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Sue D. Stahl

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1999


Ursinus College

Stahl 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. She played home/center for Upper Darby (Pa.) High from 1959-62. She continued her playing career at Ursinus College, captaining the team her senior year and receiving Athlete of the Year honors in 1966. Stahl played club lacrosse in Philadelphia from 1962-67 and was selected to the U.S. teams in 1965-67.

Stahl began her coaching career at Penn Wood High School from 1966-67. She was an assistant coach at Ursinus College from 1971-81, and then an assistant at Temple University from 1983-90. She became the head coach at Old Dominion University in 1990 and was still coaching there at the time of her induction. She was head coach of the U.S. women's national team 1988-2005 and coached the U.S. World Cup Team to four consecutive championships in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2001. In addition, she coached two U.S. touring teams to undefeated records. She was named the Colonial College League Coach of the Year in 1995 and the Outstanding World Cup Coach by the IFWLA in 1997.

Stahl has given service as a USWLA clinician since 1984, and previously served on the USWLA Executive Board. She was inducted to the Ursinus Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998. She currently resides in Norfolk, Va.