Below are brief bios and information on the members of the University of Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In addition, the University of Pennsylvania Athletic Department established the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996 to honor the greatest athletes and coaches ever to wear and coach the Red and Blue. After five induction ceremonies, the list of honorees has grown to include 139 people who helped create Penn’s rich athletic history and tradition. Of that group, four come from the men’s lacrosse program -- John Clark, Chris Flynn, Peter Hollis and Mike Page.
Inducted in 2000. The honorable mention All-America goalkeeper was a North-South Game selection.
Coached Penn from 1970-77 and compiled a 49-35 record. He is a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Burnham (who played under the name Bernheim) was a member of the Penn Lacrosse family for eight decades. It started as a player, where the two-year player regularly helped Penn to wins over national powers like Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and Virginia. He was a frequent and generous contributor to both Penn lacrosse and football.
A three-time honorable mention All-America goalkeeper (1958-60), he set Penn’s all-time record of 487 saves in just three seasons.
Currently a University Trustee and Athletic Advisory Board member, Clark was an All-Ivy and first-team All-America in both 1962 and 1963. He has been a frequent and generous contributor to both Penn lacrosse and football.
John Tompkins Close
Captained the 1922 team and earned second-team All-America status that year. Was a first-team All-America in 1923.
Named second-team All-America and first-team All-Ivy in 1984, he was selected to the U.S. National Team as a player on three occasions (1990, 1994 and 1998).
J. Howard Coale
Third-team All-America goalkeeper in 1967.
Third-team All-America as a senior, when he helped lead Penn to its first Ivy title.
Two-time first-team All-America (1977-78) and earned third-team All-America in 1976. He is one of only two Penn players to achieve first-team All-Ivy status three times (1976-1978).
First-team All-Ivy and third-team All-America in 1984.
The two-time first-team All-Ivy pick (1987-88) was a first-team All-America in 1988 and second-team All-America in 1987. Flynn was named both the 1988 National and Ivy League Player of the Year, and he played on the 1994 U.S. National Team.
Key member of the 1962 team and a long-time supporter of Penn Athletics.
Ssecond-team All-America in 1924 and third-team All-America in 1925.
First-team All-America and All-Ivy in 1984.
Was named third-team All-America for the 1949 season and honorable mention All-America the two previous seasons.
Was named first-team All-America for the 1977 season and honorable mention All-America the previous two years. He also was first-team All-Ivy in 1975 and 1977. Nearly 30 years later, he still holds the record for points in a season (76 in 1977), and with 94 career assists and is second in Penn history in that category. He was a member of the inaugural class of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.
Backstopped the Red and Blue to two Ivy League titles (1986, 1988) and consecutive NCAA Championship appearances in 1987 and 1988.
More than 50 years later, he still holds Penn’s record for assists in a season (46 in 1954) as well as points in a game (13, set in 1955). He was a 1955 honorable mention All-America.
Tri-captain of Penn’s 1988 Final Four team, he also helped Penn to its first NCAA Championship win in 1987. As a senior, he was named first-team All-Ivy and third-team All-America.
Captained the 1928 team and earned third-team All-America honors in 1927.
W. Kelso Morrill
Joins Don Delgiorno as Penn’s only three-time first-team All-Ivy selections. He earned third-team All-America honors as a sophomore in 1985, then honorable mention All-America as a junior and senior.
A 1935 first-team All-America.
One of Penn’s all-time leading scorers with 80 goals—still the most in a three-year career—he was a member of U.S. National Team in 1978 and 1982. Page was inducted into the inaugural class of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996. He was first-team All-Ivy in 1976 and 1977, and first-team All-America in 1977. Prior to that, Page was a third-team All-America selection in both 1975 and 1976.
A 1985 first-team All-America and All-Ivy selection.
In 1934 he was named second-team All-America.
In 1931 he was named second-team All-America.
During his seven years as head coach, Seaman led Penn to four Ivy League titles (1983, 1984, 1986, 1988) and six NCAA Championship appearances (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989). He is Penn’s all-time wins leader with 74.
Was a first-team All-Ivy and third-team All-America selection in 1974, and an honorable mention All-America in 1973.
Few have had as deep and personal a commitment to Penn Lacrosse as Al Shoemaker. While he was a member of the crew team as an undergrad at Penn, all three of his sons played lacrosse for the Quakers and his daughter also attended Penn. He has been a longtime benefactor of Penn Lacrosse (as well as many other programs). He and his son, John, represent the first entry of a father and son into the Penn Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Scored a Penn single-season record 44 goals in 1987 and netted 101 for his career. He was a two-time first-team All-Ivy pick (1986-87) and honorable mention All-America in 1987.
Received the 1971 L.B. Melcher Hustle Award, and was second-team All-Ivy and third-team All-America that same year.
A two-time first-team All-Ivy (1971-72), he was named second-team All-America for the 1972 season. As a senior in 1973, he was captain of the Quakers and earned second-team All-Ivy.
First-team All-America for the 1938 season.
Ferris Thomsen, Jr.
Captained the 1954 team and was an honorable mention All-America selection that same year.
First-team All-America for the 1930 season.
First-team All-America for the 1933 season.