Jim Berkman, Quinn Carney, Michele DeJuliis, Sue Heether, Bill Miller, Tracy Stumpf, Ryan Wade and Michael Watson will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Oct. 26 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, US Lacrosse announced Tuesday.
Tickets for the induction ceremony will be available to the public for purchase Aug. 1 and will be sold at http://uslacrosse.org/HOF.
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women 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 380 lacrosse greats are honored in the Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.
Bios for this year's inductees:
Berkman will be inducted as a truly great coach. He completed his 25th season as the head coach at Salisbury in 2013 and his 26th year overall as a head coach. Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's lacrosse history, with a 428-48 career record through the 2013 season. Berkman has won the NCAA Division III national championship 10 times (1994, 1995, 1999, 2003-05, 2007, 2008, 2001, 2012) – all at Salisbury – and finished as the national runner-up four other times. He also has the highest winning percentage (.901) of any men's college coach in history. Berkman has coached Salisbury to seven undefeated seasons and 17 conference championships. He has been recognized three times as the USILA's national Coach of the Year (1991, 2008, 2012), and eight times as his conference's Coach of the Year.
Carney will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year starter as a midfielder at the University of Maryland, Carney was a two-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 2001 and third-team honors in 1999. She helped to lead the Terps to four straight NCAA national championships from 1998 to 2001 and three straight ACC championships from 1999 to 2001. Carney was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer (1999-2001) and was also selected to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. She finished her Maryland career ranked third on the school's all-time list in assists (110), fifth in goals (162) and fifth in points (265). She was a two-time member of the U.S. Women's World Cup Team (2001, 2005) and named to the All-World Team in 2005. Carney holds the record for most goals scored in World Cup play (37) by a U.S. player.
DeJuliis (Loch Raven) will be inducted as a truly great player. She was a four-time All-American at Penn State, earning first-team honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and third-team honors in 1994. DeJuliis finished her career ranked sixth on Penn State's all-time scoring list with 203 points and led the Nittany Lions in scoring in 1994, 1995 and 1996. As a senior, she served as team captain and was selected for the North-South All-Star Game. DeJuliis was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team Program from 1994 to 2009 and served as captain of the 2009 World Cup team that won the world championship. She has received both the Amy Willard Award (1997) and the Beth Allen Award (2009) as a participant in US Lacrosse's Women's National Tournament, and has been honored twice as MVP of the Vail Shootout Tournament.
Heether will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year starter at Loyola College, Heether was a first-team All-American in 1990 and also selected as the IWLCA's national Goalie of the Year that season. She was a three-time member of the U.S. Women's World Cup Team (1993, 1997, 2001), helping Team USA capture the world championship in each of those years. She also served as an alternate to the team in 1989 and 2005. Heether ranks second all-time in saves (53) by a U.S. player in World Cup competition. Following her playing career, she added a fourth World Cup title as head coach of the U.S. team in 2009. Heether was recipient of US Lacrosse's Beth Allen Award in 2005 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the national tournament.
Miller will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at Hobart, earning first-team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and honorable mention in 1988. Additionally, Miller was a two-time winner of both the USILA's national Division III Player of the Year award and national Attackman of the Year award (1990, 1991). He helped lead Hobart to four NCAA Division III national championships (1988-1991) during his career and finished as Hobart's all-time leader in goals (173), and second all-time in assists (145) and points (318). Miller played professionally in the indoor National Lacrosse League for the Philadelphia Wings from 1991 to 1998, and was MVP of the NLL's championship game in 1998. He was also a two-time member of the U.S. men's national team, helping Team USA to world championships in 1994 and 1998.
Stumpf will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year starter on defense at Maryland, Stumpf was a two-time first team All-American, earning the honor in both 1985 and 1986. She was also named to the NCAA's All-Tournament Team three times (1984, 1985, 1986) and was team captain for the Terps' first national championship team in 1986. Stumpf played in the North-South All-Star Game in 1986. Additionally, she was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002, and the NCAA's 25th Anniversary Team in 2006. Stumpf spent seven years (1986-1993) as a member of the U.S. Women's National Team Program, and was a member of the 1989 championship-winning U.S. World Cup Team. She served as an alternate for the 1986 U.S. World Cup Team.
Wade (Severn) will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a three-time All-American at North Carolina, earning first-team honors in 1993 and 1994, and second-team honors in 1992. Additionally, Wade was tabbed as the USILA's Midfielder of the Year in 1993. Wade was the ACC's Player of the Year in both 1993 and 1994, and was a four-time selectee to the All-ACC team (1991-1994). North Carolina won four ACC championships during his tenure and also captured the NCAA national championship in 1991. Wade was a member of three U.S. national teams, playing on the U-19 squad in 1992 and the world champion U.S. Men's National Team in both 1994 and 1998. He was selected to the All-World Team in 1998, and also named as winner of the Best and Fairest Player Award (MVP) at the 1998 world championship.
Watson (St. Paul's) will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-time All-American at Virginia, Watson earned first-team honors in 1996 and 1997, second-team honors in 1995 and third-team honors in 1994. He was also named as the USILA's Attackman of the Year in 1996. Watson won the ACC's Rookie of the Year Award as a freshman in 1994 and the ACC's Player of the Year Award as a senior in 1997. He was also a four-time All-ACC team selectee. Watson helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA national championship game in both 1994 and 1996, and was named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in 1996. He finished his career ranked second on Virginia's all-time scoring list with 142 goals. Watson was a member of the 1998 U.S. men's national team, and a five-time All-Star professionally in Major League Lacrosse.