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BALTIMORE, MDVirginia men’s lacrosse Dom Starsia is one of eight individuals who have been selected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. This year’s class will be inducted in a ceremony on Nov. 10 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

One of the most successful coaches in the sport’s history, Starsia has compiled 285-107 record in 26 seasons as a collegiate coach at Brown and Virginia. He stands sixth in college history in wins.

He coached at Brown, his alma mater from 1982 to 1992, compiling a record of 101-46, leading the Bears to two Ivy League titles and five NCAA tournament berths. He was named the USILA Morris Touchstone Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1991.

In 1993, he took over at Virginia and has since led the Cavaliers to three national championships (1999, 2003 and 2006). At Virginia he has a record of 184-61 and has led the Cavaliers to 10 NCAA semifinal appearances.

He was also an outstanding defenseman at Brown where he earned All-America honors twice. Following his collegiate playing career he was a four-time All-Club player and a member of the 1978 U.S. team. He has been inducted into the Brown University Athletic, US Lacrosse New England and Charlottesville Chapter halls of fame. He is being inducted as a truly great coach.

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame was established in 1957 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 lacrosse to our way of life. More than 325 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.

Joining Starsia in the 2008 induction class are:
Roberta Brennan (U.S. National Women’s Team member)
Lynn Craun (umpire)
Pat Dillon (long-time contributor)
Tom Marechek (player at Syracuse)
Chris Sailer (coach at Princeton)
George Tracy (player at Navy)
Dick Watts (long-time contributor)

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