Archive for March 24, 2012
Today’s Game of the Day
Radnor Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) at Glen Mills Garnet Valley (Pa.)
Garnet Valley, last year’s PIAA champions, will take on the perennial Catholic League powerhouse Carroll.
This past week, the 24 finalists for induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame were announced. There are 12 men and 12 women total, and a maximum of four individuals per gender can be voted into the Hall of Fame in any one year.
This year’s ballot has a number of players who have truly transformed the game. For me, three people on this ballot jump off the page immediately:
Jen Adams — Quite simply, the greatest female lacrosse player who ever walked the face of the earth.
Kelly Amonte Hiller — Once dubbed “The Michael Jordan of women’s lacrosse,” she became much, much more than that as a World Cup veteran and as head coach at Northwestern
Cindy Timchal – The first women’s lacrosse coach ever to attain 400 victories
There are three others that are also highly deserving of Hall-of-Fame election:
Quinn Carney — One of the University of Maryland’s all-time leading scorers, she played both benefactor and beneficiary of the play of Adams
Missy Foote — Won five NCAA Division III national championships at Middlebury, and went to the Final Four every year from 1994 to 2007.
Carin Peterson — Has a national championship at Maryland and a World Cup appearance in 1993, and has coached Severna Park (Md.) to eight state championships
The voting committee can’t go wrong with any of them, certainly, and the results of the voting will be revealed around the Memorial Day weekend.