• Doug Knight
    2017

    Doug Knight

    University of Virginia

    Doug Knight

    University of Virginia

    Inducted as a truly great player, Doug Knight enjoyed an All-American career at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors on attack in 1996 and 1997 and second team accolades in 1995. He was also selected as the recipient of the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year in 1996. Knight earned All-ACC honors three times (1995, 1996, 1997) and was named the ACC Tournament’s MVP in 1997 after leading Virginia to the title. He was also UVA’s team MVP in 1997. Knight still ranks as Virginia’s all-time leader in career goals (165) and is now second in career points (249) after finishing his career as the all-time leader. He still holds school single-season records for goals (56) and points (86), both established in 1996. Knight’s professional career included two seasons as an indoor player for the Baltimore Thunder, and three seasons in the outdoor game with the Boston Cannons and Philadelphia Barrage. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

  • 2017

    Casey Powell

    Syracuse University

    Casey Powell

    Syracuse University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Casey Powell was a four-time collegiate All-American at Syracuse, earning first team honors in 1996, 1997 and 1998 and second team honors in 1995. Additionally, he won the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year in 1997 and 1998, as well as the national midfielder of the year in 1996 and the national attackman of the year in 1998. He was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament team four times, including 1995 when Syracuse won the national championship. Powell ranks second in Syracuse history with 287 career points and fourth with 158 goals. He played on the U.S. Men’s World Championship Team in 1998 and 2006, earning the gold as a member of ’98 squad. He also had a legendary professional career, playing for six different teams during a 14-year career in Major League Lacrosse. He ranks second in league history with 527 career points, and was the MLL’s MVP in 2014. He also earned All-Pro honors as an indoor player four times, including the NLL’s MVP award in 2010.

  • 2017

    Don Zimmerman

    Johns Hopkins/UMBC

    Don Zimmerman

    Johns Hopkins/UMBC

    Inducted as a truly great coach, Don Zimmerman’s collegiate coaching career spanned across five decades, 1978-2016, and included four stops as an assistant coach and two as a head coach. He won three NCAA national championships (1984, 1985, 1987) in seven seasons as the head coach at Johns Hopkins, amassing a 73-15 record. Zimmerman then recorded 164 wins as the head coach at UMBC from 1994-2016. He also served as an assistant coach for the gold medal winning Team USA in 1986. Zimmerman received the America East Conference’s Coach of the Year Award three times, the Hero’s Coach of the Year Award in 1984, and the IMLCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. He served six years as the NCAA’s Secretary-Rules Editor for men’s lacrosse, and was co-author for the book “Men’s Lacrosse.” Zimmerman has taught the game of lacrosse on four continents, most notably, as an instrumental volunteer in starting lacrosse in Japan. Zimmerman has been previously inducted into three other halls of fame. 

  • 2017

    Laurette Payette

    USWLA

    Laurette Payette

    USWLA

    Laurette Payette was inducted as a truly great contributor. Recognized as one of the nation’s best officials, she had served as an umpire for 35 years at the time of her induction and was still active. She has worked five NCAA championship games and eight national semifinal games during her 30-year collegiate umpiring career. She has also worked international events, collegiate club championships, conference championships and numerous high school state championships through the years. As an administrator, she has been chair of the US Lacrosse Women’s Officials Committee and spearheaded the updating of national training and rating manuals for women’s lacrosse officials. She has also been an active clinician for officials’ training events nationwide for over 30 years, and a volunteer for both the USWLA and later, US Lacrosse, since 1985. Payette was the recipient of the US Lacrosse Nancy Chance Service Award in 2010, and in recognition of her longtime service, the US Lacrosse Laurette Payette Service Award was created in her honor in 2015.
     

  • 2017

    Robyn Nye Wood

    University of Virginia

    Robyn Nye Wood

    University of Virginia

    Robyn Nye Wood was inducted as a truly great player. Following an All-American career at Downingtown (Pa.) High School, Wood became a two-time first team collegiate All-American at Virginia. As co-captain in 1991, she led the Cavaliers to the NCAA national championship and was named the IWLCA’s Defensive Player of the Year. She was also selected to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team in 1991, and chosen as UVA’s most valuable athlete. Wood was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002, and had her jersey (#24) retired at UVA in 2012. After college, she was a club participant in the Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Association for 10 seasons, and also a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program from 1991 to 1997. Wood played on the 1997 U.S. World Cup Team that captured gold in Japan. She served as an alternate for the U.S. Touring Team to Australia in 1992, and as a member of the squad that hosted Wales in 1995. She has previously been inducted to the Downingtown Area High School Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter’s Hall of Fame.

  • 2017

    Jim McDonald

    Washington & Lee University

    Jim McDonald

    Washington & Lee University

    Jim McDonald was inducted as a truly great contributor. After his playing career concluded, he spent over 50 years still engaged with lacrosse as a coach and administrator. McDonald coached the University of Baltimore from 1956-63, compiling a 67-15-2 record and winning four championships in what was called the Laurie Cox Division. He also served as a longtime coach on the rec and high school levels, mentoring and tutoring several generations of youth players. McDonald spent 30 years as a member of the National Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee, including 24 years as its chair. He also served as a board member for 18 years for the Lacrosse Foundation, one of the predecessors to US Lacrosse. That tenure included terms as both president and vice president. McDonald has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter’s Hall of Fame (1997), the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter’s Hall of Fame (2005) and the University of Baltimore’s Athletic Hall of Fame (2008).

  • 2017

    Brooks Sweet

    University of Massachusetts

    Brooks Sweet

    University of Massachusetts

    Brooks Sweet was inducted as a truly great player. Following an all-star career at Ithaca (N.Y.) High School, Sweet began his collegiate career at SUNY Farmingdale, where he was a junior college All-American in both 1976 & 1977. He helped Farmingdale to the 1977 JUCO national championship. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts, earning honorable mention All-America status in 1978 and first team honors in 1979 when he led the nation with 61 goals scored. He was also team captain and MVP in 1979. Sweet tallied 172 points on 106 goals and 66 assists in two seasons, ranking second at UMass in career points upon graduation. Sweet played for Team USA in 1982 and was named both the Most Outstanding Attackman and All-World as the U.S. team captured gold. He played four professional seasons in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and was a three-time league all-star. Sweet has been previously inducted into five other halls of fame, including most recently, the National Junior College Hall of Fame in 2008.

  • 2017

    Leslie Blankin Lane

    Hollins University

    Leslie Blankin Lane

    Hollins University

    A native of Philadelphia, Lane was inducted as a truly great player. As a collegian, she enjoyed a four-year career at Hollins, where she led the program to its first Virginia State Division II Championship as a senior in 1979. That year’s team also finished as the national runner-up in the USWLA’s Collegiate Championship, with Lane described as the “heart and soul” of the squad. Lane was a four-sport varsity athlete in college, with field hockey, basketball, and fencing also among her sports. After college, she had a four-year run as a club lacrosse player for Philadelphia I, and earned all-tournament honors four times at the Women’s National Tournament. Lane was also a member of the U.S. Women’s Program, playing on the 1981 U.S. Touring Team to Australia and the first World Cup team in 1982. Lane earned All-World honors as a midfielder in 1982 as Team USA claimed the gold medal in England. She has previously been inducted into four Halls of Fame, including the inaugural class for Hollins University, and most recently, the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

  • 2017

    Jill Johnson Redfern

    Ursinus College

    Jill Johnson Redfern

    Ursinus College

    Jill Johnson Redfern was inducted as a truly great player. A four-year standout midfielder at Ursinus College, Redfern earned first team All-America honors in both 1987 and 1988. She helped lead Ursinus to the 1986 NCAA Division III national championship after the Bears finished as national runner-up in 1985. Redfern was selected as the most outstanding player in the 1986 and 1987 NCAA Tournament. She also served as team captain and was team MVP as a senior in 1988. Following college, Redfern was a six-year member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program, culminating with the 1993 World Cup championship in Scotland. She was also a member of the U.S. Touring Team to Canada in 1990. At the time of her induction, Redfern was serving her 25th year as a college coach and in her 10th year as the women’s lacrosse head coach at Lehigh University. She was inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame in 1988. 

  • 2016

    Margie Anderson

    University of Massachusetts

    Margie Anderson

    University of Massachusetts

    Anderson was inducted as a truly great player. Following a standout prep career at Needham (Mass.) High School, Anderson became a four-year letterwinner on attack at the University of Massachusetts. She was team captain and team MVP as a senior in 1982 while helping UMass to capture the inaugural NCAA women’s lacrosse national championship. She was also the team’s leading scorer that season. Anderson played on the U.S. World Cup team in both 1986 and 1989. She finished as the tournament’s leading scorer in the 1986 World Cup and scored the game-winning goal for Team USA in the 1989 championship game. She was also a member of the U.S. Touring Team to England in 1984. Anderson enjoyed a nine-year career as a club player in New England, and has been previously inducted into three other halls of fame.

  • Mike Morrill photo
    2016

    Mike Morrill

    Johns Hopkins University

    Mike Morrill

    Johns Hopkins University

    Inducted as a truly great player, Morrill was a two-time collegiate All-American on attack at Johns Hopkins University, earning first team honors in 1988 and third team honors in 1987. He helped to lead the Blue Jays to the national championship in both 1985 and 1987, and finished as the team’s leading scorer in both 1987 and 1988. Morrill was selected for the North-South All-Star Classic in 1988 and also named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team that same year. Morrill won two world championships as a member of Team USA in 1990 and 1994, and he was selected to the All-World Team as an attackman in 1994. He has been previously inducted into two other halls of fame. He joins his grandfather, Kelso, and father, Bill, in the National Hall of Fame, becoming the first family to be represented by three generations.

  • Glen Miles photo
    2016

    Glen Miles

    United States Naval Academy

    Glen Miles

    United States Naval Academy

    Inducted as a truly great player, Miles was a three-time All-American midfielder at the United States Naval Academy, earning first team honors in 1986, and second team honors in 1984 and 1985. Additionally, Miles was selected as the national midfielder of the year in 1986 and played in that year’s North-South All-Star Classic. Miles was a member of the world champion 1990 U.S. Men’s National Team, and served as an alternate for the 1986 U.S. Team. He also enjoyed a 10-year post-collegiate career with the Mount Washington (Md.) Lacrosse Club. Miles has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame and the United States Naval Academy Hall of Fame.