John C. Eustis
John C. Eustis
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Team: Lacrosse

John C. Eustis '65
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Sport: Lacrosse
Year Inducted: 1975

John C. Eustis '65 was one of the best face-off men ever to playlacrosse for Brown. In a game against C.W. Post, the Bruins scoredsix goals in a span of one-and-a-half minutes, each goal set upwhen center midfielder Eustis captured the face-off and raced in onthe cage. Three times he scored himself and three times he passedoff to teammates who shot the ball into the net. "Chris hadexceptionally strong forearms," Coach Cliff Stevenson says. "That'swhy he was so effective on the face-offs, a key part of anylacrosse game. It's also what enable him to develop such a hardshot, perhaps the hardest shot on cage any Brown player has everhad." At the Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., Eustis was a standoutplayer on average teams. The Hudson, Ohio, native would use hisstrength and speed to run through and around people, becoming whatCoach Stevenson termed a "one-man wrecking crew." Learning to adapthis individual style of play to the teamwork consistent withStevenson's lacrosse teams was the major hurdle the brilliantEustis had to clear at Brown. After a senior season in which heexcelled on defense and scored 17 points on 12 goals and fiveassists, Eustis was named to the All-Ivy and All-Americanteams.