Whitman lacrosse founder inducted into Hall of Fame

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SEATTLE - Charley Rosenberry , the founder of the lacrosse program at Whitman College, has been tapped for 2010 induction into the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse.

Rosenberry, 51, is credited with launching the Whitman club program while a student on the Walla Walla campus in the 1970s. He also founded the Vashon Island High School program.

At Whitman, Rosenberry serves on the school's Board of Overseers and a lacrosse scholarship fund was dedicated to him in 2006. He joins 2006 inductee Lisa Methfessel Patton as the second state lacrosse inductee with ties to Whitman College.

The induction ceremony is at 6 p.m. is Oct. 23 at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

There are 22 lacrosse standouts in the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

More information is available at www.uslax-wa.org/hof.html.

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