Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/6/10
Temple coach Bonnie Rosen (Harriton) is one of four women recently approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors for induction in the Class of 2010 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
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 also includes Mary McCarthy Stefano, a Moorestown High (NJ) and Penn Scott graduate who later played 10 years for the Philadelphia club team. Other inductees are Scott Bacigalupo, Michael Burnett, Harry McNamara “Mac” Ford, Eleanor Keady Gaffney, Francesca Den Hartog and Jack Kaley.
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 female inductees were released and are as follows:
Bonnie Rosen (University of Virginia ’92) will be inducted as truly a great player. At Harriton, 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 (1991, 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).
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 (1985, 1986, 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.
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. From 1953 to 1962 Gaffney was a member of the Boston Women’s Lacrosse Association and a member of the All-Boston first team (1954, 1962). Gaffney was a part of the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961); Reserve Team (1954, 1962); and the U.S. Touring Team in 1957. Gaffney was inducted into the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2002), the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame (1981) and the Women’s Hall of Fame – Northeast New Agenda (2003).
Francesca Den Hartog
Francesca Den Hartog (Harvard ’83) will be inducted as a truly great player. Serving as team captain, Hartog 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, Hartog 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, Hartog was a 14-year participant (New England I, Philadelphia I, Hampshire Club) and received the Beth Allen Award in 1998. Also in 1998, Hartog was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame and in 2000, into the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.