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USL Names 24 Hall of Fame Finalists

March 23, 2012    8747 Views

BALTIMORE, March 22, 2010 – US Lacrosse has released the list of 24 finalists on the 2012 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men’s and women’s ballots. From these ballots, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men’s and women’s voting committees will select the 2012 induction class. US Lacrosse will announce the inductees prior to Memorial Day weekend.

The 12 women’s finalists are: Jen Adams, Kelly Amonte Hiller, Quinn Carney, Julie A. Dayton, Missy Foote, Elaine Knobloch, Leslie Blankin Lane, Sarah Nelson, Carin Peterson, Susan Billheimer Phillips, Cindy Timchal, and Maggie Vaughan.

The 12 men’s finalists are: Roy Colsey, Jake Curran, Brian Dougherty, Thomas W. Hall, Jesse Hubbard, Steve Mitchell, Tim Nelson, Robert Shek, Robert V. Schriver, Richard Speckmann, Brian Voelker, and Michael Watson.

Initiated in 1957, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has annually inducted individuals based on outstanding lacrosse achievements and/or contributions. The mission of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of lacrosse to our way of life. The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is housed in the Lacrosse Museum at the US Lacrosse national headquarters in Baltimore, Md.

For more information about the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame criteria and selection process, and to view a full listing of all current Hall of Fame members, please click here.

Brief bios for each of the nominees for the class of 2012 are listed alphabetically below (12 men followed by 12 women):

Roy Colsey – Player
- Two-time All-American at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School (1990, 1991)
- Four-year player at Syracuse University
- Four-time All-American: 1st Team (1993, 1994, 1995); 3rd Team (1992)
- USILA MacLaughlin Award – Midfielder of the Year (1995)
- Two-time NCAA National Champion (1993, 1995)
- Selected for North/South All-Star Game (1995)
- Eight seasons as a player in Major League Lacrosse
- Four-time MLL All-Star and one-time MLL All-Pro 1st Team (2006)
- MVP of MLL Championship Game (2006)
- Member of the US Men’s National Team (2006)
- Inducted to USL’s Hudson Valley Chapter Hall of Fame (2001)

Jake Curran – Contributor/Official
- High school level rating attained in 1964, Syracuse, N.Y. (1964-2004)
- College level rating attained in 1966, New York state (1964-2004)
- International level rating attained in 1974 (1974-2005)
- Officiated NCAA Division I Semifinal (1989), NCAA DI Championship (1978), NCAA DII/DIII Championship (1975-1977) and NCAA DIII Championship (1980)
- Officiated World Championship (1974, 1978), Canadian Championship (1976, 1982), U19 World Championship (1988), European Championship (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004)
- Silver Whistle Award, Central New York (1989)
- Frenchy Julien Award (1997)
- Honorable Life Member, North of England Lacrosse Officials Association (1999)
- Gold Whistle Award, Upstate New York (2002)
- International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) Development Committee Award (2006)
- Founding member of ILF Referees Association, inaugural president
- Inducted into USL’s Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame (1995)

Brian Dougherty - Player
- Two-time All-American at Episcopal (Pa.) Academy High School (1991, 1992)
- Four-year player at the University of Maryland
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (1995 and 1996)
- Two-time winner of USILA Kelly Award – Goalie of the Year (1995, 1996)
- Named Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament (1995)
- Selected for North/South All-Star Game (1996)
- Named to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team
- Nine seasons at player in Major League Lacrosse
- Six-time MLL All-Star (2001-2004, 2006, 2008)
- Three-time MLL Goalie of the Year (2003, 2006, 2007)
- Two-time member of the US Men’s National Team (1998, 2010)
- Inducted to USL’s Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame (2010)

Thomas W. Hall – Coach
- Inaugural head coach, Fayetteville-Manlius, N.Y.; cumulative record: 454-185-1, 75.7 win percentage (1964-1999)
- Four sectional titles, six league titles, two upstate titles and New York state runner-up (1988, 1993)
- USLCA Coach of the Year five times (1969, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1996)
- Section III Man of the Year four times (1983, 1987, 1998, 2006)
- US Lacrosse Secondary School National Man of the Year Award (1987)
- National Federation of High School (NHFS) Outstanding Coach Award, N.Y. (1990, 2000)
- Gerald Carroll Award, National Coach of the Year (1997)
- President, Central New York Lacrosse Coaches Association (1966-1973)
- Onondaga High School League Lacrosse Chairman (1973-1999)
- Area Chairman to USLCA and USL for secondary schools in Central New York (1971-2004)
- New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Lacrosse Coordinator
- First Empire State Games Lacrosse Chairman
- Inaugural president, National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association, served capacity (1978-1988)
· Inducted into USL’s Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame (1993), Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame (2003), NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame (2006) and Cortland College Sports Hall of Fame (2006)

Jesse Hubbard – Player
- High school All-American at St. Alban’s (DC) School (1994)
- Named Washington Post Player of the Year (1994)
- Four-year player at Princeton University
- Three-time All-American: 1st Team (1996, 1998); 2nd Team (1997)
- Three-time National Champion (1996, 1997, 1998)
- Ivy League Player of the Year (1996)
- Princeton’s all-time leader in career goals and goals in a season (1996)
- Five season in National Lacrosse League
- Eight season in Major League Lacrosse
- Six-time MLL All-Star (2001-2006)
- Three-time scoring leader in MLL leading goal scorer (2001-2003)
- Member of U.S. Men’s National Team (1998)
- Inducted to USL’s Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame (2008)

Steve Mitchell – Player
- Four-year defenseman at Johns Hopkins University
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (1987); HM (1986)
- Became first-ever long-stick midfielder named as a 1st Team All-American, prompting a separate spot to be created for that position in subsequent years
- Three-time NCAA Division I National Champion (1984, 1985, 1987)
- Named to All-time JHU Team (1987)
- Two-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team (1990, 1994)
- Named to All-World team (1990)
- Inducted to Johns Hopkins University Athletics Hall of Fame (2004)
- Inducted to USL’s Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2009)

Tim Nelson – Player
- High school All-American at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School (1980, 1981)
- Four-year college player at N.C. State (1982) and Syracuse (1983-1985)
- Three-time All-American: 1st Team (1983, 1984, 1985)
- USILA Turnbull Award – Attackman of the Year (1983, 1984, 1985)
- NCAA National Champion (1983); National Runner-up (1984, 1985)
- Selected to North/South All-Star Game (1985)
- Selected to NCAA Silver Anniversary Team (1995)
- Inducted to USL’s Hudson Valley Chapter Hall of Fame (1994)

Robert Shek - Player
- Four-year college player (Towson University 1988-1991)
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (1991), 2nd Team (1990)
- USILA MacLaughlin Award, Midfielder of the Year (1991)
- NCAA National Championship Runner-up (1991)
- Conference Champions (1989, 1990, 1991)
- NLL Philadelphia Wings (1992-1994); Baltimore Thunder (1995-1999)
- Four seasons as a player in Major League Lacrosse (2000-2003)
- Two-time member of the U.S. Men’s National Team (1994, 1998)
- Inducted into Towson University Hall of Fame (2006)
- Inducted into USL’s Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010)

Robert V. Shriver - Coach
- Head Coach at Boys’ Latin School, Baltimore, Md. (1980-present); cumulative record: 414-114
- Two-time USL Secondary School Man of the Year (2002, 2006)
- Six-time Maryland Scholastic Association/Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Coach of the Year (1985, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2006)
- Two-time Maryland State Lacrosse Coach of the Year (2002, 2006)
- Coached two national championship teams (1997, 2006)
- Coached Inside Lacrosse Best High School Team of the Decade (2006)
- Coached World Champion U.S. U19 national team (2003)
- Inducted into Washington College Hall of Fame (1996)
- Inducted into USL’s Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1998)

Richard Speckmann - Coach
- Nassau Community College head coach (1971-2010); cumulative 477-158-1, 75.1 win percentage
- Twenty National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championships (1971-1976, 1978, 1980, 1982-1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2000-2002, 2008)
- Coached 200 NJCAA All-Americans and 100 NCAA All-Americans
- Nassau Community College assistant coach (1969-1970, 2011-present)
- NJCAA Coach of the Year (1975, 1978, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2008)
- Sportsmanship Award, DIII Officials Association (1995)
- Woodruff Award, excellence in teaching and coaching (2000)
- Inducted into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame (1992),
- Inducted into SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame (2000)
- Inducted into ‘Circle of Pride’ Oceanside High School Hall of Fame (2005)

Brian Voelker - Player
- Four-year college player at Johns Hopkins University (1988-1991)
- Three-time All-American: 1st Team (1991); 3rd Team (1989, 1990)
- Selected to North/South All-Star Game (1991)
- Seven seasons with NLL’s Philadelphia Wings (1992-1998); three-time NLL Champion
- One season with MLL’s Long Island Lizards (2003); MLL Champions
- Two-time member of U.S. Men’s National Team (1994, 1998)
- Named to All-World Team as Best Defenseman (1998)
· Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2010)

Michael Watson - Player
- High school All-American at St. Paul’s (Md.) School (1993)
- Four-year player at University of Virginia
- Three-time All-American: 1st Team (1996, 1997); 2nd Team (1995)
- USILA Turnbull Award – Attackman of the Year (1996)
- All-ACC (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
- Selected to North/South All-Star Game (1997)
- Named ACC Player of the Year (1997)
- Named Most Outstanding Player – NCAA Tournament (1996)
- Three seasons with MLL’s Boston Cannons (2001-2003)
- Member of the U.S. Men’s National Team (1998)
- Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2010)

Women’s Finalists

Jen Adams - Player
- Four-year player at University of Maryland (1998-2001)
- Three-time All-American: 1st Team (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Winner of Tewaaraton Award (2001)
- Three-time National Player of the Year (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Three-time National Attacker of the Year (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Three-time ACC Champions (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Four-time National Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
- Named to NCAA 25th Anniversary Team
- Ranks as Maryland’s career leader in goals, assists, and points
- Three-time member of Australia’s Women’s National Team (2001, 2005, 2009)
- Named to All-World Team (2005, 2009)
- Inducted to USL’s Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame (2007)

Kelly Amonte Hiller – Player
- Four-year player at Thayer (Mass.) Academy
- Three-time high school All-American (1990, 1991, 1992)
- Four-year college player at University of Maryland (1993-1996)
- Four-time All-American: 1st Team (1994, 1995, 1996); 2nd Team (1993)
- Named national Defensive Player of the Year (1995)
- Named national Offensive Player of the Year (1996)
- Named ACC Female Athlete of the Year (1996)
- Two-time National Champions (1995, 1996)
- Named to All-NCAA Tournament (1994, 1995)
- Three-time member of U.S. Women’s National Team (1997, 2001, 2005)
- Named to All-World Team (2005)
- Inducted to USL’s New England Chapter Hall of Fame (2006)
- Inducted to University of Maryland Hall of Fame (2009)

Quinn Carney – Player
- Four-year player at Hunterdon (N.J.) Central High School
- Named high school All-American (1997)
- Four-year player at University of Maryland (1998-2001)
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (2001); 3rd Team (1999)
- Named All-ACC (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Named ACC Tournament MVP (2001)
- Named to ACC 50th Anniversary Team
- Four-time National Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
- Three-time ACC Champion (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Selected as North/South All-Star Game MVP (2001)
- Two-time member of U.S. Women’s National Team (2001, 2005)
- Named to All-World Team (2005)
- Inducted to USL’s New Jersey Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2009)
- Inducted to USL’s Potomac Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2011)
- Inducted to Hunterdon Central High School’s Hall of Fame (2011)

Julie A. Dayton – Player
- Four-year player at Longwood University (1978-1981)
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (1980, 1981)
- Named Longwood’s Female Athlete of the Year (1981)
- Winner of Beth Allen Award (1987)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1985, 1987)
- U.S. Women’s National Squad (1981-1985, 1989, 1990)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, Reserve (1981, 1988)
- U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1986)
- Inducted into USL’s Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame (1997)
- Inducted into Delaware State Hall of Fame (2003)
- Inducted into Longwood University’s Hall of Fame (inaugural class, 2005)

Missy Foote – Coach
- Head Coach at Middlebury College (1979-1983, 1987 to present)
- Cumulative record: 361-96-1 (79.8%)
- Five-time National Champions NCAA Division III (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004)
- Five-time National Coach of the Year (1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002)
- Five-time conference Coach of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
- Recorded four perfect seasons (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004)
- Led Middlebury to 14 straight trips to final four (1994-2007)
- Led Middlebury to seven NESCAC Championships
- Served on NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Committee (2003-2006)
- Served on Tewaaraton Committee (2001-2005)
- Inducted into USL’s Vermont Chapter Hall of Fame (2002)
- Inducted into USL’s New England Chapter Hall of Fame (2003)
- Inducted into Springfield College Hall of Fame (2004)
- Inducted into Ward Melville High School Hall of Fame (2002)

Elaine Knobloch – Administrator/Developer
- Four-year player at the University of Delaware (1979-1982)
- Treasurer, USWLA (1993-1998)
- Past Chair, US Lacrosse (1998-2000)
- Board of Directors, Lacrosse Foundation (1993-1997)
- Board Member, USWLA (1986-1998)
- Member, USWLA Finance Committee (1992-1998); USL Finance Committee (1998-2004)
- Chair, USWLA National Tournament (1992)
- Treasurer, U19 World Cup (1995), World Cup (1993, 1997); USL Youth Council (2001-2003)
- Coordinator, USWLA National Clinic (1988-2000)
- Board of Directors, US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter (1992-present)
- Umpire Assigner, Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association (1997-present)
- Established the Cherry Blossom Lacrosse Festival, Washington, D.C. (2002-present)
- Inducted into USL’s Potomac Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2006)

Leslie Blankin Lane – Player
- Four-year player at Hollins College (1975-1979)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1983)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, Captain (1983)
- U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1980)
- U.S. World Cup Team (1982)
- Named to All-World Team (1982)
- Selected to U.S. Touring Team (1981)
- Inducted into USL’s Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2001)
- Inducted into Springside School’s Hall of Fame (1994)
- Inducted into Hollins College Hall of Fame (1994)

Sarah Nelson - Player
- Four-year high school player at Phillips Exeter Academy
- Named a high school All-American (1990)
- Four-year player at Harvard University (1991-1994)
- Two-time All-American: 2nd Team (1992, 1994)
- Two-time All-Ivy League (1992, 1994)
- Two-time Ivy League Champion (1991, 1992)
- Selected to North/South All-Star Game (1994)
- Three-time member of U.S. Women’s National Team (1997, 2001, 2005)
- Two-time member of U.S. Touring Team (1996, 2000)
- Winner of Beth Allen Award (2002)
- Inducted to USL’s New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2005)

Carin Peterson – Player
- Four-year player at the University of Maryland (1986-1989)
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (1987, 1988)
- NCAA National Champion (1987)
- Selected to North/South All-Star Team (1988)
- Selected to ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (2002)
- U.S. Women’s National Team (1988, 1990, 1992, 1993)
- U.S. Reserves (1988, 1990)
- U.S. World Cup Team (1993)
- U.S. Touring Team (1990)
- U.S. Team (1991) and U.S. Elite Squad (1995, 1996)
- Head Coach, Severna Park (Md.) High School (1990-present); state champions (1990-1993, 2002, 2007-2009)
- Inducted into USL’s Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame (2005)
- Inducted into Severna Park High School Hall of Fame (2007)
- Inducted into University of Maryland Hall of Fame (2007)

Susan Billheimer Phillips – Player
- Four-year player at Bridgewater College (1974-1977)
- USWLA All-Tournament Team (1982, 1984)
- Winner of Beth Allen Award (1986)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1980, 1986)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, Squad (1979-1986)
- U.S. World Cup Team (1982)
- U.S. Touring Team (1981)
- Stars & Stripes Tour to Japan, Friendship Games (1991)
- Inducted into USL’s Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1999)
- Inducted into Bridgewater College’s Athletic Hall of Fame (1999)

Cindy Timchal - Coach
- Head Coach at Northwestern University (1982-1990) – 76 wins, 40 losses
- Head Coach at University of Maryland (1991-2006) – 260 wins, 46 losses
- Head Coach at Naval Academy (2008 to present) – 58 wins, 19 losses
- Cumulative record: 394 wins, 105 losses (79%)
- Eight-time national champions at Maryland (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
- Named national Coach of the Year (1999)
- Named ACC Coach of the Year four times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
- Selected to NCAA 25th Anniversary Team as Head Coach
- Served as U.S. Developmental Team Coach (1997-1998)
- Served as U.S. National Team selector four times
- Inducted into USL’s Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame (2002)
- Inducted into USL’s Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame (2006)
- Inducted into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame – Delaware County Chapter (2009)

Maggie Vaughan - Player
- Three-year player St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) School
- Two-time high school All-American (1985, 1986)
- Four-year player at Harvard University (1987-1990)
- Two-time All-American: 1st Team (1989, 1990)
- Four-time All-Ivy League (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
- Named Ivy League Player of the Year (1990)
- Four-time Ivy League Champion (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
- NCAA National Champion (1990)
- Two-time member of U.S. Women’s National Team (1993, 1997)
- Two-time member of U.S. Touring Team (1992, 1996)
- Inducted into USL’s Potomac Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2005)
- Inducted into Harvard’s Athletic Hall of Fame (2005)
- Inducted into St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes School Hall of Fame (1997)

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