Michigan Lacrosse Hall of Fame 2016 inductees

From US Lacrosse – Michigan Chapter press release:

The US Lacrosse Michigan Chapter Is pleased to announce the 2016 class of the  Michigan Lacrosse Hall of Fame. These three individuals proved themselves to be some of the best Lacrosse players to come from our state.  Beyond that they have given back to the game. For their prowess on the field and their generosity off, we are proud to induct them into the Michigan Lacrosse Hall of Fame.  Their induction will be celebrated on January 14th, 2017. Please save the date for further details.

Nick Shevillo – Player

Nick started his lacrosse career in 6th grade at St Hugo’s in Bloomfield Hills. From there, he went on the play at Brother Rice High School where he was a 3-time varsity letterman and received: All-State honors all three years and All-Midwest honors his junior and senior years. His career at Brother Rice included: two state championships (1986 -first state championship for Brother Rice and 1988), and a Midwest championship in 1987.  He was also elected captain in his senior year. After high school, Nick distinguished himself at Johns Hopkins University where he was a 4-year letterman.  .

During his collegiate career, he was a 3-year starter, selected a team captain in his senior year, helped take Hopkins to the Final Four in 1992, and received All-American honors for his outstanding season. After his playing career, Nick went on to coach youth and high school lacrosse at various levels until his last coaching position as an assistance coach for Naples High School for 6 years.

Michigan Lacrosse is honored to name Nick Shevillo as one of this year’s distinguished inductees into the Michigan Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Alison Ambrozy – Player

Alison is one of the best women’s players Michigan has ever produced. She was a 4-year letter winner for Grosse Pointe South from 2001-2004. GPS went to the Michigan State Finals from 2002-2004, winning the championships in 2003 and 2004. She achieved All-State 3 years, MVP of the state tournament in 2003, All-American in 2004 and Academic All-American 2003 and 2004.

A walk-on to the University of Pennsylvania’s lacrosse program, she earned a starting position as a freshman and soon became a part of the resurgence of Penn Lacrosse; taking them to the Final Four in 2007 and the Championship game in 2008. A captain of Penn’s 2008 team, one personal highlight for Alison was scoring a hat trick in Penn’s win over Northwestern that year, breaking their 36-game winning streak. Her personal accolades include: Ivy League Offensive Player of the week, first team all-region, and 2nd team All-Ivy.

After graduating, Alison has given back by coaching lacrosse for BearLax for 4 years and helping to start the first Women’s team for the renowned Olympic Club in San Francisco. For the past 3 seasons, Alison has coached for the Oakland Lacrosse Club in California, a group that uses lacrosse to help Inner-city youths reach their full potential.

US Lacrosse Michigan is proud to honor and recognize Alison Ambrozy for her achievements on the lacrosse field and efforts off the field.

Paul Cosgrove – Player

Paul Cosgrove (Coz) is heralded as one of the best long poles to come out of Michigan. A Brother Rice player, his accomplishments included: the 1987 Midwest Championship, the 1988 State of Michigan Championship, All-State Honors in 1987 and 1988, and All-Midwest Honors in 1988. Following high school, Paul played at Michigan State in 1989 where he was honored with Outstanding Rookie of the Year. Transferring to Ohio Wesleyan, he helped OWU get to the National Championship game in 1993. That year he was named a collegiate All-American and was selected to play in the prestigious North/South All-Star game.

Following college, Paul played for Team Under Amour at the Vail Shootout for ten years and most notably, Team Michigan, when they gave Team USA the best game of the year in the summer of 1994. He has given back to the game by coaching in Michigan for high school and youth teams for many years. He was an assistant coach for the 1999 D1 State Champs, Detroit Country Day, and the 2006 D2 State Champs, Cranbrook. He is the player and now the coach who helped define the statement, “defense wins championships.”

US Lacrosse – Michigan is pleased to honor Paul Cosgrove for his stellar playing career and continued support of the game and welcome him into the Michigan Hall of Fame.

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