Jan. 31, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy women’s lacrosse associate head coach Allison Fondale will accompany four other inductees into the Howard County Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday. The induction ceremony will be held at Mt. Hebron High School at 6 p.m.
“I am honored on my recent induction into the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame,” said Fondale. “I treasured my four years at Atholton High School and am grateful for the relationships with my teammates, the support from all of my coaches and the opportunities given to me.”
Fondale graduated from Atholton in 1993, after starring in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She was named captain and MVP of both her lacrosse and basketball teams, and had her No. 13 lacrosse jersey retired soon after graduation, having scored 179 career goals and 61 career assists.
She was named Atholton's Outstanding Female Athlete as a senior. A member of the National Honor Society, Fondale graduated from Loyola College in 1997, attending on a lacrosse scholarship, and earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Loyola one year later. As a Greyhound, Fondale earned IWLCA All-American, regional All-American and All-CAA honors her junior and senior seasons. She helped Loyola to its first National Championship appearance as a senior, and scored three goals in a 7-6 win over then-No. 1 Maryland that ended the Terrapins 50-game win streak during the regular-season.
Fondale is in her seventh season at Navy as associate head coach. She is responsible of the defense and has helped guide the Mids to be one of the best defensive units in the nation. Under her tutelage, Navy has won four-straight Patriot League Tournament Titles. The Fondale-coached defense has ranked in the top ten in four of the past five seasons in scoring defense and was ranked as high as third this past season.
Fondale and the Navy women’s lacrosse team will begin the 2014 season on the road against Longwood on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Athletics Complex. The game is slated for 12 p.m.