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Carl Ortman

Class of 1967

Carl was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. His citation is copied below:

When Carl Ortman decided to hang his “lacrosse helmet” at Washington College, it also meant another four years of lacrosse success for the Maroon and Black. During his career, WC won 38 games while losing only 10. The college won four consecutive Strobhar Division Championships, competing with the “big boys of lacrosse” and an outstanding team from England representing that country in the World Lacrosse Games. During these years, the college was never ranked lower then 10th in the country and rose to number five in Carl’s senior year. Carl, playing midfield his freshman year and crease attack his last three years, was instrumental in helping to produce a very potent offense. He personally accounted for 109 goals and 33 assists.

During his senior year, as co-captain, he was selected to the first team All-Strobhar Division, to the second team All-American and was selected to play for the South in the Annual North-South All-Star Game. Carl also served as President of the Varsity Club and Grand Marshal for Homecoming in 1967.

After graduation, Carl played club lacrosse in the Baltimore area and was named to the Club All-Star team. Professionally, Carl spent a brief time with IBM, but moved to Baltimore Friends School as the chairman of the math department. He also took on coaching the varsity lacrosse program and produced two Maryland Scholastic Champions. He has served as Headmaster of two private elementary schools and for the past nine years has been the Dean of Students at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. He became headmaster of the Phelps School in Malvern, Pa., in July.

Carl’s most memorable moments in WC lacrosse include beating Virginia, beating the Ivy League champions Brown, being 11-1 his senior year, beating the world games club team from England, scoring 8 goals against W&L and, most of all, playing with great and supportive teammates.

Washington College is proud and honored to induct Carl Edward Ortman into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 21st day of October, 2000.