Robert P. MacLeod
Robert P. MacLeod
Hometown: Garden City, NY
Team: Lacrosse

Robert P. MacLeod '76
Hometown:
 Garden City, NY
Sport:
Lacrosse
Year Inducted:
1983 

Robert P. MacLeod ’76 is the highest-scoring midfielder in Brown lacrosse history. In his three-year varsity career under Coach Cliff Stevenson, MacLeod scored 56 goals and 59 assists for 115 total points, putting him in the stratospheric company of Brown’s top ten all-time scoring leaders. He did so by turning in performances like the one reported by the Providence Journal in April of his senior year: “Midfielder Bob MacLeod scored four goals and added two assists in leading Brown to a 16-9 victory over Princeton,” the article began. The Journal reported went on to note that “the margin of victory was somewhat surprising since Brown played without its top attackman Steve Meister…” What was the key to Brown’s outstanding offense that day? “We set up,” explained Coach Stevenson, “so as to get our scoring from the midfield, and they did an excellent job.” MacLeoad’s career was consistently excellent at Brown: He was on the All-New England team all three years, and was first team All-Ivy and All-American in both 1975 and 1976. In 1976 he was selected to be a midfielder for the North-South All-Star game (in which Stevenson coached), and scored three goals. He also was named Most Valuable Player for his performance in the East-West game, in which he scored five goals and six assists. “Bob was shifty,” recalls Stevenson. “He could fake a man out and cut inside to the cage. He had an uncanny ability to go snaking by the opposing player, to get inside for a shot.” Macleod’s successful Brown career came as no surprise to anyone who watched him play at Garden City High School on Long Island. He also played basketball there – a game, says Stevenson, that helped him immensely with his lacrosse skills.) Captain of the high-school lacrosse team, MacLeod was named All-Division, All-North Shore, and All-County in a very competitive lacrosse hotbed. As a senior he won the Bob McCleary Award for scoring, with 40 goals and 20 assists. A bond salesman with Bankers Trust in New York City, MacLeod today lives in Rye, New York, with his wife, Jennifer Shireling MacLeod ’79. He will be remembered as “a very dedicated player,” says Coach Stevenson, “who worked to become the best he could possibly be.”