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Leslie S. Matthews

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1996


Johns Hopkins University

Inducted as a truly great player, Les played lacrosse at St. Paul's (Md.) School, helping the Crusaders win the MSA Championships in 1967 and 1969. He was named to the MSA All-Star team in 1967, 1968 and 1969. As a senior, Les received the C. Markland Kelly Award as Maryland's outstanding high school lacrosse player in 1969. He was selected a member of the Hero's Summer League All-Star team in 1968 and 1969.

As a goalie at Johns Hopkins University, he earned first team All-American honors in 1972 and 1973. He represented the Blue Jays in the 1973 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Les received the C. Markland Kelly Award as the Outstanding Division I Goalie in 1972 and 1973. He was honored as a member of the All-Time Hopkins team in 1973.

Les was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University from 1986-1991. He has been the Hopkins lacrosse team physician since 1981, and the U.S. Team's physician since 1982. Les was the medical director of the Hall of Fame Lacrosse Classic from 1982-95 and a member of the Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors from 1982-85.