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Rosabelle Sinclair
Female Lacrosse Player

Year Inducted: 1992

Rosabelle was the first woman to be inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

After she graduated St. Leonard’s School in Scotland she came to the United States. St. Leonard’s was where women lacrosse originated. She started a team at the Bryn Mawr School in 1926.  That team she started continues to play today. She coached there from 1926-51. In 1978 a playing field was named after her.

In 1928 she had taught lacrosse to girls and women in Philadelphia area. She then helped organize high school teams, and women’s clubs in the Baltimore area. The game then spread to New York, and Boston.

She was known as the “Great Dame of Lacrosse”. With lacrosse she was able to teach hard work, discipline, patience, achievement, and motivation.