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Kara Ariza Cooke

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2019


University of Virginia

Cooke was inducted as a truly great player. She was a three-time All-American at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors as a defender in both 1997 and 1998, and second team status in 1996. Cooke helped lead Virginia to the ACC title as a senior in 1998 and was named MVP of the ACC Tournament that year. She earned All-ACC honors in both 1997 & 1998 and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game in 1998. In addition, Cooke was selected to ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002.

Cooke was a member of the 2001 and 2005 U.S. World Cup Teams, winning the gold medal in 2001 and the silver in 2005. As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 1997-2006, she also played on the U.S. Touring Team against Australia in 2000. She was inducted to the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame in 2015.