Michael O'Neill is being inducted to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame as "a truly great player." In 1974, O'Neill received high school All-America honors as a player for Massapequa High School
in New York. At John Hopkins University, he was a three-time First-Team
All-American in 1976, 1977 and 1978. He received Second-Team All-America
honors in 1975. He was a member of the Johns Hopkins national championship
team of 1978. He received the outstanding Division I attackman award
in 1977 and 1978. In 1978, he also received the Lt. Ray Enners Award
as the outstanding Division I player. He left Johns Hopkins University as their all-time point leader. In 1978, he was selected the only single
team captain in Johns Hopkins history.
O'Neill played for the U.S. Team in the 1982 World Lacrosse Championships.
He played for the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club for three years and the
Brine lacrosse Club for four years. He was an assistant coach at
the University of Delaware in 1979, the University of North Carolina
in 1980 and Brown University from 1981-84.