Virginia's men's lacrosse team on a tour of England following the 1954 season. Bo Moore (in dark sweater), a longtime contributor to US Lacrosse and captain of the team, died earlier this week.

Garland “Bo” Moore, a three-time All-American at the University of Virginia and a key contributor to US Lacrosse, died earlier this week at the age of 86.

After graduating from the McDonogh (Md.) School, Moore followed his lacrosse coach, Robert “Pic” Fuller, to the University of Virginia. He earned honorable mention All-America honors as a goaltender in 1952, helping the Cavaliers win their first national championship in men’s lacrosse.

Moore earned second team All-America honors from the USILA the next two seasons and was a captain for the 1954 Virginia team, which played a full schedule of English teams in Oxford, Manchester and London. Following his graduation from Virginia, he played at the club level with the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club.

Lacrosse continued to play an important role in his life, as he was honored to serve multiple times on the board of The Lacrosse Foundation, one of the organizations that merged to form US Lacrosse. He served as Treasurer, chaired the Long Range Planning, Finance, and Investment committees, and also served as a member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Moore was instrumental in the initiation and successful development of the Baltimore City Middle School Lacrosse League, supported by the US Lacrosse Foundation and the Abell Foundation, bringing lacrosse opportunities to inner city youth, along with academic and attendance performance standards, that has served as a model for many programs to emulate in the ensuing years.

Both his son, Charlie, and daughter, Kingsley Moore Mooney, played the game, as did his son-in-law Tom Mooney, and all his grandchildren, Kingsley Mooney, twins Tom and Garland Mooney (named after her grandfather), and Bryan Moore. Bo, Charlie, and grandson Bryan were all goaltenders, playing at Virginia, Dartmouth, and Harvard, respectively.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Garrison, Md., on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.