W&L Athletics Hall of Famer Rob Lindsey '76 Passes Away

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee lacrosse great Rob Lindsey '76 passed away on Tue., Nov. 27 following complications from lung cancer.

Lindsey, 53, was a 1999 inductee into the Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame after a stellar playing career with the Generals' football and lacrosse teams. He earned four letters in lacrosse and three in football and was named the W&L Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1973.

A tailback on the football team, Lindsey led the Generals' 1973 team in rushing and was the teams' leading scorer in 1974 with 30 points. He rushed for 598 yards and 10 touchdowns in his gridiron career.

In lacrosse, Lindsey was a four-year starter, two-time captain and three-time All-America selection. He broke in with the 1973 squad that went through the regular season undefeated and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Tournament. The next season, Lindsey earned Honorable Mention All-America honors, leading the Generals to another undefeated regular season and NCAA semifinal appearance. Lindsey went on to earn First Team All-America status in 1975 and 1976 and finished his career with three goals, one assist and 162 ground balls.

Over his four seasons, the lacrosse team compiled a record of 49-14 and advanced to the NCAA Division I Semifinals three times.

Lindsey is survived by his wife, Stacy Curran Lindsey, and children Robert Jr., Ardith and Davis Lindsey.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. David's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Md. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to The Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, 555 W. Towsontowne Blvd., Towson, MD 21204. Arrangements are provided by the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.