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Three Philly women are finalists for 2009 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction

Thursday, 5th March 2009

Categories Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/5/09

Three Philadelphia women – contributor Michele LeFevre Doyle, World Cup player Cheri Greer and umpireJennifer O’Donnell – are on the list of 24 individuals announced as finalists for induction for 2009 in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, US Lacrosse announced today.

It is from these ballots that the respective National Lacrosse Hall of Fame voting committees will select the 2009 induction class. US Lacrosse will announce the final class of inductees on Saturday, May 23.

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 visithttp://www.uslacrosse.org/museum/halloffame.phtml

Nominees are listed alphabetically along with brief career highlights:

Philly finalists

Michele LeFevre Doyle – Contributor

•    Pennsylvania (PA) Central Athletic League Chair (1983-99)

•    PA Interscholastic Athletic Assoc (PIAA) Rep & Chair (1983-2001)

•    USWLA – Schoolgirl Rep on Executive Board, steering committee for Schoolgirl All-American Selection (1988-89)

•    USL Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter HOF (2000)

Cheri Greer – Player (Virginia ’94)

•    3-time First Team All-American at Virginia (1992-94)

•    NCAA Division I Defensive Player of Year (1994)

•    U.S. World Cup Team (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)

•    USL Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter HOF (2005)

Jennifer O’Donnell – Umpire

•    Over 15 years umpiring at international level (1994-present)

•    Umpired 18 Division I semifinal games and 10 Division I Championship games

•    Umpired World Cup Tournaments (including championship game): 2001, Wycombe, England & 2005 Annapolis, USA

•    USL Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter HOF (2009)

Other finalists

Bruce Allison – Contributor

•    Head Coach – Union College (1957–76), Colorado School of Mines (1976–93)

•    USILA President (1969-70, 1982-83); USILA Cabinet Member (1966-95)

•    Developed and implemented the current NCAA lacrosse championship playoff system in 1971

•    USL Colorado Chapter HOF (1995)

Mike Burnett

Four-time All-American at UNC (1980-83)

•    NCAA Division I National Champions (1981, 1982)

•    ACC Player of Year (1981)

•    USL Chesapeake Chapter HOF (2009)

Todd Curry – Player (Syracuse ’87)

•    Three-time All-American at Syracuse (1985-87)

•    MacLaughlin Award – Midfielder of Year (1987)

•    U.S. Men’s Team – 1986 & 1994

•    USL Upstate NY Chapter HOF (2004)

Barbara Doran – Player (Penn State ’95)

•    Six-year club player, Central Penn I and South I

•    U.S. Women’s Team, First Team (1975-77, 1984-85)

•    U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1978, 1983)

•    U.S. Touring Team (1975)

Mac Ford – Player (North Carolina ’85)

•    Two-time All-American at UNC (1984-85)

•    Three-time USCLA Club Player of Year (1987-89)

•    U.S. Men’s Team (1990), All-World

•    USL Greater Baltimore Chapter HOF (2006)

Eleanor Keady Gaffney – Player

•    U.S. Women’s Team (1956- 58, 1960-61)

•    U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1954, 1962)

•    U.S. Women’s Touring Team (1957)

•    USL New England Chapter HOF (2002)

Pat Genovese – Coach

•    Head Coach, William Smith College (1972-present), record: 351-129-1, 73.1%

•    16 NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 semifinal games, 5 championship games

•    Three-time Division III National Coach of the Year

•    USL Greater Rochester Chapter HOF (1998)

Jack Kaley – Coach

•    High School Coach: Lynbrook and East Meadow (NY); record: 245-124, 66.3% (1964-67)

•    College Coach: New York Tech; cumulative 175-31,  84.9% (1993-present)

•    USILA Division II Coach of Year (1996, 1997, 2003, 2008)

•    USL Long Island Metro Chapter HOF (1987)

Jake Lawlor – Player (Navy ’75)

•    Three-time All-American at Navy (1973-75)

•    Schmeisser Award – Defenseman of Year 1975)

•    North/South All-Star Game (1975)

•    USL Long Island Metro Chapter HOF (2006)

Jeff Long – Player (Navy ’77)

•    Three-time All-American at Navy (1975-77)

•    USNA All-Time Leading Scorer

•    U.S. Men’s Team (1978, 1986)

•    USL Greater Rochester Chapter HOF (1992)

Kevin Lowe – Player (Princeton ’94)

•    Three-time All-American at Princeton (1992-94)

•    Turnbull Award – Attackman of Year (1994)

•    U.S. Men’s Team (2002)

•    USL Long Island Metro Chapter HOF(2008)

Francesca Den Hartog McClellan – Player (Harvard ’83)

•    Two-time All-American at Harvard (1982-83)

•    U.S. Women’s Team (1982, 1988-89)

•    U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1983-85, 1987)

•    USL New England Chapter HOF (2000)

Mark Millon – Player (UMass ’93)

•    Three-time All-American at Massachusetts (1991-93)

•    MLL Player 2000-2006; All-MLL – Offensive Player of Year (2000-03)

•    U.S. Men’s Team (1994,1998)

•    USL Long Island Metro Chapter HOF (2009)

Steve Mitchell – Player (Johns Hopkins ’87)

•    Two-time All-American at Johns Hopkins (1986-87)

•    All-time JHU Team (1987)

•    U.S. Men’s Team (1990, 1994)

•    USL Greater Baltimore Chapter HOF (2009)

Susan Billheimer Phillips – Player (Bridgewater College ’77)

•    U.S. Women’s Team, First Team (1980, 1986)

•    U.S. World Cup Team (1982)

•    U.S. Women’s Touring Team (1981)

•    USL Charlottesville Chapter HOF (1999)

Jack Salerno – Coach

•    High School Coach: Elmont (N.Y.), record: 303-53, 83.4% (1964-1981)

•    Nassau County Coach of the Year (1970)

•    NY State Champions (1977), Long Island Champions (1970, 1977), Nassau Champions (1970, 1977)

•    USL Long Island Metro Chapter HOF (1987)

Mary McCarthy Stefano – Player (Penn State ’87)

•    Three-time First Team All-American, Penn State (1985-87)

•    U.S. Women’s Team, First Team (1988-91)

•    U.S. World Cup Team (1989, 1993)

•    USL New Jersey Chapter HOF (1997)

Robert Vencak – Player (Rutgers ’82)

•    Three-time All-American at Rutgers (1980-82)

•    North/South All-Star Game (1982)

•    U.S. Men’s Team (1982, 1986)

•    USL Long Island Metro Chapter HOF (1988)

Lisette M. Walter – Contributor

•    USWLA President (1980-86)

•    USWLA Leadership Committee, 4 years

•    IFWLA Delegate and Leadership/Development Committee, 14 years

•    USWLA Honorary Member (1986)

Jessica Wilk – Player (Maryland ’02)

•    ACC 50th Anniversary Lacrosse Team (2002)

•    U.S. Women’s Team (1990–2006)

•    U.S. World Cup Team (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)

•    U.S. Touring Team (2000)

Sandra Lanahan Zvosec – Player (Maryland ’81)

•    Two-time All-American at Maryland (1980-81)

•    U.S. Women’s Team, First Team (1980–87)

•    U.S. World Cup Team (1982, 1986)

•    U.S. Touring Team (1984)

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has annually inducted individuals based on outstanding lacrosse achievement and/or contribution since 1957. The mission of the 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 in Baltimore, Md.

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