Chris Cavalline was one of Washington and Lee’s greatest two-sport athletes of the 1980’s, competing in football and baseball.
Cavalline was a four-year letterwinner in both sports and served as the team captain for each during his senior year.
In football, Cavalline was a two-time First Team All-ODAC selection and played numerous positions, including quarterback, running back and punter. He was named the ODAC Player of the Year and the Richmond Touchdown Club Small College Offensive Player of the Year as a junior when he helped lead the Generals to the ODAC Championship. That season he rushed for 765 yards and seven touchdowns, completed three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown, caught 23 passes for 221 yards and punted 36 times for a 35.0 average.
Cavalline entered the hall of fame ranked fifth in school history in both rushing yards (1,885) and scoring (154).
In baseball, he garnered First Team All-ODAC accolades as a senior when he batted .407 with 25 RBI. Cavalline never batted lower than .340 in a season and entered the hall ranked second in career batting average (.364).
Cavalline was named the W&L Outstanding Freshman Athlete in 1980 and capped his career with the Outstanding Senior Athlete award in 1983.