Dave Warfield '75
Dave Warfield was a four-year letterwinner for the lacrosse
team, serving as a team captain during his senior season.
Warfield was one of W&L's top scoring threats for some of the school's most heralded lacrosse teams.
After totaling 11 points (7 g, 4 a) as a reserve attackman during his freshman season, Warfield broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and finished second on the team in scoring with 62 points on 41 goals and 21 assists. That season, he helped lead the Generals to a 14-1 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Semifinals.
As a junior, Warfield led the team in scoring with 76 points on 47 goals and 29 assists in helping W&L to a 15-1 record and another trip to the NCAA Semifinals. Following the season, he was named Second Team All-American.
As a senior in 1975, Warfield finished third on the team in scoring despite suffering several injuries throughout the course of the year. He missed the first five games and then played the final three games of the season, including a thrilling 11-7 upset victory over Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Tournament, in a cast due to a broken thumb. Despite the setbacks, Warfield still managed to complete the season with 64 points on 36 goals and 28 assists as the Generals finished 11-7 overall and again advanced to the NCAA Semifinals. Following the season, Warfield received the Wheelright Memorial Trophy as the Team MVP and was again tabbed to the Second Team All-America squad.
Warfield finished his stellar career with 213 career points on 131 goals and 82 assists and helped the Generals to a 52-12 overall record and four NCAA Tournament appearances. He entered the hall of fame ranked fifth all-time at W&L in points, fourth in goals scored and eighth in assists. His seven-goal performance in a 15-14 win over Towson in 1975 is also tied for the second-most goals scored in a game at W&L.
Warfield capped his lacrosse accomplishments by being selected to the 1978 U.S. National Lacrosse Team.