Charlie Brown was a tremendous two-sport athlete at W&L
during the late 1970’s. Brown earned four letters in lacrosse
and two in football and he served as a lacrosse captain during his
In football, Brown started each of his first two seasons at cornerback before deciding to concentrate on lacrosse for his final two years. Brown totaled 153 tackles and four interceptions over his two seasons, leading the team in pass breakups (5) and finishing second on the team in tackles as a sophomore.
As a goalkeeper for the lacrosse team, Brown also experienced instant success. He split time in goal as a freshman and led the team with 146 saves and a .627 save percentage. He also tallied four goals and two assists as a midfielder. Brown took over the goaltending duties on a full-time basis as a sophomore, totaling a career-high 229 saves and a career-best .678 save percentage en route to earning Second Team All-America accolades. Brown garnered Third Team All-America laurels as a junior when he posted 196 saves and a .628 save percentage, and he was a Second Team All-America selection as a senior when he notched 164 saves and a .614 save percentage.
W&L posted a 40-21 overall record and advanced to four NCAA Division I Tournaments during Brown’s career. He was selected to participate in the North-South Senior All-Star game following the completion of a career that saw him set W&L’s career saves record (735). He also entered the Hall of Fame ranked third in career save percentage (.639).