Richard M. Alter
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Team: Lacrosse

Richard M. Alter '66
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Sport: Lacrosse
Year Inducted: 1976

Richard M. Alter '66, a first-team All-American in 1966, is considered the premier goalie in Brown lacrosse history. A decade after graduation, he still holds three school records - most saves game (34), section of Baltimore, a hot bed of lacrosse. A goalie with a flair for the spectacular, Alter liked to roam far from the cage. "Rick was strong in all the skill areas of his position," Coach Cliff Stevenson says. "These include stick-handling, directing the defense, stopping the ball, clearing, ability to throw the long pass accurately, and intelligence. He was an offensive asset as well, bold in moving down field. He even had a goalie rarity, an assist." Alter was outstanding in goal during a 7-2 Cub season. He was a starter for his three varsity seasons and attracted national attention during his senior year when Coach Stevenson's Bruins were 13-3 overall and outscored the opposition, 204-95. Brown won the N.E. title that year but finished second to Cornell in the Ivy League after losing the final game, 11-10, at Ithaca in a battle of undefeated Ivy teams. Following that 1966 campaign, Alter was named All-American, All-Ivy, and All-New England. He was also named the "outstanding lacrosse player of 1966" by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He won the American Legion's Ensign C. Markland Kelly Award, given annually to the outstanding goalie playing that year on Maryland soil. After a stint in the service, Rick Alter attended the University of Maryland Law School and is now an attorney in Baltimore.