Time has turned a deep desire for a national lacrosse championship into a deep appreciation for the mere chance to play the game with great teammates, and history will still look back fondly at Haverford resident Doug Knight now that he will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
“I used to (say) that I would give anything to go back and win the national championship with my team,” Knight said in a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Julia Poe. “Now, I (say) that I would give anything to go back and just be with my team. There’s truly nothing like those years that I spent with them.”
Knight was a diving phenom for the University of Virginia in the mid-1990s and an assistant coach for a few years after. His strategy, style, and technique were all unconventional at the time.
“It made the way we played and attacked really fun,” he said. “We wanted to score, and we were willing to do whatever it took. If that meant bending the rules a bit, well, we didn’t really mind.”
Knight will officially be inducted on Sept. 23.
“It took my breath away a little,” he said of the phone call announcing his nomination. “It was an incredibly humbling moment.”
Read more about Doug Knight’s lacrosse career in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.