Washington and Lee's Jan Hathorn Honored by IWLCA
GRAND LAKE, Colo -- The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its 2010 Special Awards and Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn was among those honored.
Hathorn received the organization’s Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, honoring her many years of service to the sport of lacrosse. Other award winners included Theresa Sherry from the University of California, who received the IWLCA Service Award, and the staff of Lacrosse Magazine were presented the President’s Cup, recognizing their effort to support the sport. Additionally, the College of New Jersey’s Robin Selbst (DIII), Rollins’ Tom Kienle (DII) and Virginia’s Colleen Shearer (DI) were named the Assistant Coaches of the Year in their respective divisions.
“I am truly humbled to have received this award,” said Hathorn. “To be associated with the work and influence of Diane Geppi-Aikens is a privilege that is hard to express in words. She was a mentor to so many, of which I am one. I am grateful to the IWLCA to be honored in this way.”
Hathorn served as the Generals’ head women’s lacrosse coach from 1988-07 and coached the sport for more than 25 years. The former Division III Vice-President of the IWLCA, Hathorn served on numerous IWLCA and NCAA committees over the years.
Hathorn led W&L to a 222-93 (.705) overall record and her 277 career victories (277-112) at W&L and Denison rank as the most in the history of collegiate women’s lacrosse. She guided the Generals to 17 winning seasons, nine ODAC titles and eight NCAA Tournament berths. She was named the ODAC Coach of the Year nine times, including following each of her final five seasons.
At Denison, Hathorn posted a 55-19 record and won five conference titles. She was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in 1987.
Former W&L Sports Information Director Brian Logue was among those honored with the President’s Cup. Under his leadership as Communications Director, the staff of US Lacrosse is responsible for the content of Lacrosse Magazine Online (LMO) and the print magazine. The original coverage of the student-athletes, coaches, and issues that surround women’s lacrosse has been exemplary and groundbreaking, helping educate the public in the sport.