LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 14th and 15th classes in a ceremony to be held on campus this Friday evening at 8:00 pm. The groups will also be recognized at the Generals' football game against Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1:00 pm.
The 2001 class of Gary Fallon (deceased), Mike Pressler '82, Tim Stanford '86 and Lee Marshall '57 (deceased) will be honored along with the 2002 class of Edgar M. Boyd '42 and Mel Cartwright '70. The induction of the 2001 class was postponed to 2002 due to the events surrounding last September 11.
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 an 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.
Egdar M. Boyd '42 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. He earned All-Dixie League honors from 1939-41, leading the Generals to a tie with Duke for the 1939 Dixie League Championship. Boyd was named to participate in the first-ever North-South All-Star game in June of 1940 and was named to the All-Star game again in 1941.
Mel Cartwight '70 was a letterwinner, starter and Team MVP all four years at the forward position and remains the school’s all-time rebounder (1,079) and third-leading scorer (1,800). He is just one of two players to have eclipsed over 1,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and to lead the team in scoring all four years. A two-time All-College Athletic Conference (CAC) and a three-time CAC All-Tournament team selection, Cartwright was named the CAC Player of the Year following his senior season when he averaged 17.5 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Cartwright was also recognized with Honorable Mention AP Little All-America laurels following the 1967 and 1970 seasons.
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