Rochester Knighthawks defender Chris Schiller, who recently signed a 3-year contract with the National Lacrosse League team, will join former Rochester Rattlers coach B.J. O’Hara and 2 others as the Class of 2010 for the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame. Schiller and O’Hara will be inducted with Andrew Gallina and Pamela Mapstone at a Nov. 5 dinner at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. Schiller, who will begin his 10th season with the Knighthawks this winter, built his career on a game of speed and tenacious defense that helped the Knighthawks win the 2007 NLL championship.
The 1999 Penn State graduate was an All-American and team captain for the Nittany Lions after an All-America career at McQuaid Jesuit in Rochester. After winning the ‘07 title with the Knighthawks, he helped the Rattlers win the 2008 Major League Lacrosse championship and this past summer was a member of the U.S. team that won the world championship in Manchester, England. He was a member of the U.S. Indoor National Team in 2007 and most recently, was an assistant captain with the U.S. Indoor team that won the Bowhunter’s Cup in Syracuse.
O’Hara, before coaching the Rattlers, was captain of the 1975 Hobart College team and a 2-time All-American at the school in Geneva, N.Y. He then coached the Statesmen from 1990 to 2001, where he was 97-63 with 3 NCAA Division III national championships. He coached the Rattlers to the 2008 MLL title and has been a member of 9 NCAA championship staffs. He’s a member of Hobart College Hall of Fame (1998) and the US Lacrosse Upstate N.Y. Hall of Fame (1995).
Gallina is a 1975 graduate of Brown University and before that, played at Irondequoit High in suburban Rochester, where he was the area’s first player to receive All-America honors. Today, he’s a real estate developer and general contractor and owns Total Sports Experience near Rochester, a facility that regularly hosts youth lacrosse tournaments and is home to many area lacrosse rec leagues.
Mapstone is a 1988 graduate of Gettsyburg College, where she averaged 50 goals a season and was a 3-time All-American. She was a member of Team USA from 1989 to 1991 and today is the coach of the Pittsford Sutherland girls lacrosse team in suburban Rochester. She also runs the girls lacrosse camp for the Rochester Knighthawks.
If you’re interested in attending the induction ceremony, go to the Greater Rochester Chapter website for information and a registration form.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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