BALTIMORE, May 24, 2012 – US Lacrosse today announced the creation of the Bob Scott Award, to be given to one boys’ high school senior in each US Lacrosse Area across the country. The recipients from each area will be announced in July.
The Bob Scott Award recognizes a high school senior player who truly honors the game of lacrosse. The senior must be an exceptional player, who invests time to develop the game in his community, is an exemplary member of the team, embodies the spirit of the game on and off the field, and is a valued academic role model within the school community.
Bob Scott served as the men’s head lacrosse coach for Johns Hopkins from 1955 until 1974. He compiled a career record of 158 wins and 55 losses, winning seven national championships. He coached at Hopkins longer than any other coach (20 years) and is still its all-time leader in career wins. Scott served as athletic director for Hopkins from 1974 to 1995 and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977.
"US Lacrosse and our Men’s Game Recognitions Committee wanted to put an award in place to acknowledge and honor those players who put in the hard work not only on the field, but also off the field, in the classroom and community," said Stephen Berger, US Lacrosse men’s game director. "This is an opportunity to show our appreciation to a player who may or may not be All-American-level, but like Bob Scott, has a true passion and love for the game."
Nominations for the inaugural 2012 Bob Scott Award should be submitted with other post-season awards. For more information about how the US Lacrosse men’s areas are determined, visit www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Left/Coaches/MensCoachesInformation.aspx.
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