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Thomas Sears

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2007


University of North Carolina

Sears, a dominant goalie for two national championship teams, is being inducted as a truly great player. Sears was a three-time All-American at North Carolina, earning the C. Markland Kelly Award in 1981 and 1982 as the nation’s outstanding goalie. He led Carolina to national championships both of those years. Sears was named the ACC's Player of the Year in 1982 and also earned the Enners Award as the USILA's Player of the Year that season. He was recognized by the NCAA on its 25th Anniversary team and by the ACC on its 50th Anniversary team. North Carolina retired his number "27" jersey in 2003. 

Sears helped the U.S. to the International Lacrosse Federation World Championship in 1982 when he earned All-World honors. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.