Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame President Paul Eldridge announced the 26th class to be inducted. "Our 2020 Class is yet another group of outstanding people who have contributed to the growth of the game in Ohio.," Eldridge said in announcing the class.
The six members of the 2020 class are:
Andrew Bonasera had an outstanding career at Upper Arlington High School from 1996-99, but his talents where really highlighted at Roanoke College.
Bonasera finished his Roanoke career as the program's all-time leading scorer. In his four seasons in a Maroon uniform, he accumulated 264 points, six better than the previous record which had stood since the 1983 season. In his senior year, Bonasera was fifth in the nation in goals per game (3.71) and ninth in points per game (5.29). He had the privilege of being the very first four-year All-American in program history, being named First Team All-American in 2003. He was also a four-year first-team All-ODAC member and was the 2003 ODAC Player of the Year. He also played in the North-South All-Star Game in 2003. In his Junior season, he was named Third Team All-American, as well as being named Roanoke College Male Athlete of the Year, an honor he also earned in his senior season.
In his very first season as a Maroon, Bonasera made an immediate impact on the team being named an Honorable Mention All-American, as well as earning First Team All-ODAC honors. During that season, he set the Roanoke College rookie scoring record with 56 points (20g, 36a). By the end of his sophomore year, Bonasera had racked up another First Team All-ODAC nod as well as Honorable Mention All-American accolades. He already ranked 17th on the all-time scoring list, adding 61 points to his freshman total. It was also during this year that he set the Roanoke and ODAC single-game scoring record of 14 points (8g, 6a), which both still stand to this day.
Today, Bonasera ranks in the top-five all-time at Roanoke College in seven different statistical categories. He ranks second in shots attempted (468) and shots per game (8.36). Bonasera also tallied the third most points in a career (264) as well as sitting third in points per game (4.71). He is also third in assists (120) and assists per game (2.14). Lastly, he is tied for fifth in man-up goals as a Maroon, netting 22 in four years of play. He also finished his career in the top five in four different single-season categories.
Bonasera currently lives in Glendale, California.
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Pat Collura has been a fixture in lacrosse in southwestern Ohio since 1995. His dedication to the game is certainly one of the reasons lacrosse has flourished in the Cincinnati area. His lacrosse career started at East Meadow H. S. on Long Island. He moved west and was part of the outstanding Bowling Green State University teams in 70’s, were he was an All-Midwest goalie. After college he became a lacrosse official, which he has been doing for 44 years.
Starting as a youth lacrosse coach for the Cincinnati Red Wolves and Blue Jays, Collura conducted numerous clinics to introduce the game to youth in the Cincinnati area. He moved from youth to the high school ranks, coaching at both St. Xavier High School and Summit Country Day. He continues today as the coach of the Velocity Elite travel team.
Collura was the founder and Board member of the Southern Ohio Lacrosse Officials Association, and was a charter member of the Southern Ohio Chapter of US Lacrosse. He was a co-founder of the Queen City Lacrosse Tournament. He has started and maintains a number of summer camp programs in the Cincinnati area for both high school and youth participants. In November of 2018, in conjunction with Velocity Lacrosse, he conducted the Muslim Reach-Out Clinic at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. He assisted River Ridge Elementary School in obtaining a USL Soft Stick Grant, and the school has now incorporated lacrosse into its physical education program. While Collura is the school’s Resource Officer, he will lead the lacrosse classes.
The love of lacrosse runs in the family as sons Dan and Paul played at both St. Xavier High School and Gettysburg College.
Dave Maguire. Ohio Weslayan '98 was a 3-time All-America attacker and a 3-time selection as North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year in men's lacrosse. As a freshman, he moved right into the starting lineup and scored 53 goals, ranking third on the OWU single-season list. He scored the game-winning goal with :02 to play in an NCAA quarterfinal win over RIT. He ranked third in the NCAC in goals and fifth in scoring, and was a first-team All-NCAC pick. He and teammate Darren McGurn became the first pair of freshmen to score 50 goals apiece in NCAA Division III history. Ohio Wesleyan was 13-4, won the NCAC title with a 5-0 record, and advanced to the national semifinals. His sophomore year, he tied the OWU record with 64 goals and added 21 assists, also setting an NCAC season record for goals and ranking second in scoring average. Ohio Wesleyan was 13-3, won the NCAC championship with a 5-0 mark, and advanced to the NCAC semifinals. He was a first-team All-America pick as well as NCAC Player of the Year. As a junior, he repeated as a first-team All-America, NCAC Player of the Year and first-team All-NCAC selection, and added Division III Attacker of the Year honors. He tied the OWU and NCAC season records with 64 goals and added 31 assists to lead the NCAC in scoring average. Ohio Wesleyan went 13-4, finished second in the NCAC at 4-1, and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals. As a senior, he repeated as first-team All-America, NCAC Player of the Year and first-team All-NCAC. He again led the NCAC in goals with 44 and led the NCAC in scoring average as well. Ohio Wesleyan went 14-2, won the NCAC title and advanced to the NCAA semifinals. His career totals of 225 goals and 321 points set the OWU and NCAC career records. During his career, Ohio Wesleyan went 53-13, including a record of 19-1 in the NCAC, won 3 conference titles, and advanced to the NCAA semifinals 4 times.
Maguire currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Darren McGurn '98 was a 4-time All-America attacker who finished his career by receiving NCAA Division III Player of the Year and NCAA Division III Attacker of the Year honors. As a freshman, he moved right into the starting lineup and set a North Coast Athletic Conference record with 63 goals (one short of the OWU record). He ranked third in the NCAC in scoring, and was named NCAC Player of the Year as well as third-team All-America. He and teammate Dave Maguire became the first pair of freshmen to score 50 goals apiece in NCAA Division III history. Ohio Wesleyan was 13-4, won the NCAC title with a 5-0 record, and advanced to the national semifinals. His sophomore year, he compiled 48 goals and 33 assists, ranking third in the NCAC in goals and fourth in scoring average. He was a first-team All-America and All-NCAC selection as Ohio Wesleyan was 13-3, won the NCAC championship with a 5-0 mark, and advanced to the NCAC semifinals. As a junior, he repeated as a first-team All-America and first-team All-NCAC selection. He totaled 35 goals and 30 assists to tie for third in the NCAC in goals and rank fifth in scoring average. Ohio Wesleyan went 13-4, finished second in the NCAC at 4-1, and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals. As a senior, he was named Division III Player and Attacker of the Year as well as first-team All-NCAC. He ranked second in the NCAC in goals and scoring average with 40 goals and 21 points. Ohio Wesleyan went 14-2, won the NCAC title and advanced to the NCAA semifinals. His career total of 186 goals ranked second all-time at OWU, while his 290 points was third all-time. During his career, Ohio Wesleyan went 53-13, including a record of 19-1 in the NCAC, won 3 conference titles, and advanced to the NCAA semifinals 4 times.
McGurn currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kim Russell’s lacrosse career started at The Tartnall School in Wilmington, DE, where she was named Most Valuable Attack her senior year. She went on to play at the College of William and Mary. She has been a fixture in northeast Ohio since starting the girls lacrosse program at Magnificat High School in 1996.
Her contributions to helping the game grow in northeastern Ohio is a long one. In additional to starting the Magnificat program, she has coached the Ohio Premier Club team, started the Rocky River youth and girls middle school program, and has coached and started the women’s team at Baldwin Wallace University and is currently the head coach of the Oberlin Yeowomen at Oberlin College. She has also been a women’s lacrosse official for the past six years.
Russell was a founding member and is currently the Vice President of the North Coast Chapter of USL. She has conducted numerous clinics and camps in northeastern Ohio. In 2006 she took sticks to the Virgin Islands Montessori School and introduced students there to the game. The branches of her coaching tree spread throughout the country as former players have gone on to coach and start new programs. She has also served as a volunteer coach for the Ohio City Youth Initiative and the Rocky River Recreation program. From 2003 -2009 she started the first youth and middle school program for the western suburbs of Cleveland.
She was the OAC Coach of the Year in 2017, and her first team, Magnificat has established an award in her honor for the player who makes her team better by her performance on the field by being a great teammate, hard work, and willingness to do what it takes to win.
Regina Oliver, was a two-time All-American,and ended her Ohio State career as one of the most decorated players in the women’s lacrosse program’s history. She was inducted into the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. As a standout midfielder, Oliver concluded her career in 2004 with the career caused turnover record (201) and owns the Top 4 spots in the single-season totals from each of her four seasons. In addition to All-America honors from each major publication, she was a finalist for the 2004 Tewaaraton Trophy, as well as the 2003 American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year after earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2002. It is without surprise the most successful years of Buckeye lacrosse coincide with Oliver’s career. As a sophomore, she helped lead the Buckeyes to a 12-11 victory over the then-eight time defending national champion Maryland March 31, 2002 in College Park, a win which stands among the program’s biggest and factored into its first appearance in the NCAA tournament. During that postseason run, Oliver took part in the Buckeyes’ first NCAA tournament advancement after upsetting fourth-ranked Duke, 10-7, May 8, 2003 in Durham, N.C. Oliver is a member of the US National Team in 2009 and 2013., helping the squad to the 2009 World Cup Championship and earning All-World Team honors in the process. She is also named the "Player of the Match in the 2013 Semi-final game against England.
Thomas also has been the assistant coach at Ohio State from 2005-2007 and was the assistant coach for the Duquesne women’s lacrosse team for four seasons.
Thomas is currently the head women's coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats . She is also a member of the NCAA Rules committee.