The number three is a perfect fit for Charlie Coker. 

He was a three-sport athlete at Johns Hopkins, became a three-time All-American midfielder, and played on three national championship teams at Homewood. 

Coker joined the varsity lacrosse team in 1968 and helped the Blue Jays to an undefeated season, followed by a one-loss championship campaign in 1969. But his senior season of 1970, when the Jays flew under-the-radar in route to another title, is the most memorable for Coker.

“I don’t think anybody had picked us (in 1970) to do what we did in ‘68 and ‘69,” said Coker, who is being inducted as a truly great player to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2019. “That was a great year of overachieving.”

Coker recently shared his memories of the 1970 Hopkins season, including an upset victory over powerhouse Navy.

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life.

Coker and the other members of the Class of 2019 will be officially recognized at the induction ceremony in Hunt Valley, Maryland on Saturday, October 19. RPS Bollinger and the Markel Insurance Company serve as sponsors of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

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