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Milton Hilliard

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1988


Cornell University

Butch graduated from Boys' Latin High School after playing on three varsity lacrosse teams, from 1962-1964. In his last year, he captained the Lakers to a Maryland Scholastic Championship with a 10-1 record, a feat not achieved in the preceding 30 years. He also won first team All-MSA honors. 

Butch then attended Cornell where he again earned three varsity letters in lacrosse as a goalie from 1966-1968. He was a member of two undefeated teams in 1966 and 1968. Both of these teams won the Ivy League Championship. In 1966, Butch was an honorable mention All-American. He also earned first team All-America honors in 1967 and 1968. He was chosen to be the goalie for the All Ivy League second team in 1966 and first team in 1967 and 1968. Butch won the Ens. C. Markland Kelly Memorial Award as an outstanding goaltender in Division I twice (1967 and 1968), the Sydney Cone Trophy (1967 and 1968), Cornell team MVP (1967), and the Cornell Daily Sun Student Athlete of the year (1968). He was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983. 

Butch did not desert the game after college as he continued to play as well as coach. He played for three different club teams from 1970-1975: the Baltimore Athletic Club, the Pyle Lacrosse Club, and the Carling Lacrosse Club. Butch was elected All-Club first team for all six years he played. He was also invited to join the first USA World Cup Team travelling to Australia, but he declined. 

Butch was a head coach of the following teams: Hero's Inc. Summer League (1970-71), Martin Spalding High School (1974-76), St. James Recreational Lacrosse Program (1982-85), Howard Co. Maryland Recreational Lacrosse Program (1987), and Carroll County Recreational Lacrosse Program (1988). He was also an instructor at the Bob Scott Lacrosse Camp and the Boys' Latin Goalie Clinic. The lifelong commitment shown by Butch to the game of lacrosse has helped to influence the progression of the sport.