Tom Keigler '77
Tom Keigler is arguably the best defenseman to ever play lacrosse at W&L. He was a four-year starter, three-time All-American and drew lavish praise from everyone that saw him play.
Prior to his senior season W&L head coach Jack Emmer said, "Tom is the best defenseman in the college game, it's as simple as that...enjoy him fans, he's one in a million."
Keigler broke in as a starter as a freshman on W&L's powerful 1974 team that went undefeated in the regular season and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division I tournament. Keigler then earned third team All-America honors on the 1975 semifinal team and went on to earn first team All-America honors in 1976 and 1977. Keigler finished his career with 638 ground balls, more than any other player in school history.
Over his four seasons, W&L compiled a record of 46-17, advancing to the NCAA tournament each year. Keigler was a two-time recipient of the Wheelwright Memorial Trophy, given to the team's most valuable player. Keigler played in the 1977 North-South All-Star game and was one of 23 players selected to play for the U.S.A. team in the 1978 World Games in England.