Lacrosse at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Lacrosse was a demonstration sport at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Teams from Great Britain and the United States played a single match, which ended in a 5-5 draw. The match was played in Wembley Stadium. Team USA was composed of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute team members, while Team GB fielded an all-star team.[1]

Men's lacrosse
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueWembley Stadium
Competitors35 from 2 nations
← 1932 (demonstration)


Lacrosse at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  Great Britain 5 – 5   United States
1st period
Whittaker, Little Coleman, Myers (2), Wood
2nd period
3rd period
4th period
Whittaker, Dennis Myers


Great BritainEdit

An "All-England" team organized by the English Lacrosse Union represented Great Britain.

  • J. Buckland
  • N. R. Coe
  • A. L. Dennis
  • J. Fletcher
  • J. P. Foy
  • H. J. Ginn
  • J. Griffiths
  • J. H. Little
  • B. C. Makin
  • H. Prime
  • R. T. Renshaw
  • J. Swindells
  • R. V. Wilson
  • J. I. Whitehead (Capt.)
  • R. N. Whittaker
  • H. Wyatt
  • R. F. Zimmern

United StatesEdit

The team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute represented the United States.

  • R. F. Ball
  • A. D. Beard
  • R. Campbell
  • W. L. Coleman
  • O. Cook
  • R. Coons
  • M. T. Davies
  • R. Frick
  • R. Hutcheon
  • D. E. Jordan (Capt.)
  • R. E. Koch
  • C. J. McCann
  • J. A. Myers
  • R. E. Powell
  • R. J. Sneedon
  • S. W. Spaulding
  • D. R. Sutton
  • R. M. Wood

Source: [1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Official Report of the 1948 London Olympics" (PDF). LA84 Foundation. pp. 532–533. Pages 716-717 in viewer.