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Marjorie D. Garinger

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1999


Ursinus College

Garinger's 45-year involvement with lacrosse began as a player at Ursinus College in the program's second year of existence. In her first year as a high school coach, she introduced the game at Conestoga (Pa.) High. Her primary interest in the game turned to umpiring, where she served for more than 40 years. She umpired for 12 years at the high school level, from 1957-69. In 1959, she began umpiring at the college level. She has been an internationally rated official for 13 of those years. She officiated at the 1986 and 1989 World Cups, international touring team matches, the NCAA championships, and the European championships. She also served on the USWLA national umpiring committee and as the IFWLA's vice president for rules and umpiring, as a technical delegate for rules and umpiring at the 1986 and 1989 World Cups, as well as the first Under-19 championships in 1995. She conducted umpiring clinics in six countries.

Garinger was also an outstanding field hockey player and a member of the 1956 U.S. Field Hockey team at the World Cup in Sydney, Australia. She was manager of the U.S. Field Hockey Olympic teams of 1979 and 1984; the 1984 team won the bronze medal. Garinger was inducted to the Ursinus Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999.

She passed away in December 2019.