Under the direction of 2011 Hall of Famer, Janice Kuklick (coach/administrator), women’s lacrosse became one of the college’s most successful programs.
During her tenure, the women’s lacrosse teams won 14 Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (PAIAW) Championships in a 20-year span. On April 13, members of those teams will join their esteemed coach (HOF '11) in taking their place in the Chestnut Hill College Athletics Hall of Fame.
"Chestnut Hill College established the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize the former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and donors who have been integral in the development of Athletics at the College," says Lynn Tubman, director of athletics and recreation.
"It is important that we honor our history and recognize our student-athletes who paved the way for the growth of our current NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II programs. Our PAIAW Championship teams are a wonderful example of Chestnut Hill College teams that were extremely successful in the 1980's and ’90's, prior to our entrance into the NCAA. I'm excited to celebrate our history and our championship teams, she adds."
In all, more than 150 women representing 14 different championship-winning teams will be recognized and memorialized as 2018's Hall of Fame Class. The recognition will take place during halftime of the April 13 women's lacrosse game against Georgian Court University, followed by an official ceremony in St. Joseph Hall.