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Jacquelin Pitts
Female Lacrosse Player

Year Inducted: 1993

Jackie Pitts has experienced it all in lacrosse: playing, coaching, educating, instructing, and being an administrator.  She started playing in high school at Sanford High School, Delaware.  She then attended St. Lawrence, which did not have a Lacrosse team.

After school she played for the Philadelphia Bandits and the Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Association.

She was a member of the U.S. team in 1864-66, 69, and 71-73.  She was on the reserve team for 1962-63, 67-68 and 74.

After playing she became the head coach for the U.S. squad from 1979-87, winning the first World Cup Champion in 1982.

She has been the president and vice president of the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association and the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Association.  She is also largely responsible for the growth of women’s lacrosse in both Japan and Czechoslovakia.