Greater Baltimore Hall of Fame selects 11 inductees in first class 45 of sport's top athletes to be honored at banquet

February 07, 1997|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

Exactly what constitutes a "Greater Baltimore" lacrosse player anyway?

In its first year of existence, the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation wrestled with that question before choosing 11 people for its initial Hall of Fame induction class.

Aside from being a Greater Baltimore resident for at least 14 years, a player had to meet the standard of the national Hall of Fame: "By their deeds as players, coaches and contributors, and by the example of their lives personify the great contribution of the game of lacrosse to our way of life."

The 11 inductees, plus 34 Greater Baltimore members of the national Hall of Fame, who automatically are being ushered into the chapter's shrine, will be honored at a banquet tonight at 7 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn.

The remaining Greater Baltimore national Hall of Famers (28 living, 47 deceased) will be saluted at next year's chapter banquet.

The 11 inductees:

Leigh Buck Bradley: Played at Friends School, Ithaca College and Towson State. Played for U.S. women's team from 1972-75; leading scorer in '75.

Nancy Chance: Played for Baltimore club team; twice first-team All-America. Coached Swarthmore, Baltimore club team and Goucher College.

Maggie Faulkner: Coached Towson State from 1970-85, played for U.S. squad and was first NCAA women's lacrosse chairman.

Micul Ann Morse: MVP at East Stroudsberg, four-time member of U.S. team and coach at Garrison Forest School since 1982.

Joy Nuttle: One of first women's coaches in Baltimore County school system. In 15 years at Parkville and Loch Raven, she had 10 undefeated teams and lost only six games in 15 years.

Gene Fusting: Washington College attackman in 1960s, 11-time club all-star, two-time member of U.S. team in World Games and author of lacrosse book, "Star Sticks."

Mark Greenberg: Two-time first-team All-America defenseman at Johns Hopkins and member of three NCAA championship teams and 1982 U.S. team.

Jim Potter: First-team All-America midfielder at Virginia, captain of 1974 U.S. team and two-time club player of the year.

Nolan Rogers: Defenseman for Duke and Maryland Lacrosse Club. Two-time general manager of U.S. team in World Games.

Jerry Schnydman: Two-time first-team All-America midfielder and faceoff man for Johns Hopkins. Played six years for Mount Washington. Assistant Hopkins coach for 10 years.

Willie Scroggs: Johns Hopkins midfielder. Coached North Carolina 12 years, winning NCAA championship in 1981, 1982 and 1986.

Thunder tonight

Opponent: Buffalo Bandits

Site: Baltimore Arena

Time: 8

Radio: WJFK (1300 AM)

Outlook: The Thunder (0-3) continues to improve under first-year coach John Tucker but has little to show for it. Bob Martino had four goals, Paul Cantabene had three goals and an assist, and goalie J.J. Pearl made 44 saves in an 18-16 loss to Rochester in the Thunder's previous game. The defending MILL champion Bandits, who are coming off a 16-15 loss to Boston, are led by four-time All-Pro John Tavares (11 goals, seven assists) and Troy Cordingley (seven, 10).

Pub Date: 2/07/97

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