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Michael J. Waldvogel

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1996


Cortland State University

Waldvogel played lacrosse at Levittown Division (N.Y.) High, where he earned first team All-County honors in 1964 and 1965. He played defense and midfield at Cortland State, earning First-Team All-America honors for defense in 1968 and 1969. He played in the 1969 North-South Collegiate All-Star game.

Waldvogel played club lacrosse for the Long Island Athletic Club from 1970-77, and Miller Lacrosse Club from 1978-79. He played on the 1974 and 1978 U.S. teams.

He began coaching as an assistant at Cornell from 1970-80. He was the head coach at Yale University from 1981-2003. While at Yale, he compiled a record of 160-137 and is Yale's all-time leader in wins. He served on the All-American Selection Committee beginning in 1990 and was the Secretary/Treasurer of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. He served on the NCAA Lacrosse Committee from 1988-94, and the 1981 U.S. Team Selection Committee.

Waldvogel was an assistant coach for the 1990 U.S. Team. He started Eli Youth Lacrosse in 1980 and was elected to the Long Island Metro Hall of Fame in 1988. In 1990, Waldvogel won the Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year.