SPARKS, Md. – The Blue Hens will have their fourth honoree inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame this fall as former head coach Denise Wescott earned the nod for the Class of 2018 from US Lacrosse’s Board of Directors.
 
Wescott is Delaware’s longest tenured women’s lacrosse head coach and second all-time to Hall of Famer Janet Smith with 104 career victories from 1994-2004. She guided the Hens to three straight America East titles from 1997-99 and was a two-time America East Coach of the Year.
 
The Moorestown, N.J. native served as president of the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) from 1999-2001 and as its treasurer for three years. She has been a member of the FIL’s (Federation of International Lacrosse) World Cup Committee since 2005 and served on the organization’s development committee for 14 years. Additionally, Wescott has served four terms on the NCAA Rules Committee and was a US Lacrosse leadership volunteer for 10 years.
 
Milt Roberts (men’s lacrosse head coach, 1950-57) and Karen Emas Borbee (1981-84) also represent the University of Delaware at the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
 
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life. Over 400 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located alongside the National Lacrosse Museum at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
 
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