James Chalfant III
James was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. His citation is copied below:
One of the finest lacrosse players ever to grace the field at Washington College, James G. Chalfant III was a first team All-American mid fielder in 1967, and a member of a squad that finished ranked fifth nationally in all divisions. The Shoremen’s only loss that year was to national champion Johns Hopkins, 10-6. Chalfant was a key to the success of the ’67 group, scoring 27 goals and dazzling opponents with his defensive abilities as well. He starred for four squads that captured Thomas Strohbar championships from 1964-67, and was a first-team Strohbar Division All-Star in 1966 and 1967. In addition to his All-American accolades reaped as a senior, Chalfant was named All Maryland, All-South, Washington College’s team MVP, and the winner of the Thomas Reeder Spedden Award. He was later named to the All-Time Washington College Lacrosse team as a first-string mid fielder and played in the North-South All-Star Game.
He was a member of the Student Government Association for two years, and Vice President of the Varsity Club as a senior.
Chalfant spent six years in the U. S. Army Special Forces, including two in active duty. He began his professional career at Tenneco Chemicals in Piscataway, NJ, as Materials Handling Supervisor and shortly thereafter was promoted to Manager of Production Control. He then became Regional Sales Representative at the Tenneco office in Cleveland before becoming a Senior Sales Representative for the Occidental Chemical Corporation in 1986. He was promoted to Account Manager in 1988 and was awarded Salesperson of the Year the same year.
He resides in Medina, Ohio, with his wife, Bettye.
Washington College is proud to induct James G. Chalfant III into the Athletic Hall of Fame this 18th day of October, 1991.