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Henry Fish

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1987


Princeton University

Although having never seen a lacrosse stick until age 16, when he arrived at Phillips Exeter Academy, Henry Fish became a two-year varsity midfielder at Exeter and was selected All-Club in 1942. As team captain in 1943, Fish helped Exeter to capture the New England League championship that year. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943-44, Fish attended Princeton University where he was a three-time varsity midfielder and face-off man. 

One of the most dominant college players of his time, he earned first team All-America honors in 1947 and 1948, and was selected second team All-American in 1946. Fish was also selected as captain of the 1947 Princeton team. Fish was chosen to participate as a midfielder in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game, and selected to the All-North teams in 1946, 1947 and 1948. 

Also a great skier, Fish earned the world renown "Golden Snow Star" award in 1971 for climbing and skiing 50 mountain trails and slopes in Kitzbuhel, Austria. At that time, only 10 other Americans had achieved this coveted award. Henry Fish passed away in February, 2016.