Hall of Fame|
Ford, a longtime fixture in the sport, was inducted as a truly great contributor, for contributions in the fields of coaching, umpiring, development and service. A four-year player at Connecticut College, she later coached at Concord Academy and Wellesley College, where she led her 1988 team to an undefeated regular season and her 1990 squad to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament while setting a school-record for victories. The New England Women's Eight Conference named her as Coach of the Year in 1990.
At the post-collegiate level, Ford coached Boston and New England club teams. An umpire for 35 years, Ford served on the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association Board of Directors for many years and helped transition the USWLA, as its president, into US Lacrosse in 1998. She also received the National Emeritus ranking in 2001 by the National Umpiring Committee. Ford served on the Board of Directors for the US Lacrosse Foundation from 1998 to 2003. She has been inducted previously into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame (1991) and the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Hall of Fame (1997). She received the Nancy Chance Service Award in 2002.