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Tom Sheckells

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2003


United States Military Academy

Tom Sheckells had a distinguished career as a player and official. He was a three-time All-American at Army, earning first team honors in 1964 and 1965, and held the Academy's all-time assists record for 36 years until it was broken in 2001.

At the time of his graduation, Sheckells owned two school records and was listed second on the career scoring chart. He finished his career with 128 points (48 goals, 80 assists).

Sheckells entered the Air Force after graduation, eventually resigning his commission as a captain. After leaving the service, he earned a law degree from George Washington University in 1971.

For 30 years he served as commissioner of the Capital Area Lacrosse Officials Association, and through his work as president of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, he helped develop the sport in the Washington, D.C. area.

Sheckells passed away in October, 2002.