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National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

May 21, 2014    9441 Views

By Paul Ohanian

National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

BALTIMORE — The 2014 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

The members of the 2014 induction class are Stan Cockerton, Jay Jalbert, Erin Brown Millon, Steve Mitchell, Michele Uhlfelder, Peter G. Voelkel, Carole Wakefield (posthumous) and Margery Watson.

Tickets for the 2014 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, sponsored by RPS Bollinger and the Markel Insurance Company, will be available to the public for online purchase beginning August 1 at uslacrosse.org/HOF.

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women 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. Nearly 400 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.

Brief bios for this year’s inductees follow, with more detailed career accomplishments listed below.

Stan Cockerton

Cockerton will be inducted as a truly great player. He 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 2003. Cockerton still ranks 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. He currently serves as president of the Federation of International Lacrosse and executive director of the Ontario Lacrosse Association.

  • Four-time All-American at North Carolina State: 1st Team (1980); 2nd Team (1978, 1979); 3rd Team (1977)
  • Four-time selectee to All-ACC team (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
  • Two-time ACC Player of the Year (1977, 1978)
  • Selected to North-South All-Star Game as a senior (1980)
  • Selected to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team (2003)
  • Ranks 3rd in NCAA history with 193 goals scored, and 15th in career points with 280
  • All-time NCAA leader in goals per game average with 4.39
  • Ranks second in NCAA history in points per game average with 6.36
  • Three-time member of the Canadian Men’s National Team (1978, 1982, 1990)
  • Scored the game-winning overtime goal in the 1978 gold medal game
  • Served as vice-president of the International Lacrosse Foundation (now FIL) from 2003-2012
  • Currently serves as president of the Federation of International Lacrosse (2012-2016)
  • Currently serves as Executive Director of the Ontario Lacrosse Association (1986-present)
  • Inducted previously into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame (1990)
  • Inducted previously into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2003)

Jay Jalbert

Jalbert will be inducted as a truly great player. He 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 2003. As a professional, Jalbert was a four-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and named league MVP in 2003 while helping the Lizards win 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.

  • Five-year high school player at Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) High School (1992-1996)
  • Selected four times as an All-Nassau County player (1993-1996)
  • Selected twice as a high school All-American (1995, 1996)
  • Three-time All-American at Virginia: 1st Team (1999, 2000); Honorable Mention (1998)
  • Winner of the USILA’s Midfielder of the Year Award (1999)
  • Two-time selectee to the All-ACC team (1999, 2000)
  • Helped Virginia to win NCAA championship (1999)
  • Helped Virginia to three ACC championships (1997, 1999, 2000)
  • Named ACC Tournament MVP (1999)
  • Selected to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team (2003)
  • Four-time MLL All-Star (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005) and MVP in 2003
  • Three-time NLL All-Star (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Member of the U.S. Men’s National Team (2006)
  • Selected to All-World Team (2006)
  • Inducted previously into Cold Spring Harbor High School Hall of Fame (1996)
  • Inducted previously into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame (2013)

Erin Brown Millon

Millon will be inducted as a truly great player. After beginning her collegiate career with two seasons at Essex (Md.) Community College, Millon 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.

  • Four-year high school player at Fallston (Md.) High School (1983-1986)
  • Selected to all-county team (1986)
  • Two-year starter at Essex (Md.) Community College (1987-1988)
  • Named female athlete of the year at Essex in 1988
  • Two-year starter on attack at University of Maryland (1989, 1990)
  • Selected as a second team All-American in 1990
  • Helped Maryland to NCAA national runner-up finish in 1990
  • Selected to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team (2002)
  • Two-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1997, 2001)
  • Served as an alternate on U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1993)
  • Winner of Beth Allen Award as outstanding U.S. team player at National Tournament (2001)
  • Served as US Lacrosse’s first Women’s Game Director (1998-2004)
  • Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2004)
  • Previously inducted into Fallston High School Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Previously inducted into Community College of Baltimore County - Essex Hall of Fame (2013)

Steve Mitchell

Mitchell will be inducted as a truly great player. 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.

  • Four-year player at St. Paul’s (Md.) High School (1979-1982)
  • Helped St. Paul’s to back-to-back MSA championships (1981, 1982)
  • Two-time All-American at Johns Hopkins: 1st Team (1987); Honorable Mention (1986)
  • Became first long stick midfielder to earn first team All-America honors
  • Helped Johns Hopkins win three NCAA national championships (1984, 1985, 1987)
  • Helped Blue Jays compile a 47-6 record in his four seasons
  • Named to JHU’s all-time lacrosse team in 1987
  • Two-time member of the gold medal winning U.S. Men’s National Team (1990, 1994)
  • Named to the All-World Team in 1990
  • Active post-collegiate player for six years with New York Athletic Club
  • Previously inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Athletics Hall of Fame (2004)
  • Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2009)

Michele Uhlfelder

Uhlfelder will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year player at the University of Maryland, 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.

  • Three-year high school player at Pikesville (Md.) High School (1985-1987)
  • Selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game as a high school senior (1987)
  • Four-year starter at the University of Maryland (1988-1991)
  • Selected as a first team All-American in 1991
  • Named as the national attacker of the year in 1991
  • Helped Maryland to NCAA runner-up finishes in both 1990 and 1991
  • Selected to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team (2002)
  • Two-time member of the gold medal winning U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1997, 2001)
  • Member of U.S. Women’s National Team Program (1989-2005)
  • Winner of Beth Allen Award as outstanding U.S. Team player at National Tournament (2004)
  • All-time winningest coach in Stanford women’s lacrosse history with 84-46 record (2000-2008)
  • Winner of the IWLCA’s West Region Coach of the Year Award at Occidental College (2012)
  • Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2004)

Peter G. Voelkel

Voelkel will be inducted as a truly great player. He 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.

  • Four-year high school player at Loyola (Md.) High School (1976-1979)
  • Selected twice to The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro Team (1978, 1979)
  • Four-time All-American at North Carolina: 1st Team (1982, 1983); 2nd Team (1981); HM (1980)
  • Winner of the USILA’s Midfielder of the Year Award (1983)
  • Selected three times to All-ACC team (1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Selected twice as UNC’s team MVP (1981, 1983);
  • Served as UNC team co-captain in 1983
  • Selected to North-South All-Star Game as a senior (1983)
  • Helped North Carolina to win consecutive NCAA national championships (1981, 1982)
  • Helped lead North Carolina to two ACC championships (1981, 1982)
  • Selected to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team (2003)
  • Inducted previously into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2004)

Carole Wakefield

Wakefield will be 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. Wakefield will be inducted posthumously. She passed away earlier this month at the age of 88.

  • Was a notable lacrosse columnist and writer for parts of four decades
  • Served as women’s editor for Lacrosse Magazine for 12 years
  • Served as editor for USWLA’s Crosse Checks publication for five years
  • Served 10 years as a volunteer scorer, timer and publicist at the Vail Shootout
  • Recipient of the Vail Tournament Service Award (1997)
  • Recipient of multiple Canadian National Service Awards (British Columbia, Ontario, Montreal)
  • Served on board of directors and women’s committee for Pennsylvania Lacrosse Association
  • Served on multiple other committees for Pennsylvania Lacrosse Association
  • Namesake for the Carole Wakefield Award, established by the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse to honor an outstanding women’s lacrosse journalist in Pennsylvania.
  • Previously inducted into Haverford (Pa.) High School Hall of Fame
  • Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame (2013)

Margery Watson

Watson will be 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. In recognition, Watson was the inaugural recipient of the IWLCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. She has previously been inducted to four other halls of fame.

  • First head coach at Ursinus (Pa.) College (1957-1981)
  • Amassed a cumulative record of 199-19-9 in 25 seasons
  • Ranks second in NCAA women’s history with a career winning percentage of .896
  • Finished as national championship runner-up twice (1979, 1981)
  • Led Ursinus to seven undefeated, untied seasons
  • Recipient of the IWLCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2000)
  • Credited with starting the Philadelphia Colleges Women’s Lacrosse Association (1970)
  • Two-year player on Swarthmore (Pa.) High School’s undefeated teams (1947, 1948)
  • Previously inducted into Delaware County (Pa.) Hall of Fame
  • Previously inducted into Montgomery County (Pa.) Hall of Fame
  • Previously inducted into Ursinus College Hall of Fame
  • Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame (2009)


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