Class of 2012 Inducted Into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Following college, Hubbard became one of the fixtures in the emerging MLL, playing in the league for eight years and earning six all-star nods. Recognized as one of the game's best shooters, he led the league in scoring three times, and continues to rank as the MLL's second all-time scorer with 247 goals. He was also a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Men's National Team in 1998.

"You play lacrosse for the fun, the camaraderie, to score goals," Hubbard said. "Maybe you play to become an All-American, or to play professional lacrosse, but nobody plays lacrosse to become a Hall of Famer. It's beyond comprehension. I'm in such rarified company with these other inductees tonight. This is a pretty special class."

His college teammate Jon Hess served as presenter for Hubbard.

Tim Nelson, who like Colsey is also a native of Yorktown, N.Y., is credited as being one of the foundational building blocks that helped establish Syracuse's dominance in the collegiate ranks. Nelson was a three-time first-team All-American (1983, 1984, 1985) for the Orange after transferring from North Carolina State University following his freshman season, and also won the national attackman of the year award in each of those seasons. His efforts helped lead Syracuse to its first NCAA national championship in 1983.

Nelson established new Syracuse records for game, season and career assists. His career total of 221 assists remains as the current NCAA Division I record, and his 320 career points is still third best on the all-time Division I charts.

"I know I'm being inducted as a truly great player, but my thoughts are that I'm going in as a good player that played with a lot of great players," Nelson said. "I was just pretty much in the right place at the right time. I'm sure there's nobody in the Hall of Fame who relied on his teammates more than I did."

Nelson's Syracuse teammate Derek Maltz served as his presenter.

Cindy Timchal was at the helm for all of Maryland's championships during the Amonte and Adams eras. After beginning her head coaching career at Northwestern in 1982, Timchal moved to Maryland in 1991 and began shaping Maryland's dominance. Never afraid of trying new things like hiring men's game icon Gary Gait as an assistant coach - the Terps claimed eight national championships under Timchal's leadership, including seven straight from 1995-2001.

Timchal, now in her seventh season as head coach at Navy, is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA women's lacrosse history, with a 412-108 career record in 30 seasons. She is also the only women's lacrosse coach to lead three different teams to the NCAA tournament, including her record 24th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.

"On a personal level, this is an opportunity to be grateful to the game," Timchal said. "It's because of women's lacrosse that I've had the opportunity to reach out to young players, to coach at all different levels, and to coach at programs that had winning traditions and ones that were starting traditions. This class is outrageous. I'm so honored to be a part of this class and to be inducted with some of my players."

Timchal was introduced by Missy Meharg, head coach for field hockey at the University of Maryland.

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. More than 370 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.

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