Inducted as a truly great player, Mitchell was one of the last of the three-sport athletes in college. He was a two-time All-American at Johns Hopkins University, earning honorable mention status in 1986 and first team honors in 1987. Mitchell was the first long stick defensive midfielder to be named as a first team All-American. In addition to lacrosse, he played football and basketball at Homewood.
Mitchell played on three lacrosse national championship teams at Johns Hopkins (1984, 1985, 1987) and was selected to JHU’s all-time lacrosse team in 1987. The Blue Jays compiled a 47-6 record during his four seasons. Mitchell also helped the U.S. National Team to the gold medal in both 1990 and 1994, and he was selected to the All-World Team following the 1990 World Games.