Fritz R. Stude
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Fritz Stude was born in 1910 in Baltimore. He lived for a while in Ontario, Canada, before moving back to Catonsville, Maryland. He entered Catonsville High School in 1926 and graduated in 1929. The school did not have lacrosse, but he won letters in soccer (3 years), basketball (2 years), tennis (2 years) and track (2 years). He was captain of the 1929 basketball state championship team and was center forward on the state championship soccer team.
Entering Johns Hopkins University, he played freshman basketball and then varsity basketball and lacrosse for two years. In 1932, he was the goalie on Johns Hopkins' national championship team, which after an eight-team play-off at the Baltimore Stadium, represented the United States at the 10th Olympic Games in Los Angeles. During the years 1930-1940, Fritz played in the goal for the Mt. Washington team, which won seven national championships. He was a member of the All-American Team which toured England in 1937, and he received a Knights of Columbus gold lacrosse stick as a "Lacrosse Standout." He is a member of the All-Time Great Teams for Johns Hopkins and Mt. Washington.
After serving in the Air Force during World War II, Stude was a lacrosse official from 1945-1961, served a term as president of the Southern Lacrosse Officials, and was a lifetime member of that organization. He also helped start lacrosse at Mt. St. Mary's College in Maryland. For sixteen years, he coached the youngsters of the Mt. Washington Warriors and saw five of his former players become college All-Americans in one year. He was an honorary life member of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Stude was ranked in Baltimore as a tennis player and was an active golfer. After being in the advertising department of the Baltimore Sun and of the Washington Evening Star, he was employed by Proctor and Gamble in sales and distribution.