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Kathleen A. Heinze

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1996


Dartford College

Kathy played lacrosse at St. Swithuns School in England, where her team won the All-England Schools championship in 1958. From 1959-1960 she attended Pembroke College at Brown University, where she played on the U.S. Reserve Team. Kathy attended Dartford College from 1960-63, winning the All-England Clubs and Colleges Championship in 1963 as team captain. She played for the All-England team from 1961-1964.

From 1965-70 Kathy was the coach at Wilson College. She started the lacrosse program at Dickinson College in 1976 and at Shippensburg University in 1977. Kathy was the coach of the U.S. Team from 1973-77, going undefeated. She coached the first U.S. squad ever to defeat England in 1975.

Kathy was an umpire from 1956-85, earning an international rating in umpiring. She has served as founder and president of the Central Penn Association, president and secretary of the USWLA, U.S. squad coordinator and committee chair. She is an honorary member of the USWLA and inducted to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. She was inducted as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy service.