Ted Bauer, '74, was one of the greatest lacrosse players in the storied history of the sport at Washington and Lee.
Bauer was three-time first-team All-American, one of only two W&L players so honored, and still ranks as one of the school's all-time leading scorers. His 163 career points is the most ever by a W&L midfielder.
Bauer went on to represent W&L in the 1974 North-South All-Star game and the United States at the 1974 World Lacrosse Championships. In 1992 the Baltimore native became the first W&L graduate to be inducted into the National Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.
During his career the Generals defied the odds and played with the heavyweights of lacrosse. In his four years the Generals won 51 games while losing just seven times. Only two of those losses came at home. The Generals reached the Division I national tournament in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and made it to the semifinals in both 1973 and 1974. Bauer was always at his best in the big games. He scored six goals in a victory over Virginia in 1973, the Generals first win over their archrival in 15 years - and the first of five straight wins over the Wahoos.
At his induction to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame he was described by his coach Jack Emmer this way:: "Of that whole decade when Washington and Lee was perceived as David slaying Goliaths, the best of the best was Teddy Bauer."