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Judith S. Wolstenholme

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1996


Ursinus College

A lifelong resident of Phoenixville, Pa., Judith began her lacrosse career at Ursinus College, where she was a first team All-American in 1964 and 1965, and Reserve in 1963. She was the field hockey and lacrosse team captain in 1964-65. She was selected for the Philadelphia Sectional First Team from 1963-74 and played for the Philadelphia Red Shirts from 1965-75.

Judith was a U.S. First Team player for nine years. She coached at Conestoga (Pa.) High from 1966-68, West Chester University freshman from 1969-73, and West Chester varsity from 1974-75.

Judith began umpiring in 1970, officiating at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, more than 10 NCAA Division I Championships and for every international team that toured the U.S. from 1970-94. She was the Umpire of the Year in Philadelphia in 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1990. She has not missed a USWLA National Tournament since 1962. She has served on countless international and national committees and has worked many player and umpire clinics since 1966.

She was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official who has contributed noteworthy service. She is also a member of the Ursinus College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Hall of Fame, the Phoenixville Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame.