Kevin Knott- (Player) Inducted 2018
Kevin grew up in Virginia Beach, playing with Beach FC, VA ODP, Region 1 ODP, and the U17 US National Team. He was the starting left back for the US in the 1995 U17 World Championships in Ecuador. Kevin earned First Team All-State as he captained the Kempsville High School team his senior year to a Virginia State Championship, with the team being ranked the NSCAA #1 high school team in the nation. He played collegiate soccer at The College of William and Mary where he was a First Team Academic All-American, and earned All CAA, All South, and CAA Defender of the Year. He holds the title of 2nd highest assists in a season at the college. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned the USRY Award for the highest senior athlete GPA at William and Mary. He was drafted in 2001 by A League Indiana Blast and played one year before returning to Virginia Beach and playing for the Hampton Roads Mariners for 5 years. Kevin retired as a player in 2006, and transitioned into a role as a Director of Coaching with Beach FC.