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Valerie Walchak

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1999


West Chester University

Walchak was inducted as a truly great contributor. She began her lacrosse career at West Chester University, playing line defense from 1963-65. She was selected to the Philly College and PWLA teams from 1964-69. Her coaching career spanned 21 years, including coaching at Haverford (Pa.) High from 1967-79. She won two Central League titles at Haverford and three USWLA Championships as Philly 1 coach. She was a lacrosse umpire for 13 years and was PWLA President for four years. She started the Schoolgirl Association within the USWLA as founder, and served as president of the PASLA for eight years.

Walchak served on the USWLA Executive Board since 1979, and the US Lacrosse board since 1996. She directed the inaugural Women's Under-19 World Championship at Haverford College in 1995. She created and chaired the USWLA Insurance Committee, the USWLA Schoolgirl Division, the Schoolgirl all-American Award Committee, the Schoolgirl Tournament and the PLA Women's Division Hall of Fame Committee. She has served as a clinician for many local and national clinics.

She has been named to the West Chester University Hall of Fame, and was inducted to the Pennsylvania Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. The Schoolgirl Division trophy is named after Walchak.