Philip Lee Lotz, considered one of the great defensemen of all time, played along side his equally famous brother, Ed, to form the backbone of a defense which allowed a total of seven goals over a ten-game schedule. He played on a St. John's College team that was Intercollegiate Champion in 1931 and which defeated Canada in the Lally Cup Series in that same year. He was chosen as All-American in 1931 and in 1932 and after the 1932 season was selected by sportswriter Wilson Wingate to be captain of the All-Time American Lacrosse Team.
After graduation from St. John's in 1932, Phil played for Baltimore in the Box Lacrosse League and in the summer of 1933 he played for Cornwall in the Canadian League. In 1934, he was a member of the Baltimore Athletic Club Lacrosse Team, which won the open championship. He officiated in Virginia for several years and was helpful in starting lacrosse at Washington & Lee University.
Born in Ellicott City, Maryland, Phil attended Ellicott City High School where he earned letters in soccer, basketball and baseball. At St. John's, he earned letters as an end in football (3 years), as guard in basketball (2 years) and as a defenseman in lacrosse (3 years). After receiving his BA degree from St. John's, he attended the University of Maryland Law School and during these years played football with the Irvington Team and basketball for the Baltimore Athletic Club.
In 1999, Sports Illustrated listed Phil and his brother, Ed, as two of Maryland's 50 greatest athletes of the 20th Century.
Phil Lotz received his LLD degree in 1935 from the University of Maryland and was an attorney in Staunton, Virginia. During World War II, he served as a special agent in the counter Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army.
Phil Lotz passed away in 1986.