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Louis A. Robbins

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1974


Syracuse University

Lt. Col. Louis A. Robbins, a Syracuse University graduate in 1935, began his lacrosse career at Erasmus Hall when he was forced to give up a promising baseball career following an arm injury. He made the transition with great success. In his sophomore, junior, and senior years he was named to the N. Y. All-Scholastic lacrosse team.

Lou continued to be a standout at Syracuse University and was chosen as an All-American in both 1934 & 1935 at the inside home position and was the captain of his team his senior year. He also participated in international competition in Canada where he was a valuable member of the All-American Lalley Cup Series team in 1935.

Upon graduating, Lou became totally involved in lacrosse. Not only was he an assistant coach for his old high school, Erasmus Hall, but he played club lacrosse for Grand St. Boys Club and the N. Y. Lacrosse Club, and with whatever time he had remaining he officiated high school games. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and won a Commendation Medal for his efforts in the Pacific and later won the German Occupation Medal for his work in the post-war years.

After retiring from the Army as a Lt. Col., Lou contributed his time in aiding the causes of the mentally retarded and the Heart Association. In 1972 he retired as executive director of the Lee County Florida Association for Retarded Citizens and was a member of the Cape Coral Heart Association.