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Michael Watson

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2013


University of Virginia

Inducted as a truly great player, Watson was a four-time All-American at the University of Virginia, earning first team honors in 1996 and 1997, second team honors in 1995, and third team honors in 1994. He was also named the USILA’s attackman of the year in 1996.Watson won the ACC’s Rookie of the Year Award in 1994 and the ACC’s Player of the Year Award as a senior in 1997. He was also a four-time All-ACC selectee. 

Watson helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA championship game in both 1994 and 1996, and was named the NCAA Tournament’s most outstanding player in 1996. He finished his career ranked second on UVA’s all-time scoring list with 141 goals. Watson was a member of the 1998 world champion U.S. Men’s National Team, and in 2002 was named one of the 50 greatest lacrosse players in ACC history. He was a five-time all-star in Major League Lacrosse and is the model for the MLL logo.