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Dan Stroup to be Enshrined in NLL Hall of Fame

02/22/2010, 6:32pm PST
By Washington Stealth

The National Lacrosse League has announced the members of its Hall of Fame Class of 2010: Washington Stealth Assistant Coach Dan Stroup, Rich Kilgour and John Tucker. The Class of 2010 will mark the fifth class of the leagues Hall of Fame, which inducted its Founding Members in 2006. The three new members received the highest number of votes among the six nominees for this years Hall of Fame Class. The Hall of Fame ballots were cast by the leagues member clubs, current members of the leagues Hall of Fame and senior members of the leagues covering media.

Dan Stroup played 13 seasons in the league (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 now serves as the Offensive Coordinator for the Stealth.

“This is amazing. I was shocked and surprised,” said Stroup, upon being notified that he would be entering the Hall of Fame.  “I never could never have imagined this. I am just getting over retiring and not playing, and this is incredible.“

“I’d like to be remembered from my playing career as a good team guy. In a sport like ours, thats whats it all about. You can’t win with just all-stars. Teams are made of 23 guys,” commented Stroup, who said the championships and the friends he’s made playing the game are what he cherishes most from his NLL playing career.

Stroup enters the Hall of Fame in his first season of eligibility.

The date and location for the Hall of Fame ceremonies will be announced in the coming days. For more information on the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame, please visit www.NLLHallofFame.com.

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