August 10, 1999

Former General Tom Keigler to be Inducted to Lacrosse Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee lacrosse standout Tom Keigler is to be inducted into the National Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Md., on October 29. A 1977 graduate, Keigler will be the fourth General to receive the honor. Ted Bauer was inducted in 1992, Skeet Chadwick was inducted in 1993, and Skip Lichtfuss made an entrance in 1994. All three graduated from W&L in 1974.

In addition to his induction to the National Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame, Keigler will also be inducted into the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame on October 24.

Keigler was a four-year starter and three-time All-American defensemen for the Generals, collecting a school-record 638 career ground balls in his four years. He played in the 1977 North-South All-Star game and was one of 23 players selected to play for the USA team in the 1978 World Games in England.

During his career, the Generals posted a 46-17 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament each year. The 1974 team went undefeated during the regular season and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Keigler was inducted into the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame in September of 1998.

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