Sue Stahl Named Bob Finucane Memorial Achievement Award

May 06, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 6, 2011

BOOTHWYN, Pa. - Old Dominion University women's lacrosse head coach Sue Stahl earned the Bob Finucane Memorial Achievement Award from the Delco Athletes Hall of Fame. Stahl received the award at the Delco Hall of Fame Dinner on April 27.

Since coming to Old Dominion in 1991, Stahl has recorded 142 career wins and captured the 1995 CAA Tournament Title as well as the 2003 CAA Regular Season Title. Six of her athletes have been named Brine/IWLCA All-Americans, 34 players named to an All-CAA team, and 12 have become members of the All-South Region Team. In 1993 she coached the CAA Player of the Year, Barb DiArcangelo, and mentored the 2001 CAA Rookie of the Year and ODU's all-time leading scorer, Suzanne Wosczyna.

She was the head coach of the United States National Women's Lacrosse team from 1988-2005. Her coaching expertise is not just limited to the world of lacrosse. She has compiled an extensive coaching resume, which began at her alma mater where she coached lacrosse and basketball for a decade ending in 1981. She later became the assistant lacrosse coach at Temple University, a post she held for eight seasons. From 1983-90, Stahl helped the Owls reach the NCAA Championship semifinals seven times, advancing to the finals four times and winning the National Championship in both 1984 and 1988. Holding the position of defensive coordinator, Stahl was an innovator in the use of zone defenses in women's lacrosse.

Stahl was inducted into the Delco Hall of Fame in 2003.