• 2017

    Brooks Sweet

    University of Massachusetts

    Brooks Sweet

    University of Massachusetts

    Brooks Sweet was inducted as a truly great player. Following an all-star career at Ithaca (N.Y.) High School, Sweet began his collegiate career at SUNY Farmingdale, where he was a junior college All-American in both 1976 & 1977. He helped Farmingdale to the 1977 JUCO national championship. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts, earning honorable mention All-America status in 1978 and first team honors in 1979 when he led the nation with 61 goals scored. He was also team captain and MVP in 1979. Sweet tallied 172 points on 106 goals and 66 assists in two seasons, ranking second at UMass in career points upon graduation. Sweet played for Team USA in 1982 and was named both the Most Outstanding Attackman and All-World as the U.S. team captured gold. He played four professional seasons in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and was a three-time league all-star. Sweet has been previously inducted into five other halls of fame, including most recently, the National Junior College Hall of Fame in 2008.

  • 2017

    Leslie Blankin Lane

    Hollins University

    Leslie Blankin Lane

    Hollins University

    A native of Philadelphia, Lane was inducted as a truly great player. As a collegian, she enjoyed a four-year career at Hollins, where she led the program to its first Virginia State Division II Championship as a senior in 1979. That year’s team also finished as the national runner-up in the USWLA’s Collegiate Championship, with Lane described as the “heart and soul” of the squad. Lane was a four-sport varsity athlete in college, with field hockey, basketball, and fencing also among her sports. After college, she had a four-year run as a club lacrosse player for Philadelphia I, and earned all-tournament honors four times at the Women’s National Tournament. Lane was also a member of the U.S. Women’s Program, playing on the 1981 U.S. Touring Team to Australia and the first World Cup team in 1982. Lane earned All-World honors as a midfielder in 1982 as Team USA claimed the gold medal in England. She has previously been inducted into four Halls of Fame, including the inaugural class for Hollins University, and most recently, the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

  • 2017

    Jill Johnson Redfern

    Ursinus College

    Jill Johnson Redfern

    Ursinus College

    Jill Johnson Redfern was inducted as a truly great player. A four-year standout midfielder at Ursinus College, Redfern earned first team All-America honors in both 1987 and 1988. She helped lead Ursinus to the 1986 NCAA Division III national championship after the Bears finished as national runner-up in 1985. Redfern was selected as the most outstanding player in the 1986 and 1987 NCAA Tournament. She also served as team captain and was team MVP as a senior in 1988. Following college, Redfern was a six-year member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program, culminating with the 1993 World Cup championship in Scotland. She was also a member of the U.S. Touring Team to Canada in 1990. At the time of her induction, Redfern was serving her 25th year as a college coach and in her 10th year as the women’s lacrosse head coach at Lehigh University. She was inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame in 1988. 

  • 2016

    Margie Anderson

    University of Massachusetts

    Margie Anderson

    University of Massachusetts

    Anderson was inducted as a truly great player. Following a standout prep career at Needham (Mass.) High School, Anderson became a four-year letterwinner on attack at the University of Massachusetts. She was team captain and team MVP as a senior in 1982 while helping UMass to capture the inaugural NCAA women’s lacrosse national championship. She was also the team’s leading scorer that season. Anderson 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.

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    2016

    Mike Morrill

    Johns Hopkins University

    Mike Morrill

    Johns Hopkins University

    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 third 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. He joins his grandfather, Kelso, and father, Bill, in the National Hall of Fame, becoming the first family to be represented by three generations.

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    2016

    Glen Miles

    United States Naval Academy

    Glen Miles

    United States Naval Academy

    Inducted as a truly great player, Miles 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.

  • 2016

    Robert Shek

    Towson University

    Robert Shek

    Towson University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Shek enjoyed an All-American career as a midfielder at Towson, 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, 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. Shek has been previously inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame and the Towson University Hall of Fame.

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    2016

    Michele LeFevre Doyle

    West Chester University

    Michele LeFevre Doyle

    West Chester University

    Doyle was inducted as a truly great contributor. Following her playing career, which included four seasons at West Chester and a spot on the U.S. World Cup Team in 1982, she served as a coach, administrator and game ambassador, developing girls’ and women’s at all levels for over 20 years. Doyle spent 18 years as the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s District 1 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 co-director from 1997-2000. Doyle also developed and managed the first summer league for Philadelphia area high school girls. She held a number of leadership roles in the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association and conducted national and international camps and clinics to promote the sport. She was inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2000.
     

  • 2016

    John Tucker

    Johns Hopkins University

    John Tucker

    Johns Hopkins University

    Tucker was 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 served as captain of the U.S. Team in 1990 and 1994, and was named to the All-World Team in both 1986 and 1990. He was also selected as the Most Outstanding Midfielder in 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. Tucker was inducted to the National Lacrosse League’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

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    2016

    Julie Dayton

    Longwood University

    Julie Dayton

    Longwood University

    Dayton was inducted as a truly great player. A two-time first team All-American as a midfielder at Longwood, Dayton was also 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 was also selected to the U.S. Olympic exhibition team in 1984. She served as an assistant coach at the University of Virginia from 1985-1993 and helped lead the Cavaliers to two NCAA championships. 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 been previously inducted into four Halls of Fame, including the inaugural class for both Longwood University and the US Lacrosse Richmond Chapter. At the time of her induction, Dayton was serving in her 17th year as director of athletics at St. Catherine's School in Richmond.

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    2016

    Kim Basner

    West Chester University

    Kim Basner

    West Chester University

    Basner was inducted as a truly great official. A native of Philadelphia, Basner 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 officiated three NCAA national championship games, five national semifinal games, and numerous Pennsylvania high school state finals. She also officiated at four international events, including the 1993 World Cup final in Scotland. She 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.

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    2016

    Joanne Connelly

    Penn State University

    Joanne Connelly

    Penn State University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Connelly enjoyed an outstanding 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 helped lead the Lions to the NCAA postseason three times, including the national semifinals in 1995. She then became a fixture as a 10-year member of the U.S. National Team Program, playing on the U.S. World Cup Team in 1997, 2001 and 2005 and 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.