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John F. Christhilf

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1974


University of Maryland

John Fout Christhilf was born in Baltimore in 1914 and attended high school at the Friends School, playing lacrosse and earning varsity letters from 1928-32. After graduating from Friends, Christhilf went on to the University of Maryland where he played lacrosse and earned varsity letters from 1933-1936. In 1936, Christhilf was part of Maryland's Intercollegiate Championship team. During his playing days at Maryland he made second team All-American in 1935 and first team in 1936. Christhilf was also a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic squad.

Upon graduating from Maryland in 1936 with a degree in civil engineering, Christhilf went on to play club lacrosse for the Baltimore Athletic Club from 1937-41. In 1937 the Baltimore Athletic Club won the National Open Championship. Other accolades in Christhilf's lacrosse career include a brief stint as assistant coach at the Friends School in 1938 and again in 1963. He was chosen to represent the U.S. in the Lally Cup Series in 1936. Christhilf also served in the U.S. Air Force as Lt. Colonel from 1941-46, and 1953.