Hall of Fame taps former Navy, Hopkins star Schneck Nine others scheduled for induction in June

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Brendan Schneck, who starred at both Navy and Johns Hopkins, is included in a class of five men and five women elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

A ceremony honoring the inductees will be held June 6 at the Baltimore Hilton and Towers.

Schneck, an attackman-midfielder, earned All-America honors at Navy in 1978 and at Hopkins in 1980 and 1981. He played on two U.S. men's teams in the 1980s and was named to the All-World Team in 1982. Schneck was named to the NCAA's 25th anniversary team in 1985.

The other inductees:

Tina Sloan Green: Member of U.S. women's first team and reserves 1969-71. Coached at Temple 19 years, twice reaching the Final Four. Author of two books and founder of Black Women in Sports Foundation.

Stanley Kowalski: Two-time All-America midfielder at Cortland State, member of U.S. men's team in 1974 and 11-time USCLA all-star selection. Coached Half Hollow Hills West High in New York from 1978-88.

James Potter: Gilman grad and two-time All-America midfielder at Virginia. Co-captain of U.S. men's team in 1974. Former president of Lacrosse Foundation.

Nolan Rogers: City College grad and third-team All-America defenseman for Duke in 1953. Three-year president of Lacrosse Foundation, a U.S. delegate for the International Lacrosse Federation and GM of the U.S. men's team for three years.

Enid Clinchard Russell: An attack player with exceptional speed and grace. Spent seven years on the U.S. women's team and is considered the player against whom others are measured.

Janet Smith: Played on three U.S. touring teams and was a two-time member of the U.S. women's first team. Led University of Delaware to two national championships, and has coached in Japan to help spread the game.

Nathalie "Muffy" Smith: Attended Bouve College of Tufts University and was named to the U.S. women's first team or reserves from 1960-69. Considered the backbone of Long Island lacrosse, she is on the rules committee. Professor and coach at Hofstra.

Vince Sombrotto: Former Hofstra All-America midfielder who played on four U.S. men's teams and was named to the All-World team in 1982. Has played for the Long Island Lacrosse Club for 16 years and for the Major Indoor Lacrosse League's New York Saints since 1987.

Helena "Pete" Wheeler: Being inducted posthumously. Played, coached, and officiated. Member of first official touring team to Great Britain in 1935. Considered a pioneer of the women's game.

Pub Date: 2/27/97

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