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Peter Boggs

Class of 1972

Peter was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. His citation is copied below:

An outstanding lacrosse player at Trinity-Pawling Prep School in New York, Peter Boggs enrolled at Washington College in 1968 and immediately made an impact on our lacrosse program. For four years, he provided the catalyst for teams that won two South Atlantic Lacrosse Division Championships and finished in the finals of the first United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association national lacrosse championship—the forerunner to the present NCAA championship.

His brilliant play at the midfield position ignited many exciting fast break situations for which Coach Don Kelly’s teams were noted.

Peter always demonstrated great leadership skills—on campus and on the field. He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and served as vice-president of the Student Government Association. His teammates elected him captain of the 1971 team and tri-captain of the 1972 team. In his senior year, in recognition of his strength at midfield, he was selected to the All-American team and the South Atlantic Lacrosse Division second team. His teammates named him Most Valuable Player in his junior and senior years. Peter represented the College in the annual North/South All-Star game in 1972. Soon after graduation, he was back on campus as an assistant coach, and helped take the 1974 team to the USILA national championship finals.

Throughout his adulthood he has remained close to the College, serving on the Board of Visitors and Governors from 1985 to 1988 and as a leader in fundraising—with a particular interest in benefiting student-athletes. The former co-chair of the Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center project is now involved in the new stadium project to benefit future generations of lacrosse players and other student-athletes.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Peter L. Boggs into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this seventh day of October, 2005.