New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation

 

We promote the highest level of sportsmanship and healthy competition while providing a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game.

NJ Lacrosse Foundation

Check our site to find out about lacrosse in the state of New Jersey. We’ll be a resource for school teams, seasonal leagues and programs, tournaments, college teams and the latest lacrosse news. As a volunteer organization, our goal is to help facilitate participation and recognition and “give back to the sport of lacrosse”.

NJ Lacrosse Foundation

Check our site to find out about lacrosse in the state of New Jersey. We’ll be a resources for school teams, seasonal leagues and programs, tournaments, college teams and the latest lacrosse news. As a volunteer organization, our goal is to help facilitate participation and recognition and “give back to the sport of lacrosse”.

Coming Events

• NJ Lacrosse Annual Golf Outing and Hall of Fame Induction Dinner More Info
Monday, July 19, 2021 – Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

• Annual Gil Gibbs All-Star Game and All-American Announcements More Info

About Us

The New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation’s mission is to promote and support for all participants throughout the Garden State. We encourage the highest level of sportsmanship and healthy competition, and provide a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game. 

We serve the lacrosse community in the following ways: 

WE ARE A DEDICATED LCAROSSE SOURCE TO FIND OUT ABOUT LACROSSE, LACROSSE EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW JERSEY FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS. WE MANAGE:

      • ANNUAL NEW JERSEY LACROSSE GIL GIBB’S ALL-STAR GAMES 
      • NJ LACROSSE HALL OF FAME 
      • NJ LACROSSE FOUNDATION WEBSITE 
      • NJ MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OFFICIALS ASSOCIATIONS LIASION 

The New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation is a 501c3 organization that has been providing lacrosse resources to players, parents, coaches, officials and fans since 1966. We are a statewide group of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to maintain and advance the positive spirit of lacrosse, and support the highest ethical standards of the game. These individuals give back so others can participate and benefit from the sport of lacrosse.

New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation Executive Board

Harriet L. Donnelly – President
Dave Robbins – Vice President
Chip Santye – Treasurer
Meredith Locasto – President Emeritus
Peter O’Donnell – Hall of Fame

New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation Board Members

Alex Cocoziello
Ed Looney
Jamie Lovejoy
Peter McAuliffe
Kevin Morgan
Keryn Petrongolo
Michael Zeldman
Joe NazzaroAssociate Member – Youth Lacrosse

Past Presidents

1989-1992 – Mark Hellenack
1993 – Roland Gagne
1996-1998 – Richard Rizk
1999-2001 – Robert L. Sheridan
2002-2003 – Dean Witty
2004-2006 – Peter O’Donnell
2007-2009 – Philip Gaffney
2009-2010 – John Kalinowski – NJ South
2010-2011 – John Bodnar
2011-2016 – Dale Oehler – NJ South
2012-2016 – Matt Kovachik
2017-2019 – David Robbins – NJ South
2017-2019 – Meredith Locasto

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New Jersey Lacrosse Richard Rizk Unsung Hero Award Recipients

1999 Betsy Flynn
2000 Robert L. Sheridan
2001 Mike Donnellan
2002 Nanette Pigaga
2003 Charles Duerr
2004 Joseph Nazzaro
2005 Jim Carroll
2006 No nomination
2007 Robert Curcio
2008 Dean Witty
2009 Peter O’Donnell
2010 Marguerite Dempsey
2011 Peter Stanton
2012 John Kalinowski
2013 John Bodnar
2014 Lorraine Figarelli
2015 Harriet L. Donnelly
2016 Brent Kephart
2017 Charles Dwyer
2018 Sal Sassano

New Jersey Lacrosse Richard Rizk Unsung Hero Award Recipients

1999 Betsy Flynn
2000 Robert L. Sheridan
2001 Mike Donnellan
2002 Nanette Pigaga
2003 Charles Duerr
2004 Joseph Nazzaro
2005 Jim Carroll
2006 No nomination
2007 Robert Curcio
2008 Dean Witty
2009 Peter O’Donnell
2010 Marguerite Dempsey
2011 Peter Stanton
2012 John Kalinowski
2013 John Bodnar
2014 Lorraine Figarelli
2015 Harriet L. Donnelly
2016 Brent Kephart
2017 Charles Dwyer
2018 Sal Sassano

Hall of Fame

Each year the members and board of NJ Lacrosse selects a group of individuals to honor from your nominations – men and women, past and present – who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials, and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of Lacrosse to our way of life, and to recognize and induct these individuals into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame. An annual banquet allows the NJ Lacrosse community, past Hall of Fame recipients and friends and family to come together to recognize and celebrate the induction of these outstanding individuals into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

In addition to these honors, the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation also awards one individual with The Richard Rizk Unsung Hero Award. This award is given in honor of the late Richard Rizk – an active and loyal member of our lacrosse community for over forty-five years – to recognize deserving (participants or contributors) whom have also given unselfishly to New Jersey Lacrosse and the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation. Dick has provided New Jersey Lacrosse with a standard of commitment which continues today. The Foundation takes great pride in the naming of this award in Dick’s name for his unwavering devotion to our lacrosse community.

Nominate someone today! Click here for the quick form to get started and help us recognize our worthy players, coaches, officials, contributors to the game and unsung heroes. Please read the nomination criteria to see if your nominee qualifies – CLICK HERE

Hall of Fame

Each year the members and board of NJ Lacrosse selects a group of individuals to honor from your nominations – men and women, past and present – who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials, and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of Lacrosse to our way of life, and to recognize and induct these individuals into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame. An annual banquet allows the NJ Lacrosse community, past Hall of Fame recipients and friends and family to come together to recognize and celebrate the induction of these outstanding individuals into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

In addition to these honors, the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation also awards one individual with The Richard Rizk Unsung Hero Award. This award is given in honor of the late Richard Rizk – an active and loyal member of our lacrosse community for over forty-five years – to recognize deserving (participants or contributors) whom have also given unselfishly to New Jersey Lacrosse and the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation. Dick has provided New Jersey Lacrosse with a standard of commitment which continues today. The Foundation takes great pride in the naming of this award in Dick’s name for his unwavering devotion to our lacrosse community.

Nominate someone today! Click here for the quick form to get started and help us recognize our worthy players, coaches, officials, contributors to the game and unsung heroes. Please read the nomination criteria to see if your nominee qualifies – CLICK HERE

New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees

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1997

Devin Arkinson – Hobart College ’87
Cindy Beradino – Montclair State College ’76
Robert Bianchi – U.S. Naval Academy
Marshall Chambers – Springfield ’50
Robert Curcio – Holy Cross ’65
Gilbert Gibbs, Jr. – Springfield ’61
Sharon Goldbrenner – Trenton State College ’85
Jane Hansen – Haddon Heights HS
Thomas Hayes – Penn State University ’63
Reid Jackson – Rutgers University ’94
Warren Kimber – Hobart College ’55
Mary Marino – Beaver ’64
Mary McCarthy Stefano – Penn State University ’87
Joseph Nazzaro – Rutgers University ’62
Leo Paytas – Summit ’81, Penn ’85
Lawrence Pitt – Rutgers University ’39
David Pooley – Rutgers University ’58
Richard Rizk – Rutgers University ’55
Susan Rudderow – Glassboro State College ’78
Susanne Schooley – Glassboro State College ’67
Irvin Seymour – West Chester ’49
Ferris Thomsen – St. John’s-Annapolis ’30
Albert Twitchell – Rutgers University ’35
Peter von Hoffman – Bucknell ‘79
Dietrich von Schwerdtner – Towson State College ’53
John Walters – Dartmouth ’62
Hawley Waterman – Springfield ’54

2000

Charles Apel – Rutgers University ’78
David Brody – Rutgers University ’62
Marguerite Dempsey – Columbia HS
Philip DiDomenico – Seton Hall University
Robert Pilat – Kutztown University ’77
Gary Reuben – Ithaca College ’82
Frank Rotunda – Rutgers University ’67
Melissa Magee Speidel – Ursinus College
William Virtue – Maplewood Lacrosse Club
Houston R. Webber – Montclair State College ’73

2003

Amie Brodsky – Columbia HS ’91, University of Maryland ’96
Andrew DeCicco – Columbia HS ’86, Rutgers University ’90
Mary Beth Driscoll – Lock Haven University ’84
Paul Hooper – Columbia HS ’78, Washington (MD) College ’82
Chris Johnson – Montclair HS ’78, Springfield (MA) College ’83
Darren M. McGurn – West Morris Mendham HS ’93, Ohio Wesleyan Univ. ‘98

2006

Heidi Faith – Princeton HS ’73, Rutgers University ’77
David Frigeri – Mountain Lakes HS ’88, Hobart ’92
Stephen Locker – Westfield HS ’87, Rutgers ’91
Michael A. Perez, Jr. – Columbia HS ’70, Johns Hopkins ’74
William Scioscia – Hanover Park HS ’77, FDU-Madison ’81
Sandra Stock – Shawnee ’84, Trenton State College ’88
Debbie L. Tweed – Collingswood ’77, Ursinus College ’81

2009

Carter Marsh Abbott – Phillips Academy ’93, Princeton University ’97
Erin O’Neill Cacciabaudo – Choate Rosemary Hall ’92, Princeton ’96
Quinn Carney – Hunterdon Central HS ’97, University of Maryland ’01
Mike Corcoran – Dumont HS ’72, West Chester State ’76
Mike Iorio – Mendham HS ’91, University of Notre Dame ’95
David Metzbower – Loyola Bakersfield HS ’82, U.S. Naval Academy ’84, Univ. Delaware ’86
Charles W. Shoulberg – Mountain Lakes HS ’89, Ithaca College ’93
Mark Tyree – Montclair HS ’77, Rutgers University ’81

2012

Lauren Berg – Garnet Valley HS ’80, Northwestern ’84
Debra Burger – Columbia HS ’95, UNC Chapel Hill ‘99
Lauren Farrell – Delran HS ’98, Princeton University ’02
Dale Oehler – Wilton HS ’71, Lebanon Valley College ‘75
Matt Poskay – Arthur L. Johnson HS ’02, UVA ‘06
Richard Prakopcyk – Hunterdon Central HS ’74, Rutgers University ‘78
Gina Smith – Florence HS ’88, Trenton State – TCNJ ‘93

2015

Marjorie Adams – Montclair HS ’87, Princeton University ‘91, U Penn ’96
George H. Miller III – Montclair HS ’74, Univ. of Maryland ’78
Kathleen De Bonis – Long Branch HS ’83, Montclair State ’87, New Jersey City Univ. ‘09
Kyle Kirst – Huntington HS ’85, Rutgers University ‘90
Laura McCarthy – Palisades Park HS ’77, Bergen Community College ‘80
John Bodnar – Arthur L. Johnson HS ’76, Hobart College ‘80

1998

Florence Brudon – West Chester State
Jim Carroll – Iona
Gail Chesnut – Panzer ’57
Timothy Flynn – Montclair State College ’76
Jack Francis – University of Maryland ’83
Maureen Horan – Trenton State College ’75
Stephen Jacobson – Swarthmore College ’65
Jeanne Kline – Temple University ’86
William Pilat – Roanoke ’85
Joseph Reilly – Rutgers University ’78
Peter Savidge – Rutgers University ’66
Robert Schmalz – University of Virginia ’90
Fred Schmidt – Darby HS ’45
Brooks Sleeper – University of Maryland ’75
William Tierney – Cortland State ’73
Dean Witty – Montclair State College ’77

2001

Allen “Jake” Jacobson – W. Maryland ’50
Joyce Jones – Trenton State College ’68
Marge Schoenfelt Kirsch – Official 1986-2000
Donald Moeller – Boonton HS
Homer Robinson – Morgan State University
Charles R. Ruebling – Cornell University
Robert L. Sheridan – Delbarton, Gettysburg College
David Sherwood – Loyola University ’87)
Robert Shields – Coach FDU-Madison 1962-1976

2004

Karin Pierson Brower – Chatham HS ’88, William and Mary ’92
Mark DeCicco – Columbia HS ’83, Towson University ’87
Mark D. Hellenack – Matawan Reg. HS ’78, Kean University ’83
Deanna Beuerle Knoblock – Moorestown HS ’86, Trenton State ’91
Anne Allen Nicholson – Moorestown HS ’83, Loyola College ’87
Robert R. Ott – Montclair HS ’74, University of Maryland ’79
Charles E. Simpson – Mt. Hermon School ’66, Lafayette ’70
Robert Turco – Peddie School ’70, Washington & Lee ’74
Robert A. Villanova – Vailsbury HS ’66, Monmouth College ’70
Eric Waltz – Mt. Lakes HS ’88, U.S. Military Academy ’93

2007

Yvonne M. Carey – Pennsauken ’75, Trenton State College ’79
James T. Davidson – West Milford Twp HS ’81, New Jersey City University ’99
Ann W. Del Tufo Jackopin – Morristown HS, East Stroudsburg
Mark H. Ford – Summit HS ’81, Amherst University ’85
Robert K. Schroeder – York Suburban HS, West Chester State
Spencer Willard – Princeton HS ’66, Rutgers University ’75
Chris Wojcik – Westfield HS ’92, Harvard University ’96

2010

Thomas P. Carr – Delaware Valley Reg. HS ’68, East Stroudsburg ‘72
Joe Ghedina – Mendham HS ’95, Hofstra University ‘99
Nick Medvedich – Johnson Regional HS ’90, Kean University ‘95
Nancy Warren O’Neill – Collingswood HS ’85, Trenton State ‘89
Beth Watov Serughetti – West Windsor Plainsboro HS ’92, TCNJ ‘96
Mark Sweeney – Madison HS ’76, West Chester State ‘81
Mike Webster – La Lumiere – Indiana ’83, Johns Hopkins ‘87
Jeremy Becket Wolff – Lawrenceville School ’93, Princeton ‘97

2013

Craig Buckley – Fair Lawn HS ’93, Rutgers University ‘99
Lucy Small DeStefano – Hotchkiss ’95, Princeton University ‘99
Seamus Donovan – Columbia HS ’83, Ashland College ‘85
Marc Jacobson – Ridgewood HS ‘91, Denison University ’95
Peter O’Donnell – Fairlawn HS ’65, Bowling Green State ’69
Michael Springer – Ridgewood HS ’98, Syracuse University ’03
Robert Weglarz – JFK HS ’65, Middlesex CC ’70, Newark State ‘72

2016

Tom Fritz – Mountain Lakes HS ’93, Nazareth College ‘97
MG Hollingsworth – Bridgewater Raritan E. ’86, Rutgers University ‘90
Samantha Kenny – Morristown HS, Springfield College
Mike Kinney – Immaculate Conception HS ’77, Kean University ‘88
Bob Nuse – Bridgewater Raritan W. ’80, Rutgers ‘85
Greg Raschdorf – Sewanhaka HS ’75, Cornell University ‘79
Mike Walsh – Indian Hills HS, Georgetown University

2018

Joe Cinosky – Mountain Lakes HS 2004, University of Maryland 2008
Meredith (Egan) Finkelstein – Columbia High School 1997, University of Maryland 2002
Joe Haemmerle – Bergen Catholic High School 1986, Union College 1986 – 1987, St. Peter’s College 1991, Seton Hall University 2005
Matt Kovachik – Fairfield Prep (CT) 1990, Hartwick College 1994, Sacred Heart University 1999
John “Pops” Stawecki – Sewanhaka High School (NY) 1953, Syracuse University 1957
Nicholas Tropiano – Clifton High School 1976, FDU – Teaneck 1977, Montclair State College 1981

1999

David Allan – Williams ’58
Howard Anderson – Rutgers University ’53
Atherton Bristol – Columbia-MO ’46
Timothy Cullen – Ithaca College ’71
Celine Cunningham – University of Maryland ’84
Frederic Fitch – Syracuse University ’24
Richard Glancy – Johns Hopkins University ’84
John Gorman – West Chester State
William Johnson – University of Tennessee ’53
Hope Kerr – Skidmore College ’57
Gary Mercadante – Jersey City State College
William McCutcheon – Johns Hopkins University ’75
Robert Naso – Rutgers University ’59
Beatrice Thomas – Temple University ’33
Anna Marie Vesco – Penn State University ’88

2002

Shaun R. Cherewich – Connecticut ’67
Bruce D. Davis – Boonton HS ’73 Wilkes ’77
Paul G. Edwards – Montclair HS ’70, Johns Hopkins U ’74
Alden C. Hess – Lafayette ’58
Robert S. Krueger – Pingry ’65, University of Virginia ’67
Joann LaVorgna – Montclair State College ’75
G. David Pease – Summit HS, Union College, New Hampshire
Jason Pressman – Arthur L. Johnson ’90, Johns Hopkins U ’94

2005

David D. Breslin – Mountain Lakes HS ’88, Ohio Wesleyan ’93
Jon Brothers – Columbia HS ’91, Univ. of Maryland ’95
Anthony A. Calandra – A.L. Johnson Regional HS ’90, Kean ’95
Philip W. Gaffney – Princeton ’65
Bridget Schrepfer Geiger – Maple Shade ’76, Trenton State ’80
Michael C. Hynes – Montclair HS ’73, Univ. of Maryland ’77
Thomas S. Leanos – Hofstra Univ. ’70
M. Susan Paige – Franklin HS ’76, Lock Haven Univ. ’80
Denise D’Arcy Wescott – Moorestown HS ’76, Maryland ’80

2008

Owen C. Dunne – Summit HS ’81, University of Vermont ’87
Scott Gabrielson – Princeton HS ’83, University of Vermont ’87
Edward J. Lewis – Columbia HS ’80, Towson University ’84
William Long – Sterling (Ohio) HS ’64, Ohio Wesleyan ’69
Keith T. Van Ness – Montville HS ’90, Montclair State University ’94
Virginia Weber – Moorestown HS ’74, University of Delaware ’78
William G. Winter – Boonton HS ’71, Bucknell ’78

2011

Chris Cahill – Princeton HS ’78, Washington & Lee ‘82
Peter Cordrey – Manhasset HS ’78, Princeton University ‘82
John Kenny – Columbia HS ‘75
Chris Sailer – Haverford (PA) HS ’77, Harvard University ‘81
Gregg Schmalz – Westfield HS ’88, Duke University ‘92
Trevor Tierney – The Hun School ’97, Princeton University ‘01
Sean J. Turner – Mountain Lakes HS ’90, U.S. Military Academy, West Point ‘94

2014

Jill Cosse – Wall HS ’89, TCNJ ‘93, UConn ‘95
Thomas J. Hoeland – Paramus HS ’78, William Paterson University ‘82
James Mitchell – Mountain Lakes HS ’93, Princeton University ‘97
Lindsey Munday -Mountain Lakes HS ’02, Northwestern University ‘06
Peter Stanton – Hunterdon Central HS ’84, Stevens Institute of Technology ‘8

2017

Jill Cosse – Wall HS ’89, TCNJ ‘93, UConn ‘95
Ned Crotty – Delbarton School ’05, Duke University ’10
Graham C. Gill – Shawnee HS ’00, Avon Old Farms (CT) ‘01, United States Naval Academy ’05
Michael J. Cleary – Essex Catholic ’69, Newark State ‘73
Michael D. Pounds – Montclair HS ‘80, West Point Prep ’81, Springfield College ‘85, University of Virginia ‘88
Jill Thomas – Danbury HS (CT) ’72, Ursinus College ‘76, Trenton State ’95
George Gagis – Paterson Eastside HS ‘68

EVENTS

NJ Lacrosse Foundation Annual Golf Outing and 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction

Monday, July 19, 2021 at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ

Every golfer receives a golf swag bag and is automatically entered to win a set of clubs awarded for the Hole-in-One!

Registration and Luncheon – 12:00 noon
Buffet & Range

Shotgun Start – 1:00pm

Dinner – 6:00pm
2020 NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Interested in a sponsorship? CLICK TO SPONSOR
Want to play golf? CLICK FOR GOLF FORM
HOF Dinner – reservations start May 2021

22nd Annual Gill Gibbs Games – Date and Location

TBD

Boy’s High School Senior All-Stars

Girl’s High School Senior All-Stars

EVENTS

NJ Lacrosse Foundation Annual Golf Outing and 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction

Monday, July 19, 2021 at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ

Every golfer receives a golf swag bag and is automatically entered to win a set of clubs awarded for the Hole-in-One!

Registration and Luncheon – 12:00 noon
Buffet & Range

Shotgun Start – 1:00pm

Dinner – 6:00pm
2020 NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Interested in a sponsorship? CLICK TO SPONSOR
Want to play golf? CLICK FOR GOLF FORM
HOF Dinner – reservations start May 2021

22nd Annual Gill Gibbs Games – Date and Location

TBD

Boy’s High School Senior All-Stars

Girl’s High School Senior All-Stars

More Info

For general information and questions about the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation, please contact us at info@njlacrosse.org.

More Info

For general information and questions about the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation, please contact us at info@njlacrosse.org.

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