Corrigan, DiMaggio among Hall inductees LACROSSE

October 26, 1993|By Doug Brown

Six men and six women have been named the newest members of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, raising the number to 213 since the Hall's inception in 1957.

Five of the inductees have local connections, including Gene Corrigan, Mickey DiMaggio, Skip Lichtfuss, Mike O'Neill and Doug Schreiber.

Corrigan, now the Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner, was Duke All-America in 1950 and '51 and coached at St. Paul's, Washington & Lee and Virginia.

DiMaggio was Washington College's Most Valuable Player in 1959 and later played club lacrosse, including six years with Mount Washington.

Lichtfuss played at Washington & Lee and then for Team USA in the 1978 World Championships.

O'Neill was a three-time, first-team All-America at Johns Hopkins in the mid-1970s.

Schreiber was captain of Maryland's 1973 NCAA championship team.

The induction ceremony will be held Feb. 5 at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson. For tickets and information, call The Lacrosse Foundation, (410) 235-6882.

NEW MEMBERS

MAGGIE BOYD

(posthumously)

All-England Club player from 1934 to 1951 and its captain from 1937 to 1951 . . . Came to the U.S. after World War II, conducted clinics for years along the East Coast and founded the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Association.

GENE CORRIGAN

Honorable mention All-America at Duke in 1950 and '51. Coached for 15 years. . . Served as athletic director at Washington & Lee, Virginia and Notre Dame . . . Commissioner of Atlantic Coast Conference.

JOYCE CRANBARRY

(posthumously)

Instrumental in developing lacrosse in the United States through camps from Pennsylvania to New England . . . First president of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association, 1931 to 1935 . . . Founder of the Cranbarry Equipment Co., in Marblehead, Mass., the first company to specialize in women's lacrosse equipment.

SUZANNE CROSS

U.S. Team player in 1933 to 1935, 1937 and 1939 to 1942 . . . Coached at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) College . . . Designed logo and wrote and edited "Cross-Checks," the first magazine for women's lacrosse.

MICKEY DIMAGGIO

Washington College's MVP in 1959; played in North-South All-Star game that year . . . Played club lacrosse for the Quantico Marines, Annapolis LC and Mount Washington . . . Coached at his alma mater and Anne Arundel Community College . . . Elected to Washington College Hall of Fame in 1985.

BOB HENRICKSON

First-team All-America at Cornell in 1977 and '78 . . . Ivy League Player of the Year and Division I Outstanding Midfielder in '78 . . . Team USA player in three World Championships.

SKIP LICHTFUSS

First-team University All-America at Washington & Lee in 1974 . . . Played for Team USA in 1978 World Championships . . . Played for Mount Washington for seven years and has coached the team for the last nine years . . . Will coach the indoor Baltimore Thunder this year.

MIKE O'NEILL

Three-time first-team All-America for Johns Hopkins in the mid-1970s . . . Twice acclaimed outstanding attackman in Division I . . . Received Enners Award as Division I Outstanding Player in 1978 . . . Played for Team USA in 1982 . . . Played club lacrosse for six years and coached at Delaware, North Carolina and Brown.

JACKIE PITTS

A 1959 graduate of St. Lawrence University . . . A U.S. Team player for many years and coached the country's World Championship team in 1982 . . . A past president of the USWLA and IFWLA . . . Has helped spur the growth of women's lacrosse in Japan and Czechoslovakia as well as this country.

BETTY RICHEY

(posthumously)

Graduate of Radcliffe College . . . U.S. Team player in lacrosse and field hockey for 22 consecutive years starting in 1933 . . . Past president of USWLA . . . Taught at Vassar College for 30 years.

DOUG SCHREIBER

First-team junior college All-America midfielder at Nassau Community College . . . Captained Maryland's 1973 NCAA championship team and named winner of Enners Award as Division I's Outstanding Player . . . Coached at Severn School and New York University.

JANE VACHE

(posthumously)

Member of U.S. Team from 1946 to 1955 . . . Played for and served as president of Philadelphia Lacrosse Association . . . Past president of IFWLA and USWLA.

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