Women's Lacrosse to Honor USWLA National Championship Teams as Part of Alumnae Weekend

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Char Morett, Penn State's current field hockey coach, won lacrosse national championships in 1978 and 1979

Char Morett, Penn State's current field hockey coach, won lacrosse national championships in 1978 and 1979

Jan. 13, 2010


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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State women's lacrosse program will hold its annual Alumnae Game on Sat., Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at Holuba Hall. The game will be a part of a weekend-long celebration of Penn State's 1978, 1979, and 1980 United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA) National Championship teams.

"The alumnae game is a wonderful opportunity for former Penn State greats to meet the current team and get excited for our season," said 10-year Nittany Lion head coach and Penn State alumna Suzanne Isidor. "This event is always fun because it allows us to connect the past, present and future of Penn State lacrosse. This year's reunion will be particularly special in that we will be celebrating three national championship teams. We are thrilled to welcome back those players and honor their accomplishments."

The 1978, 1979, and 1980 USWLA National Championship teams will be honored at halftime of the women's lacrosse game against Colgate on Sun., Feb. 28., which is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. Other events planned for the weekend include an 8 p.m. reception at Whiskers in the Nittany Lion Inn following the alumnae game and a lunch for the national championship teams at 11:30 a.m. at East Area Locker Room prior to the Penn State-Colgate game.

Under Hall of Fame head coach Gillian Rattray, the 1978, 1979, and 1980 Penn State women's lacrosse teams compiled a remarkable 45-1-3 record en route to capturing three national championships. Those legendary squads produced five All-Americans in Shannon Duffey, Char Morett, Linda Waltz, Candy Finn, and Lynn Thompson. Duffey (1975-78) and Finn (1979-1982) led the Nittany Lions in scoring in each of their four years on campus while Morett totaled 125 goals in just 36 career games.

Questions concerning the weekend's events can be directed to Penn State assistant coaches Tara Hohenshelt (tmr130@psu.edu) and BJ Lucey (bjl60@psu.edu) via email or by calling 814-863-7471.

 

 

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