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Jane Oswald

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1994


Beaver College

A long-time coach at Philadelphia's Abington High School, Jane Oswald coached some of the game's most heralded players and contributors, such as Jackie Pitts, Ann Sage and Enid C. Russell. She was also an outstanding third man as a player. Mary Conklin first introduced Jane to the sport of lacrosse while at Beaver College. In Philadelphia, she coached and played with the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association.

Oswald is widely regarded as the first defensive player to be involved in offensive play. She was selected to the United States Team five straight years from 1954 to 1959, and as an alternate in 1960 and 1961. She served as president of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association from 1961-64 and is an honorary member.

Jane Oswald passed away on February 22, 2018.