Former St. Mary’s High and University of Virginia standout Tiffany Schummer Hoffman was inducted into the Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame during a ceremony held this past Saturday night at Hillendale Country Club.
Schummer showed she was bound for greatness as a three-sport athlete at St. Mary’s, starring in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. The Annapolis native was named the Capital Gazette Newspapers Female Athlete of the Year for 1997-98.
Schummer earned a lacrosse scholarship to Virginia and developed into one of the top defensive midfielders in program history. She was named first team All-American by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association in 2002 and 2003.
As a senior, Schummer was a finalist for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player and a finalist for the National Defender of the Year award presented by Inside Lacrosse. She also received the Virginia Lacrosse Team Award, which is presented annually to the student-athlete that best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership, cooperative spirit and unselfish service in the interest of the program.
Schummer still ranks first all-time at Virginia with 127 career caused turnovers. She was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and two-time All-State selection by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.
Schummer, who was a prep All-American and All-Metro selection by both The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, was inducted into the St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. She is married to former St. Mary’s High football and lacrosse standout Rob Hoffman and the couple resides in Edgewater.
Don’t forget about the Chesapeake Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame banquet, being held next Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Seven distinguished individuals representing a broad spectrum of the sport will be enshrined as part of the fourth class in Chesapeake Chapter history.
Craig Bubier (St. Mary’s High, Johns Hopkins), Brian Burlace (St. Mary’s High, Maryland) and Crista Samaras (Annapolis High, Princeton) reached the pinnacle of lacrosse as players, earning some of the highest accolades available.
Clint Gosnell was the epitome of what a high school coach should be during a three decade tenure at Arundel. Sue Chittim also achieved excellence as a prep coach at St. Mary’s High while also growing the game on the grassroots level with CC Lax.
Nancy Murphy was very much a pioneer, founding the first recreation lacrosse program for girls in Anne Arundel County with the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association. Jim Shuck was a passionate advocate for the stick sport while serving as a coach at South River High and Anne Arundel Community College and also as a longtime official.
Lacrosse fans with a connection to any of these individuals should try to attend the Hall of Fame banquet and support the Chesapeake Chapter of US Lacrosse, which is doing a lot of good things. Tickets for the banquet cost $75 per person and $675 for a table of 10 and can be purchased by contacting Mark Mozier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In fact, the Chesapeake Chapter is sponsoring a US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Clinic on Sunday, February 25 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis. This three-hour event features hands-on instruction from individuals certified by the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program. Contact Chip Vanreenan (email@example.com
) for additional information.