Huntsville native Jason Knox continues to wow the lacrosse community, breaking not one but two records in a recent game at Hobart College.
Knox is a sophomore at the Geneva, NY school and plays as an attackman on the Hobart Statesmen LAX team.
His 10 goals in a game against the Siena Saints on Feb. 15, which he earned in just 12 shots on net, broke two records—the Northeast Conference (NEC) single-game scoring record and the Statesmen Division I era record for most goals in a single game.
? goals in ☝️ game (all scored by the same guy) @HobartLacrosse‘s Jason Knox rattled the cage 10 times against MAAC member Siena, setting the @ncaalax single-game season high ? #NECPrimePerformer pic.twitter.com/GHpaTku14U
— Northeast Conference (@NECsports) February 17, 2020
Equally impressive is that it was his own records that he broke, set in his freshman year in 2019 when he scored nine goals in one game.
“Jason was beaming after his tenth goal and one assist performance,” said his father, Kevin Knox. “Luckily I was able to make the trip down to watch that game and it was something to see. He was simply in a zone.”
For his record-breaking efforts last week, Knox was named to the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) Team of the Week. USILA picks the best of the best of each week to create an honorary team. It’s the second time he’s received that honour since playing lacrosse for the Statesmen.
“It always feels great to break records but I certainly couldn’t have done it on my own,” said Knox. “With our new assistant coach, Stephen Brundage, he has implemented a new system that has helped our team to score a lot of goals.”
Knox has been working hard to balance his academics and athletics, and says that home, school and lacrosse are all very important to him and a huge part of his life. He knows it takes hard work but he works to make it all happen.
Both of his parents are proud of Knox not just for his lacrosse success, but also for challenging himself with his academic courses and for taking a greater interest in where they will lead him after his schooling is complete.
“Of course we are thrilled for him on his success,” says his mother, Jocelyn Knox. “The extended family as well. His two brothers are very proud of him—and maybe a little in awe of him. They were with me at home live-streaming the game last Saturday while Kevin was physically at the game. It was certainly fun to watch, especially with family.”
Knox and his team hope to earn the right to compete in the final NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) tournament in mid-May.
“He has a fantastic team of young men and they are all close even off the field. They rely on each other for the good days and the bad. It really is something to witness,” Jocelyn added.
Knox is also preparing mentally and physically for the final tryouts for the Canadian Men’s U19 field lacrosse team, which will take place in late May. He and fellow Huntsville native, Caleb Creasor, are both hoping to make the team and represent Canada at the 2020 Men’s U19 Lacrosse World Championships in Ireland this summer.
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