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Lanetta Ware

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2001


University of Richmond

Lanetta Ware, an outstanding administrator and coach, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game.

A 1960 graduate of the University of Richmond, Ware earned Virginia second-team honors as a senior. She then continued her lacrosse involvement as the coach at Hollins College from 1962-84. She led the team to two state championships and the runner-up position in the 1979 USWLA national championship.

Ware was an internationally-rated umpire, working for 28 years at the collegiate level. She served as the head technical delegate for umpiring during the 1986 and 1989 World Cups and was the 1984 U.S. Touring Team umpire to England.

She served as first vice president of the USWLA from 1980-86 and, after serving four years as the U.S. umpiring delegate to the IFWLA, also became a vice president of the IFWLA in 1984. From 1993-01 she served as president of the IFWLA, helping the game grow at the international level.

Ware was inducted into the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Virginia Chapter Hall of Fame. She currently resides in Troutville, Va.