The National Lacrosse League
has announced six finalists for the 2010 Hall of Fame. Washington Stealth assistant coach Dan
Stroup is among the finalists, having enjoyed a stellar 13-year playing career
in the NLL.
Stroup played for six teams during his 13-year tenure in the NLL (Baltimore, Toronto, Vancouver, Colorado, Edmonton and Portland). Stroup is currently 12th on the league's all-time goal scoring list with 294. In 182 career regular season games, Stroup scored 294 goals and 235 assists for 529 points. A durable and dependable player, he was in the lineup for all but four games (182 out of a possible 186) during his thirteen seasons. He played some of his best lacrosse in the playoffs, scoring 30 goals and 13 assists (43 points) in 14 career playoff games over eight seasons of playoff appearances. He played on four championship-winning teams, winning three titles in Toronto (1999, 2000 & 2002) and one in Colorado (2006). Stroup is currently in his first season as an assistant coach for the Stealth.
Voting by the member clubs, media and current Hall of Fame members will take place over the next ten days, with a planned announcement of the Class of 2010 on Monday, February 22nd.
The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame was established on June 16, 2005, and inducted its charter members in 2006. The Hall of Fame currently has 13 members, and has also recognized two members of the media. For a complete list of this year’s finalists, log on to NLL.com. For more information on the Hall of Fame, please visit NLLHallofFame.com.