Borbee Inducted into Delaware County Hall of Fame

CLAYMONT, Del. Swarthmore College head women's lacrosse coach Karen Borbee was recently inducted into the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Borbee, who recently completed her 21st season at the helm of Swarthmore women's lacrosse and clinched her 200th career victory, was one of 13 individuals honored during the ceremony, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Claymont, Del.

Borbee was a three-sport athlete (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse) on several Central League championship teams at Penncrest. At the University of Delaware, she was an All-American in lacrosse three straight years (1982-84), where she set NCAA records for career goals (310) and goals in a season (94) and seven still standing records at Delaware. She was a member of the Blue Hens' AIAW Division I national championship team in both 1981 and 1982 and the 1983 national championship team.

A member of United States Women's Lacrosse Team from 1981-84 and 1988-1993, she helped Team USA win the 1989 World Cup championship and was selected to the NCAA's 25th anniversary team.

She is also a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In 1997, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the University of Delaware Hall of Fame.

In addition to Borbee, also inducted where Jack Bitting (basketball), Steve Harkins (track & field), Harry Peretta (basketball coach), Bruce Udovich (football), Robert Nilon, John O'Reilly (basketball), Susan Scheez (coach/administrator), Carl Blair (basketball), Marty Cull (football), Jack People (officiating), Warren Sutton (basketball), and Lou Soscia (baseball). Tom Baumeister received the 2013 Doug Connelly Award.


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