Reid Campbell ’90 was a highly decorated scholar-athlete for the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team during the program’s transition from Division I to Division III.
Campbell earned four varsity letters with the lacrosse team and served as a captain for his senior season. A durable defenseman, he played in 53 of the team’s 54 games over his four seasons, collecting 168 ground balls.
Campbell’s rookie season of 1987 was the Generals’ first as a member of Division III and he played in 14 of the team’s 15 games, helping lead W&L to an 11-4 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Campbell earned the team’s C.W. Pacy Award as the top first-year player and was named First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
Though the team featured just modest successes over the next two years, Campbell continued to shine, earning First Team All-ODAC laurels as a sophomore and junior, and again receiving Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1988.
As a senior, Campbell helped lead W&L to a 9-4 overall record, adding a third Honorable Mention All-America citation and receiving First Team All-ODAC honors for the fourth time.
An excellent student, Campbell was named Academic All-State his final two years and he received USILA Scholar All-America honors as a senior. Additionally, Campbell was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.
As of his induction to the Athletics Hall of Fame, Campbell remained the only W&L men’s lacrosse player and just the fourth men’s lacrosse player in Old Dominion Athletic Conference history to be named First Team All-ODAC all four years.