Ralph Joseph Chesnauskas
Ralph Joseph Chesnauskas

Class of 1956

Ralph Chesnauskas, a 1956 graduate, won the prestigious Army Athletic Association trophy following a stellar career that included nine varsity letters, three each in football, hockey and baseball.

On the gridiron, Chesnauskas was a guard who earned first team All-America honors in 1954, was selected to participate in the 1955 North-South Shrine Game and was a part of 18 victories.

Chesnauskas, who served as hockey team captain as a senior, netted seven points off of four goals and three assists and was part of 29 wins as a standout defenseman for Hall of Fame coach Jack Riley.

During his three year baseball career, the Black Knights won 30 games, including a victory against Navy.