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Michael Thearle

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2004


University of Maryland

Michael Thearle was a standout defenseman in the early 1970s. He started his college career at SUNY-Farmingdale, earning first team All-America honors twice.

He moved onto the University of Maryland, earning second team All-America honors in 1972 and first team in 1973. In 1973 he received the Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman while helping Maryland to the NCAA championship.

Thearle played club lacrosse for 10 years and was a six-time all-star selection. He also played for the U.S. Team that won the 1974 world championship in Australia. Thearle was inducted previously into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter and SUNY-Farmingdale halls of fame. He passed away in May, 2021 at the age of 77.