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Temple’s 1988 undefeated title team – filled with Philly girls – inducted into Hall of Fame

Wednesday, 10th October 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 10/10/12
From Press Release and Staff Report

Arguably the best team in Temple University school history – the undefeated 1988 women’s lacrosse team – was inducted into the school’s Athletics’ Hall of Fame at the Owls’ Homecoming football game Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Temple’s undefeated 1988 championship lacrosse team was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Saturday

The Class of 2012 also consisted of Danny Akerman (Men’s Gymnastics), Marc Jackson (Men’s Basketball), Lance Johnstone (Football), Peter Moore (Baseball), Jason “J.R.” Read (Men’s Crew) and Doug Shobert (Football), as well as the 1988 Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Championship team.

The only perfect (19-0) squad among Temple University’s three NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Champions under Hall of Fame coach Tina Sloan Green (West Chester University, Girls’ High) was that 1988 team, which was comprised almost totally of Philly girls.

Led by six All-America selections – Denise Bourassa, Gail Cummings, Kelly Grim (Boyertown), Barb Hick (Springfield-Delco), Kim Lambdin (Plymouth Whitemarsh) and Mandee Moore (Spring-Ford) – the 1988 Owls posted a 19-0 won-loss record which culminated in a 15-7 win over Penn State in the NCAA title game.

Cummings, Lambdin and Moore have been inducted into Temple’s Athletics Hall of Fame as individuals as has Aamina Thornton (Phoenixville), a member of the team and a 1990 All-America selection. Cummings, who set school-records that season for goals (94), assists (32) and points (126), is Temple’s career record-holder for points (378), goals (289) and assists (89).

Lambdin is seventh on TU’s all-time scoring (206 pts) and goals (171) list (206 pts). Goalkeeper Jill Maple recorded 223 saves in 1988, her best season as an Owl and currently ranks third on TU’s single season save list. Cummings and Moore have also joined Green as inductees into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

1988 Temple Lacrosse
1988: National Champion, 19-0
Temple 13, Harvard 8
Temple 15, Penn State 7

The 1988 Temple roster

Name Hometown High School
Stacie Barndt Pottstown, Pa. Pottstown
Tina Bissey (HS, home town unavailable)
Cheryl Boylan Pinarchick Chalfont, Pa. Central Bucks West
Laurie Burns (HS, home town unavailable)
Heather Cassidy Costello (HS, home town unavailable)
Katie Clemmer Perkasie, Pa. Pennridge
Leticia Clemons Pottstown, Pa. Pottstown
Wendy Cordier (HS, home town unavailable)
Gail Cummings-Danson Huntsville, Ontario Huntsville
Maria Dorando Martorano Runnemede, N.J. Triton
Colleen Doyle (HS, home town unavailable)
Connie Durney (HS, home town unavailable)
Lisa Gotschall (HS, home town unavailable)
Kelly Grim Caras Boyertown, Pa. Boyertown
Denise Janene Bourassa Folcroft, Pa. Academy Park
Renate Johnson Green (HS, home town unavailable)
Karen Kegley (Meier) Chalfont, Pa. Central Bucks West
Sue Kennedy (Edwards) Ridley Park, Pa. Ridley
Barb Koons (HS, home town unavailable)
Tania Kuchta Elverson, Pa. Owen J. Roberts
Kim Lambdin Ciarrocca Conshohocken, Pa. Plymouth-Whitemarsh
Jill McCabe (Marple) Ellicott City, Md. Mount Hebron
Kelly Ann McGinley-Hutchinson Sharon Hill, Pa. Academy Park
Amy McLaughlin Schunke Kennett Square, Pa. Unionville
Deb Minzola Gilbertsville, Pa. Boyertown
Mandee Moore Royersford, Pa. Spring-Ford
Michelle Morgan Landsdowne, Pa. Penn Wood
Tiffanie Newbert (HS, home town unavailable)
Becky Passon (HS, home town unavailable)
Kathleen Plasha Glen Mills, Pa. Garnet Valley
Barb Questa (Hick) Springfield, Pa. Springfield (Del.)
Amy Reese Newtown Square, Pa. Marple Newton
Kathy Seasholtz Upper Perkiomen
Kelly Shoffstall (HS, home town unavailable)
Alysa Temple Suffield, Conn. Loomis-Chaffee School
Aamina Thornton Phoenixville, Pa. Phoenixville
Amara Thornton-Brown Phoenixville, Pa. Phoenixville
Dawn Ullman Collegeville, Pa. Perkiomen Valley
Kim Yaculak Pottstown, Pa. St. Pius X
Vicki Yocum Amand Gilbertsville, Pa. Boyertown

*Roster based on available information from Temple and other sources, we apologize for any inaccuracies or unknown home towns/high schools



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