On June 28 longtime high school lacrosse coach Betsy Dripps will attend a ceremony at Harvard University inducting her in the Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Ms. Dripps helped found the girls high school program at the regional high school in 1995. She retired in 2015, after 20 years as head coach.

When Coach Dripps founded the Vineyard lacrosse program, only a few other schools in the state played the sport. It began as an intramural team for girls with about 30 kids. Now Vineyard girls and boys lacrosse teams are successful programs with high rates of participation.