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Three players, one coach with local ties to be inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

US Lacrosse announced the Class of 2018 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the nine-member group includes three players and one coach with ties to the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Two women’s lacrosse players in Elizabeth Leigh Bradley Friedman of then-Towson State and Alex Kahoe of Maryland, one men’s lacrosse player in A.J. Haugen of Johns Hopkins and one women’s lacrosse coach in Denise Wescott of Mount St. Mary’s will be inducted in a ceremony on Sept. 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.

Friedman, a Friends graduate, spent the first two years of her career at Ithaca College before transferring to Towson, where she also played field hockey. She was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1972 to 1975 and was the leading scorer on the 1975 team that went undefeated in Great Britain.

Haugen was a three-time first-team All-American midfielder who finished his career at Johns Hopkins with 85 goals – third in program history for goals among midfielders – and 23 assists. He played on two U.S. National teams, including the 1996 Under-19 squad that captured the gold medal.

Kahoe earned three All-American honors, including two first-team selections in 1999 and 2000, and was named the national Goalie of the Year in both seasons. She helped Maryland win four consecutive NCAA championships and wrapped up her career as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time leader in saves with 968.

Wescott compiled more than 200 wins as a head coach at Mount St. Mary’s, Delaware, Monmouth and Rutgers. The former president of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association from 1999 to 2001 has conducted lacrosse clinics in 13 different countries and was the head coach of the German national team for 10 years.

The other members of the Class of 2018 are former Duke midfielder and current Lehigh coach Kevin Cassese, former Radnor (Pa.) High School coach Phyllis Kilgour, former Princeton defenseman and Warrior Sports founder David Morrow, former Syracuse attackman and current ESPN analyst Ryan Powell and former Penn State standout Tami Worley.

Tickets for the induction ceremony will be available for purchase on Aug. 1 and can be bought online at uslacrosse.org/HOF.

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