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Betsy W. Dougherty

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2000


Penn State University

Betsy Williams Dougherty, an attack wing who graduated from Penn State University in 1984, was inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game.

Betsy was an active member of the U.S. National Team from 1984-93, participating on four U.S. touring teams and three World Cup teams. She captained the 1993 World Cup team that won the world championship and served three years as the U.S. squad representative to the USWLA.

Her coaching career includes stints with St. Catherine's School (Richmond, Va., 1985-88), Princeton University (1989-90), and Springside High School (Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1991-96). She served ten years on the Pennsylvania Schoolgirls Lacrosse Committee and earlier this year was inducted to the US Lacrosse Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame.