Pamela Messinger Knight
Pamela Messinger Knight
Year: 1999
Team: Soccer and Softball

"We worked the ball well in deep and all of our starting front line was able to score. We also had a solid defense which did not allow Bridgewater's offense to be effective." Those words reflect Tri Captain Pamela (Messinger) Knight's confidence, enthusiasm, and sense of competitive and cooperative spirit she shared with her team about the College's big win over New England's 10th ranked team, Bridgewater State.

Pam carried that spirit with her during her four years at the College as she captained both the soccer and softball teams. Pam was selected as the MASCAC "Player of the Week" several times for her ability to take the ball up the field, beat the defense, and kick the ball into the lower right corner. The aggressive forward led her team in scoring during her freshman and junior seasons.

On the diamond, Pam's teammates elected to honor her with the Women's Softball MVP Award during the 1989-1990 school year. The recipient of this award is given to the player who best contributes greatly to team leadership; exemplifies a constant effort to earn a victory; gives 100% both offensively and defensively; and offers an undue amount of spirit and concern for the team and the College. The player selected should also display the utmost integrity on and off the field towards opponents, officials, spectators, coaches, and teammates, and above all dedication to the sport. Pam's teammates felt that she was the one who best exemplified those attributes.

After graduation, Pam pursued her love of soccer to the professional ranks. She plays two years for the Boston Braves in one of the first professional women's soccer leagues.