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The HLA Foundation was established in 1993 and is dedicated to inspiring youth girls and women through sport and lacrosse.

The Foundation has multiple commitments including the major sponsor for the US Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament which hosts over 80 elite teams from across the country and to select and honor the most outstanding schoolgirl lacrosse player at the Tournament. The HLA National Schoolgirl Award is presented annually, the girls name added to the elite list of past recipients and the trophy is prominently displayed in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The Foundation partnered in 2001 with US Lacrosse and the Women's Division National Tournament and committed its support for as long as the tournament exists.

In 2009 HLA Clinics and Camps were created which are coached by past and present HLA recipients, finalists and elite NCAA players. This same year Team HLA, all star select travel teams entered in tournaments across the country was established.

The Foundation is always searching and available for suggestions on how to help and extend the youth and women's lacrosse experience.


Award Recipient Testimonials

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the honor I have received and how grateful I am to be one of the recipients among such a great group of women lacrosse players that have been given the honor in the past. It is still very surreal that I received such an honor and every day I have to look at the trophy to make sure it was not just a dream.
— Amanda Jones
It is truly an honor to receive this award” and “I’m proud to be part of her legacy.
— Kelly Austin
Words cannot convey the honor I feel in having received the HLA Award.
— Jenny Hauser
I am so appreciative of this opportunity to be associated with such a prestigious foundation. It is an honor to have my name next to many of the finest players in the game.
— Megan Bosica
I am very excited to be the first recipient of the HLA Award. My Princeton application included questions about the most significant honor that I have ever had… I wrote about the HLA Award.
— Kathleen Miller
You cannot imagine how much it means to me. I feel very honored. Sometimes I find myself staring at the trophy and replaying that day. It was one of the greatest and most proud moments of my life.
— Kristy Dirks
I am thrilled to have received the award. It is very special and I feel honored to be chosen”“I can’t believe I was honored to receive the HLA Award again. I never thought it could happen, but am so glad it did
— Sheehan Stanwick