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 play lacrosse for Brown. In a game against C.W. Post, the Bruins scored six goals in a span of one-and-a-half minutes, each goal set up when center midfielder Eustis captured the face-off and raced in on the cage. Three times he scored himself and three times he passed off to teammates who shot the ball into the net. "Chris had exceptionally strong forearms," Coach Cliff Stevenson says. "That's why he was so effective on the face-offs, a key part of any lacrosse game. It's also what enable him to develop such a hard shot, perhaps the hardest shot on cage any Brown player has ever had." At the Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., Eustis was a standout player on average teams. The Hudson, Ohio, native would use his strength and speed to run through and around people, becoming what Coach Stevenson termed a "one-man wrecking crew." Learning to adapt his individual style of play to the teamwork consistent with Stevenson's lacrosse teams was the major hurdle the brilliant Eustis had to clear at Brown. After a senior season in which he excelled on defense and scored 17 points on 12 goals and five assists, Eustis was named to the All-Ivy and All-American teams.