BALTIMORE – The induction class for 2010 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s class will be inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 30 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
The 2010 induction class includes Scott Bacigalupo, Michael Burnett, Harry McNamara "Mac" Ford, Eleanor Keady Gaffney, Francesca Den Hartog, Jack Kaley, Bonnie Rosen and Mary McCarthy Stefano.
A program of US Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame was established in 1957 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 lacrosse to our way of life. More than 350 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.
Bios for this year’s inductees follow:
Scott Bacigalupo (Princeton ’94) will be 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 wa 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.
Michael Burnett (North Carolina ’83) will be inducted as a truly great player. Burnett was a three-time high school All-American and high school all-star at St. Mary’s (MD). During his All-American campaign at North Carolina, Burnett 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.
Harry McNamara "Mac" Ford
Harry McNamara "Mac" Ford (North Carolina ’85) will be inducted as a truly great player. Ford was an attackman for Gilman School (MD) where he received All-American (1981), All-MSA (1981), and All-Metro (1980, 1981) accolades. Ford helped lead 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.
Eleanor Keady Gaffney
Eleanor Keady Gaffney (Boston Women’s Lacrosse Association/U.S. Women’s National Team) will be inducted as a truly great player. 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, te 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.
Francesca DenHartog (Harvard ’83) will be inducted as a truly great player. Serving as team captain, DenHartog was a four-year member of Weston High School’s (MA) lacrosse team. At Harvard, she was voted 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). 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.
Jack Kaley will be 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 is the head coach for Team Germany (2002-present). He was the U.S. Men’s National Team’s assistant coach (1974). Kaley was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1987.
Bonnie Rosen (University of Virginia ’93) will be inducted as truly a great player. At Harriton (PA), Rosen, a four-year player, was a four-time All-DelVal and All-Main Line team member, an All-American honorable mention (1987) and All-American (1988). As an All-American for Virginia, Rosen won the Women’s Lacrosse Team Award (1992) and was voted team captain and the MVP (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), their 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). Rosen is currently the head coach at Temple University.
Mary McCarthy Stefano
Mary McCarthy Stefano (Penn State ’87) will be inducted as a truly great player. At Moorestown High School (NJ), 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.
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