Robert was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. His citation is copied below:
If and when an All-Time Soccer and Lacrosse Team is selected for Washington College, Barry Drew’s name will rank high on the nominations list.
After distinguishing himself as both a varsity soccer and lacrosse performer at Kenwood High School in Baltimore County, Barry matriculated to Washington College. He took over as the center halfback in soccer his freshman year and became one of the school’s top performers at that position. Once the coaches of the Mason-Dixon Conference saw him play, they selected him as a first team member of the All-Conference Team for three straight years. He was also selected three years running for the All-South All-American Soccer Team and in his senior year he was elected to the first team All Middle Atlantic Conference Team. His speed, quickness and ball handling skills enabled him to play strong on both defense and offense. Captain of soccer his senior year, he contributed significantly to the success of the 1969 Middle Atlantic Conference Co-Championship Team.
He had as much success representing the Sho’men on the lacrosse field. His all-around physical ability coupled with excellent stick handling made him a constant offensive threat. As in soccer, he was rewarded for his outstanding play by being selected by the coaches of the South Atlantic Division of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association to play on the All-Division Team three straight seasons. In all three years Washington College was the South Atlantic Division Champion. Barry also was selected to the All-State team two years and to the national All-American third team his senior year.
He was selected to participate in the annual North-South All Star Game at the end of his senior year. In recognition for his athletic accomplishments, he was presented the Thomas Reeder Spedden Award at graduation.
A member of the Theta Chi fraternity, Barry graduated with a major in history. After graduation, Barry returned to the college to take graduate courses and served as the assistant coach in both soccer and lacrosse. He has also spent countless hours coaching local youth in both soccer and lacrosse programs in Kent County. He is a member and past president of the Chestertown Optimists Club. He has maintained a close relationship with Washington College, serving on the Sho’men Club Board and as Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee. He is employed as an Investment Broker for A.G. Edwards & Sons.
Washington College considers it a great pleasure to induct Barry Drew into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 4th day of October, 1997.