Harvey Cohen Service Award

Harvey Cohen


Cohen’s love affair with lacrosse began in 1934 as a defenseman at New York Military Academy. He played college lacrosse at Lafeyette College where he was the state’s leading scorer in 1939.

He was a volunteer assistant lacrosse coach for the freshman team at Harvard University before serving in Europe during World War II as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

After the war, Cohen graduated from Harvard Law School in 1947.

In 1964, Cohen was instrumental in the establishment of the Midget Lacrosse League in Port Washington and the larger Long Island Midget Lacrosse League in 1969. Throughout the 1970’s Cohen coached post high school and college summer league teams and formed an indoor lacrosse league for high school students. He founded the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club in 1982.

Cohen was a selector and administrator for the USA Team in the 1986 and 1990 World Games.


Howard Borkan 2005
Alan Lowe 2006
Billy Rebman 2007
Charlie Russo 2008
Ray Buckley 2009
Hutch Vanderschuyt 2010
Angela Ritchie 2011
John Phillips 2012
Sallie Phillips 2013
Jack Schroeder 2014
Tom Postel 2015
Jim Howell 2016

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