On June 9, 2012, the San Diego Chapter of US Lacrosse held its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Over 50 people attended the event and were treated to a cocktail party, a gourmet dinner and a night of wonderful lacrosse people.
Class of 2012
Morgan Rogers, Matt Holman, Lisa Hawk & Bruce Seitz
(Inducted as a Coach/Referee)
She was introduced by her son, Justin Hawk.
Lisa Hawk grew up in West Islip, N.Y. where she played high school basketball, earning MVP honors, and was a member of the NY State Championship swim team. Lisa began her lacrosse career as captain of the first women's lacrosse team at State University of New York, Brockport, graduating in 1973. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Maryland and was a member of the Terrapin Athletic Department following graduation. As such, she coached the women's swimming team and was an assistant to the athletic director for non-revenue sports. After coming to San Diego twelve years ago, Lisa started and coached girls middle school teams in Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe and the Preuss School at UCSD. She started and coached the Preuss School UCSD's high school team as well, where she has had seven winning seasons. Lisa was named Up2Us Coach of the Year and is involved in that organization's national leadership program in 50 states, advancing youth sports to combat obesity, academic failure and anti-social behavior. She has also met with congressional leaders to promote this end. Lisa hosted US Lacrosse Fast Break at Preuss, an initiative to support urban youth. She represented middle school lacrosse within the San Diego Chapter and organized the first youth festival team to compete on the east coast. She was a San Diego Teacher of the Year top ten finalist in 2007. Lisa was the recipient of the A. Norman Webb Lacrosse Service award through the East Meets West Foundation. Lisa is currently the athletics director, department chair of the P.E. Department and the girls' lacrosse coach at the Preuss School UCSD.
(Inducted as an Administrator/Coach/Player)
He was introduced by friend and former teammate, Todd Massas
Matt Holman was born and raised in Summit, New Jersey where he played high school lacrosse and was selected in 1983 as an All-American. After attending Syracuse University, he moved to San Diego in 1985 and spent the following 26 years involved in and contributing to San Diego lacrosse programs. Matt played for San Diego State University Men's Lacrosse Club from 1985-87 and was a member of many post-collegiate club teams until 2001. He served at the SDSU Women's Lacrosse Club head coach from 1988 to 1991. Matt also became a men's league official, participating as such from 1990 to 2006. He helped to initiate the San Diego Girls' Youth League. He served as the UCSD men's lacrosse head coach from 1992 until 1995. During this period, he earned a US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award. Active as an entrepreneur, Matt started the East Meets West Lacrosse Camp in 1995, which is an active business today. During this period, Matt served as an officer and president of various San Diego lacrosse organizations. Matt was the Westview HS head coach from 2002 to 2007 and was recognized as the CIF Coach of the Year. In 2007, Matt became the head coach at his alma mater, San Diego State, where he is still the coach.
(Inducted as an Administrator/Coach)
He was introduced by his friend, Joe Brown
Morgan Rodgers grew up in Colorado and Washington, D.C. He graduated from Bonn American HS in Germany and attended UCLA, where he found lacrosse and played for the Bruins. He was selected to the All-Star team in each of his playing years and was club president in 1978 & 79, team captain and team MVP in 1979 & 1980. In 1987, after serving in the navy, Morgan answer a newspaper ad for an assistant coach in Poway for the middle school boys program. Morgan joined the 1988 Poway HS lacrosse team as an assistant coach, and the team won the San Diego County Championship and appeared in the State Championship Tournament. Morgan became the Poway HS & Middle School head coach in 1989, winning five County titles (89-93), played in 5 state championships, winning three (90-92). During this period, Morgan's teams posted an 86-4 win-loss record, including a 42-game winning streak spanning three seasons. Morgan coached four HS All-Americans and was selected twice as the SDCLA Coach of the Year. Morgan served as the SDCLA Vice President and Chairman of the Rules Committee in 1994 & 1995, as league scheduler many years thereafter, and won the SDCLA 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award. Morgan started the Valley Center Middle School girls lacrosse program in 2004, which he coached until 2006. He started the Valley Center Middle School boys program in 2007 and coached it until 2010. He was a member of the Valley Center Lacrosse Foundation and served as president from 2004 to 2011. During this period, boys and girls JV and varsity lacrosse teams were established at Valley Center HS. Recently, Morgan served as an assistant coach at Cathedral Catholic HS.
(Inducted as a Player/Coach)
He was introduce by his friend, shipmate and teammamte, Dennis Yeatman
Bruce Seitz began his association with lacrosse in the St. Mark's youth program in Catonsville, Maryland, where he played from second grade to ninth grade. Bruce subsequently played at Catonsville High School where he was a three-year letterman and team MVP. He earned All-League and All-State honors in each of his high school seasons. He attended the Naval Acedemy Preparatory School and went on to play four years of lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Bruce received a varsity letter each of the four years he attended the Academy and takes great pride in Navy beating Army five times during those years. He was team MVP in 1983 and was selected as an All-American that year. At USNA, Bruce ranks 10th all-time for assists in a season, 14th all-time in career assists and is tied for first in most assists in a game. After four years of actice duty in the Navy, Bruce became involved with San Diego lacrosse as the head coach of UC San Diego in 1987 and coached there until 1991. During this period, he had a win-loss record of 49-27. UCSD won the WCLL Division Championship in 1989 and Bruce was selected as the SDCLA Man of the Year that same year. He won the WCLL Coach of the year in 1991. In 2009 Bruce was elected to the UCSD Hall of Fame. Bruce became a member of the Rancho Bernardo High School varsity coaching staff in 2001 and became the head coach in 2003, holding that post until 2010. His record during this stint was 103-57. He was selected as NSS West Head Coach in 2007. Bruce has held many positions in the SDCLA during his 23 years contributing to lacrosse.
2012 Award Winners
SDGCLA Scholarship Winner: Natalie Simpson - Carlsbad HS
Honoring One of Our Own Award: Nick Carroll - Mens Referee
Sarah Spillett - Poway HS Girls Lacrosse
All About Lacrosse Award: Joe Brown - US Lacrosse Chapter President