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Benjamin H. Kaestner

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1985


Johns Hopkins University

Kaestner was selected as a first team All-American in 1966 and 1967. In those seasons, Kaestner became the first player to win the Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman two consecutive years. He was a member of the Senior All-Star Team in 1967 when Hopkins tied for the top spot in the country. Kaestner received the Sports Illustrated Award of Merit for accomplishments in his senior year and was selected to the Hopkins' All-Time team. 

In 1968 and 1969, Kaestner won championships with the Long Island Lacrosse Club, and was a member of the Mt. Washington Club from 1970-1974. Kaestner also served as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1968-69. Kaestner joins his father, Bud, as one of the few father-son combinations in the Hall of Fame.