Maryland women’s lacrosse head coach Cathy Reese has been selected for induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, US Lacrosse announced on Wednesday.
Reese joins Ryan Boyle, Charlie Coker, Kara Ariza Cooke, Rachael Becker DeCecco, former Maryland teammate Sarah Forbes, Matt Striebel, Paul Schimoler and Richard Speckmann as part of the 2019 class.
In her time as the head coach at Maryland, Reese has been nothing short of spectacular. She has led the Terps to 11 Final Fours, seven national championship games and four national championship wins. Heading into the 2019 Final Four, Reese holds a career record of 299-51 and a 268-22 record as the Terps’ head coach (with a staggering 143-2 mark at home).
This 2019 season has been a year of honors for Reese, who was named conference coach of the year for the 11th time. During the season, she surpassed Cindy Timchal for the most wins in program history, which is now at 268 and counting.
As a player for the Terps, Reese was part of a class that won four national championships between 1995-98. She was named Most Outstanding Player after the 1998 NCAA Tournament.
Former Maryland standout Sarah Forbes, who was a teammate of Reese from 1994-97, also joins the 2019 class. Forbes was a three-time national champion and three-time All-American during her time in College Park (third-team as a sophomore and first-team as a junior and senior). She also swept a number of awards in 1997, being named National Offensive Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and the recipient of the ACC’s Mary Garber award, given to the top female athlete in the entire conference.
Forbes dominated for her native Australia as well as the Terps. She was named to four World Cup teams, and even helped lead her country to the gold medal in 2005, while also being named tournament MVP.
The 2019 inductees will formally be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Maryland.