Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/24/09
Former Philadelphia Wings standout Gary Martin, a two-time lacrosse All-America at Penn State who also coaches youth lacrosse in the Philadelphia area, has been named to be inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Martin, a native of Long Island, played for the Wings from 1988-95 when they played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. He was on championship teams in 1989, ’90, ’94 and ’95 and also served as a special assistant and assistant coach for the Wings from 1996-2000, helping them win another crown in 1998.
Martin also played club lacrosse with Eagle’s Eye Lacrosse Club, Philly Lax Club and Philadelphia MAB Paints. Martin played with Penn State from 1981-84 and still holds the school records in points (252), assists (156), points in one game (14) and assists in one game (9). He scored 96 career goals and led the nation in goals, assists and points in 1982.
Martin also has coached boys’ and girls as a youth coach for Radnor Lacrosse for 19 years and coaches with the Philadelphia Fever U-14 team.
The induction ceremonies are scheduled for May 18 at the Gershman Y, Broad and Pine streets.
Also being inducted are: Daily News sports writer Phil Jasner, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.; Morton Shiekman, a Penn offensive guard who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1940s; Cliff Bayer, an NCAA foil champion at Penn and an Olympian in 1996 and 2000; Jeanne Friedman, a founding member of Boston University’s crew team and a former Penn assistant coach; and Michael Tollin, a movie and television producer, and his father, Sol.