Leslie Blankin Lane
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A native of Philadelphia, Lane was inducted as a truly great player. As a collegian, she enjoyed a four-year career at Hollins, where she led the program to its first Virginia State Division II Championship as a senior in 1979. That year’s team also finished as the national runner-up in the USWLA’s Collegiate Championship, with Lane described as the “heart and soul” of the squad. Lane was a four-sport varsity athlete in college, with field hockey, basketball, and fencing also among her sports.
After college, she had a four-year run as a club lacrosse player for Philadelphia I, and earned all-tournament honors four times at the Women’s National Tournament. Lane was also a member of the U.S. Women’s Program, playing on the 1981 U.S. Touring Team to Australia and the first World Cup team in 1982. Lane earned All-World honors as a midfielder in 1982 as Team USA claimed the gold medal in England. She has previously been inducted into four Halls of Fame, including the inaugural class for Hollins University, and most recently, the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2014.