Class of 2012 Inducted Into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Brian Dougherty is universally recognized as one of the top goalies of the past 20 years. He was a two-time first-team All-American at the University of Maryland and was a two-time recipient of the national goalie of the year award. Dougherty was also selected as the nation's outstanding player in 1995. That season, fueled by a memorable final four performance, he became one of the few players in NCAA history to be named tournament MVP while playing on the non-championship winning team.

"Doc" played nine professional seasons in Major League Lacrosse, earning all-star honors six times and the MLL's Goalie of the Year award three times. He also won world championships in 1998 and 2010 as a member of the U.S. Men's National Team. As he noted in his induction speech, that last world championship in 2010 proved to be a fitting final chapter to his playing career.

"Reflecting back on all the great things that lacrosse has given me and on all the people who gave me my opportunity...it means a lot," said Dougherty, now in his third season as head coach at Division II Chestnut Hill College. "And it means other people recognized me for the things I did. That's a humbling and awesome honor. It's been an incredible journey."

His father, Dan Dougherty, served as his presenter.

Missy Foote has spent the past 31 seasons as head coach at Middlebury (Vt.) College and has amassed 376 wins in her career, with four perfect seasons. Her teams have won nearly 80 percent of their games during her tenure. Foote has guided Middlebury to the NCAA Division III national championship five times, 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, and also served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women's Developmental Team from 2005-09. In addition to her coaching duties, Foote also serves as senior woman administrator and associate athletics director at Middlebury.

"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.

Kelly Amonte Hiller preceded Adams as a game-changing player at the University of Maryland and helped shape the beginnings of the Terrapins' dynasty in the 90s. Amonte Hiller was a four-time All-American for the Terps from 1993-96 and led Maryland to national championship victories in both 1995 and 1996. As a nod to her incredibly diverse abilities and overall game skills, she was recognized as the national defensive player of year in 1995 and the national offensive player of the year in 1996.

Amonte Hiller, now in her 12th year as head coach at Northwestern, has moved from one dynasty to another, having led the Wildcats to the NCAA title in seven of the past eight years.

"This is really a culmination of all the great players that I've had the opportunity to play with and all the coaches I've had an opportunity to work with," Amonte Hiller said. "I came to the sport late in life (high school), but this sport is the greatest thing that happened to me."

Fellow 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Cindy Timchal, who coached Amonte Hiller at Maryland, also served as her presenter.

Jesse Hubbard, from Washington, D.C., was a three-time All-American at Princeton University and was instrumental in establishing the Tigers' dynasty of the 1990s. He helped lead Princeton to three straight NCAA national championships (1996, 1997, 1998) and four consecutive Ivy League titles during his career. After starting as a midfielder at Princeton, he moved to attack as a sophomore and became part of one of the best attack lines in college history.

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2012-10-21



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