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Philly Legends: 2021 Eastern PA Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees and special awards

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/3/21 – Re-Posted 8/3/21
From Press Release

The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce the names of the individuals who will be inducted into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The PLA hosts the Hall of Fame induction ceremony every two years to honor the great players, coaches, officials, promoters and others, both men and women, who have made significant contributions to the game in Pennsylvania and are deserving of the highest recognition.

The PLA will hold its induction ceremony and reception at the United Sports Training Center, Downingtown, PA on September 18, 2021 beginning at 1:30 pm. More information and ticket sales for the festive outdoor event can be found here.

The 2021 Class is listed below along with additional awards. The incoming class was selected following a nomination and balloting process and a vote by the PLA Board of Directors, based on the recommendations of the Men’s and Women’s HOF Selection Committees, which conduct and supervise the process.

The first class to the Chapter HOF was inducted in 1998, at which time all National HOF members with a Pennsylvania nexus were admitted to the Chapter HOF as well. US Lacrosse requires that all candidates for the National HOF first be members of a Chapter HOF.
Men’s Division Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Honorees:
• Drew Adams: Player
• Steve Colfer: Coach
• G.T. Corrigan: Player
• Matt Flynn: Coach/Contributor
• Greg Gurenlian: Player
• Don Eavenson- Player

Click here for men’s bios

Women’s Division Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Honorees:
• Judy Turner Baxter: Player/Coach
• Julie Hull Elicker: Player
• Diane Horsey: Coach/Official/Contributor
• Marilyn Hull: Official
• Chrissy Muller Poplawski: Player/Contributor

Click here for women’s bios

The PLA Board of Directors has also selected the following persons to receive Chapter Awards this year:
Founder’s Award: Given by the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association on behalf of its Chapter Members in recognition of significant and enduring contributions to the growth and development of lacrosse in Pennsylvania
Men’s Game Honorees:
• Bruce Garcia (Central Bucks East High School, Central Bucks Athletic Association)
• Mike Bauer (West Chester Youth Lacrosse, Chester County Lacrosse Association)
Women’s Game Honorees:
• Alan Geiger (USWLA Lacrosse, Haverford Youth Lacrosse, National Tournament, Women’s Club Lacrosse)
• Diane Faison (Interboro Youth Lacrosse, High School coach)

Peter Samson Award: Given by the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association on behalf of its Chapter Members in memory of Peter Samson, founder of Radnor Youth Lacrosse and the Katie Samson High School Lacrosse Festival, to honor outstanding character, leadership and sportsmanship as well as long-time passion, commitment and devotion to America’s Native Game and the lacrosse community of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

• 2021 Honoree: Jason Christmas (Ashbee Youth Lacrosse, Duke’s Lacrosse Club)

Treinish Award: Given by the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association to honor the memory of Norman Treinish, founder of Ashbee Youth Lacrosse, one of the first youth lacrosse programs in Greater Philadelphia. The award is presented to an individual “whose longstanding efforts, energy and devotion to the game have had a profound and lasting impact on the development of organized youth lacrosse in our Chapter region.”

• 2021 Honoree: John Kirk (Marple Newtown JR. Tigers Lacrosse)