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June 26, 2002

Three Cavalier alumni were honored with selection into the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame as that organization announced its Class of 2002 this week. Four-time world champion Heather Dow (Virginia ’82) was named to the class, as were a pair of two-time world champions in Julie Williams (Virginia ’86) and Gerard “Roddy” Marino (Virginia ’86).

Heather Dow was an outstanding goalie at the University of Virginia from 1978 to 1982 and played for the United States’ World Cup teams in 1986 and 1989. The first person in the history of the world to win five medals in lacrosse World Cup play, Dow has served as an assistant coach for the winning World Cup teams in 1993, 1997 and 2001. She became one of a group of three people to win four world titles along with US Head Coach Sue Stahl and teammate Kathleen Geiger with the USA’s 14-7 triumph over Australia in England. Dow, who has never lost a World Cup match to England, has also served as an assistant coach at James Madison, Old Dominion and Virginia. She was named the top goaltender on Lacrosse Magazine’s All-Century team in 1999. Dow served on the board of the Lacrosse Foundation and the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association. She was inducted into the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame and currently resides in Ruckersville, Va.

Gerard “Roddy” Marino was a star attackman for the University of Virginia and went on to achieve great success with the U.S. team. Marino received the Turnbull Award as the nation’s top attackman in 1986 when he earned first team All-America honors. He also earned second team honors in 1985 and honorable mention honors in 1984. Marino was named the top attackman at the 1986 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship and earned All-World honors after helping the U.S. to the championship in both 1986 and 1990. He served as a captain for the 1990 team and was also a five-time all-club honoree in the United States Club Lacrosse Association. Marino was inducted into the New England Chapter Hall of Fame, the Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame and currently resides in Villanova, Pa.

Julie R. Williams achieved great success on the lacrosse fields as a player and coach. Williams was a two-time All-American as a defender at the University of Virginia in 1985 and 1986 and played on the winning United States’ World Cup teams in 1989 and 1993. Williams was the head coach of the USA Developmental Squad in 1995 and served in that capacity until 1999. She became the head coach at Penn State in 1989 and coached the Nittany Lions until 1999, leading the school to three semifinal appearances in the NCAA championships. Her sister, Betsy Dougherty, a former Penn State standout, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. Williams resides in Philadelphia.

The US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2002:
Nancy Vadner Chance
Zack Colburn
Heather Dow
Delvern (Del) Dressel
Eleanor (Pete) Kay Hess
Sandra Kay Hoody
Gerard (Roddy) Marino
George McGeeney
William (Bill) Tierney
Julie R. Williams

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