Hall of Fame Induction Banquet & Alumni Weekend

November 5 & 6, 2021- Austin, TX

The Texas Lacrosse Alumni Association is proud to present the 2021 Alumni Weekend and Texas Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction banquet.

We look forward to gathering with our lacrosse alumni friends, current players and their families, coaching staff, and UT Rec Sports Staff. The 2021-2022 Texas Lacrosse officers will share the latest team news, the forecast for the 2022 season, and the exciting future of the program.

Alumni weekend events:

Friday, November 5 - Orange White Team Game

  • Time: 5:30 PM Face Off
  • Location: Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field, 1910 San Jacinto Blvd
  • Parking: Brazos Street Garage, 210 East Martin Luther King Blvd
  • Hall of Fame Inductees and Alumni will be honored at halftime of the game
  • Following the game: Alumni, Team, Family Get-Together at Sholtz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Cash Bar.

Saturday, November 6 - Hall of Fame Golf Tournament - Purchase link to be provided soon

  • Time: Morning shotgun start (time TBD)
  • Location: Avery Ranch Golf Club, 10500 Avery Club Drive
  • Tickets & Registration: $150 Adults; Current Players/Minors $100
  • Includes breakfast, golf, and drink ticket; prizes awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and other competitions
  • Sponsor a hole! This option is available when you purchase your tickets.

Saturday, November 6 - Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • Time: 6:00 PM - Cocktails; Dinner & Presentation 7:00 PM
  • Location: The University of Texas Club, Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive
  • Cash Bar.
  • Tickets: $100 per person

Visit our HOF EVENTBRITE PAGE now to make your reservations and purcahse your hof tickets. purchasing early will help with our planning efforts.

Support UT Men's Lacrosse by advertising. The keepsake program for the event has space for business advertisements and fun congratulatory messages. Cost: $150-$500. Email Kim Brown at brownkim6328@gmail.com for more details. Deadline is October 1. 

Support UT Men’s Lacrosse by donating to the silent auction. The Hall of Fame Committee welcomes any items you can donate—vacation home rentals, event tickets, collectibles, gift certificates, and the like. Proceeds benefit the University of Texas Lacrosse Team and the Endowment Fund that was established by the Texas Lacrosse Alumni Association in 2010. Email Kim Brown at brownkim6328@gmail.com for more details. Deadline is October 15. 

Room Block: Doubletree Downtown Austin,303 West 15th Street, 512-478-7000, $149 per night. Reservations at this price are available through October 1. The reservation price is good for Thursday, November 4 through Sunday, November 7. This location is pet friendly. There is a $50 per pet/per stay charge for non-human guests. 

Air Travel: If traveling by air, please consider refundable fares and trip insurance for flexibility.

COVID-19 Policy: We will do all we can to ensure a fun, safe event. Should there be a change and we need to cancel or modify events due to health and safety guidelines or concerns, all purchases will be fully refundable.

 Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees: 

Keith Cotton defense 1977-1979 

Jim Palmer attack 1977-1978 

Scott Waldman attack 1982-1983 

Michael Swail defense 1990-1995 

Ernst Leiss defense 2005-2008 

John McKnight midfield 2009-2011 

Jordan Lee goalie 2011-2014

1974 Founder’s Team Award: 1995-1999  


Reach out to your Generational Representative to gather with your Texas Lacrosse teammates. Building strong generational support for the Team is critical. Groups can plan separate additional Alumni Weekend events as we have intentionally left the weekend a bit less busy.


YearsRepresentative Email
2015-2019Ethan Galowitzegalowitz@gmail.com
2010-2014John "JJ" Jacksonjohn@physiciansrs.com
2005-2009Evans Swannevans.swann@gmail.com
2000-2004Devon Pondsdevon.ponds@gmail.com
1995-1999Byron Holdenbyroncholden@gmail.com
1990-1994Jason Trautweinjtraut@gmail.com
1985-1989Watson Fungfung238@gmail.com
1980-1984Mark Kellnermark@texasmosquitocontrol.com
1974-1979Temple Causeyjaberwok11@outlook.com

Alumni Association / Hall of Fame Committee Contacts

Tim Herfel (‘77 - ‘80 )
President, Alumni Association
Les deGraffenried (’76- ’79)
Secretary, Alumni Assoc. HoF Coordinator DeGraffenreidLS@gmail.com
Noah Starr (’14-’17)
Communications, Alumni Association noah.a.starr@gmail.com
John Jackson (‘11-‘14)
Social Chair / Event Lead, Alumni Association john@physiciansrs.com
Bronson Parker (‘98-‘02)
Treasurer, Alumni Association
Garrett McCullough (’17-’21)
Liaison to Team, Alumni Association gmccullough26@gmail.com

Please direct ANY questions to Les deGraffenried, Hall of Fame Event Coordinator at DeGraffenriedLS@gmail.com or 432-244-9870. We look forward to seeing you at the Alumni Weekend. Hook ‘em!