Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/24/17
From Press Release
A four-year standout at the University of Delaware from 1979-82 and life-long advocate for the sport of women’s lacrosse, Elaine Pomian Knobloch will receive the US Lacrosse Lifetime Achievement as part of the 2017 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Ceremony on September 23 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors the lifetime achievements, impact and/or contributions of an individual to the sport of lacrosse. Criteria for receiving the award include: outstanding accomplishment as a player, coach, administrator or official in combination with participation and leadership activities in local, regional and national lacrosse organizations spanning over a career; demonstrated commitment to the sport of lacrosse that exceeds the norm; demonstrated passion and vision for the sport of lacrosse through action; and character beyond reproach.
“This is a special moment for Elaine and for the Delaware lacrosse program to celebrate Elaine’s positive impact on the growth and development of the game,” stated current Blue Hens head coach Kateri Linville. “Elaine was a leader on our National Championship team, which was just the beginning of her ability to make an impact as a leader in the sport. Since Elaine graduated, she found a way love and grow the game on a daily basis. It warms the hearts of many Blue Hens to see a strong, female role model like Elaine gain recognition for a lifetime of selfless leadership.”
A two-sport athlete for the Blue Hens, Pomian Knobloch earned four letters in lacrosse and two in field hockey. She played a key role for the women’s lacrosse squad during their run to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national titles in 1981 and 1982 under 2016 Lacrosse Hall of Fame head coach Janet Smith. A high-scoring attacker who set school records for assists in a season and career, she still ranks among Delaware’s all-time leaders in career goals (118) and points (195).
Pomian Knobloch earned her degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics from the University of Delaware in 1982 and has been active in local youth lacrosse as a coach and official and is a member of the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Montgomery Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Upper Merion High School Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in November 2013.
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, 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. Over 400 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located alongside the National Lacrosse Museum at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.