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Arnold Sten

Class of 1958
Major/Minor
Physics

Arnold was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. His citation is below:

At North East (MD) High School, Arnold Sten was one of their most outstanding and versatile athletes. In four years, he earned 15 varsity letters in soccer, basketball, baseball, and track.

Upon entering Washington College, Arnold decided to concentrate on just two sports–soccer and baseball. He had a brief fling at basketball during his freshman year, but it was in the sports of soccer and baseball that he contributed so much to the teams 1954 through 1958.

For four years, Arnold was a starting halfback on the soccer team, and each year was selected to the Mason-Dixon All Conference Soccer Team. With Arnold’s contributions, the soccer team was on a four-year winning season streak, capturing the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship in 1954.

In baseball, he was an outstanding pitcher, winning fifteen times out of twenty-three starts for the Sho’men during a four year period. The 1955 and 1958 teams were champions of the Northern Division of the Mason-Dixon Conference. Arnold was selected to the All-Conference team in 1958. His most significant accomplishment as a pitcher came in 1956 against a formidable foe, West Chester, when Arnold pitched all fifteen innings only to lose 3-1 in the last inning on two unearned runs.

A physics major, Arnold captured several academic honors at Commencement. He earned the Ilma Catlin Award, the Society of Science Medal, the Fox Medal, and the Gold Pentagon Award presented by Omicron Delta Kappa, the honorary fraternity on campus.

Since his undergraduate days, Arnold has been employed as a Project Manager Engineer for General Electric. Active with his church, he has showed a great interest in youth athletic activities. He also has become an actor, taking part in the church’s annual Passion Play which has been performed for over 20 years.

Washington College considers it a great pleasure to induct Arnold Sten into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this first day of October, 1994.