E. Doyle Smith
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E. Doyle Smith, the longtime director of the University of Virginia athletic media relations office, was inducted as an individual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional services to the game. He was the team manager and statistician at Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate and graduate student before moving on to Virginia, where he worked for 31 years.
He served 22 years as the Sports Information Director for the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and was twice named USILA Man of the Year (1984 and '93). He earned the USILA Service Award and the Frenchy Julien Award in 1981, and was presented the Evan "Bus" Male Service Award in 1982 for devoted service to Virginia athletics.
The editor of the NCAA Lacrosse Guides from 1974-79, he was named the manager of the NCAA Silver 25th Anniversary Team. He is the namesake for the USILA's annual media award and has served on numerous USILA, Lacrosse Foundation and US Lacrosse committees and boards. In 1995 he was inducted to the US Lacrosse Virginia Chapter Hall of Fame. Smith passed away in 2004.