Overlake coach to join Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The Overlake School girls’ lacrosse coach Susan Haviland, 41, has been selected for 2008 induction into the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

  • Monday, September 1, 2008 8:17pm
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Susan Haviland

Susan Haviland

The Overlake School girls’ lacrosse coach Susan Haviland, 41, has been selected for 2008 induction into the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Haviland, who also teaches math at Overlake, has been instrumental in the sport’s growth in Washington by bringing lacrosse to the Eastside.

She founded the Overlake’s program and coached her team to a state title in 1999. In 2008, Overlake fielded three girls and five boys teams from middle to high school, with an average of 25 percent of the entire student body playing lacrosse.

The two-time Coach of the Year also was active in the effort to get lacrosse sanctioned by the WIAA, and helped the Seattle Women’s Lacrosse team to prominence on the national stage during the 1990s

Haviland, who lives in Carnation, will join Vernon Smith of Maple Valley as the two newest additions to the Hall.

Haviland will be enshrined at the Hall’s induction ceremonies at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 for dinner and ceremonies and will be available beginning Aug. 30 at http://uslax-wa.org/08hofame.html.

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