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UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Pat Cannon

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 on Friday, Feb. 18, and leading up to that day each of the five inductees will be highlighted at www.GoArgos.com.  The third inductee of the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 is former men’s soccer player Pat Cannon.

Cannon was a key ingredient for the UWF men’s soccer team and its early success in the Gulf South Conference. The center midfielder was a member of the first two GSC championship teams at UWF in 1998 and 2001. He was a three-time All-GSC first team selection, one of just 10 players in league history to earn that honor, and in the summer of 2010 he was named to the GSC All-Time Team.

Cannon was also a two-time All-South Region selection, highlighted by a first team nod as a senior in 2001. In his senior season, he was also the Most Outstanding Player at the GSC Tournament, leading the Argos to their second conference title.

The midfielder scored 19 goals with 25 assists and 63 points in his four years, and he still stands as the program’s all-time leader in assists. Cannon also ranks second in the GSC and holds the UWF record for assists in a game with four against Ouachita Baptist in 2000.

Cannon currently works for Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. as an environmental scientist. He is also employed as the U-18 coach and director of coaching for the First Coast Soccer Association in Jacksonville, Fla.. Pat is married to Jenny Roberts Cannon, who played for the UWF women’s soccer team in 2001 and 2002.

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The hall of fame festivities, presented by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, will begin on Friday, Feb. 18 with a fundraiser golf tournament at Scenic Hills Country Club.  That night, the induction ceremonies will begin with a social hour at Scenic Hills at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.  The following day, the inductees will be introduced at the UWF men’s basketball game against Lambuth.

For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.

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