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Steve Stenersen

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2021


University of North Carolina

Inducted as a truly great contributor, Stenersen served as president and CEO of USA Lacrosse from the organization's inception in 1998 until his retirement in 2021.

A two-time national champion as a player at North Carolina, Stenersen served in a primary leadership role for the sport since being named executive director of The Lacrosse Foundation in 1984. In that role, he led the movement to create a unified national structure for lacrosse, ultimately resulting in the merger of eight national organizations to form USA Lacrosse.

During the 24-years of his leadership, USA Lacrosse invested more than $400 million into the development and infrastructure of the sport, emphasizing game safety and inclusion for all while helping it to become one of the fastest-growing team sports in the country. Stenersen was previously inducted into four halls of fame.