Nov. 19, 2004
Pikesville, Maryland- Michele Uhlfelder, Head Coach of the Stanford Women's Lacrosse team, will be honored as Pikesville High School's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year on November 23 at 12:30 p.m. at Pikesville High School. Uhlfelder joins an impressive group of alumni who represent the school's ideals of excellence and success. The Distinguished Alumnus Program will honor her talent, focus, drive, and love for the game, which have distinguished her lacrosse career as both a player and a coach.
Uhlfelder graduated Pikesville High in 1987 as a 12-time varsity letter winner in volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. Her college playing days were with the Terps, where she was a starter from 1987-1991 at the University of Maryland. Uhlfelder helped lead Maryland to National Runner-up finishes in 1990 and 1991, being selected to the NCAA All Tournament Team twice. Her senior year, she served as captain, and that same year, was chosen the 1991 National Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-America. Uhlfelder also played for the U.S. team, where she played in several international competitions, including the 1997 and 2001 World Cup.
Uhlfelder is entering her fifth season as Head Coach of the Stanford Women's Lacrosse Team. In 2003, Uhlfelder guided the Cardinal to a 14-4 overall record, their second straight Mountain Pacific Lacrosse League Championship and a No. 15 final national ranking. The Cardinal's No. 15 ranking was the highest finish in Stanford history and the first top 15 final national ranking by any program in the west.
"I am thrilled to be back at my high school to be honored for my achievements. I hope that I am an inspiration for all the students at the school," says Uhlfelder. "Lacrosse has grown so much since my high school days and creates many opportunities for players of all levels. Pikesville High has always stressed excellence and high achievement and I am thrilled to receive this honor."