Hall of Fame|
Wakefield was inducted posthumously as a truly great contributor. Recognized by many as being the first publicist for women’s lacrosse, she served as a writer and columnist covering the game for parts of four decades. Wakefield was the women's editor for Lacrosse Magazine for 12 years, and editor of the USWLA’s Crosse Checks publication for five years.
For 10 years, Wakefield was a fixture at the Vail Shootout as a scorer, timer and writer. In recognition, she received the Vail Tournament’s Service Award in 1997. In 2000, the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse established the Carole Wakefield Award, presented to a journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to women's lacrosse in Pennsylvania.