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Larry Boehm

Class of 1986

Larry was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. His citation is copied below:

A successful lacrosse goalie must have several traits—quick reflexes, outstanding peripheral vision, and fearlessness, to name just three. In Larry Boehm’s case, he also needed patience.

Larry arrived at Washington College in the fall of 1982 after earning first-team all-league honors as a goalie for Deer Park High School in Suffolk County, NY. With his talent and success at the high school level, Larry could have immediately become the starting goalie for most collegiate lacrosse teams, but not at Washington College. Instead, for his first two seasons, Larry sat and waited behind Greg Baker, an All-American and eventual Washington College Hall of Famer.

When Larry got his chance to start as a junior, he made the most of it, earning the team’s Most Improved Player award and the Shoremen Stick Supporter award in 1985. Larry anchored Washington’s defense and helped lead the team all the way to the NCAA Division III Championship game.

It was as a senior, however, that Larry put together one of the most outstanding seasons by a goalie in school history. He was recognized with the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the national goalie of the year, was a first team All-American, and was named his team’s Defensive Player of the Year. The Shoremen reached the NCAA Division III Championship game in 1986 and, although they lost, Larry earned the W.H. Brine Award as the game’s Most Valuable Player for making an NCAA record-tying 31 saves. Larry’s last collegiate lacrosse appearance was a starter for the South in the North/South USILA All-Star Game.

Off the field, Larry served as Vice President of Delta Pi Omega, an on-campus service organization, and was a member of the Campus Christian Fellowship. Following graduation, Larry spent two years as an admissions counselor and assistant lacrosse coach at Washington College before embarking on a successful business career. He remained an active player in club lacrosse into the mid 1990s, earning Most Valuable Player honors in the Northern California Lacrosse Association three times.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Larry Boehm into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this sixth day of October, 2007.