• Alex Kahoe
    2018

    Alex Kahoe

    University of Maryland

    Alex Kahoe

    University of Maryland

    Inducted as a truly great player, Kahoe was a three-time All-American at the University of Maryland, earning first team honors in both 1999 and 2000, and second team honors in 1998. Kahoe was the ACC goalie of the year four times (1997-2000), and the national goalie of the year in both 1999 & 2000. She helped lead the Terps to four straight NCAA titles during her career, serving as team captain as a junior and senior. She also played in the North-South All-Star Game in 2000. Kahoe was selected to both the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team and the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team, and concluded her career as the ACC’s all-time saves leader with 968. She also ranks second all-time in NCAA history in saves. Kahoe was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 1997-2005, and served as an alternate for the 2005 World Cup Team. In 2009, she played for Ireland’s World Cup Team. She currently serves as head coach at St. Joseph's University.
     

  • Denise Wescott
    2018

    Denise Wescott

    University of Maryland

    Denise Wescott

    University of Maryland

    Wescott was inducted as a truly great contributor who served as an administrator and game developer. Her lengthy resume includes service at many different levels across four decades. Notably, Wescott served as president of the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) from 1999-2001 and as its treasurer for three years. She has been a member of the FIL’s (Federation of International Lacrosse) World Cup Committee since 2005, and served on the organization’s development committee for 14 years. She has served four terms on the NCAA Rules Committee, and was a US Lacrosse leadership volunteer for 10 years. She has conducted player and coach development clinics nationally and internationally, including in 14 different countries, and served as head coach of the German National Team for 10 years, taking them to their first World Cup. Domestically, she amassed over 200 wins as a collegiate head coach, including stints at Rutgers, Delaware, Mt. St. Mary’s and Monmouth. At the time of her induction, she was serving as an assistant coach at Cal Berkeley.

  • AJ Haugen
    2018

    A.J. Haugen

    Johns Hopkins University

    A.J. Haugen

    Johns Hopkins University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Haugen was a three-time first team All-American midfielder at Johns Hopkins (1998, 1999, 2000) and selected to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team in 2000. He also played in the North-South All-Star Game that season. Haugen finished his career with 85 goals, 23 assists, and 108 points, ranking third in school history in career goals among midfielders. He is a member of JHU's All-Time Team. Haugen played on two U.S. National Teams, earning All-World honors as a member of the 1996 gold-medal winning U19 team. He was also a member of the 2006 U.S. Team that claimed silver. Haugen enjoyed a six-year professional career in Major League Lacrosse, earning all-star honors each season. He also played on two championship teams, winning the title with the Long Island Lizards in 2001 and 2003. Haugen has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. 
     

  • Ryan Powell
    2018

    Ryan Powell

    Syracuse University

    Ryan Powell

    Syracuse University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Powell was a four-time collegiate All-American at Syracuse University, earning first team honors in 1999 & 2000, third team honors in 1998, and honorable mention status in 1997. Additionally, he was the winner of both the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year and the Jack Turnbull Award as attackman of the year in 2000. Powell helped lead Syracuse to the NCAA championship that season. He ranks second in Syracuse history with 287 career points and fifth in career assists, with 150. Powell played on the U.S. Men’s World Championship Team in 2006 and 2010, winning the gold medal in 2010. Professionally, he played eight indoor seasons in the National Lacrosse League, finishing with 140 career goals and 377 points. He also played eight outdoor seasons in Major League Lacrosse, finishing with 190 career goals and 180 assists. He was a two-time MLL MVP (2001 & 2008) and MVP of the 2008 MLL All-Star Game.

  • Leigh Buck Friedman
    2018

    Leigh Buck Friedman

    Towson University

    Leigh Buck Friedman

    Towson University

    Following a four-year varsity career at Friends School in Maryland, including undefeated teams in 1968 & 1969, Friedman began her collegiate career at Ithaca College, playing two years before transferring to Towson University for the 1974 and 1975 seasons. She was a two-sport athlete at Towson, also playing on the field hockey squad. Friedman was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team program for four years (1972-1975), and played on the 1975 U.S. Touring Team that finished undefeated in Great Britain. She finished as the U.S. Team’s leading scorer during that tour. As a club player, she had a four-year run as a member of the South squad at the Women’s National Tournament. Friedman has previously been inducted into three Halls of Fame, including the inaugural class for Friends School, as well as the Towson University Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 1997. The granddaughter of 1965 Hall of Fame inductee Phillip Lamb, Friedman was inducted as a truly great player.

  • David Morrow
    2018

    David Morrow

    Princeton University

    David Morrow

    Princeton University

    Following an all-star career at Brother Rice (Mich.) High School, Morrow became a three-time All-American defenseman at Princeton University. He earned first team honors in 1992 and 1993, and third team status in 1991. Morrow was a two-time winner of the William Schmeisser Award as the national defenseman of the year (1992, 1993), and captured the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year in 1993. He was a three-time All-Ivy League selectee (1991, 1992, 1993) and helped lead Princeton to its first NCAA championship in 1992. He was named to the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 1995. Morrow played for Team USA in 1994 and 1998, winning the gold medal both times, and he was named to the All-World Team following the 1998 championship. As a businessman, Morrow was a co-founder of Major League Lacrosse, and founder of Warrior Sports. He is credited with developing the titanium lacrosse stick. Morrow was inducted as a truly great player.

  • Doug Knight
    2017

    Doug Knight

    University of Virginia

    Doug Knight

    University of Virginia

    Inducted as a truly great player, Doug Knight enjoyed an All-American career at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors on attack in 1996 and 1997 and second team accolades in 1995. He was also selected as the recipient of the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year in 1996. Knight earned All-ACC honors three times (1995, 1996, 1997) and was named the ACC Tournament’s MVP in 1997 after leading Virginia to the title. He was also UVA’s team MVP in 1997. Knight still ranks as Virginia’s all-time leader in career goals (165) and is now second in career points (249) after finishing his career as the all-time leader. He still holds school single-season records for goals (56) and points (86), both established in 1996. Knight’s professional career included two seasons as an indoor player for the Baltimore Thunder, and three seasons in the outdoor game with the Boston Cannons and Philadelphia Barrage. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

  • 2017

    Casey Powell

    Syracuse University

    Casey Powell

    Syracuse University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Casey Powell was a four-time collegiate All-American at Syracuse, earning first team honors in 1996, 1997 and 1998 and second team honors in 1995. Additionally, he won the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year in 1997 and 1998, as well as the national midfielder of the year in 1996 and the national attackman of the year in 1998. He was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament team four times, including 1995 when Syracuse won the national championship. Powell ranks second in Syracuse history with 287 career points and fourth with 158 goals. He played on the U.S. Men’s World Championship Team in 1998 and 2006, earning the gold as a member of ’98 squad. He also had a legendary professional career, playing for six different teams during a 14-year career in Major League Lacrosse. He ranks second in league history with 527 career points, and was the MLL’s MVP in 2014. He also earned All-Pro honors as an indoor player four times, including the NLL’s MVP award in 2010.

  • 2017

    Don Zimmerman

    Johns Hopkins/UMBC

    Don Zimmerman

    Johns Hopkins/UMBC

    Inducted as a truly great coach, Don Zimmerman’s collegiate coaching career spanned across five decades, 1978-2016, and included four stops as an assistant coach and two as a head coach. He won three NCAA national championships (1984, 1985, 1987) in seven seasons as the head coach at Johns Hopkins, amassing a 73-15 record. Zimmerman then recorded 164 wins as the head coach at UMBC from 1994-2016. He also served as an assistant coach for the gold medal winning Team USA in 1986. Zimmerman received the America East Conference’s Coach of the Year Award three times, the Hero’s Coach of the Year Award in 1984, and the IMLCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. He served six years as the NCAA’s Secretary-Rules Editor for men’s lacrosse, and was co-author for the book “Men’s Lacrosse.” Zimmerman has taught the game of lacrosse on four continents, most notably, as an instrumental volunteer in starting lacrosse in Japan. Zimmerman has been previously inducted into three other halls of fame. 

  • 2017

    Laurette Payette

    USWLA

    Laurette Payette

    USWLA

    Laurette Payette was inducted as a truly great contributor. Recognized as one of the nation’s best officials, she had served as an umpire for 35 years at the time of her induction and was still active. She has worked five NCAA championship games and eight national semifinal games during her 30-year collegiate umpiring career. She has also worked international events, collegiate club championships, conference championships and numerous high school state championships through the years. As an administrator, she has been chair of the US Lacrosse Women’s Officials Committee and spearheaded the updating of national training and rating manuals for women’s lacrosse officials. She has also been an active clinician for officials’ training events nationwide for over 30 years, and a volunteer for both the USWLA and later, US Lacrosse, since 1985. Payette was the recipient of the US Lacrosse Nancy Chance Service Award in 2010, and in recognition of her longtime service, the US Lacrosse Laurette Payette Service Award was created in her honor in 2015.
     

  • 2017

    Robyn Nye Wood

    University of Virginia

    Robyn Nye Wood

    University of Virginia

    Robyn Nye Wood was inducted as a truly great player. Following an All-American career at Downingtown (Pa.) High School, Wood became a two-time first team collegiate All-American at Virginia. As co-captain in 1991, she led the Cavaliers to the NCAA national championship and was named the IWLCA’s Defensive Player of the Year. She was also selected to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team in 1991, and chosen as UVA’s most valuable athlete. Wood was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002, and had her jersey (#24) retired at UVA in 2012. After college, she was a club participant in the Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Association for 10 seasons, and also a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 1991 to 1997. Wood played on the 1997 U.S. World Cup Team that captured gold in Japan. She served as an alternate for the U.S. Touring Team to Australia in 1992, and as a member of the squad that hosted Wales in 1995. She has previously been inducted to the Downingtown Area High School Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter’s Hall of Fame.

  • 2017

    Jim McDonald

    Washington & Lee University

    Jim McDonald

    Washington & Lee University

    Jim McDonald was inducted as a truly great contributor. After his playing career concluded, he spent over 50 years still engaged with lacrosse as a coach and administrator. McDonald coached the University of Baltimore from 1956-63, compiling a 67-15-2 record and winning four championships in what was called the Laurie Cox Division. He also served as a longtime coach on the rec and high school levels, mentoring and tutoring several generations of youth players. McDonald spent 30 years as a member of the National Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee, including 24 years as its chair. He also served as a board member for 18 years for the Lacrosse Foundation, one of the predecessors to US Lacrosse. That tenure included terms as both president and vice president. McDonald has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter’s Hall of Fame (1997), the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter’s Hall of Fame (2005) and the University of Baltimore’s Athletic Hall of Fame (2008).