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Thomas Cafaro

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1988


United States Military Academy

Cafaro's lacrosse career began at MacArthur High School where he played three years varsity lacrosse from 1964-1967. An attackman at the United States Military Academy from 1967-1971, Cafaro was a first team All-American in 1970 and 1971, and a second team All-American in 1969. He was a member of Army's national championship team in 1969. In 1971, Cafaro received the Enners Award as the nation's outstanding collegiate lacrosse player and the Turnbull Trophy as the nation's outstanding attackman. He represented Army in the 1971 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. 

Cafaro played club lacrosse for six years with the Denver and Brine Lacrosse Clubs, and was named to the Club All-Star Team in 1976 and 1977. From 1974-1978, Cafaro served as an assistant lacrosse coach at Army. From 1979-1981, and in 1987, Cafaro was an assistant lacrosse coach for the University of Massachusetts. In 1987, Cafaro became the athletics director at Nichols College in Massachusetts and served 27 years before retiring in 2014.