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Nancy V. Chance, four-time All-America lacrosse player and founder of Eagle Sports Co., dies

Nancy V. Chance, four-time All-America lacrosse player and founder of Eagle Sports Co., dies

Nancy V. Chance, a four-time All-America lacrosse player who founded the Eagle Sports Co. and was head coach at Swarthmore and Goucher colleges, died Jan. 23 of dementia at her Timonium home.

She was 90.

“You name it and Nancy played it,” said Joe Finn, archivist at Sparks-based US Lacrosse.

A naturally gifted athlete, the former Nancy Vadner was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., and when she was 2, moved with her family to Bala Cynwyd, Pa. She was the daughter of Lawrence Samuel Vadner, a businessman, and Eleanor Taylor Vadner, a homemaker.

As a youth, she piled up awards in swimming, tennis and basketball, and was an outstanding athlete at Lower Merion High School...

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