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Margaret Boyd

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1993


Wycombe Abbey

Maggie entered the Hall of Fame during its second year of including women. She was an All-England Club player from 1934-51 and served as captain from 1937-51. She was a member of and coach for the 1949 English Touring Team. Following World War II, she came to the U.S. and was instrumental in establishing a basis for women's lacrosse. She brought lacrosse to the Merestead Camp, which was a training ground for future U.S. players.

During the 1950s, as the U.S. extension coach, she conducted endless clinics along the east coast. In 1972, she founded the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA), served as its first president and is now an honorary member. She is also an honorary member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA).

Unfortunately, Maggie passed away shortly after receiving notification in November that she was elected to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In her letter responding to her election, she wrote "the pleasure I have had from playing the game and the lasting friendships I have made far outweigh what I have been privileged to give to the game. To have my name added to those already selected is surely an ultimate honor."