Timchal is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA women's lacrosse history, with a 412-108 career record in 30 seasons as a head coach through 2012. She is the only women's lacrosse coach to lead three different teams to the NCAA tournament, having done so previously with Northwestern and Maryland in addition to her current team, Navy. Timchal has won the NCAA national championship eight times (1992, 1995-2001) -- all at Maryland -- and made her 24th NCAA tournament appearance in 2012, the most all-time among coaches. She was named the IWLCA's National Coach of the Year in 1999, was the ACC's coach of the year four times (1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003) and was recognized as the head coach on the NCAA's 25th Anniversary Team in 2006.
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"For me, this is a tremendous pat on the back and an embrace from the entire lacrosse community," Colsey said. "They are saying we appreciate all your hard work and dedication to the game. I'm humbled beyond words and honored beyond imagination."
Roy Simmons Jr., who coached Colsey at Syracuse, served as his presenter.
Colsey was a four-time All-American at Syracuse from 1992 to 1995 after a standout prep career at Yorktown (N.Y.) High. He led Syracuse to the NCAA national championship in 1993 and 1995, and earned first-team All-America honors in each of his last three college seasons after earning third-team honors as a freshman. He received the USILA’s McLaughlin Award in 1995 as the National Midfielder of the Year and also was selected for the North-South All-Star Game as a senior. Colsey also played nine seasons (2000-2008) professionally in Major League Lacrosse and earned All-Star honors four times. He was the MLL’s Championship MVP in 2006. Colsey also was a member of the 2006 U.S. men’s national team.
"I know I'm being inducted as a truly great player, but my thoughts are that I'm going in as a good player that played with a lot of great players," Nelson said. "I was just pretty much in the right place at the right time. I'm sure there's nobody in the Hall of Fame who relied on his teammates more than I did."
Nelson's Syracuse teammate Derek Maltz served as his presenter.
Nelson was a three-time first-team All-American (1983, 1984, 1985) at Syracuse after transferring from North Carolina State after his freshman season. In addition, Nelson was awarded the USILA’s Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the National Attackman of the Year three times (1983, 1984 and 1985). Syracuse won the NCAA national championship in 1983 and finished as the national runner-up during Nelson’s junior and senior seasons in 1984 and 1985. Nelson also was selected for the USILA’s North-South All-Star Game in 1985, and recognized on the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Team in 1995.
"You play lacrosse for the fun, the camaraderie, to score goals," Hubbard said. "Maybe you play to become an All-American, or to play professional lacrosse, but nobody plays lacrosse to become a Hall of Famer. It's beyond comprehension. I'm in such rarified company with these other inductees tonight. This is a pretty special class."
His college teammate Jon Hess served as presenter.
Hubbard holds the record for goals in a season (53) and career (163) at Princeton. He was a two-time first-team All-American and three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection, as well as the 1995 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and 1996 Ivy Player of the Year. After playing as a midfielder his freshman year, Hubbard moved to attack in his sophomore year, and along with Hess and Chris Massey, he formed a unit that led Princeton to the 1996, 1997 and 1998 NCAA championships. Princeton went 43-2 in those three seasons. Hubbard scored the winning goal in overtime in the 1996 NCAA final against Virginia. After graduating, Hubbard was part of the U.S. national team that won the 1998 world championship. He was also a six-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and retired as the all-time leading goal scorer in league history.
"I like to say to my players that 'we stand on the shoulders of those that came before us,' " Missy Foote said. "So I'm now standing on the shoulders of my players who worked hard and followed the philosophy that I was trying to espouse. They really made this honor possible."
Her husband, Richard Foote, served as her presenter.
Foote has spent 31 seasons as head coach of the Middlebury women’s program. She has a career record of 376-101-1, with a winning percentage of nearly .800. She has guided Middlebury to the NCAA Division III national championship five times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004) and has recorded four perfect seasons. Under her guidance, Middlebury has recorded seven conference championships and made 14 straight trips to the NCAA national semifinals from 1994-2007. She has been recognized as the IWLCA National Coach of the Year five times.