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Nancy V. Chance

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2002



Nancy Vadner Chance had a distinguished career as a player, coach and official. She was a member of the 1951 U.S. touring team and, while playing with the Philadelphia and Baltimore Lacrosse Associations, was a four-time All-American.

She served as treasurer for the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association, was chairman for two National USWLA Tournaments, and was a nationally rated umpire for more than a decade.

She served as head coach for Swarthmore College and Goucher College and the Baltimore Club team. In 1994, she established the USWLA Nancy Chance Service Award and in 1997, was inducted to the Greater Baltimore Hall of Fame.

Nancy, at the time of induction, resided in Timonium, Maryland. Nancy was inducted as "an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years."

Nancy Chance passed away on January 23, 2019.