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Allan Eisel

Class of 1966

Allan was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. His citation is copied below:

Allan D. Eisel was a four-year letterman in soccer, basketball and baseball. He was a fullback on the historic soccer squad that went 11-1 and received an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Washington captured the Mason-Dixon Conference championship that year with a 3-1 conquest of Roanoke. The Shoremen also finished second in the Middle Atlantic Conference that season, losing only to Dickinson. Eisel earned second team All-Mason Dixon honors, as well as a spot on the All South All-American squad.

On the diamond, Eisel spent time at both shortstop and second base, and led the Shoremen nine in hitting in 1965 with an average of .311, then batted a remarkable .475 to lead the ‘66 club that posted a school-best .306 team batting average. Eisel opened the ‘66 campaign with a 6-6 performance at the plate against Catholic University, and kept his average above .500 until the final game of the season.

Eisel has taught secondary English for 20 years since his graduation from Washington College. He has been a class sponsor, and has coached varsity soccer, basketball and baseball.

“So many teammates stand out in my mind, and so many individual events,” Eisel recalled in a recent letter. “Like the time Bill Bates painted the word ‘hi’ on the bottom of his left cleat with shoe-black and struck out a hitter, motionless with laughter, as he kicked high and fired one of his 90 mph fastballs. But the influence of Lefty Elliott, Ron Sisk, and, most of all, Ed Athey is the lasting thing I brought away with me from W. C. Each in his own way, these men shaped me to compete in an adult world–to win and lose with dignity, to contribute to a team rather than an individual effort, to sacrifice for the purpose of improvement, and simply to love the opportunity to compete.”

Washington College is proud to induct Allan D. Eisel into the Athletic Hall of Fame this 18th day of October, 1991.