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Two W&L Athletic Hall of Famers Honored

Two members of Washington and Lee’s Athletic Hall of Fame — Lisa Dowling Costello, of the Class of 1993, and the late Rob Lindsey, of the Class of 1976 — have been elected to the Hall of Fame of US Lacrosse’s Greater Baltimore Chapter.

The induction ceremony will be held Jan. 21.

Lisa held 10 school records in lacrosse when she graduated, and she still held seven of them 10 years later, when she entered W&L’s Hall of Fame. She was the first W&L women’s lacrosse player to earn First-Team All-America honors, and she led the Generals to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth as a senior.

A coach at Notre Dame Prep since 1994, Lisa has been co-coach of the varsity lacrosse team there since 2000.

Rob, who joined the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, earned four letters in lacrosse and three in football. A tailback, he led the Generals’ 1973 team in rushing and was the leading scorer in 1974. In lacrosse, he was a tenacious defenseman who earned All-America honors over three years, including first-team awards in 1975 and 1976. One of Rob’s special claims to fame was his performance against national power Johns Hopkins when he shut down two, three-time, First Team All-Americans without a goal in consecutive seasons.

After graduation from W&L, he briefly coached lacrosse at Baltimore’s McDonough School, his alma mater, and then moved into the business world, eventually founding a business consulting firm specializing in technology. He was 53 when he died in November 2007.