Den Hartog & Bacigalupo To Be Enshrined in Lax Hall
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Portions Courtesy: Harvard and Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. - Two Ivy League lacrosse legends -- Francesca Den Hartog, Harvard '83 and Scott Bacigalupo, Princeton '94 -- will be inducted into the 2010 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, as announced by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors Wednesday. The pair will be part of the eight-member Class of 2010, which will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 30 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
Den Hartog, a two-time All-American for the Crimson, was a team captain in
1983. She is a four-time first-team All-Ivy League recipient, one of only four
women in the Ivy League to accomplish that feat. Den Hartog was the Ivy League
Player of the Year in 1981 and 1982 and was voted to the Ivy League Silver Anniversary
Women's Lacrosse Team in 1999.
She holds the Harvard program record for all-time goals (249), all-time points (315), single season goals (83) and goals in a single game (9), and she is the Ivy League record holder for most points scored in Ivy League games in a single season (46).
Den Hartog helped Harvard to three Ivy League titles during her four years with the Crimson, going an unprecedented 20-3 in league games from 1980-83. In 1981, the Crimson advanced to the semifinals of the AIAW National Championships and in 1983, Harvard made it to the quarterfinals of the first-ever NCAA Championships.
She played for the U.S. Women's National Team, First Team (1982, 1988, 1989); Reserve Team (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987); U.S. World Cup Team (1982, 1986, 1989); and the U.S. Touring Team (1984, 1987). As a club player, Hartog was a 14-year participant (New England I, Philadelphia I and Hampshire Club) and received the Beth Allen Award in 1998. Also in 1998, Hartog was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame and in 2000, into the US Lacrosse New England Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Den Hartog went on to coach at Yale from 1985-93 and Massachusetts from 1993-99. She led the Bulldogs to a No. 7 ranking nationally and to two ECAC titles during her tenure, and in her final season with the Minutewomen, coached the nation's best goaltender.
Bacigalupo is among the greatest goalies ever to play the sport. He was a high
school All-America at St. Paul's in Baltimore, and he put together one of the
most accomplished careers of any player in the history of college lacrosse.
During his time at Princeton, Bacigalupo would lead Princeton to a record of 52-8 and the 1992 and 1994 NCAA championships, the first two in school history. He would start all 60 of those games.
His individual achievements would include first-team All-America honors and the C. Markland Kelly Award as the national Goalie of the Year in 1992, 1993 and 1994, as well as first-team All-Ivy League honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior. His senior year would see him earn the Raymond Enners Award as the Division I Player of he Year, despite somehow being named second-team All-Ivy League.
Bacigalupo was at his best in big moments, and he was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player at the 1992 and 1994 NCAA tournaments. He made at least 15 saves in an NCAA tournament game on five separate occasions, including 20 against Towson in the 1991 quarterfinals and 19 against North Carolina in the 1992 semifinals.
He graduated with a school-record 732 career saves, a total 122 greater than the next highest total.
Lacrosse Magazine named him to its All-Century team, and he was also chosen in 1995 as a member of the NCAA tournament Silver Anniversary team. With his induction, Bacigalupo will be the 13th Princetonian to be in the National Hall of Fame.
The remaining members of the Class of 2010 will be Michael Burnett, Harry McNamara "Mac" Ford, Eleanor Keady Gaffney, Jack Kaley, Bonnie Rosen and Mary McCarthy Stefano.