he returned to the university to do graduate work. Following his graduation from law school, Schmeisser became actively interested in the coaching of lacrosse and began by serving as the coach of the Hopkins varsity team. He was also instrumental in the early organization of the Mt. Washington Club team. In 1904 he wrote a book on the coaching of lacrosse, which was the standard textbook for coaches for some 50 years. Schmeisser's interest in coaching lasted until his death in 1941, and throughout the entire time he never received any financial compensation for his work. He worked with the Hopkins varsity during his entire adult life, and helped to introduce lacrosse to many schools, including the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland. He was with the Johns Hopkins team of 1928 that represented the United States in the Amsterdam Olympics, and accompanied an all-star team to England in 1937. He was a long-time participant in the affairs of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, serving at various times on the rules committee, as chief referee and as president. Outside of lacrosse, Schmeisser was very active in civic affairs, and served as a member of the board of directors on the Baltimore Branch of the YMCA for 16 years and was president from 1938-41. Schmeisser also prospered in his own law firm and became and member of the American, Maryland and Baltimore Bar Associations.