David Redmond'66, '69L
Dave Redmond is truly one of the finest soccer players in Washington and Lee history.
A four-year letter-winner and a team captain as a senior, Redmond's impact on the soccer program would be felt from his very first season. In 1962, the Generals improved from a 3-8 record the year before to a 7-4-2 record in Redmond's freshman year. The team also compiled a 30-15-5 overall record during his four years.
Redmond was W&L’s first-ever two-time All-South Region selection and he also earned First Team All-State honors during his final two seasons and was named Outstanding Defensive Player at the 1964 Virginia College Athletic Association Tournament.
As a junior in 1964, Redmond anchored a W&L defense that allowed just 15 goals in 13 games, leading W&L to its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. The Generals finished the season as the College Division Runner-up after dropping a narrow 1-0 decision to the Coast Guard Academy in the championship game. Redmond was named to the All-Tournament team.
While in law school, Redmond also served as a freshman soccer coach and a college soccer official. Throughout his seven years at Washington and Lee, Redmond demonstrated great devotion to the university community; he was a two-time class officer, SBA officer, president of Sigma Nu, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.