The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame will induct seven new members, including a local high schoolcoach, Saturday at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.
Traci Davis, who currently works at Garrison Forest as an athletic director and field hockey coach, joins Bruce Allison, David W. Huntley (Johns Hopkins), John "Jake" Lawlor (Navy), Suzanne Honeysett McKinny (posthumously), Jon Reese and Sandra Lanahan Zvosec (Loch Raven and Maryland) in this year's class.
"It's a tremendous honor," said Davis, who was an All-American lacrosse player at Ursinus College. "I am completely humbled by it. I just loved playing and loved my teammates. So, an honor such as this is something I never thought of. It's quite something."
Davis, a member of the U.S. women's national team for 10 years, is part of an impressive class.
Zvosec, a national champion at Maryland, never lost a high school game playing for Loch Raven. Also an All-American in college, Zvosec was named to the All-ACC Top-50 lacrosse team in 2003 and was a captain of the U.S. World Cup team in 1986.
Huntley won two national championships while playing for Johns Hopkins from 1976 to 1979. He earned midfielder player of the year honors in 1979 and went on to play in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Philadelphia Wings and at the World Games for Team Canada.
Lawlor earned All-American honors as a defender for Navy between 1972 and 1975, and he also won defenseman of the year honors as a senior.
Reese still stands as Yale's all-time leader in goals (162) and points (200). He set the single-season national record for goals as a senior with 82.
The list is rounded out by a coach and administrator (Allison) and a referee (McKinney). Allison is credited with developing the NCAA playoff system in 1971, while McKinney has refereed 35 years at the high school level, 20 years at the collegiate level and 20 years at the international level.
Established in 1957, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has honored more than 350 former players, coaches, referees and administrators.
Baltimore Sun reporter Sandra McKee contributed to this article.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun