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Hall of Fame

The IWLCA Hall of Fame was established in May 2017 by the IWLCA Board of Directors. The inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in conjunction with the IWLCA Annual Meetings held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The nomination period for Hall of Fame candidates opened in May and will remain open through July 7, 2017.

Nomination Process

  • Any IWLCA member, IWLCA emeritus member, University administrator, current or former player, or current or former umpire may nominate a qualified coach.
  • Nominations should be submitted electronically using the IWLCA Hall of Fame Nomination Form by July 7, 2017.
  • Nominations must include two letters of support from members of the lacrosse community that can attest to the nominee’s qualifications and character. All supporting information must be submitted to the chair of the IWLCA Hall of Fame Selection committee via e-mail or regular mail by July 7.
  • Any requests for additional information made by the chair of the Hall of Fame Selection committee must met within 14 days of the request or the nomination will be deemed incomplete.
  • Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the Hall of Fame Selection committee.
  • Any nominations received after the deadline will not be considered for induction in that calendar year, but will automatically be considered for induction in the subsequent year.
  • If a candidate is not selected for induction in the year of their initial nomination, their nomination materials will remain on file for consideration in subsequent election cycles.

Nomination Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have at least 15 years of experience coaching collegiate women’s lacrosse; AND
  • Candidate is eligible for nomination 20 years after they began their collegiate coaching career; AND
  • Candidate must be a person of high character and adhere to IWLCA ethical standards.

Achievement Criteria

To be eligible, nominees must have achieved two (2) of the five (5) criteria listed below during their collegiate coaching career:

  • Winning Percentage (career): Achieve a career winning percentage of .650 or higher
  • Total Wins: Achieve 200 career victories or more as a head coach
  • Coach of the Year Awards (Conference/Regional/National): Earn one (1) National; or two (2) Regional; or three (3) Conference Coach of the Year Awards
  • Championships Won (Conference/NCAA/AIAW): One (1) National Championship Victory; or two (2) National Semi-Finalist Appearances; or three (3) Conference Championships
  • Post-Season Championship Appearances (either NCAA or AIAW): Appeared in five (5) national championship tournament fields

If an individual does not satisfy the established criteria, but the Hall of Fame Selection Committee unanimously determines that a nominee is worthy of consideration for the IWLCA Hall of Fame, the nominee may be forwarded to the IWLCA Board of Directors for approval to be considered by the Selection Committee. 

Nomination Form

Hall of Fame Nomination

Any current IWLCA member, IWLCA emeritus member, University administrator, current or former player, current or former umpire, or member of the lacrosse community may nominate a qualified coach. The deadline for nominations is July 7, 2017.

Selection Committee 

Chris Sailer, Head Coach, Princeton, Chair
Kevin Cooke, Head Coach, Mercyhurst
Karen Henning, Head Coach, Colby
Mandee O'Leary, Head Coach, Florida
Karen Borbee, Head Coach, Swarthmore

Celine Cunningham, Head Coach, Stevens Tech
Denise Wescott, Emeritus Member


If you have questions regarding the nomination criteria, nomination or selection process, or require assistance nominating a qualified candidate, please contact:

Danie Caro 
Director of Communications
phone: 203-577-5742