Karen Emas Borbee
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Class:2001
School/Affiliation:University of Delaware
Inducted As:Player

Former University of Delaware women's lacrosse All-American and national career scoring record holder Karen (Emas) Borbee was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as an outstanding player, but she also coached and officiated, and contributed noteworthy service to the game.

Borbee, who has been the head coach for field hockey and lacrosse at Swarthmore (Pa.) College, will be the third player-coach with UD ties to join the hall. The late Milt Roberts, the co-founder of Delaware's men's program in the 1940s, and Janet Smith, who coached Emas and led UD to three women's national titles, were inducted earlier.

One of most prolific scorers in women's lacrosse history, Borbee earned her degree from Delaware in 1984 following a standout four-year career. She was a three-time All-American and helped Delaware claim national titles in AIAW in 1981 and '82, and an NCAA title in 1983. She established NCAA records for goals (310) and points (420) in a career and still holds the goals record. Her points record was broken in 2001 by Maryland's Jen Adams.

A member of the inaugural University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame class in 1997, Borbee also played for the U.S. National Team from 1982-93, helping the team to the World Cup championship in 1989. She coached Strath-Haven High School from 1985-92 before joining the staff at Swarthmore. She also has been inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Philadelphia Chapter Hall of Fame. She resides in Wallingford, Pa.

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