Eight chosen for induction into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Stan Cockerton, Jay Jalbert, Erin Brown Millon, Steve Mitchell, Michele Uhlfelder, Peter G. Voelkel, Carole Wakefield, Marge Watson to be honored

May 21, 2014|The Baltimore Sun

The 2014 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year's eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 25, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.

The members of the 2014 induction class are: Stan Cockerton, Jay Jalbert, Erin Brown Millon, Steve Mitchell, Michele Uhlfelder, Peter G. Voelkel, Carole Wakefield (posthumous) and Marge Watson.

Tickets for the induction ceremony will be available to the public for purchase beginning August 1 at www.uslacrosse.org/HOF.

Nearly 400 people are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.

Brief bios for this year's inductees follow, with more detailed career accomplishments listed further below.

Stan Cockerton
Cockerton will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at North Carolina State University, earning first team honors in 1980, second team honors in 1978 and 1979, and third team honors as a freshman in 1977. He also received All-ACC honors in each of his four seasons, and was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2003. Cockerton still ranks third all-time in NCAA Division I history with 193 career goals, first all-time in goals per game with 4.39, and second all-time in points per game with 6.36. A native of Oshawa, Canada, Cockerton also participated as a club player for the Oshawa Blue Knights from 1979-95, and played for Team Canada in the FIL World Championship in 1978, 1982 and 1990. Cockerton had six goals and three assists in Canada's 17-16 victory over Team USA in the 1978 final, including the game-winning goal in overtime. He currently serves as president of the Federation of International Lacrosse.

Jay Jalbert
Jalbert will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a three-time All-American as an attacker and midfielder at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors in 1999 and 2000 and honorable mention status in 1998. Jalbert helped lead the Cavaliers to the 1999 NCAA title, and was named as the winner of the USILA's McLaughlin Award that season as the national midfielder of the year. He earned All-ACC honors in both 1999 and 2000, and was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2003. As a professional, Jalbert was a four-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and three-time all-star in the National Lacrosse League. He also was named to the 2006 All-World Team and received the Best Midfielder Award as a member of Team USA.

Erin Brown Millon
Millon will be inducted as a truly great player. After beginning her collegiate career with two seasons at Essex (Md.) Community College, Millon transferred to the University of Maryland and became a second team All-American as a senior in 1990. She was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. Millon was a two-time member of the U.S. World Cup Team, helping Team USA to capture the world championship in both 1997 and 2001. She also served as an alternate on the 1993 team. Millon was the recipient of US Lacrosse's Beth Allen Award in 2001 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the Women's National Tournament. She was also the first recipient of the IWLCA's President's Award in 2004.

Steve Mitchell
Mitchell will be inducted as a truly great player. One of the last of the three-sport athletes in college, he was a two-time All-American at Johns Hopkins University, earning honorable mention status in 1986 and first team honors in 1987. Mitchell was the first long stick defensive midfielder to be named as a first team All-American. In addition to lacrosse, he played football and basketball at Homewood. Mitchell played on three lacrosse national championship teams at Johns Hopkins (1984, 1985, 1987) and was selected to JHU's all-time lacrosse team in 1987. The Blue Jays compiled a 47-6 record during his four seasons. Mitchell also helped the U.S. National Team to the gold medal in both 1990 and 1994, and he was selected to the All-World Team following the 1990 World Games.

Michele Uhlfelder
Uhlfelder will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year player at the University of Maryland, she was a first-team All-American as a senior in 1991 and also selected as the national attacker of the year. Uhlfelder was recognized on the NCAA's All-Tournament Team in both 1990 and 1991, and selected to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. As a member of the U.S. National Team program from 1989-2005, she competed as a member of Team USA at the 1997 and 2001 World Cups, winning gold medals both times. Uhlfelder was recipient of the Beth Allen Award in 2004 as the most outstanding U.S. team player at the US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament.

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