Joanne Stanga
 Builder - 2022

From Orillia, Ontario – Joanne Stanga has been instrumental in building women’s field lacrosse in Ontario, across Canada and internationally.  As a player, she competed for Canada and Ontario,  As a coach, Joanne has guided teams to provincial, national and international titles.  Her contributions to lacrosse also include serving in various administrative capacities. 

Joanne’s coaching resume includes (Orillia 2006-2010, U19 Team Ontario 1990-2000, Team Canada 1994-2003).  In addition, her involvement includes building the game at a provincial level with the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse League as its Commissioner 1988-2005, nationally as the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) Women’s Field Sector Chair from 1988-1992 and the CLA National Team Director 2005-2013. Joanne was also a member of the Federation of International Lacrosse Competition Committee 2009-2017.

Among her many accolades, Joanne is a Lifetime Member of Orillia Minor Lacrosse.  She was inducted into the Orillia Sports Hall of Fame in 2021, the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2020; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012; awarded Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Lester B. Pearson award in 2002 and the OLA Tip Teather Award in 1998.