John Jake Lawlor
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Inducted as a truly great player, Lawlor was a four-year player for the United States Naval Academy, earning first team (1974, 1975) and honorable mention (1973) All-America accolades. In his senior year of 1975, he was given the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Schmeisser Award as the nation’s outstanding defenseman and he won the Stuart Oxnard Trophy as Navy's Most Valuable Player.
Serving as a team captain in his senior year, Lawlor helped lead Navy to its first NCAA Championship Game in 1975, with the Mids losing to Maryland in the final. He was also chosen to participate in the North-South All-Star Game that season. Lawlor was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame (2006) and USNA Athletic Hall of Fame (1975).