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Helena Wheeler

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1997


Westchester Lacrosse Association

Wheeler is being inducted posthumously as an outstanding player who was also an outstanding coach or official who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. Wheeler, born in 1899, was a member of the first official touring team to Great Britain in 1935. She founded the Westchester Lacrosse Association, and is considered a pioneer of the game.

From 1939 to 1953, she was a member of the U.S. Women's National First Team or Reserve Team. She continued to play lacrosse until the 1960's when she became an umpire. She was a charter member and president of the USWLA. She taught physical education at New Rochelle High and Isaac Young Jr. High for more than 40 years. She authored the book "Lacrosse for Girls."

Wheeler was inducted to the Westchester Hall of Fame in 1975.