Edgar M. Boyd '42

Edgar Boyd was a three-sport athlete and generally considered to be one of Washington and Lee’s first top-level lacrosse players.

Boyd played freshman football and basketball at W&L before making his mark on the lacrosse field in the spring of 1939.

Although official lacrosse records at W&L only date to the first varsity season of 1947, Boyd is listed as an All-Dixie League selection from 1939-41. He was also named to participate in the first-ever North-South All-Star game in June of 1940 and was tabbed to play in the game again in 1941.

Boyd made his mark during the 1939 season as a midfielder, helping the Generals claim a share of the Dixie League title with Duke University by tying for second on the team with 11 points. He was selected captain of the 1940 team, again leading Washington and Lee to a Dixie League Championship. He moved to goalie during the 1941 campaign and also served as the team secretary, handling all budgetary issues.

Off the field, Boyd served as the senior class president and as president of the Troubadours. He was also a member of the “13” club.