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Two Philly legends to be inducted into US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Oct. 29 in Maryland

Wednesday, 19th October 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/19/11
From US Lacrosse

The induction class for 2011 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s class will be inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

The 2011 induction class includes former Ursinus standout Traci Davis and the late Suzanne Honeysett McKinny, a Plymouth Whitemarsh grad who is being inducted as an umpire; Bruce Allison, David W. Huntley, John “Jake” Lawlor, Jon Reese and Sandra Lanahan Zvosec.

A program of US Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame was established in 1957 to honor men and women, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life. More than 350 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.

Bios for this year’s inductees follow:

Traci Davis
Traci Davis will be inducted as a truly great player. Davis was a four-year member of the St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md). field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams. She graduated from Ursinus College and was named captain her senior year (1982). She was an All-American in both field hockey and lacrosse at Ursinus, and went on to play for the U.S. women’s national team (1979-1989); the U.S. touring team (1981, 1984); and the U.S. world cup team (1986). She was also captain of the U.S. team for the Candaian national Tournament in 1985. As a club player, Davis played for South 1, Philadelphia Colleges 1 and Lax World. She was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999 and the St. Paul’s School for Girls Hall of Fame in 2001.

Traci Davis – Player

• Four-year high school player (St. Paul’s School for Girls, Md.)
• Team Captain (1978)
• MVP and high scorer (1977, 1978)
• Four-year college player (James Madison, 1978; Ursinus, 1979-1982: Captain)
• U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1979-1989)
• AIAW All-Championship Lacrosse Team (1981)
• U.S. Touring Team (1981, 1984)
• U.S. Team Captain, Canadian National Tournament (1985)
• U.S. World Cup Team (1986)
• Inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1999) and St. Paul’s for Girls School Hall of Fame (2001)
• Coach and Umpire for high school and college lacrosse
• Currently is athletics director at Garrison Forest School in Baltimore

Suzanne Honeysett McKinny (Posthumous)
Suzanne Honeysett McKinny will be inducted as a truly great umpire. After a successful playing career at the collegiate and national team level, McKinny umpired 35 years at the high school level, 30 years at the collegiate level and 20 years at the international level. She also served on the Philadelphia Umpiring Board.

Suzanne Honeysett McKinny (Posthumous) – Umpire

• Four-year high school player (Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Pa.)
• Four-year college player (Ursinus, 1961-1964)
• U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1965-1972: Captain ’71-‘72)
• U.S. Women’s Team, Reserve (1962, 1964)
• U.S. Touring Team (1964, 1969, 1970: Captain)
• International umpire rating
• Umpired 35 years at high school level, 30 years at collegiate level, 20 years at international level
• USWLA Treasurer
• Served on Philadelphia Umpiring Board

Event Description
This black tie optional gathering of the game’s “greatest” is the premier US Lacrosse event of the year. It is a celebration to honor the men and women, past and present, whose contribution to the game of lacrosse has been deemed worthy of their induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

2011 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Event Location: The Grand Lodge, 304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030

Event Schedule
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Reception
(heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar)
7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Induction Ceremony
9:15 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Dessert, coffee and after-dinner cordials (open bar)

Click here to purchase tickets.

Other inductees:

David W. Huntley
David W. Huntley will be inducted as a truly great player. Huntley, a four-year college player at Johns Hopkins University (1976-1979), received first team (1977, 1979) and second team (1978) All-America honors. He helped his team capture two NCAA Division I championship titles (1978, 1979) and made the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team (1979). He also received the Lt. Donald MacLaughlin award as the nation’s top midfielder in 1979 and was selected to play in the 1979 North-South All-Star Game. Huntley played in the 1978 (gold medal) and 1982 World Games for Team Canada. Huntley was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999, the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2011. Detailed biography listed below.

Bruce Allison
R. Bruce Allison will be inducted as a truly great contributor. Allison was the head coach for Union College (1957-76) and then for Colorado School of Mines (1976-93). At both schools, he pulled double-duty by serving as director of athletics from 1972-1976 (Union) and from 1976-1995 (Colorado School of Mines). A former president of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association(USILA) and the USLCA, Allison is credited with developing and implementing the NCAA lacrosse playoff system (1971) and forming the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (1978). Detailed biography listed below.

Jon Reese
Jon Reese will be inducted as a truly great player. Reese received first team (1990) and honorable mention (1988, 1989) All-America honors as a four-year player at Yale University. Reese was Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1987) and received the Ivy League Player of the Year award and the USILA MacLaughlin Award as the nation’s top midfielder in 1990, when he set the NCAA single season record with 82 goals. He led Yale to three Ivy League championships (1988-1990) and holds the Yale record for career goals (162) and points (200). In 1995, Resse was selected for the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team. Detailed biography listed below.

John “Jake” Lawlor
John “Jake” Lawlor will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year player for the United States Naval Academy, Lawlor earned first team (1974, 1975) and honorable mention (1973) All-America accolades. His senior year he was given the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Schmeisser Award as the nation’s outstanding defenseman. Detailed biography listed below.

Sandra Lanahan Zvosec
Sandra Lanahan Zvosec will be inducted as a truly great player. Zvosec was a captain, All-American and NCAA Division I National Champion her senior year at the University of Maryland (1981). She was selected as the MVP of the National Championship. She went on to play for the U.S. women’s national first team (1980-1987), the U.S. touring team (1984) and the U.S. world cup team (1982, 1986-Captain). Additionally, she coached at loyola (Md.) College. Detailed biography listed below.

Full biographies:

R. Bruce Allison – Administrator/Developer
• Head Coach, Union College (1957-1976) and Colorado School of Mines (1976-1993)
• United States Lacrosse Coaches Association (USLCA) President (1969-1971)
• United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) President (1982-1984)
• USILA Cabinet Member (1966-1995); Rules Committee (1968-1969)
• NCAA Rules and Tournament Committee (Chair: 1970-1974, member 1991-1992)
• USLCA board member (president, vice president, secretary/treasurer)
• Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League President (1978-1991, inaugural position)
• Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Chapter President (1980-1989)
• Director of Athletics, Union College (1972-1976) and Colorado School of Mines (1976-1995)
• Lacrosse Official (New York, 1957-1967)
• United States Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates Man of the Year (1971)
• Howdy Meyers Award of Outstanding Contribution to Lacrosse (1992)
• Started Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (1978)
• Developed and implemented the current NCAA lacrosse playoff system (1971)
• Inducted into US Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter Hall of Fame (2006), US Lacrosse Colorado Chapter Hall of Fame (1995), National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame (1995), Colorado School of Mines Athletic Hall of Fame (2007), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2006), Union College Athletic Hall of Fame (2005) and SUNY Cortland Athletic Hall of Fame (1988)

David W. Huntley – Player
• Four-year college player (Johns Hopkins University, 1976-1979)
• All-America first team (1977, 1979); second team (1978)
• USILA MacLaughlin Award, Midfielder of the Year (1979)
• NCAA Division I National Champion (1978, 1979)
• North/South All-Star Game (1979)
• All-Time Johns Hopkins Team (1979)
• World Games, Team Canada (1978, 1982)
• Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) Philadelphia Wings (1987)
• Inducted into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame (1999) and Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame

John “Jake” Lawlor – Player
• Four-year high school player (Floral Park Memorial, N.Y.)
• All-Division (1969)
• Four-year college player (United States Naval Academy, 1972-1975: Captain)
• All-America first team (1974, 1975); honorable mention (1973)
• USILA Schmeisser Award, Defenseman of the Year (1975)
• North/South All-Star Game (1975)
• Stuart Oxnard Trophy as Navy Most Valuable Player (1975)
• Inducted into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame (2006) and USNA Athletic Hall of Fame (1975)

Jon Reese – Player
• Four-year high school player (West Babylon High School, N.Y.)
• All-American (1986); All-County (1985, 1986)
• Ray Enners Award (1986) – Suffolk County Player of the Year
• Empire State Team (1984, 1985)
• Four-year college player (Yale University, 1987-1990)
• All-America first team (1990); honorable mention (1988, 1989)
• USILA MacLaughlin Award, Midfielder of the Year (1990)
• All-Ivy first team (1988, 1989, 1990)
• Ivy League Player of the Year (1990), Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1987)
• All-New England (1987-1990), New England Player of the Year (1990)
• Single season national record, 82 goals (1990)
• Yale’s all-time leader in goals (162) and points (200)
• Ivy League Champions (1988, 1989, 1990)
• North/South All-Star Game (1990), Most Valuable Player
• NCAA Silver Anniversary Team (1995)
• National Lacrosse League (NLL) New York Saints (1990, 1991)
• Inducted into US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2004), West Babylon High School Hall of Fame (2009) and Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame (2008)

Sandra Lanahan Zvosec – Player
• Four-year high school player (Loch Raven HS, Md. – undefeated for high school career)
• Four-year college player (University of Maryland, 1978-1981: Captain)
• All-American (1980, 1981)
• NCAA Division I National Champion (1981)
• All-ACC Top-50 Lacrosse Team (2003)
• National Tournament Most Valuable Player (1981)
• Beth Allen Award (1983)
• U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team (1980-1987)
• U.S. World Cup Team (1982, 1986: Captain)
• U.S. Touring Team (1984)
• Induction into US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1998)


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