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Rachael Becker DeCecco

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2019


Princeton University

DeCecco was inducted as a truly great player. She was a three-time, first team All-American defender at Princeton (2001, 2002, 2003) and named as the recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2003 as the nation’s most outstanding player. DeCecco helped Princeton win the NCAA championship in 2002 & 2003 and was named MVP of the NCAA Tournament in 2003. She was also the national defender of the year in both 2002 and 2003, and the Ivy League’s player of the year as well as the NCAA’s Honda Award winner for lacrosse in 2003. She was named to the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2006.

DeCecco was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 2003-2008 and played on the U.S. World Cup Team in 2005. She has been previously inducted into the Marple Newtown (Pa.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2004) and the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame (2014).