HISTORY OF MEN'S LACROSSE AT WILLIAM & MARY
Beginning in the 1960s through 1984, William & Mary fielded a D-1 men’s lacrosse team. Faced with the uphill battle of a small budget with no scholarships (not to mention, lacrosse had low participation rates in the U.S. and Virginia) W&M held a 94-89-1 all-time record. That’s not to say that W&M Lacrosse had no bright spots: a fledgling ESPN broadcasted two games in 1980 and ’81, players were nationally recognized, and W&M even held a top-20 ranking. The legacy left by the hundreds of players coached by Al Albert, Clarke Franke, and the coaching staff over the years inspires our current club team.
During the program's existence, 8 W&M players were selected to the prestigious USILA North-South All-Star Game: J. Schifano (M-1976), F. Knapp (M-1979), K. Braddish (A-1981), S. McHenry (M-1981), M. Kraus (M-1983), C. Ruland (A-1984), C. Andrews (M-1984), and S. Driscoll (A-1986).