Holmes, PA – The Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches Association has chosen HEADstrong Lacrosse Club and Lower Merion standout Daniel Buckman as the 2014 recipient of the Bob Scott Award.
The Bob Scott award recognizes a player in each region who goes above and beyond in service to his team, school and community. This player exemplifies the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse, is always working hard to improve his game and is a leader amongst his teammates both on and off the field. This athlete does not necessarily play every minute and lead the team in accolades, but, like Bob Scott, has a true passion and love for the game.
Buckman was recognized for his outstanding achievements as a student-athlete in the classroom, on the playing field and for his commitment to supporting the HEADstrong Foundation™ through volunteerism and service to those affected by cancers. This fall, Buckman will attend to Bowdoin College in Maine as a student-athlete where he hopes to make an immediate impact.
“Over the years we have had the privilege of working with Daniel Buckman both on and off the playing field and have watched him blossom into an amazing young man. His commitment to others and unyielding desire for success on the field and in the classroom is something that has set the bar for future HEADstrong athletes. He has been a wonderful ambassador of our mission, embodying all that we expect of our players. On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation we wish to extend our sincere congratulations to Daniel Buckman and his family on receiving this prestigious honor.” Cheryl Colleluori, HF President and Nick’s Mom
Bob Scott served as a head lacrosse coach for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team from 1955 until 1974. He compiled a career record of 158 wins and 55 losses, including 7 national championships (1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1974, his final season). He won the F. Morris Touchstone Award as the USILA National Coach of the Year in 1965, 1968 and 1972. Scott was also an All-American midfielder on the 1952 Johns Hopkins team and played on the 1950 JHU National Champion team. In 1976, Scott wrote the first edition of Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition. This book is considered the ultimate guide to college lacrosse. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977. He coached at JHU longer than any other coach (20 years) and is still the JHU all-time leader in career wins. He also served the University as Athletic Director from 1974 to 1995.