Sue Sofarnos Round

Sue Sofarnos
Sue Sofarnos
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Sue Sofarnos Round 

This Sunday 23 May, Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club are hosting all junior and senior women’s matches in honour of the late Sue Sofarnos.

Sue was to be awarded Lacrosse Victoria Life Membership in 2020 but due to Coronavirus and the suspension of the season the award was held over until this year.  Tragically Sue passed away in September and LV will be awarding her Life Membership posthumously to her husband John Sofarnos after the matches this Sunday.

Sue’s commitment to the growth and development of lacrosse cannot be underestimated and it is with great pleasure that we acknowledge her deeds with Life Membership of Lacrosse Victoria.

Below is a list of Sue’s achievements. 

Australian Lacrosse Association Australian Women's Team

  • Team Analyst, World Cup Team, 2017.
  • Head Coach, World Cup Program, 2015-2016.
  • Head Coach, 2009. (Silver medallists).
  • Assistant Coach, 2005, (World Champions).
  • Team Member, 1978-1997.
  • IFWLA Women's Lacrosse World Cups, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1993, and 1997.
  • Australian Captain, 1989,1993 and 1997
  • World Champions, 1986.
  • Silver Medallists, 1982 and 1997 and Bronze Medallists 1989, and 1993.
  • World Team Member, 1982.
  • Women's Team General Manager 2021/22

Lacrosse Victoria

  • Head Coach, Victorian Women's Team, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
  • National Champions, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
  • All-Star Coach, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
  • Victorian Women's Team Member, 1981-1999.
  • Victorian Captain, 1987-1999.
  • National Champions, 1983, 1998 and 1999.
  • Victorian Women's Team Assistant Coach, 2003.
  • Victorian Under 21 Women's Team, 2007 - National Champions.
  • Victorian Under 15 Girls Victorian Teams Head Coach, 2011.
  • Victorian Under 15 Girls Victorian Team Manager, 2006.

Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club (NLLC)

  • NLLC State League Team, since 1974.
  • State League Premiership Coach, 1994, 1999, 2006-2008, 2010, 2014-2015 and 2018.
  • State League Premiership Player, 1977-1979, 1982, 1986-1987, 1989-1993, 1995 and 1997.
  • Director of Coaching, since 2012.
  • President, 2009-2012.
  • Jeannie Matthews Best Club Person, 1980, 1999 and 2019.
  • FIL Women's Competitions Committee, 2013-2014.

Awards and recognitions

  • Baton Bearer, Commonwealth Games, 2018.
  • Nominee, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, 2014.
  • Coach of the Year, Sport and Recreation Community, Government of Victoria, 2014.
  • Grant recipient, Victorian Government Sports Development for Women Program, 2006.
  • Recipient, Sport Australia Award Australian Sports Commission, 'for services to Women's Lacrosse’, 2000.
  • Australian Living Legend - Women's Lacrosse, 1999.
  • Australian Sports Medal, 2000.
  • Neil Rawlins Award, (Lacrosse Victoria) for significant contribution to women’s lacrosse in any one year, 1980 and 2019.
 

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