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Amanda M. O'Leary

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2005


Temple University

Inducted as a truly great player, Moore O'Leary was a four-year starter and three-time first team All-American at Temple University who was selected as the NCAA's midfielder of the year in both 1987 and 1988. She helped Temple to the 1988 national championship with a perfect 19-0 record and was named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. O'Leary played in the North-South All-Star Game that season while also being named by Lacrosse Magazine as its 1988 Player of the Year. 

O'Leary was a two-time member of Team USA, playing on the gold-medal winning U.S. World Cup team in both 1989 and 1993. She finished as the 1993 team's second leading scorer with 17 points, including the game-winning goal versus Australia in the semifinal game. She played nine years of post-collegiate club lacrosse. O'Leary served as the head coach at Yale for 14 seasons, from 1994 through 2007, winning the USWLA's Regional Coach of the Year award in '96. She became the first head coach at the University of Florida in 2007. 

She has served as chair of the U.S. team selection committee and on the former USWLA Board of Directors. She was named the Beth Allen Award winner in 1997. In 2006, O'Leary was named to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team. Originally from Royersford, Pa., she has been previously inducted into the Temple Owls' Hall of Fame.