Norman A. Webb
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Webb began his lacrosse career at Baltimore's Gilman School playing varsity lacrosse from 1957-1960. In 1959, he received the Unsung Hero award from Gilman. A goalie at the United States Military Academy, Webb earned first team All-America honors 1963 and 1964 and honorable mention status in 1962. He received the Sydney M. Cone Trophy for the outstanding goalie in the nation in 1963 and 1964, the only player to ever receive this award twice.
Webb was also one of the most decorated combat officers in his class. His military career included two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea. He was awarded two Silver Stars, four Bronze Star Medals - one with "V" device, one Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal with numeral 6, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, the Army Commendation medal and other decorations.
Later, as the "godfather of San Diego Lacrosse," Webb was instrumental in establishing, developing, coaching and expanding lacrosse on the West Coast and in the Midwest. The A. Norman Webb Trophy is awarded each year to the winner of the Western States Lacrosse Tournament in his honor. Norm Webb passed away in 2004.