Nelson's Syracuse teammate Derek Maltz served as his presenter.
Nelson was a three-time first-team All-American (1983, 1984, 1985) at Syracuse after transferring from North Carolina State after his freshman season. In addition, Nelson was awarded the USILA’s Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the National Attackman of the Year three times (1983, 1984 and 1985). Syracuse won the NCAA national championship in 1983 and finished as the national runner-up during Nelson’s junior and senior seasons in 1984 and 1985. Nelson also was selected for the USILA’s North-South All-Star Game in 1985, and recognized on the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Team in 1995.
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"You play lacrosse for the fun, the camaraderie, to score goals," Hubbard said. "Maybe you play to become an All-American, or to play professional lacrosse, but nobody plays lacrosse to become a Hall of Famer. It's beyond comprehension. I'm in such rarified company with these other inductees tonight. This is a pretty special class."
His college teammate Jon Hess served as presenter.
Hubbard holds the record for goals in a season (53) and career (163) at Princeton. He was a two-time first-team All-American and three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection, as well as the 1995 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and 1996 Ivy Player of the Year. After playing as a midfielder his freshman year, Hubbard moved to attack in his sophomore year, and along with Hess and Chris Massey, he formed a unit that led Princeton to the 1996, 1997 and 1998 NCAA championships. Princeton went 43-2 in those three seasons. Hubbard scored the winning goal in overtime in the 1996 NCAA final against Virginia. After graduating, Hubbard was part of the U.S. national team that won the 1998 world championship. He was also a six-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and retired as the all-time leading goal scorer in league history.
"I like to say to my players that 'we stand on the shoulders of those that came before us,' " Missy Foote said. "So I'm now standing on the shoulders of my players who worked hard and followed the philosophy that I was trying to espouse. They really made this honor possible."
Her husband, Richard Foote, served as her presenter.
Foote has spent 31 seasons as head coach of the Middlebury women’s program. She has a career record of 376-101-1, with a winning percentage of nearly .800. She has guided Middlebury to the NCAA Division III national championship five times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004) and has recorded four perfect seasons. Under her guidance, Middlebury has recorded seven conference championships and made 14 straight trips to the NCAA national semifinals from 1994-2007. She has been recognized as the IWLCA National Coach of the Year five times.