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Janet A. Smith

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1997


Ursinus College

Smith is being inducted 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. Smith played four years varsity at Ursinus College, was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team from 1970-74, the U.S. reserve team in 1968 and 1969, and a member of three touring teams in 1969, 1970 and 1975. She played for the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association from 1966-75. She was the head coach from 1979-89 at the University of Delaware, leading her teams to three national championships in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

Smith coached in Japan in 1995 to help spread the game. She has served on numerous USWLA committees, providing service through clinics, rules development and team selections.