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Suzanne R. Cross

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1993


U.S. Women's National Team

Sue had a distinguished career in women's lacrosse as a player and a coach, and is recognized as one of the pioneers of women's lacrosse in the United States. She learned lacrosse at Miss Applebee's field hockey camp in the Poconos, and set out with other pioneers to teach lacrosse in the Northeast. Sue designed the logo, wrote and assembled "Crosse-Checks," the first magazine for women's lacrosse. She was a U.S. Team player in 1933-35, 1937, 1939-42, and a U.S. Reserve Team player from 1943-44. Sue was a member of the 1935 U.S. Touring Team to England.

She served as vice-president for the United States Women's Lacrosse Association in 1941, 1942 and 1944, and served as the chair of the Nominating Committee in 1941 and 1943 and the Constitution Committee in 1937 and 1951.

From 1947-50, she was the women's lacrosse coach at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She is an honorary member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. Following World War II, Sue umpired high school and college women's lacrosse games.