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Mark Madden

Class of 1969

Mark was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. His citation is below:

Mark Madden’s pre-college days were spent at Kingswood School in West Hartford, Conn., where he participated in varsity wrestling for three years and played varsity lacrosse for four years. Champion of the Connecticut Interscholastic Wrestling Association in 1964 and runner-up in 1965, Mark was co-captain of both the wrestling team and the lacrosse team in his senior year. In lacrosse, he was Most Valuable Player and was picked for the All-Western New England Lacrosse Team.

At Washington College, Mark participated on the wrestling team for just one year—long enough to make a big impression on his coach, Bob Pritzlaff, who recognized him as the best talent he had seen during his coaching career. In that 1968 season, Mark, a co-captain, was selected the Most Valuable Wrestler and finished third in the Mason Dixon Conference annual championship wrestling tournament.

His strength and agility transferred well to the lacrosse field. As a top-scoring midfielder, he led the teams of 1966 through 1969 to 36 wins, 12 losses and one tie. They emerged three-time champions of the Strobhar Division of the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and as champion of the South Atlantic Division. These two leagues included all NCAA Division I through III institutions. The 1966 team was ranked tenth in the nation; the 1967 team was ranked fifth.

During his collegiate career Mark scored 75 goals and had 34 assists, and was on the All-American squad three of his four years. This was in the time when only one All-American squad was selected for all of intercollegiate lacrosse. In 1967, he was Honorable Mention, in 1968 third team and in 1969 the second team. He was selected to the Strobar and South Atlantic Division All-league teams for four years. Voted Most Valuable Player in 1968, played in the annual North-South Intercollegiate All Star Game at the end of his senior year.

After graduation, Mark continued to participate in club lacrosse in the New England area. In 1972 he was voted the Most Valuable Player with the Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club and was named to the North Club All-Stars.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Mark Madden into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this fourth day of October, 2003.