LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee has announced the 14th class that will be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on campus on Fri., Sept. 14, 2001. The group will also be honored prior to the Generals' football game against Guilford College on Saturday, Sept. 15. This year's class includes Gary Fallon (deceased), Mike Pressler '82, Tim Stanford '86 and Lee Marshall '57 (deceased).
Gary Fallon served as the W&L head football coach from 1978-94 and is the winningest football coach in W&L history with 77 victories (77-84-1). Fallon's teams posted 11 seasons of .500 or better in his 17 years, including six straight winning seasons from 1980-85. His 1981 and 1985 teams won the ODAC Championship and he was named the ODAC Coach of the Year following the 1981, 1988 and 1992 campaigns. Fallon passed away during the spring of 1995 after coaching 68 players to All-ODAC honors.
Mike Pressler '82 was a four-year starter in both football and lacrosse, serving as both team's captain during his senior year. Pressler twice earned First Team All-ODAC honors as a defensive lineman and was named to the Kodak All-America First-Team in 1981 after helping lead the Generals to an ODAC Championship. In lacrosse, Pressler started three years on attack, totaling 59 points on 22 goals and 37 assists. As a senior in 1982, Pressler moved to defense helping lead the Generals to a 9-4 overall record, their last winning season in Division I. Pressler serves as the head lacrosse coach at Duke after stints as the head lacrosse coach at VMI and Ohio Wesleyan and as an assistant coach at Army.
Tim Stanford '86 was a four-year letterwinner and two-year captain in both swimming and water polo. In water polo, Stanford earned All-America and All-Southern honors three times and All-State honors twice. In swimming, he earned All-America honors and astounding eight times, finishing as high as second in the 200 Butterfly and fourth in the 100 Butterfly at the 1986 NCAA Division III Championships. Stanford still holds the W&L record in the 100 Butterfly (50.52) and 200 Butterfly (1:52.13).
Lee Marshall '57 was one of the top players on the great W&L basketball teams during the 1950's. Marshall served as a co-captain for the 1957 squad that won a school-record 20 contests and appeared in the Southern Conference Championship game. That season, he led the state in scoring (22.0 ppg) and earned First Team All-Southern Conference, State Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-America honors. Marshall also led the team in scoring as a sophomore (21.4 ppg) and holds three of the Top 10 single-game scoring performances in school history. He currently ranks sixth on the W&L career scoring list with 1,561 points.