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USL Announces 2011 HOF Finalists

May 5, 2011    8742 Views

BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has released the list of 24 finalists on the 2011 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men’s and women’s ballots. From these ballots, the respective National Lacrosse Hall of Fame voting committees will select the 2011 induction class. US Lacrosse will announce the inductees prior to Memorial Day weekend.

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has annually inducted individuals based on outstanding lacrosse achievements and/or contributions since 1957. 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 achievements for all Hall of Fame finalists, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/MuseumHallofFame/NationalLacrosseHallofFame.aspx.

Nominees are listed alphabetically along with brief career highlights:

Bruce R. Allison – Administrator/Developer
- Head Coach, Union College (1957-1976) and Colorado School of Mines (1976-1993)
- United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) President (1969-1970, 1982-1983)
- USILA Cabinet Member (1966-1995); Rules Committee (1968-1969)
- NCAA Rules and Tournament Committee (1970-1974, Chair-1991-1992)
- Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League President (1978-1991, inaugural position)
- Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Chapter President (1980-1989)
- Director of Athletics, Union College (1972-1976) and Colorado School of Mines (1976-1995)
- Lacrosse Official (New York, 1957-1967)
- United States Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates Man of the Year (1971)
- Howdy Meyers Award of Outstanding Contribution to Lacrosse (1992)
- Started Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (1978)
- Developed and implemented the current NCAA lacrosse playoff system (1971)
- Inducted into US Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter Hall of Fame (2006), US Lacrosse Colorado Chapter Hall of Fame (1995), Colorado School of Mines Athletic Hall of Fame (2007), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2006), Union College Athletic Hall of Fame (2005) and SUNY Cortland Athletic Hall of Fame (1988)

Elizabeth Leigh (Buck) Bradley – Player
- Four-year college player (Ithaca, 1972-1973; Towson, 1974-1975)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1974, 1975)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, Reserve (1972, 1973)
- U.S. Touring Team (1975)
- Inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1997) and Friends School Hall of Fame

Jake Curran – 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 (DI) Semi-final (1989), NCAA DI Championship (1978), NCAA DII/DIII Championship (1975-1977) and NCAA D III Championship (1980)
- Officiated World Championship (1974, 1978), Canadian Championship (1976, 1982), U19 World Championship (1988), European Championship (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004) and Celtic Cup (2005)
- Silver Whistle Award, Central New York (1989)
- Blind Men & Criers Association Award (1993)
- 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 US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame (1995) and US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter (as a team member of Old Syracuse Lacrosse Club in 2008)

Traci Davis – Player
- Four-year college player (James Madison, 1978; Ursinus, 1979-1982)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1979-1989)
- U.S. Touring Team (1981, 1984)
- U.S. World Cup Team (1986)
- Inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1999) and St. Paul’s for Girls School Hall of Fame (2001)

Julie A. Dayton – Player
- Four-year college player (Longwood, 1978-1981)
- All-America first team (1980, 1981)
- Longwood Female Athlete of the Year (1981)
- 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 US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame (1997), Delaware State Hall of Fame (2003) and Longwood University Hall of Fame (inaugural, 2005)

Michele LeFevre Doyle – Administrator/Developer
- Head Coach, Penncrest High School, Pa. (1983-1987, 1989)
- Pennsylvania Central Athletic League Chair (1983-1999)
- Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Rep & Chair (1983-2001)
- Started first organized summer league in Philadelphia area (1983)
- Co-developed first schoolgirls division of Women’s Division National Tournament (1985)
- Youth Lacrosse Committee Chair and for Schoolgirl All-American selection committee (1988-1989)
- U19 World Championship committee (1995)
- US Lacrosse Youth Rules Advisory Committee (4+ years)
- Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame Committee (5+ years)
- Inducted into US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2000)

Margaret Faulkner – Administrator/Developer
- Four-year college player (West Chester, 1965-1968)
- U.S. Women’s National Team, Reserve Honorable Mention (1969)
- U.S. Touring Team (1970)
- Head Coach, Towson University, 1970-1985, record 105-76-3
- United States Women’s Lacrosse Association (USWLA) DII second place finish (1980)
- Received highest rating for officiating (national and district level)
- Youth, high school and college level official (1985-1992)
- Officiated NCAA Final Four (1989, 1990)
- President, Maryland College Lacrosse Association (1978-1982)
- Chair, NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committee (1981-1987), established Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (1983) and helped establish/conduct first NCAA National Championships (1982-1987)
- Vice President, Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) (1983-1985)
- Member, US Lacrosse Executive Board (1976-1978)
- IWCLA Award for "100 Wins" in coaching career (2003)
- First IWCLA Award for Exceptional Contributions to Coaching Profession (2000)
- Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1997), Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame and Collingswood High School Hall of Fame

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)

· United States Lacrosse Coaches Association (USLCA) Coach of the Year (1969, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1996)

· Section III Man of the Year (1983, 1987, 1998, 2006)

· Onondaga High School League Coaches Award (1987)

· US Lacrosse Secondary School National Man of the Year Award (1987)

· National Federation of High School (NHFS) Outstanding Coach Award, N.Y. (1990, 2000)

· Blind Men & Criers High School Coach of the Year (1991)

· Herald American Central New York Coach of the Year (1996)

· Gerald Carroll Award, National Coach of the Year (1997)

· National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year (2000)

· 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 Section III Lacrosse Chairman

· 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)

· Board member of initial Upstate New York Chapter of US Lacrosse

· Served on first NHFS rules committee (1999-2002)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse 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)

 

David W. Huntley – Player

 

· All-America first team (1977, 1979); second team (1978)

· USILA MacLaughlin Award, Midfielder of the Year (1979)

· NCAA DI National Champion (1978, 1979)

· North/South All-Star Game (1979)

· All-Time Johns Hopkins Team (1979)

· World Games, Team Canada (1978, 1982)

· Major Indoor Lacrosse Leauge (MILL) Philadelphia Wings (1987)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1999)

 

Elaine Knobloch – Administrator/Developer

 

· Four-year college player (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) and US Lacrosse Finance Committee (1998-2004)

· Chair, USWLA National Tournament (1992)

· Treasurer, U19 World Cup (1995), World Cup (1993, 1997) and US Lacrosse 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 US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2006)

 

Leslie Blankin Lane – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Hollins College, 1975-1979)

· U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1983)

· U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1980)

· U.S. World Cup Team (1982), All-World Team

· U.S. Touring Team (1981)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2001), Springside School Hall of Fame (1994) and Hollins College Hall of Fame (1994)

 

John "Jake" Lawlor – Player

 

· Four-year college player (United States Naval Academy, 1972-1975)

· All-America first team (1974, 1975); honorable mention (1973)

· USILA Schmeisser Award, Defenseman of the Year (1975)

· North/South All-Star Game (1975)

· Stuart Oxnard Trophy as Navy Most Valuable Player (1975)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame (2006) and USNA Athletic Hall of Fame (1975)

 

Anne Pugh LeBoutillier – Player

 

· U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1933, 1934, 1935, 1936)

· U.S. Touring Team (1935)

· Coached at Bryn Mawr School

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2000)

 

Suzanne Honeysett McKinney (deceased) – Official

 

· Four-year college player (Ursinus, 1961-1964)

· U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1965-1972)

· U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1962, 1964)

· U.S. Touring Team (1964, 1969, 1970)

· International umpire rating

· Umpired 35 years at high school level, 30 years at collegiate level, 20 years at international level

· USWLA Treasurer

· Served on Philadelphia Umpiring Board

 

Steve Mitchell – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Johns Hopkins University, 1984-1987)

· All-America first team (1987); honorable mention (1986)

· First long-stick defensive midfielder to be honored as a first team All-America, prompting a separate spot to be created for that position in subsequent years

· NCAA DI National Champion (1984, 1985, 1987)

· All-Time Johns Hopkins University Team (1987)

· U.S. Men’s National Team (1990 & 1994), All-World Team (1990)

· Induction into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2009) and Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame (2004)

 

Carin Peterson – Player

 

· Four-year college player (University of Maryland, 1986-1989)

· All-America first team (1987 & 1988)

· NCAA National Champion (1987)

· North/South All-Star Team (1988)

· Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 50th Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (2002)

· U.S. Women’s National Team, Squad (1988, 1990, 1992, 1993)

· U.S. Reserves (1988, 1990)

· U.S. World Cup Team (1993)

· U.S. Touring Team (1990)

· U.S. Team (1991)

· U.S. Elite Squad (1995, 1996)

· Head Coach, Severna Park High School, Md. (1990-present); state champions (1990-1993, 2002, 2007-2009)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Chesapeake Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2005), Severna Park High School Hall of Fame (2007) and University of Maryland Hall of Fame (2007)

 

Susan Billheimer Phillips – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Bridgewater College, 1974-1977)

· USWLA All-Tournament Team (1982, 1984)

· 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 US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1999) and Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame (1999)

 

John Pirro – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Roanoke College, 1974-1977)

· Division II/DIII All-America first team (1975, 1976, 1977)

· Division II/DIII Defenseman of Year (1976, 1977)

· North/South All-Star Game (1977)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1995), US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1997) and first lacrosse player to be inducted into Roanoke College Hall of Fame (1987)

 

Jonathan Reese – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Yale University, 1987-1990)

· All-America first team (1990); honorable mention (1988, 1989)

· USILA MacLaughlin Award, Midfielder of the Year (1990)

· All-Ivy first team (1988, 1989, 1990)

· Ivy League Player of the Year (1990), Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1987)

· All-New England (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990), New England Player of the Year (1990)

· Single season national record, 82 goals (1990)

· Yale’s all-time leader in goals (162) and points (200)

· Ivy League Champions (1988, 1989, 1990)

· North/South All-Star Game (1990), Most Valuable Player

· NCAA Silver Anniversary Team (1995)

· National Lacrosse Leauge (NLL) New York Saints (1990, 1991)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2004), West Babylon High School Hall of Fame (2009) and Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame (2008)

 

Robert Shek – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Towson University 1988-1991)

· All-America first team (1991), second team (1990)

· USILA MacLaughlin Award, Midfielder of the Year (1991)

· NCAA DI Runner-up (1991)

· Conference Champions (1989, 1990, 1991)

· NLL Philadelphia Wings (1992-1994); Baltimore Thunder (1995-1999)

· Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Washington Power (2000); Baltimore Bayhawks (2001-2003)

· U.S. Men’s National Team (1994, 1998)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010) and Towson University Hall of Fame (2006)

 

Robert V. Shriver – Coach

 

· Boys’ Latin School, Baltimore, Md. (1980-present); cumulative record: 414-114

· USL Secondary School Man of the Year (2002, 2006)

· Maryland Scholastic Association/Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Coach of the Year (1985, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2006)

· Maryland State Lacrosse Coach of the Year (2002, 2006)

· Coached National Champions (1997, 2006)

· Coached Inside Lacrosse Best High School Team of the Decade (2006)

· Coached World Champion U.S. U19 national team (2003)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1998) and Washington College Hall of Fame (1996)

 

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), SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame (2000) and "Circle of Pride" Oceanside High School Hall of Fame (2005)

 

Brian Voelker – Player

 

· Four-year college player (Johns Hopkins University, 1988-1991)

· All-America first team (1991); third team (1989, 1990)

· North/South All-Star Game (1991)

· NLL Philadelphia Wings (1992-1998); three-time NLL Champion

· NLL Boston Cannons (2002)

· MLL Long Island Lizards (2003); MLL Champions

· U.S. Men’s National Team (1994, 1998)

· All-World Team, Best Defenseman (1998)

· Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010)

 

Sandra Lanahan Zvosec – Player

 

· Four-year college player (University of Maryland, 1978-1981)

· All-American (1980, 1981)

· NCAA DI National Champion (1981)

· All-ACC Top-50 Lacrosse Team (2003)

· National Tournament Most Valuable Player (1981)

· Beth Allen Award (1983)

· U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1980-1987)

· U.S. World Cup Team (1982, 1986)

· U.S. Touring Team (1984)

· Induction into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1998)

 

For more information about the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the voting process, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/MuseumHallofFame/NationalLacrosseHallofFame.aspx.

About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams program. US Lacrosse has nearly 350,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.

About National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has annually inducted individuals based on outstanding lacrosse achievement and/or contribution since 1957. The mission of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is to honor men and women, who by their deeds and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of lacrosse to our way of life. For more information about the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, inductees and nomination process and timeline, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/MuseumHallofFame/NationalLacrosseHallofFame.aspx.

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