• John W. Simmons
    1985

    John W. Simmons

    University of Maryland

    John W. Simmons

    University of Maryland

    Born in Annapolis, Simmons attended public schools there and later attended the University of Maryland, where he was a starting defenseman for four years on the lacrosse team. Simmons helped Maryland to 23 straight wins and two undefeated national collegiate championships (1955 and 1956) during his four-year career, earning first team All-America honors in those two title seasons. In 1956, he was a member of the victorious South All-Star Team. Simmons also won the Powell Award for Service and Advancement of Lacrosse at Maryland and the William C. Schmeisser Memorial Trophy as the nation's outstanding defenseman in 1956. After graduating with a degree in accounting, Simmons was drafted into the Army and served in Hawaii. After military service, he worked for an accounting firm in Washington, and from 1965 to 1970 he was the comptroller for Anne Arundel County government. From 1970 until his retirement in 2001, he owned private certified public accountant firms in Annapolis. Simmons also continued to play and coach lacrosse after college. He played from 1959 to 1962 on the Annapolis Lacrosse Club, where he made the club all-star team in 1960 and 1961. He also coached youth lacrosse in Annapolis for several years. Simmons was inducted to the University of Maryland's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1989, and he was one of 19 Terrapins named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. John Simmons passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease in 2003.

  • Howard J. Krongard
    1985

    Howard J. Krongard

    Princeton University

    Howard J. Krongard

    Princeton University

    Howard "Cookie" Krongard played on Princeton's undefeated Ivy League championship teams from 1959-1961 and earned first team All-American honors in 1961. Krongard also was a first team All-Ivy selection his last two years at Princeton. His extensive club lacrosse career began with the Boston Club in 1962 and continued with four other teams, including seven years with the New York Club. In 1964-65, Krongard played goal for Cambridge University in England, winners of the English Universities Championship. He was voted to the USCLA All-Star Team eight times, and in both 1968 and 1974 was selected as the USCLA's Player of the Year. Krongard was vice president of the USCLA in 1969-70, and director of the Lacrosse Foundation from 1982-84. In 1983, he was voted USILA Man of the Year, and in 1995, he was inducted into the New York Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Benjamin H. Kaestner
    1985

    Benjamin H. Kaestner

    Johns Hopkins University

    Benjamin H. Kaestner

    Johns Hopkins University

    Kaestner was selected as a first team All-American in 1966 and 1967. In those seasons, Kaestner became the first player to win the Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman two consecutive years. He was a member of the Senior All-Star Team in 1967 when Hopkins tied for the top spot in the country. Kaestner received the Sports Illustrated Award of Merit for accomplishments in his senior year and was selected to the Hopkins' All-Time team. In 1968 and 1969, Kaestner won championships with the Long Island Lacrosse Club, and was a member of the Mt. Washington Club from 1970-1974. Kaestner also served as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1968-69. Kaestner joins his father, Bud, as one of the few father-son combinations in the Hall of Fame.

  • Philip W. Swindell
    1984

    Philip W. Swindell

    Johns Hopkins University

    Philip W. Swindell

    Johns Hopkins University

    Philip W. "Pete" Swindell was born in Baltimore in 1914. His illustrious lacrosse career got its start at Baltimore's Gilman School, where he earned All-Maryland honors in 1933 as a senior defenseman for the Greyhounds. Swindell continued his education and lacrosse career at Johns Hopkins University the following year. As a defenseman for Hopkins from 1934-1937, Swindell achieved some outstanding accomplishments. He was a first team All-American for three consecutive years - 1935, '36 and '37, and he served as captain of the Blue Jays in both his junior and senior seasons. Swindell also represented the United States in international play against Canada in 1935 and 1936 and against England in 1937. Swindell joined Armstrong World Industries in 1937, following graduation, but his career was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. He served proudly in the European Theatre as a member of the United States Army, and he earned the rank of captain. Following his military service, Swindell returned to his position with Armstrong World Industries, where he served as district manager of High Point, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta Georgia. Pete Swindell passed away in 2002.

  • William F. Shoop
    1984

    William F. Shoop

    RPI

    William F. Shoop

    RPI

    Bill Shoop graduated from Sunbury (Pa.) High School in 1949 where he played varsity football and basketball for three years. He matriculated to RPI where he was co-captain of the undefeated 1950 freshman team. Shoop won third team All-American honors in 1952. That same year, under coach Ned Harkness, RPI was undefeated and shared the national title with Virginia. As a senior in 1953, Shoop co-captained RPI and earned first team All-American honors. He represented RPI in the 1953 North/South game as co-captain of the North Squad. Following graduation, Shoop moved to California and began his efforts to promote the game on the West Coast. His career included eight years as president of the California Lacrosse Association; 18 years on the board of directors of the C.L.A.; 16 years as a member of the California Lacrosse Officials Association; and 18 years as a member of the Southern California All-Star Team. Shoop also served as captain of the Los Angeles Lacrosse Club beginning in 1962; he won the Helms Athletic Foundation award as his league's best player on two occasions; and was instrumental in establishing the West Coast North/South All-Star game. In 1981, Shoop was elected to the RPI Athletics Hall of Fame.

  • Robert E. Sandell
    1984

    Robert E. Sandell

    Johns Hopkins University

    Robert E. Sandell

    Johns Hopkins University

    Bob Sandell's stellar lacrosse career began at Baltimore's St. Paul's School, where he was an outstanding midfielder from 1943-1945. During those three years, St. Paul's had an unblemished 44-0 record and won three consecutive MSA championships. In Sandell's senior year at St. Paul's, the Crusaders average margin of victory over MSA opponents was an incredible 16.9 goals. As a key in the Crusader's awesome attack, Sandell earned All-Maryland honors in 1944 and 1945. Sandell went on to Johns Hopkins University where his complete abilities as a midfielder won him third team All-American honors in 1949 and first team honors in 1950. During his four years at Johns Hopkins (1947-1950), Sandell's efforts helped the Blue Jays to four consecutive National Collegiate Championships, one of which was shared with Navy in 1949. Hopkins piled up a 31-4 record during Sandell's undergraduate years, losing only to powerhouse Mt. Washington Club.Sandell continued his association with the game after college as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee University in 1951, and as head coach of the University of Virginia from 1955-1958.The lacrosse world should also recognize Bob Sandell as one of the nation's most respected lacrosse officials. He spent 30 years officiating not only lacrosse, but also basketball. Sandell was also an Atlantic Coast Conference football official, having presided over more than 250 major college contests and 8 bowl games from 1956-1984.Sandell was inducted into his high school Hall of Fame in 2008. He passed away in 2011.

  • Robert E. Kelley
    1984

    Robert E. Kelley

    Rutgers University

    Robert E. Kelley

    Rutgers University

    General Robert E. Kelley is a 1956 Rutgers graduate who earned first team All-American honors as a midfielder in 1955 and 1956. He was also voted Rutgers' outstanding athlete for both of those years. An All-Metro selection at New York's Peekskill Military Academy, Kelley continued his career at Rutgers where he became the all-time leading scorer with 100 goals in three varsity seasons. He was the fourth leading scorer in the nation as a senior with 39 goals. Kelley averaged 3.9 goals per game his last two years. Kelley co-captained the Rutgers varsity football and lacrosse teams, and co-captained the 1956 North All-Star Team. Kelley received Rutgers' Scholar Athlete Award, the Outstanding Air Force ROTC Cadet Award and was a distinguished military graduate. In 1967, General Kelley became the first varsity lacrosse coach at the Air Force Academy. His first team posted an 8-2 record and won the Rocky Mountain Conference title. He was also the vice-president of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Association, and led the expansion of lacrosse in that region in the mid-1960s. General Kelley went on to become the United States Air Force Academy's ninth Superintendent in 1981.

  • L. M. Gaines
    1984

    L. M. Gaines

    Princeton University

    L. M. Gaines

    Princeton University

    Gaines earned first team All-America honors in 1946 and '47 and honorable mention in 1948. He played for an unprecedented three years on the North squad in the annual North/South Collegiate All Star game. Lacrosse great Frederic Fitch once remarked of Gaines that he was "the greatest stick that he had ever seen." Gaines continued his studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a Phi Beta Kappa at Hopkins as well as becoming an M.D. He also played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1949 and 1950 as the team won back-to-back championships, including an undefeated mark in 1949. At the time of his induction, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Gaines served in the Air Force as a captain from 1954 to 1956. Gaines passed away in 2013. He was 86.

  • Norman A. Webb
    1983

    Norman A. Webb

    United States Military Academy

    Norman A. Webb

    United States Military Academy

    Webb began his lacrosse career at Gilman School playing varsity lacrosse from 1957-1960. In 1959, he received the Unsung Hero award from Gilman.A goalie at the United States Military Academy, Webb earned First Team All-American honors 1963 and 1964 and Honorable Mention honors in 1962. He received the Sydney M. Cone Trophy for the outstanding goalie in the nation in 1963 and 1964, the only player to ever receive this award twice.Webb was one of the most decorated combat officers in his class. His military career included two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea. He was awarded two Silver Stars, four Bronze Star Medals - one with "V" device, one Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal with numeral 6, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, the Army Commendation medal and other decorations. The "godfather of San Diego Lacrosse," Webb was instrumental in establishing, developing, coaching and expanding lacrosse on the West Coast and in the Midwest. The A. Norman Webb Trophy is awarded each year to the winner of the Western States Lacrosse Tournament in his honor. Norm Webb passed away in 2004.

  • Richard M. Moran
    1983

    Richard M. Moran

    University of Maryland

    Richard M. Moran

    University of Maryland

    Richie Moran, an all-county midfielder at Sewanhaka High School from 1951-1955, helped the team to four consecutive undefeated seasons. A 1960 graduate of the University of Maryland, he was a key performer on the 1959 Terrapins national championship team. Moran's head coaching career began in 1961 at Manhasset High School where he compiled a 67-5 record over five seasons, winning the Long Island Championship from 1962-1964. In 1966, Moran became the first lacrosse coach at Elmont High School, amassing a 29-3 record and two league championships in two seasons. He was also the head coach of the Long Island Athletic Club from 1966-1968, compiling a 31-4 record and capturing the 1968 club championship - the first club title ever won by a Northern Team. From 1969 through 1997, Moran was the head coach at Cornell University, winning national championships in 1971, 1976 and 1977. His squads have won 15 Ivy League championships, including 10 consecutive titles. From 1976-1978, Cornell set an NCAA record with 42 consecutive victories. And from 1973-1979, his squads won 39 consecutive Ivy League contests. He compiled a 257-121 record in 29 seasons.Moran's credits include: president, USLCA (1980-81); president, USILA (1989); chairman, North/South All-Star game (1975-1987): USILA Coach of the Year (1971, 1977 and 1987); USILA Man of the Year (1975); and head coach, USA Team (1978 World Games). Moran has also been inducted into the Manhasset, Long Island and Upstate New York Lacrosse Halls of Fame. Former All-American attackman Eamon McEneaney said of Moran, "There is no other man that I know who devotes himself to the game of lacrosse and to the players, and he reaps what he sows."

  • James N. Brown
    1983

    James N. Brown

    Syracuse University

    James N. Brown

    Syracuse University

    Considered by many to be the greatest to ever play the game of lacrosse, Jim Brown began his lacrosse career at Manhasset High School in New York where his midfield play earned him All-Star honors for three years. At Syracuse University, Brown's all-around athletic ability became evident, as he lettered in four sports and was voted the school's Athlete of the Year in 1956-57. Brown was a second team All-American selection in 1956, and earned first team honors in 1957, finishing second in the nation in scoring his senior year. Many believe his last game was his greatest moment as a lacrosse player, as Brown scored five goals in one-half of play against the nation's top players in the 1957 Collegiate North/South All-Star game. Brown went on to achieve great success with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Although he is best remembered for his gridiron exploits, Brown is quoted as having said, "I'd rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh."

  • 1982

    Frederick A. Allner

    Princeton University

    Frederick A. Allner

    Princeton University

    Fred Allner played lacrosse while at Gilman School, and in his senior year, he was chosen as first team All-Maryland (in 1942). He played in the Maryland Prep All-Star game for two years (1941 and 1942), and was also captain of Gilman's team that year. After graduating from high school, Fred headed down a well travelled path - Gilman to Princeton. Interestingly enough, Fred's route was not that predictable. In 1943, he attended Princeton for his freshman year, where he played on the varsity squad and was a third team All-American. In the same year, he played on the North team in the North/South game. Fred then decided that he should join the Navy, and spent his next year of college at Cornell, where he was a first team All-American. He served in 1944 and 1945 and came back to Princeton in 1947 to be a junior. He played on his second North/South game in this year. He won his second nomination to first team All-American, and in his senior year, he won first team honors for a third time. He then played in his third All-Star game. Fred has also won the coveted William C. Schmeisser Memorial Trophy for the outstanding defensive player in college twice, in 1944 at Cornell and 1947 at Princeton.Fred graduated from Princeton with the highest athletic honors bestowed upon him. His final two years of lacrosse in 1949 and 1950 were played on the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club team. Fred Allner passed away in 2003.