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Harvey Cohen

Lacrosse (Inducted: 2013-14)


Harvey  Cohen

Harvey Cohen served as team captain for the Leopards for three seasons. In 1939, he was the high scorer in the state of Pennsylvania and in 1939 and 1940 he was selected to the All-Pennsylvania Team. While at Lafayette, Cohen was a member of the football team from 1936-37, he played soccer from 1939-40, and was also the golden gloves boxing champion in 1940.

After graduating in 1940, he went to serve in World War II before earning his law degree from Harvard in 1947. He later founded Murtagh, Cohen and Byrne Law Firm. Cohen has had a long, illustrious career in lacrosse. He founded the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club in 1982 and also established the United States Club Lacrosse Association (USCLA) where he served as President, Treasurer and Representative. In 1985, Cohen began his three-year stint as part of the Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors. In 1986, he was named an administrator and selector for the U.S. Lacrosse National Teams. He served as a selector for more than twenty years for teams in Manchester, England, and Perth, Australia.

Cohen was inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1986 before being inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame two years later. In 1988, he was also inducted into the Manhasset (HS) Hall of Fame as well as the Port Washington Youth Activities Hall of Fame. He is currently still coaching youth lacrosse in Long Island.

Cohen resides in Manhasset, N.Y. He has three children--Barry, Beth, and Doug-- and six grandchildren.