Princeton’s Price Named 2010 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Doyle Smith Award Winner
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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Each year the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) honors three outstanding individuals for their contributions to the collegiate lacrosse game by
announcing the Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award, the Frenchy Julien Service Award and the Doyle Smith Sports Information/Media Award. This year, Princeton’s Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications Jerry Price was named the 2010 Doyle Smith Sports Information/Media Award winner.
The Doyle Smith Sports Information/Media Award is presented in honor of the career of outstanding service provided to lacrosse by longtime Virginia Assistant Sports Information Director Doyle Smith. Smith defined the game of collegiate lacrosse through his media releases and statistical and national poll coverage of the sport. His contributions to the former NCAA Lacrosse Rulebook and Guide paved the way for many of the sport’s great media efforts today on TV, the Internet, and in print. The winner of this award can come from college sports information offices or from the media. The nominee has contributed greatly to the promotion and coverage of the sport.
Price has helped promote the sport of lacrosse for the past 22 years in every role imaginable, working for five seasons as a newspaper reporter for the Trenton Times and for the last 17 years as the athletic communications contact at Princeton University. His resume includes serving the game as a sports information contact, sportswriter, radio broadcaster, television commentator, feature writer as well as historian. Price currently writes four to six feature stories per year that are reproduced not only on the Princeton website but also several other online sites. He was part of a small group that wrote the NCAA’s Official Statisticians’ Manual two years ago and refined it last year. Price has served as the official statistician at the last six NCAA championship weekends. He has also been a youth lacrosse coach for the past seven years.