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Richard Grieves

Class of 1983
Major/Minor
American Studies

Mr. Grieves came to Washington College from the Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore. He was a standout lacrosse player and a member of the Lambda Pi Delta fraternity. He earned his bachelors degree in American Studies in 1983. He is Vice President of Business Development at Wye Financial and Trust Company in Easton, Maryland. He previously served as Vice President and Manager of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, and as a stockbroker with the firm of H.C. Wainwright and Company, also in Easton.

Dicky is considered to be among the most exceptional midfielders to ever perform for the Sho’men, posting a career record of 120 goals and 91 assists. He played on teams that reached the NCAA post-season tournament all four years, including the 1982 squad that lost a 9-8 overtime heartbreaker to Hobart in the championship game. In his senior season, Dicky led the squad to the NCAA Semi-finals. His post-season honors include 1st Team All-American status, an honor he earned twice in his four years as a player. In 1983, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association selected Dicky as the Outstanding Midfielder in NCAA Division III. In addition, he was selected to participate in the annual U.S.I.L.A. North-South Senior Lacrosse game. In October 1998, Dicky was elected to the Washington College Hall of Fame.

Dicky is a member of the board of the Radcliffe Creek School, the Talbot Special Riders, Talbot Lacrosse Association, Washington College Hall of Fame Committee, and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.

Campus Involvement
  • Board of Visitors and Governors

Athletic Hall of Fame citation:

Dicky Grieves came to Washington College as a highly-touted attackman from Boys Latin School in Baltimore where he played from 1977 through 1979. After establishing himself as one of the best to lacrosse players in Boys Latin history, Grieves brought his talents across the Bay to Chestertown where helped to lead our Sho’men team through four outstanding seasons.

Truly, Dicky Grieves must be considered among the most exceptional midfielders to ever perform for the Sho’men. He began his freshman year as an attackman but Coach Bryan Matthews ‘75 moved him to midfield and it was at this position that he gained national recognition. During his freshman year as an attackman and midfielder he scored 12 goals and had 6 assists. However, the next three years at midfield he exploded for 108 goals and 85 assists, giving him a grand total of 120 goals and 91 assists in his career. He played for Coach Matthews on teams that reached the NCAA post-season tournament all three years, including the 1982 squad that lost a 9-8 overtime heartbreaker to Hobart in the championship game. In his senior season, under first-year coach Terry Corcoran, Dicky led the squad to the NCAA Semi-finals.

Dicky’s post-season honors include 1st Team All-American status, an honor he earned twice in his four years as a player. In 1983, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association selected Dicky as the Outstanding Midfielder in NCAA Division III. Washington College also honored Dick by awarding him the 1983 Washington College Athletic Council Award. In addition, he was selected to participate in the annual U.S.I.L.A. North-South Senior Lacrosse game.

During his college years he was a member of the Lambda Pi Delta Fraternity.

Now Dick is employed as a stockbroker for the H.C. Wainwright & Co. in Easton, MD.

It is an honor and pleasure for Washington College to induct Richard B. Grieves into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this 3rd day of October 1998.