• 2009

    Todd Curry

    Syracuse University

    Todd Curry

    Syracuse University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Curry was a three-year player for West Genesee (N.Y.) High School, three-time New York State lacrosse champions, two-time all-league (1982, 1983) and honored as a high school All-American in 1983. He was the 1983 MVP in the high school North/South game. A four-year starter at Syracuse, he was a three-time All American, first team (1986, 1987) and second team (1985), and was the USILA MacLaughlin Award Winner (Midfielder-of-the-Year, 1987). Curry was also a midfielder for the 1986 and 1994 U.S. Men’s National Teams that won world championships in Toronto and England, respectively. Curry played 10 years of professional indoor lacrosse with three teams: Washington (1 year), Philadelphia (3 years), and Baltimore (6 years). He was a member of 1990 World Champion Philadelphia Wings. Curry was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame (2004) and the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (2008).

  • 2009

    Jen M. O'Donnell

    West Chester University

    Jen M. O'Donnell

    West Chester University

    Inducted as a truly great official, O'Donnell is one of the most respected umpires in the country. Having received her first rating in 1983, she has moved up through the ranks quickly, attaining the highest rating available – international - in 1994. In addition to working post-season tournaments for the ACC, CAA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, Big East & ALC conferences, O'Donnell had worked the NCAA Division I Final Four for 19 years at the time of her induction. She has been on the NCAA final game in 11 of those years. In addition to her extensive umpiring schedule, O'Donnell is a collegiate assignor for 43 NCAA colleges & universities. O'Donnell's international experience covers 15 years. In 1999, she was chosen to umpire the U-19 World Championships in Perth, Australia. She has since worked two World Cup (senior) Tournaments, 2001 in High Wycomb, England, and 2005 in Annapolis, MD/USA. Over the years, Jen has been a clinician for international rules and umpiring and has umpired international games in the USA involving Japan, Canada, Wales & England, to name a few. Jen has been a clinician & evaluator on the local, national & international levels. In addition, she has been a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention numerous times. O’Donnell was inducted previously into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009.

  • 2009

    Patricia P. Genovese

    William Smith College

    Patricia P. Genovese

    William Smith College

    Inducted as a truly great coach, Genovese had a prolific career as coach at William Smith College. At the time of her induction, she had won 362 games, ranking second in NCAA history among women's lacrosse coaches, and was the first collegiate coach, male or female, to secure 350 wins. Genovese retired following the 2012 season, having compiled an overall career record of 385-158-1 (.709) over 39 seasons. From 1972 to 2012, Genovese notched 29 winning seasons, 16 NCAA Division III Tournament berths, 11 trips to the NCAA semifinals, and five NCAA championship game appearances. Genovese coached 94 All-Americans, including seven student-athletes that were named their position's National Player of the Year. Genovese is a three-time NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, three-time Regional Coach of the Year, three-time NYSWCAA Coach of the Year and three-time North/South All-Star Game head coach. She was also an assistant coach for the U.S. women’s national team program. Genovese was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998 as well as the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame, the William Smith Hall of Honor and the Green Mountain Hall of Fame.

     

  • 2009

    Jeffrey J. Long

    United States Naval Academy

    Jeffrey J. Long

    United States Naval Academy

    Long played high school lacrosse at Irondequoit (N.Y.) High School, where he was a two-time All-American and four-time all-league palyer. At the Naval Academy, Long was a three-time All-American (1975, 1976, 1977), and is the school’s career leader in total points (233) and assists (149). He set the school’s single-season assists record with 53 in 1977.Long was an attackman for the 1978 and 1986 U.S. Men’s National Teams, winning a world championship in 1986. He also served as assistant coach to the 1998 World Champion U.S. Men’s National Team. He has also been a successful coach at Ithaca College since 1988. Long was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame (1992) and the United States Naval Academy Hall of Fame (2007). Long was inducted as a truly great player.

  • 2009

    Mark Millon

    University of Massachusetts

    Mark Millon

    University of Massachusetts

    Inducted as a truly great player, Millon was a two-time first team All-American at UMass and the New England Player of the Year in 1993. He was voted the MVP of the North/South All-Star Game after his senior year. Professionally, Millon received numerous honors playing both the NLL and MLL. In the MLL, he was voted the league co-MVP in 2005 and the league's Offensive Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003. In 2002 he led the Baltimore Bayhawks to the MLL Championship garnering MVP honors in the championship game. He retired as the game's all-time leading scorer with 356 points and owning multiple game records, including points in a game (9G, 5A). In the NLL, Millon was a two-time first team All-Pro and helped the Philadelphia Wings to the league title in 2001. Millon was a member of the 1994 and 1998 U.S. Men’s National Teams. He won All-World and Tournament MVP honors in 1994 and All-World and Best Attackmen in 1998, helping the U.S. to the gold medal both times. Millon was USCLA Player of the Year (1994, 1995, 1998) during his playing time for Long Island Lacrosse Club and Mt. Washington Club. Millon was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009 and the University of Massachusetts Hall of Fame in 2004.

  • 2009

    Cherie Greer Brown

    University of Virginia

    Cherie Greer Brown

    University of Virginia

    Inducted as a truly great player, Greer was a three-time collegiate All-American and the NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year in 1994, the same season that she also led the nation in scoring with 61 goals and 18 assists. During her career, the Cavaliers won two NCAA championships (1991, 1993) while Greer earned first team All-America honors in 1992, 1993, and 1994. In recognition of her outstanding career, she became the first lacrosse player to have her jersey retired at the University of Virginia. After college, Greer was a 14-year club player and received the Beth Allen Award at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament (2000). She was a member of the 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005 U.S. Women’s World Cup teams, winning three world championships. She was named the most outstanding player of the championship game in the 1997 and 2001 World Cups. In 2000, she was named a member of the Lacrosse Magazine All-Century Team. Greer has also been inducted into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame, the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. She also received the Tewaaraton Legends Award in 2017.

  • 2009

    Kevin Lowe

    Princeton University

    Kevin Lowe

    Princeton University

    An All-American high school lacrosse player from Mineola, N.Y., Lowe captured spots in the National High School North/South All-Star Game (1990), Nassau County All-Star Game (1990) and Empire State Games (1989). At Princeton, Lowe was an All-American (1992-94) and team captain (1993-94). He holds the school’s records for career points (247), career assists (174) and assists in a game (9). In 1994, Lowe received the USILA Turnbull Award (Attackman-of-the-Year). In his tenure, Princeton won two NCAA national championships (1992, 1994) and he was All-Ivy league all four years including Ivy League Player of the Year in 1994. Lowe was a member of the 2002 U.S. Men’s National Team that won a world championship and he played professionally in the NLL from 1995 through 2003 and in the MLL in 2003. Additionally, he played with the Long Island- Hofstra lacrosse club from 1996-2002. Lowe was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 2008. His father, Alan, and brother, Darren, are also members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Lowe was inducted as a truly great player.

  • 2009

    Jess Wilk Strosberg

    University of Maryland

    Jess Wilk Strosberg

    University of Maryland

    Wilk, inducted as a truly great player, played at the Ellis School (Pa.) and was a third team All-American goalie at Maryland. At Maryland, she was a member of the 1986 NCAA Division I national championship team and served as team captain in 1990. Wilk went on to a standout career with the U.S. National Team, playing on the 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005 World Cup teams, serving as a team captain in 1997, 2001 & 2005. Wilk won three World Cup Championships with the U.S. Team and was named to the All-World Team following the 2005 World Cup. In 1998, she won the Beth Allen Award at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament. Wilk was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

  • Tom Marechek
    2008

    Tom Marechek

    Syracuse University

    Tom Marechek

    Syracuse University

    Marechek is one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport. He was a four-time All-American at Syracuse, earning first team honors in 1990, 1991 and 1992 while helping the Orange to two national championships.A six-time USCLA All-Star, he enjoyed a 12-year career with the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League. He was an eight-time All-Pro, won four championships, retired as the league’s third all-time leading scorer with 773 points and was the first Wings player to have his number retired. Marechek played seven seasons in Major League Lacrosse for the Bayhawks, earning All-Star honors four times and won two championships. He was a four-time member of the Canadian national team, and was named to the All-World team in 1998. Since 1997 he has served as the head coach at Glenelg (Md.) Country School, leading the team to two league titles. He is being inducted as a truly great player.

  • Dick Watts
    2008

    Dick Watts

    Johns Hopkins University

    Dick Watts

    Johns Hopkins University

    An outstanding player, coach, administrator and supporter, Watts has been dedicated to the sport and its growth throughout his life. Watts earned All-America honors as a defenseman at Johns Hopkins and played in the 1956 USILA North-South game. Following college, he remained an active player on the Mt. Washington Club team. He was a coach at the high school, collegiate and club level, enjoying his greatest success at UMBC, where he coached from 1971 to 1993. He led the Retrievers to the 1980 NCAA Division II championship when he was named the USILA’s Coach of the Year. Watts was a member of the US Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors from 1977 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1986. He served as USILA President from 1974-76 and was a member of the organization’s Executive Board from 1967 to 1994. He was the first president of the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter and also chaired the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee from 1981 to 1986. Watts has been inducted into the UMBC Athletic and US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter halls of fame. He was inducted as a truly great contributor.

  • Pat Dillon
    2008

    Pat Dillon

    Towson University

    Pat Dillon

    Towson University

    Inducted as a truly great contributor, Dillon is a top-rated college and high school official, and a dedicated national and local leader in lacrosse organizations. Dillon's devotion to the sport has helped nurture its growth at all levels over the last 25 years. She was introduced to the sport at Towson, playing on the newly formed women's lacrosse team, and began her umpiring career in 1983. By 1989, she had earned a National rating and she's gone on to officiate at the championship level in both high school and college. She has a well-earned reputation as one of the sport's best officials. Her contributions, however, extend well beyond the playing lines. At the time of her induction, she had recently completed a decade of service on the Executive Committee of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors, serving as chair of the organization from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, she also served on the board of the USWLA. Dillon has served as chair of the US Lacrosse Rules Committee since 1991 and as secretary/rules editor of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee since 2006. She is a longtime member of the board of directors for the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, currently serving as its treasurer. She also served on the National Umpiring Committee for 10 years and as the chair of the Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association from 1985 to 2003. Dillon was inducted into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame in 2004.

  • George Tracy
    2008

    George Tracy

    United States Naval Academy

    George Tracy

    United States Naval Academy

    A three-time All-American, Tracy was one of the leaders on Navy teams that captured three consecutive USILA national championships from 1961 to 1963. An attackman and midfielder, Tracy was captain of the 1963 team and played in that year’s North-South game, scoring three goals. Tracy developed his early lacrosse skills on Baltimore's Bolton Hill, inspired in part by his lacrosse cousins, the Corrigans. A three-sport athlete at Loyola High School who also played football and ice hockey, Tracy contributed two goals to help Loyola win the final MSA hockey championship in 1956. Following the 1962 collegiate season, Tracy had the opportunity to help pioneer televised box lacrosse as a member of the Collegians team that won the championship of that summer's Maryland series. Tracy's awards include the U.S. Naval Academy's Stuart Oxnard Miller Memorial Lacrosse Cup (1963), the Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (three stars) and the National Defense Service Medal. Following his collegiate career, Tracy played and coached for 15 years on the club level in five different states. He has been inducted into the USNA Athletic and US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter halls of fame. He is being inducted as a truly great player.