Washington Signature
[ Search and Navigation ]   [ View Full Site ]

Profiles

Robert Jaeger

Class of 1966

The contributions of Bruce Jaeger to Washington College athletic teams (soccer and lacrosse) were of monumental proportions from the fall of 1962 to the spring of 1966. A fine team player, he was the offensive leader of highly successful teams.

In soccer he played inside left scoring 38 goals and 16 assists in four years. He was voted Most Valuable Player of the Sho’men, earned all Mason-Dixon, and All-American honors.

As an unheralded freshman lacrosse player from Parkville High, he led Washington College in his first college game to an 8-6 victory over Dartmouth scoring three goals and three assists. The next four years he was the offensive leader with 83 goals and 115 assists. During his time Washington College was undefeated in its Southern Division and proudly claimed an upset victory over Virginia in 1964, 15–12.

Many honors included team Most Valuable Player, All South Division, Sports Illustrated Award, and All-American 2nd and 3rd team. He climaxed in the North-South lacrosse game when he was the star of the South team in victory with three goals and two assists.

Bruce earned a B. S.. in chemistry under Dr. Joseph McLain and later a M. S.. degree at the University of Maryland.

Jaeger’s great achievements on the fields of soccer and lacrosse herald him as one of the finest athletes in Washington College athletic history and trumpet him this day (October 28, 1983) into this Athletic Hall of Fame.