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Karl Rippelmeyer

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2007


United States Naval Academy

Karl "Rip" Rippelmeyer, a star offensive player that helped usher in Navy’s dominance in the 1960s, was inducted as a truly great player. Rippelmeyer earned All-American honors three times, including first team recognition in 1960 when he led the Midshipmen to the USILA national championship. He was the South team captain in that year’s North-South game. 

While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Rippelmeyer played for the Baltimore Lacrosse Club (Open Champs) in 1961 and for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club (Open Champs) in 1964. He also helped to organize and coach a team of Camp Pendleton (Ca.) marines to an undefeated season on the West Coast. Rippelmeyer received several citations for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a Bronze Star with "V" and the Navy Meritorious Service Medal. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.