Thomas Truxtun
Thomas Truxtun

Class of 1937

Thomas Truxtun, a 1937 West Point graduate, was a three-time letterwinner in both soccer and lacrosse. He also served as team captain of the lacrosse team his senior season. He was the lacrosse team's first three-time first team All-American and helped the squad to a 24-3-1 mark, including two wins against Navy. He was also a three-year starter for the soccer team and played for the plebe team in both sports.

Truxtun achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before he was killed in action in the Philippines in 1945. He was posthumously inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1970. West Point's Truxtun Lacrosse Center houses the Army lacrosse team's locker rooms, training facility, team room and coaches offices.