Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/19/10
Christine Larson Mason (Interboro, class of 1974) and Kerstin (Manning) Kimel (Haverford High, Class of 1989) were recently inducted into the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Larson Mason has been head lacrosse coach at Williams College (Mass.) for 25 years and led the Ephs (12-7) to the NCAA Division III tournament this year. Williams advanced to the NCAA tourney after winning the New England Small College Athletic Conference as the seventh seed.
Larson Mason, who also served as head field hockey coach at Williams for 19 years and now is an assistant in hockey, was a member of the 1980 and the bronze medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey teams. She also participated in the 1979 and 1983 World Championships in field hockey.
Among her other accomplishments are All American Honors at Penn State and induction in both the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame and the U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
Kerstin (Manning) Kimel is head lacrosse coach at Duke and was a two-time All-American player at Maryland who led the Terrapins to the 1992 national title. Kimel has guided the Duke program for 15 years and took the Blue Devils to the NCAA quarterfinals this season.
Kimel earned Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006. She was also named the IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2006, adding the national coach of the Year honor to her resume last season.