Steph Terrien, the founder of the youth lacrosse program in Queen Anne, was inducted into the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Oct. 12.
Terrien founded the Queen Anne Quick Styx Lacrosse Club in 2002. Since then, the organization — which provides learn-to-play and advanced lacrosse programs for some 120 second- through eighth-grade girls — has grown to become one of the most successful in lacrosse programs in Seattle.
After coming into lacrosse later in life, the Hartwick College (N.Y.) graduate went on to coach six local high school teams over 17 years, including stints with Forest Ridge, Bellevue and Garfield high schools, along with Seattle Prep, where she was honored as the state’s 2003 Coach of the Year after winning the girls’ Division II state title.
Following her state title with the Panthers, Terrien was named head coach of the Danish National Team for the 2004 European Championships and 2005 European Newcomers Tournament.Terrien also served as the Washington Women’s Lacrosse Umpires Association assigner and eventually its president.
As a player, she played for several local clubs, including Laxon in the late 1990s and Seattle Women’s Lacrosse in the early 2000s. She also served in state leadership roles, including U.S. Lacrosse and Washington State Chapter Board Representative, and co-created WALAX.com, an on-line news magazine focusing on Northwest lacrosse clubs and athletes.
The Queen Anne resident is among six lacrosse pioneers to be inducted this year. The inductees are among a group of now-28 lacrosse leaders from across the state to be enshrined in the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame.