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Lacrosse Members of the Hampden-Sydney Hall of Fame

Bat Barber '79 (Special Citation)
Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Rick Bagby was a standout goalkeeper on some of the college's first lacrosse teams, helping the Tigers to their first winning records at 10-6 in 1977, 10-3 in 1978, and 8-5 in 1979. He was twice named an All-Southern League goalkeeper and as a senior was honored by In the Crease Magazine. His mark on the sport of lacrosse has been immense, boasting a 291-89 record as a high school coach in Massachusetts. Additionally, he helped start youth programs in Marshfield and Duxbury, and he is the owner and founder of 21 Lacrosse youth lacrosse organization. At the collegiate level, he has served as the Athletic Director at Bellarmine and Emerson while helping establish a Division I program at Bellarmine. He has coached club teams at Emerson, Northeastern, and Georgia, and he currently serves as an assistant coach at Babson.

 

Bat Barber '92
Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Bat Barber holds the basketball record for career assists with 410 and for assists-per-game at 4.2. He earned Second Team All-ODAC honors as a senior and helped the program to its first two ODAC Championships in 1989 and 1992. In ’92, he captained the first Sweet Sixteen team with a 24-6 record and was named the 1992 ODAC Tournament MVP. Additionally, he played lacrosse, earning First Team All-ODAC and Team MVP honors in 1990. Impressively, Barber participated in two NCAA Tournaments in 1989, playing for the basketball and lacrosse teams. His 26 assists as a junior are still tenth best in program history.  

 

Jack Barber '89
Hall of Fame Class of 2000

As a lacrosse player, Barber was a 1st Team All-ODAC midfielder in 1989, helping the Tigers to an 11-3 record and an NCAA berth. In addition, Barber garnered all-state recognition while being named an alternate for the North-South All-American game. He recorded 17 goals and seven assists during his senior season. One of the top defensive backs in H-SC football history, Barber was a three-time 1st Team All-ODAC selection on the gridiron. His 16 pass break-ups as a freshman in 1985 is still a Tiger record, as are his 35 career break-ups. He finished in the top-ten on the team in tackles in each of his four years, including a career best 66 as a senior. Barber returned punts and kickoffs all four years as well, and set a record with a 94-yard kickoff return against Guilford in 1987. He is presently an Analyst and Money Manager for JMP Asset Management in San Francisco. Barber and his wife, Mary, have two children, Jackson and William.

 

Chris Bissinger '95
Hall of Fame Class of 2008

Chris Bissinger was a four-year letter winner on the Tiger lacrosse team and rates as one of the program's all-time best midfielders. In 1995, Bissinger earned USILA 2nd Team All-America accolades as captain of a Tiger team that finished the year at 10-5 overall, capturing the ODAC championship and advancing into the NCAA Tournament. Bissinger was a three-time All-ODAC selection, earning 2nd Team honors in 1993 and 1994 and a 1st Team nod in 1995. His 38 points in 1995, courtesy of 23 goals and 15 assists, rates as the eighth-best single-season point total among Tiger midfielders, while his 106 career points is the fourth-highest point total among Hampden-Sydney middies. Bissinger resides in Allentown, PA, with his wife Kerry.

 

Rob Bonaventura '83
Hall of Fame Class of 2002

Rob Bonaventura is the fifth all-time leading scorer in Hampden-Sydney lacrosse history and rates in the top-six in career goals scored and assists. From 1980 to 1983, Bonaventura racked up 104 goals (sixth-best all time) and recorded 70 assists (second-best all-time). In 1982, he registered career numbers with 42 goals and 36 assists (second-best all-time in single season) for 78 points, and is credited with one of the best all-around individual seasons in H-SC lacrosse history. He still holds the Tiger record with 11 goals against William and Mary in 1982. He earned Hon. Men. All-America honors in 1983 and was a 1st Team All-ODAC honoree in both 1982 and 1983. Bonaventura, a political science major while at Hampden-Sydney, is a Vice Chairman for Laidlaw and Company, Investment Bankers in New York City. His wife, Linda, graduated from Fairfield. They have three children, Christian, Kelly and Daniel.

 

Richard "Chamie" Burroughs '99
Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Burroughs is one of the top attackmen to play at Hampden-Sydney, being named 1st Team All-ODAC as a sophomore, junior, and senior. He was a three-time All-American, earning Hon. Men. honors as a sophomore and junior and Third Team honors as a senior. Burroughs led the team in scoring for three of his four years, and his 160 career goals rank third all-time in program history. His 194 career points rank fifth all-time. As a junior, he helped lead the Tigers to an ODAC Championship while scoring 46 goals, which is the fifth highest mark for a Tiger. Burroughs also made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament as a junior and senior.

 

Dr. Ted Chambers '83
Hall of Fame Class of 2000

Ted Chambers earned Hon. Men. All-American honors in both 1982 and 1983, and along with John Gibson '82, stands as the College's first lacrosse All-American. Chambers was a key member of the 1982 Tiger team that posted a 12-4 record and earned the school's first-ever national ranking (No. 8) and NCAA appearance. Chambers started for the South in the 1983 North-South All-Star Classic comprised of D-I and III student-athletes. Dr. Chambers is a nationally renowned pioneer of Vascular Interventional Radiology. Ted and his wife Gloria have two children, Theo and Gabriella.

 

John Gibson '82
Hall of Fame Class of 1994

Gibson is the top-scorer in Hampden-Sydney lacrosse history, and was the first lacrosse player to be inducted into the H-SC Hall of Fame. Gibson still holds the Tiger scoring record with 202 career goals and 266 total points. He ranks third on the H-SC career list with 64 assists. As a senior in 1982, Gibson set a school record with 56 goals, leading the Tigers to a 12-4 record and the College's first appearance in the NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championships. He earned All-ODAC honors in 1981 and 1982, and was an All-American in 1982. Gibson was also selected to participate in the prestigious North-South College All-Star Game. Gibson is the Executive Vice President for the Ellis-Gibson Development Company in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and chairs the Face-Off Club. John and his wife, Marisca, have two children, Jack and Hunter. John is a member of the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees. John's son Jack Gibson is a sophomore defenseman for the Tigers and a dean's list and All-ODAC Academic Student-Athlete. 

 

Jeff Jackson '88
Hall of Fame Class of 1998; 1990 USA Team

While at Hampden-Sydney from 1984-88, midfielder Jeff Jackson netted 157 goals and was named All-America twice. The 1988 1st Team All-America and ODAC Player of the Year went on to become one of the most successful players nationally. In 1990, Jackson was the youngest member of Team USA; a team that won a World Championship in Perth, Australia. As the five-time captain of the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club, Jackson earned 1991 USCLA Co-Player of the Year honors along with lacrosse great Dave Petriemala. In 1994, Jackson was the sole USCLA Player of the Year. In his final season of field lacrosse, he captained the highly select Team Toyota. Jackson also captained the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Professional Lacrosse League. He was named All-Pro from 1991-93 and the team's Most Valuable Player in 1991 and 1992. He retired in 1995 as the team's all-time leading scorer. Jackson presently works as a Senior Loan Officer for Southern Trust Mortgage in Baltimore, Maryland. Jeff and his wife, Maria, have two children, Kevin, Lauren, and Megan.

 

Brad Johnson '89
Hall of Fame Class of 2006

A lacrosse standout, Brad Johnson ranks sixth all-time in Tiger lacrosse history with 115 career goals and seventh all-time with 167 career points. In 1989 he recorded one of the top single-season efforts of all-time with 68 points, courtesy of 45 goals and 23 assists. He was a two-time 1st Team all-conference honoree as he earned 1st Team All-ODAC honors in 1988 and 1989 and was the ODAC Player of the Year in 1989. Johnson also earned Hon. Men. All-America recognition as an attackman in 1989. The 1989 Tigers won the ODAC Championship in program history, with a perfect 6-0 conference record. As team co-captain that season, Johnson also helped guide the team to the NCAA Final Eight. As a freshman, Johnson was also a starting member of the varsity wrestling program, the final year of that program as a varsity sport. Johnson now resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Andrea. Brad and Andrea have one daughter, Summer. Brad is the Director of Sales for ILEX Consumer Products Group, LLC.

 

Chris Lucas '03
Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Chris Lucas currently stands as one of the best lacrosse players to have played at Hampden-Sydney, standing second in the program’s record books for both career goals (163) and career points (232). He earned First Team All-ODAC honors four times and was three times named an All-American while leading the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances and an ODAC Championship in 2001. Lucas also has the second, 12th, and 17th best single-season marks for Tiger goal scorers. Additionally, his 69 career assists are fourth best in school history, and his 168 groundballs are tenth.

 

Howard "Howdy" Myers (Special Citation)
Hall of Fame Class of 2010

Howdy Myers was a lacrosse coach for 46 years, amassing a 379-141-6 overall record. He was the first full-time lacrosse coach at Hampden-Sydney, and from 1976-78, he compiled a 22-18 record. Myers is known as the “Father of Zone Defense,” and throughout his career he won 17 championships, including three national championships at Johns Hopkins, where he was also the football and basketball coach. In 1950, Myers became the athletic director and head football and lacrosse coach at Hofstra University where he stayed for 25 years. Myers was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. Hampden-Sydney named its lacrosse MVP award after him, and the USILA presents an annual “Man of the Year” in his name.  Myers passed away in 1980.

 

Tom Oast '00
Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Tom Oast is regarded as one of the best lacrosse defensemen to play at Hampden-Sydney. Oast was a four-year letter winner from 1997 to 2000 while helping the Tigers to an ODAC Championship in 1998 and NCAA appearances in 1998 and 1999. As a junior, Oast earned First Team All-ODAC and Third Team All-America honors. He topped his junior year by earning First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-America honors while being named the 2000 ODAC Player of the Year. In addition, Oast led the nation in ground balls that season with 123 – a mark that ranks second all time in school history.

 

Jason Rostan '03
Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Jason Rostan was a two-time All-American being named First Team as a junior and Second Team as a senior. In the conference, he was named the 2002 ODAC Player of the Year and three-time All-ODAC selection (First Team 2002, 03). Rostan helped the Tigers to three NCAA Appearances, a 2001 ODAC Championship, and a program-high 13 wins in 2002. Individually, he currently ranks sixteenth in career goals (82), seventh in career assists (61), 11th in career points (143), and fourth in career points for a midfielder.

 

Ray Rostan '03
Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Head Lacrosse Coach Ray Rostan spent 32 seasons at the helm of the Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse program, compiling a record of 302-172 with the Tigers and an overall record of 342-197, ranking him eighth all-time in coaching victories in all NCAA Divisions. Seventeen of Rostan’s teams finished the season with a top-20 national ranking, and he led the Tigers to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and four ODAC Championships. He coached 66 All-Americans, five Academic All-Americans, and has seen 13 players inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Hall of Fame. Rostan has been named the ODAC Coach of the Year five times, most recently in 2016, and was the 1998 and 1999 winner of the Francis "Babe" Kraus Award, given to the National Coach of the Year.

 

Dr. Jamie Worthen '98
Hall of Fame Class of 2009

At the 1998 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American banquet, Jamie Worthen was presented with the William C. Stiles Memorial Award, bestowed upon the National Player of the Year at Defense. Jamie earned All-American honors 3 times in his career, earning 1st Team All-American and Academic All-American honors in his senior year. At graduation, Worthen was awarded Hampden-Sydney College's Gammon Cup, the College's highest honor given to a student-athlete. Worthen led the Tigers to an ODAC Championship and to a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Tournament. After graduation, Jamie entered the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School where he was voted Class President by his peers. Jamie is now an orthopedic surgeon. Jamie's brother Thacher (HSC '93) was inducted into the 2004 Hall of Fame and also received the Gammon Cup. Dr. Jamie Worthen and his wife, Dr. Bevelle Worthen, have two children, Eva Jane and Gabriella.

 

Thacher Worthen '93
Hall of Fame Class of 2004

Worthen earned both lacrosse and water polo All-America honors in 1993. He also received the prestigious Gammon Cup, awarded to the H-SC Student-Athlete of the Year. A four-year starter in lacrosse, Worthen earned USILA Honorable Mention All-America and All-ODAC honors. Worthen also led the Tiger water polo team to the Division III East Coast Final Eight and was voted the Southern Conference Player of the Year. Worthen earned his MBA at Vanderbilt University and is currently the President of the Schreiber Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. Thacher and his wife Ila Jo have two children, Kade and Elle.