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Philly’s Basner, LeFevre Doyle, among 2016 Inductees for National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/25/16
From Press Release

The 2016 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s nine-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, September 10, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

The 2016 inductees are: Philly’s Kim Basner and Michele LeFevre Doyle, Margie Anderson, Joanne Connelly, Julie Dayton, Glen Miles, Mike Morrill, Robert Shek, and John Tucker.

Tickets for the 2016 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, sponsored by RPS Bollinger and the Markel Insurance Company, will be available to the public for purchase beginning August 1. Tickets will be sold online 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. Over 400 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located alongside the National Lacrosse Museum at the new US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.

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

Kim Basner
Basner will be inducted as a truly great official. A native of Philadelphia, Basner has officiated at the highest levels of the game during a 21-year umpiring career and also served the game in numerous local and national roles. Basner has officiated three NCAA national championship games, five national semifinal games, and numerous Pennsylvania high school state finals. She has also officiated at four international events, including the 1993 World Cup final in Scotland. She has served on the US Lacrosse Rules Committee for over 10 years, and also served as the NCAA’s coordinator of officials for championships from 2006-2014. Basner has previously received the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s 25-year service award and the IWLCA’s President’s Award for Outstanding Service. She was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Michele LeFevre Doyle
Doyle will be inducted as a truly great contributor. She has served as a coach, administrator and game ambassador helping to develop girls’ and women’s lacrosse locally, nationally and internationally for over 20 years. Doyle spent 18 years as the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) lacrosse representative and chair, and 16 years as the Pennsylvania Central Athletic League’s chairperson. She organized the first girls’ lacrosse state tournament for the Pennsylvania Keystone Games, and served as the tournament’s co-director from 1997-2000. She held a number of active leadership roles in the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association (USWLA) and conducted national and international camps and clinics for nearly 20 years to promote the sport. She was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2000.

Margie Anderson
Anderson will be inducted as a truly great player. Following a standout prep career at Needham (Mass.) High School, Anderson became a four-year letter winner on attack at the University of Massachusetts. She was team captain and team MVP of the squad as a senior in 1982 while helping UMass to capture the inaugural NCAA women’s national championship. She was also the team’s leading scorer that season. Anderson also played on the U.S. World Cup team in both 1986 and 1989. She finished as the tournament’s leading scorer in the 1986 World Cup and scored the game-winning goal for Team USA in the 1989 championship game. She was also a member of the U.S. Touring Team to England in 1984. Anderson enjoyed a nine-year career as a club player in New England, and has been previously inducted into three other halls of fame.

Joanne Connelly
Connelly will be inducted as a truly great player. After a four-year career at Penn State University, where she earned first team All-America honors as a defender in 1995 and 1996 and second team honors in 1994, Connelly became a fixture as a 10-year member of the U.S. National Team Program. She played on the U.S. World Cup Team in 1997, 2001 and 2005, helping to capture two gold medals. Connelly was selected to the All-World Team as a defender in 2005. She also represented the United States on Touring Teams in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Connelly has been previously inducted into the Brooks (Mass.) School Hall of Fame.

Julie Dayton
Dayton will be inducted as a truly great player. Dayton was a two-time first team All-American as a midfielder at Longwood College and was the school’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1981. She then spent 10 years as a member of the U.S. National Team Program. Dayton was a midfielder on the 1986 U.S. World Cup Team and led the team in scoring during the tournament. She also played on the U.S. Olympic exhibition team in 1984. Dayton was the recipient of US Lacrosse’s Beth Allen Award in 1987 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the Women’s National Tournament. She has previously been inducted into four Halls of Fame, including the inaugural class for both Longwood University and the US Lacrosse Richmond Chapter.

Glen Miles
Miles will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a three-time All-American midfielder at the United States Naval Academy, earning first team honors in 1986, and second team honors in 1984 and 1985. Additionally, Miles was selected as the national midfielder of the year in 1986 and played in that year’s North-South All-Star Classic. Miles was a member of the world champion 1990 U.S. Men’s National Team, and served as an alternate for the 1986 U.S. Team. He also enjoyed a 10-year post-collegiate career with the Mount Washington (Md.) Lacrosse Club. Miles has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame and the United States Naval Academy Hall of Fame.

Mike Morrill
Morrill will be inducted as a truly great player. Morrill was a two-time collegiate All-American on attack at Johns Hopkins University, earning first team honors in 1988 and second team honors in 1987. He helped to lead the Blue Jays to the national championship in both 1985 and 1987, and finished as the team’s leading scorer in both 1987 and 1988. Morrill was selected for the North-South All-Star Classic in 1988 and also named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team that same year. Morrill won two world championships as a member of Team USA in 1990 and 1994, and he was selected to the All-World Team as an attackman in 1994. He has been previously inducted into two other halls of fame.

Robert Shek
Shek will be inducted as a truly great player. Shek enjoyed an All-American career as a midfielder at Towson University, earning first team honors in 1991 and second team accolades in 1990. He was also selected as the national midfielder of the year 1991 while helping to lead Towson to a national runner-up finish in the NCAA Tournament. Shek helped Towson win three consecutive conference titles from 1989-1991. Shek won two world championships as a member of Team USA, capturing gold in 1994 and 1998. He also enjoyed a lengthy professional career, which including seven seasons as an indoor player for the Philadelphia Wings and Baltimore Thunder, and four seasons in the outdoor game with the Washington Power and Baltimore Bayhawks.

John Tucker
Tucker will be inducted as a truly great player. After earning honorable mention All-America honors as a midfielder at Towson University in 1981 and 1982, Tucker transferred to Johns Hopkins University and earned honorable mention status again in 1984 while helping the Blue Jays to the NCAA title that season. Tucker added three world championships to his resume as a member of Team USA in 1986, 1990 and 1994. He was named to the All-World Team in both 1986 and 1990. As a professional, Tucker played seven indoor seasons with the Philadelphia Wings, winning championships in 1989 and 1990, and being named league MVP in 1987 and 1989. He also earned All-Pro status each season from 1987-1994. He had his Wings jersey retired in 1994 and was also named to the team’s Silver Anniversary Team.

A detailed listing of each inductee’s career accomplishments follows below.

Kim Basner
• Has served as a women’s game umpire for over 20 years.
• Has officiated three NCAA national championship games and five national semifinal games.
• Served as an internationally rated official for eight years, working four events.
• Officiated the World Cup final in Scotland in 1993
• Conducted international umpire training in Japan (1992)
• Served as coordinator of officials for NCAA Championships for eight years (2006-2014)
• Served on the US Lacrosse Rules Committee for 10 years.
• Served as a member of the National Umpiring Committee for 10 years.
• Recipient of the Philadelphia Umpiring Board’s 25-Year Service Award (2002)
• Recipient of the US Lacrosse Umpire Committee’s Distinguished Service Award (2013)
• Inducted previously into US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame (2007)

Michele LeFevre Doyle
• Chairperson for 16 years of Pennsylvania Central Athletic League (1983-1999)
• Chair and lacrosse representative for Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (1983-2001)
• Organized first girls’ lacrosse high school state tournament, Pennsylvania Keystone Games (1997)
• Served as tournament co-director for Keystone Games (1997-2000)
• Co-developed first schoolgirls division for National Tournament (1985)
• Served numerous leadership roles in the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association (USWLA)
• Served on the USWLA’s U19 World Championship Committee (1995)
• Has conducted national and international clinics for nearly 20 years to promote women’s lacrosse
• Inducted previously into US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame (2000)

Margie Anderson
• Three-year high school player at Needham (Mass.) High School (1975-78)
• Four-year player at University of Massachusetts (1979-1982)
• Helped UMass win the first NCAA women’s national championship in 1982
• Served as team captain on the 1982 squad and finished as leading scorer and team MVP.
• Two-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1986, 1989)
• Finished as the tournament’s leading scorer in the 1986 World Cup.
• Tallied the game-winning goal for Team USA in the gold medal contest in the 1989 World Cup.
• Played on the U.S. Touring Team to England in 1984.
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse New England Chapter Hall of Fame (1999)
• Previously inducted into University of Massachusetts Athletics Hall of Fame (2008)
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Eastern Mass Chapter Hall of Fame (2015)

Joanne Connelly
• Four-year high school player at Brooks (Mass.) School (1988-1992)
• Selected as a high school All-American (1992)
• Four-year player as a defender at Penn State University (1993-1996)
• Team co-captain in 1995 and 1996.
• Three-time collegiate All-American: first team (1995, 1996), second team (1994)
• Selected for the North-South All-Star Game as a senior in 1996
• Three-time member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1997, 2001, 2005)
• Named to All-World Team as a defender in 2005
• Member of three U.S. Touring Teams (1996, 2000, 2004)
• Served as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team program for 10 years (1995-2005)
• Previously inducted into the Brooks School Hall of Fame (2003)

Julie Dayton
• Four-year player at Longwood College (1978-1981)
• Two-time first team All-American (1980, 1981)
• Winner of Longwood’s Female Athlete of the Year Award (1981)
• Active post-collegiate club player (1981-1991)
• Member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team (1986)
• Leading goal scorer for Team USA in 1986.
• Member of the U.S. Olympic Exhibition Team (1984)
• Member of the U.S. National team program for 10 years (1981-1990)
• Winner of Beth Allen Award as outstanding U.S. team player at National Tournament (1987)
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame (1997)
• Previously inducted into Delaware Hall of Fame (2003)
• Previously inducted into Longwood University Hall of Fame (2005)
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Richmond Chapter Hall of Fame (2010)

Glen Miles
• Four-year player at Dulaney (Md.) High School (1979-1982)
• Three-time All-American at the U.S. Naval Academy: 1st Team (1986); 2nd Team (1984, 1985)
• Winner of the USILA’s MacLaughlin Award as national midfielder of the year (1986)
• Team captain for Navy (1986)
• Selected to North-South All Star Game (1986)
• Active post-collegiate player for 10 years with Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club (1984-1993)
• Member of the gold medal winning U.S. Men’s National Team (1990)
• Team alternate for U.S. Men’s National Team (1986)
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2008)
• Previously inducted into U.S. Naval Academy Hall of Fame (1986)

Mike Morrill
• Four-year player at St. Paul’s School (Md.) (1981-1984)
• Selected as Baltimore All-Metro player (1983, 1984)
• Two-time All-American attackman at Johns Hopkins: 1st Team (1988); 3rd Team (1987)
• Selected to North-South All Star Game (1988)
• Helped lead the Blue Jays to NCAA championship in 1985 & 1987.
• Named to All-Time Johns Hopkins Team (1988)
• Two-time member of the gold medal winning U.S. Men’s National Team (1990, 1994)
• Named to the All-World Team as attackman in 1994
• Remained active as a post-collegiate club player for six seasons (1989-1994)
• Earned All-Club honors five times (1989, 1991-1994)
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2005)
• Previously inducted into St. Paul’s School Athletic Hall of Fame (2007)

Robert Shek
• Three-year player at Bel Air (Md.) High School (1985-1987)
• Two-time All-American midfielder at Towson University: 1st Team (1991); 2nd Team (1990)
• Helped lead Towson to national runner-up in NCAA Tournament (1991)
• Winner of the USILA’s MacLaughlin Award as national midfielder of the year (1991)
• Active post-collegiate player for eight years (1992-2000)
• Two-time member of the gold medal winning U.S. Men’s National Team (1994, 1998)
• Professional indoor league player with Philadelphia & Baltimore for eight seasons (1992-1999)
• Professional outdoor league player for four seasons (Washington, 2000; Baltimore, 2001-2003)
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2010)
• Previously inducted into Towson University Hall of Fame (2006)

John Tucker
• Two-year player at Archbishop Curley School (Md.) (1978, 1979)
• Selected as Baltimore All-Metro player (1979)
• Three-time honorable mention All-America midfielder: Towson St (1981, 1982) Johns Hopkins (1984)
• Helped Johns Hopkins capture the NCAA championship (1984)
• Active post-collegiate player for 11 years (1985-1995)
• Professional indoor league player with Philadelphia Wings for seven seasons (1987-1993)
• Selected as MILL MVP twice (1987, 1989) and All-Pro eight times (1987-1994)
• Selected to Philadelphia Wings Silver Anniversary Team (2011)
• Three-time member of the gold medal winning U.S. Men’s National Team (1986, 1990, 1994)
• Named to the All-World Team in 1986 and 1990
• Currently serves as head coach and general manager for the MLL’s Atlanta Blaze.
• Previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2003)


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