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Cantabene, Stanwick Burch among Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees

Stevenson men's lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene and Sheehan Stanwick Burch, a lacrosse analyst and reporter for CBS Sports and ESPN2, headline the class of 2012 for the Greater Baltimore chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

In addition to Cantabene and Burch, members of the Class of 2012 include Courtney Martinez Connor, Lisa Dowling Costello, Betsy Givens Economou, Kathy Altemus Franz, Tim Hormes, Jeff Jackson, Rob Lindsey and Jim Wilkerson.

The ceremony will be held Jan. 21 at The Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix. Cost is $90 per guest, and tickets are available at greaterbaltimorelax.com. For information, contact Sue Diffenderffer at 410-329-1991 or 1suediff@gmail.com.

Here's a closer look at the inductees:

Sheehan Stanwick Burch: A former star at Notre Dame Prep, where she won just about every lacrosse award imaginable from 1993 to 1997, Burch was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection twice and was named Player of the Year. She moved on to Georgetown, where she received All-America honors all four years. Her senior year, she was a Tewaaraton Award finalist. She works as a lacrosse analyst and reporter for CBS Sports and ESPN2.

Paul Cantabene: He was inducted into the Rochester, N.Y., chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003 and was honored with the President's Medal by Stevenson in 2010. Regarded as one of the greatest faceoff specialists of all time, Cantabene has built Stevenson into one of the elite programs in Division III. In seven seasons, the Loyola College alumnus has a 97-30 record.

Courtney Martinez Connor: Connor played for Loch Raven from 1993 to 1996, winning state championships her first three seasons. She redshirted her freshman year at Maryland because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee, but played from 1998 to 2001. She was a part of five national championship teams. Connor was the head coach at Mount St. Mary's from 2001 to 2005 and UMBC from 2005 to 2009.

Lisa Dowling Costello: Costello played at Garrison Forest from 1985 to 1989 and Washington and Lee from 1989 to 1993, where she received first-team All-America honors her senior year. She was inducted into the Washinton and Lee Hall of Fame in 2000. She has been a coach at Notre Dame Prep since 1994 and has been co-coach of the varsity since 2000.

Betsy Givens Economou: A midfielder for Broadneck from 1988 to 1990, she was Baltimore Sun All-Metro her junior and senior years and Player of the Year as a senior. She moved to Loyola College, where she was an All-American her senior year. She coached at Davidson (N.C.) University in 2007-2008 and Lake Norman (N.C.) High, where she helped start the girls lacrosse program in 2009.

Kathy Altemus Franz: Having played lacrosse, golf, field hockey and soccer at Notre Dame Prep in the mid-1980s, Franz went on to play college lacrosse at James Madison, earning All-America honors there in 1989 and 1990. In 2005, Franz was part of NDP's first Hall of Fame class. She is now golf pro at Elkridge Club in Baltimore and is heavily involved in junior girls golf.

Tim Hormes: A prolific scoring attackman at Calvert Hall and Washington College, Hormes led the Shoremen to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances from 1987 to 1990. He earned All-America honors in 1989 and 1990 and was named NCAA Division III Attackman of the Year in 1990. He played professionally for 10 years in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. He has coached various teams at the Jemicy School in Owings Mills.

Jeff Jackson: A member of some of Loyola High's best lacrosse teams ever in the early 1980s, Jackson went on to play at Hampden-Sydney College, a Division III school in Southern Virginia. The midfielder became the school's first first-team All-American in 1988. He played professionally after college. In 1998, he was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Athletic Hall of Fame.

Rob Lindsey: After playing multiple sports at McDonogh, Lindsey starred in football and lacrosse at Washington and Lee in the mid-1970s. A tailback in football, Lindsey was a tenacious defenseman for the Generals, earning first-team All-America honors in 1975 and 1976. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1999.

Jim Wilkerson: The Baltimore Sun high school Athlete of the Year in 1979, Wilkerson was first-team All-Metro in football and lacrosse, and also played basketball for Gilman. He went on to play lacrosse for Maryland and earned first-team All-America honors as an attackman in 1982 and 1983. He is sixth on the Terrapins' all-time scoring list with 198 points (117 goals and 81 assists).

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