Julie Williams To Be Inducted Into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., October 10, 2002 - Julie Williams, a former Penn State women's lacrosse coach, will be inducted into the 45th class of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, US Lacrosse announced recently. Williams , who led the Nittany Lions from 1990 to 1999, compiled a 116-55-0 record including three NCAA Semifinal appearances while at Penn State.
Williams joins her sister Betsy Dougherty (Williams), a former Penn State standout, who was inducted in 2000, making them the first set of sisters to be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
"Julie was a tremendous lacrosse player at Virginia and with the U.S. National team," said Sue Scheetz, former Penn State lacrosse head coach and current Associate Athletics Director. "As a coach at Penn State, her players benefitted from her experience as an elite athlete. I am delighted that Julie will now join her sister Betsy in the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. I enjoyed the opportunity of working with both of them in different capacities at the U.S. and college level."
Inducted into the Virginia chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001, Williams is being inducted into the National Hall of Fame as "an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach, who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years."
A two-time All-America selection in 1985 and 1986 at Virginia as a defender, Williams played on the winning United States World Cup teams in 1989 and 1993.