March 27, 2012
From Navy Athletic Communications
BALTIMORE, Md. - US Lacrosse has announced that Navy women's lacrosse head coach Cindy Timchal is one of 24 finalists on the 2012 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men's and women's ballots. From these ballots, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame men's and women's voting committees will select the 2012 induction class. US Lacrosse will announce the inductees prior to Memorial Day weekend.
The 12 women's finalists are: Timchal, Jen Adams, Kelly Amonte Hiller, Quinn Carney, Julie A. Dayton, Missy Foote, Elaine Knobloch, Leslie Blankin Lane, Sarah Nelson, Carin Peterson, Susan Billheimer Phillips, and Maggie Vaughan.
Timchal coached Adams, Amonte Hiller and Carney at Maryland.
The 12 men's finalists are: Roy Colsey, Jake Curran, Brian Dougherty, Thomas W. Hall, Jesse Hubbard, Steve Mitchell, Tim Nelson, Robert Shek, Robert V. Shriver, Richard Speckmann, Brian Voelker, and Michael Watson.
Initiated in 1957, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has annually inducted individuals based on outstanding lacrosse achievements and/or contributions. The mission of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of lacrosse to our way of life. The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is housed in the Lacrosse Museum at the US Lacrosse national headquarters in Baltimore, Md.
For more information about the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame criteria and selection process, and to view a full listing of all current Hall of Fame members, click here.
Timchal is currently in her 30th year of coaching and is college lacrosse's all-time wins leader with 404. She recently became the first college lacrosse coach, at any level and for either gender, to win 400 career games.
Timchal won eight national championships, including seven in a row, while serving as Maryland's head coach from 1991-2006. Timchal also spent nine seasons as Northwestern's head coach and has been the head coach at the United States Naval Academy since 2008, when the program was elevated from club level to Division I. She has led Navy to back-to-back Patriot League championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in each of the past two seasons.
For the complete release from US Lacrosse, go here