Baltimore, MD (Vocus) May 27, 2010
The induction class for 2010 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s class will be inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 30 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
The 2010 induction class includes Scott Bacigalupo, Michael Burnett, Harry McNamara “Mac” Ford, Eleanor Keady Gaffney, Francesca Den Hartog, Jack Kaley, Bonnie Rosen and Mary McCarthy Stefano.
A program of US Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame was established in 1957 to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life. More than 350 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.
Bios for this year’s inductees follow:
Scott Bacigalupo (Princeton ’94) will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a high school All-American and All-Star at St. Paul’s (MD) in 1990. At Princeton, Bacigalupo was a three-time first team All-American (1992, 1993, 1994) and second team All-American (1991) goalie, a four-time All-Ivy league member, and the recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award for the Division I Goalie of the Year (1992, 1993, 1994) and the Raymond Enners Award for the Division I Player of the Year (1994). He captured two Ivy League Championships (1992, 1993), two NCAA Division I Championships (1992, 1994) and was twice named the NCAA Division I Tournament Final Four MVP (1992, 1994). Bacigalupo tops Princeton’s leader board as the all-time saves leader. Bacigalupo participated in the North/South All-Star Game in 1994. He was named to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team (1995) and the Lacrosse Magazine All-Century Team in 2000. In 2010, Bacigalupo was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.
Michael Burnett (North Carolina ’83) will be inducted as a truly great player. Burnett was a three-time high school All-American and high school All-Star at St. Mary’s (MD). During his All-American campaign at North Carolina, Burnett was named ACC Player of the Year (1981) and was a three-time All-ACC team member. He is UNC’s third all-time leading scorer and remains second among UNC’s all-time assist leaders. Burnett helped his team capture two NCAA Division I National Championships (1981, 1982) and two ACC Championships (1981, 1982). As one of the Top-50 All-Time ACC Players, Burnett was voted into the US Lacrosse Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame in 2009.
Harry McNamara “Mac” Ford
Harry McNamara “Mac” Ford (North Carolina ’85) will be inducted as a truly great player. Ford was a four-year attackman for Gilman School (MD) where he received All-American (1981), All-MSA (1981), and All-Metro (1980, 1981) accolades. Ford helped lead his school to capture the MSA Championship in 1981. At North Carolina, Ford was an All-American first (1985) and second (1984) team member as well as All-ACC in 1984 and 1985. He received the ACC Player of the Year award (1985) and captured an NCAA Division I National Championship in 1982. Ford was also the MVP of the 1985 North/South All-Star Game. Ford was a member of the professional team, Baltimore Thunder (1987). A member of the U.S. Men’s National Team in 1990, Ford was voted Best Attackman and to the All-World Team. In 2006, Ford was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Eleanor Keady Gaffney
Eleanor Keady Gaffney (Boston Women’s Lacrosse Association/U.S. Women’s National Team) will be inducted as a truly great player. From 1953 to 1962 Gaffney was a member of the Boston Women’s Lacrosse Association and a member of the All-Boston first team (1954, 1962). Gaffney was a part of the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961); Reserve Team (1954, 1962); and the U.S. Touring Team in 1957. Gaffney was inducted into the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2002), the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame (1981) and the Women’s Hall of Fame – Northeast New Agenda (2003).
Francesca Den Hartog
Francesca Den Hartog (Harvard ’83) will be inducted as a truly great player. Serving as team captain, Hartog was a four-year member of Weston High School’s (MA) lacrosse team. At Harvard, she was voted co-captain in 1983 and received All-American (1982, 1983) and All-Ivy team (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) honors. In 1981 and 1983, Hartog was voted the Ivy League Player of the Year and voted to the Ivy League Silver Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (1999). She played for the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1982, 1988, 1989); Reserve Team (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987); U.S. World Cup Team (1982, 1986, 1989); and the U.S. Touring Team (1984, 1987). As a club player, Hartog was a 14-year participant (New England I, Philadelphia I, Hampshire Club) and received the Beth Allen Award in 1998. Also in 1998, Hartog was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame and in 2000, into the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Jack Kaley will be inducted as a truly great coach. Beginning his coaching career in 1964, Kaley was the head coach for Lynbrook High School. From 1968 to 1985, he was the East Meadow High School head coach boasting a 227-90 record while winning four Nassau County Championships as well as three Long Island Championships. He has a cumulative high school career coaching record of 245-124 and in 1985, was named Nassau County’s Coach of the Year. Kaley coached the NY Lacrosse Club (1971), the Long Island Lacrosse Club (1972-1975) and the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club (1990-1991). He served as the assistant coach at St. John’s University from 1986 to 1992. In 1993, Kaley was hired as the head coach to start a team for New York Tech (1993-2009) holding a cumulative record of 175-31. His 84.9 winning percentage is the highest of all Division I and II coaches. He has won four NCAA Division II National Championships (1997, 2003, 2005, 2008). He is an ECC Champion and a four-time NYCAC Champion. Kaley was named the NYCAC Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), the FieldTurf Division II Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), the ECC Coach of the Year (2007) and the Nassau College Coach of the Year (2006). Internationally, Kaley was the head coach for Team Germany (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008). He was the U.S. Men’s National Team’s assistant coach (1974). Kaley was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1987.
Bonnie Rosen (University of Virginia ’92) will be inducted as truly a great player. At Harrinton (PA), Rosen, a four-year player, was a four-time All-DelVal and All-Main Line team member, an All-American honorable mention (1987) and All-American (1988). As an All-American for Virginia, Rosen won the Women’s Lacrosse Team Award (1991, 1992) and was voted team captain and the MVP (1992). Rosen received honorable mention on the All-South Regional team and played in the North/South All-Star Game (1992). She is a member of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (2002). Rosen was a 13-year club player, winning the USWLA Tournament Championship with Philadelphia (1994) and New England (1998, 1999). Internationally, Rosen was a member of the U.S. Women’s National First Team (1992), their Elite Team 1993 to 2005, Touring Out Team (1996, 2000) and the Touring In Team (1999, 2004). Rosen won gold at the 1997 and 2001 World Cup games. She was awarded the Beth Allen Award (1999) and inducted into the US Lacrosse Connecticut Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010), the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2008), the Harriton High School Hall of Fame (2000) and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (2002).
Mary McCarthy Stefano
Mary McCarthy Stefano (Penn State ’87) will be inducted as a truly great player. At Moorestown High School (NJ), she was a member of the All-South Jersey Team and part of the New Jersey state championship team in 1983. At Penn State, Stefano was team captain (1987) and selected to the All-American first team (1985, 1986, 1987). Stefano went on to play for the Philadelphia Club Lacrosse team for 10 years and later was the recipient of the Beth Allen Award (1994). On the international level, Stefano was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), Reserve Team (1986, 1987, 1992), the U.S. World Cup Team (1989, 1993) and the U.S. Touring Team (1987, 1992). Stefano was inducted into the US Lacrosse New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997.
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