Every month or so, I select an image to feature on our home page and today I chose a picture of the 1948 lacrosse team.
The fun fact about this team is that they represented the United States in a demonstration game against England in the 1948 Summer Olympics. So the match was essentially RPI vs. England.
The game was played at Wembley Stadium in London and it ended in a 5-5 tie. The RPI team, coached by hall of famer Ned Harkness, was coming off an undefeated season of collegiate play. The team traveled via ship both ways and we have several press photos of the team aboard. On the way to London, they met Susan Blanchard daughter of Oscar Hammerstein.