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Former Cornell, Baldwin great Cohen to be inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Wednesday, 26th December 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 12/26/12

US Lacrosse hall of Famer Bruce Cohen, a former Cornell All-American who later starred for the L.I. Lacrosse Club and the NYAC, will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony on April 21, 2013 at the Duffolk YJCC.

Cohen, inducted into the US Lacrosse hall of Fame in 1989, starred at Baldwin High where he was named All-County twice and captain of the 1961 team. As an attackman at Cornell University, he was First Team All-American in 1966 and Third Team All-American in 1965. In 1963, 1965 and 1966 he led the Ivy League in scoring, was named First-Team All-Ivy and selected as Cornell’s most valuable player.

He was the captain of Cornell’s 1966 Ivy League championship team.

A veteran club player for Long Island Lacrosse Club and the New York Athletic Club, Cohen was named to the United States Club Lacrosse Association’s All-Club team nine times in his ten year club career.

In 1974, Cohen was selected to the U.S. Team, which successfully defended its World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. Cohen was inducted into Cornell’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 and into the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1987.

The Suffolk YJCC is located at 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, N.Y.

The 21st induction ceremony will feature these inductees:

David Berger ~ Weightlifter
Andrew Bernstein ~ Photographer
Steve Bilsky ~ Basketball
Bruce Cohen ~ Lacrosse
Randy Grossman ~ Football
Aly Raisman ~ Gymnastics
Marilyn Ramenofsky ~ Swimming
Garrett Weber Gale ~ Swimming

Dick Steinberg Good Guy ~ Boyd Melson, Boxer

The George Young Award – James Metzger, Chairman & CEO, The Whitmore Group



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