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Roland Larrimore

Class of 1962

Roland was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. His citation is below:

Roland T. Larrimore, of Rock Hall, Maryland, decided in 1954 to cast his lot with Washington College and it proved to be profitable for all concerned. After participating in soccer and baseball during his freshman year, “Bucky” took a few years off to serve in the military. He returned to Washington College in 1959 to renew his education and athletic experiences.

In soccer, he was an outstanding offensive threat playing the wing position. He and John Coles, a contemporary, were considered to be two of the most dangerous linemen to play in the conference at that time. The 1961 soccer team that represented Washington College was very successful, winning the Mason-Dixon Conference championship by defeating Lynchburg College in a playoff game, 1-0. It was Bucky’s pass to Bob Reck that set up the winning goal late in the game. His post-season honors included being named to the All Mason-Dixon Conference First Team, to the All South All-American Squad and to the top National All-American Squad. He was selected to captain the soccer team during his senior year.

For four years, he led the Sho’men nine to successful seasons. He was a catcher with a strong throwing arm and his likeable personality made him a great handler of an inexperienced pitching staff. He was a hitter that hit for average, usually batting in the fourth or fifth position in the lineup. As in soccer, he served as captain during his senior year. Coaches in the Middle Atlantic Athletic Conference voted him to the First Team All-Conference in post-season selections.

Bucky was active in fraternity life, his chief claim to fame being named Zeta Tau Alpha’s Dream Boy during his senior year.

Since graduation, he has served Kent County, Maryland, well, representing the voters as a County Commissioner for two terms. He participated in recreational sports for most of his adult years. Careerwise, he has been involved with the All-State Insurance Agency for the majority of his business life.

Washington College considers it an honor to induct Roland T. Larrimore into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 5th day of October, 1996.