Hellmuth-Gibson Field debuted in 2007 and features a synthetic turf field, allowing the Tigers to play and practice even in inclement weather. The Tiger lacrosse team splits their home games between Everett Stadium and Hellmuth-Gibson Field, allowing the team to have flexibility and versatility in their home environments. The soccer team also uses the field for most of its home games.
In February 2013, lights were added to the field, allowing the soccer and lacrosse team to practice at night and play night games on the turf. Additionally, one set of the lights shines on the football practice fields, enabling football to practice for longer late in the season.
ABOUT HELLMUTH AND GIBSON
A 1975 Hampden-Sydney graduate, Everett A. Hellmuth III is a member of the Board of Trustees and one of the biggest supporters of Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse, also having a wing of Kirk Athletic Center featuring the lacrosse locker room named in his honor while being one of the driving forces behind the creation of the field and the addition of lights.
Upon graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1975, with a degree in Economics, Hellmuth worked for two large, privately held automobile groups where he worked up to General Manager by 1983. In 1991, he founded Passport Auto Group, operating in the Washington, D.C., metro area where he is President and CEO. Everett and his wife, Robin, are active in a wide range of charities world-wide.
Hellmuth has had two sons graduate from Hampden-Sydney: Cameron Hellmuth '07, a former H-SC Lacrosse student-athlete, and Zach Hellmuth '13
John L. Gibson graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 1982 and was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Hall of Fame in 1994. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees
The top scorer in Hampden-Sydney lacrosse history, Gibson is the first lacrosse player to be inducted into the H-SC Athletic Hall of Fame. Gibson holds the H-SC school record for most career goals (202) and most career points (266). He also ranks third on the Tiger career list with 64 career assists.
As a senior in 1982, Gibson set a school record of 56 goals, leading the Tigers to a 12-4 record and the school's first appearance in the NCAA Division III lacrosse tournament. He earned All-ODAC honors in 1981 and 1982 and earned All-America recognition in 1982. He was also selected to participate in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game in 1982.
Gibson is the managing member of the Ellis-Gibson Development and its affiliated LLCs, located in Virginia Beach. His son, Jack Gibson '12, was a former H-SC Lacrosse student-athlete