Jeffrey A. Wagner
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Team: Lacrosse

Jeffrey A. Wagner '73
Bethesda, MD
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When it came to taking faceoffs, no one did it better than Jeff Wagner. He was the finest faceoff specialist of his time and the best ever to wear a Bruin uniform. In 1973, Cliff Stevenson gave Wagner a game ball, calling the senior “The Best Faceoff Man Ever At Brown.” The statement still holds true today. Wagner is the Brown recordholder for most faceoffs won and highest percentage for faceoffs won. While faceoffs were his trademark, Wagner was a good all-around lacrosse player. He was a three-time All-Ivy selection, three-time All-New England, a participant in the North-South All-Star game and the captain of the 1973 Brown lacrosse team. His final season brought most of his favorite memories – being undefeated Ivy League Champions; being invited to the North-South All-Star game; and beating Cornell, 9-3, at home, on April 9, 1973. As a freshman, he served as team captain and was the leading goal scorer, despite not playing the final game of the season. He sat the contest out in protest of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. Ten years later, he graduated from Wharton School of Business. After leaving Brown, he played six years of club lacrosse with the Maryland Lacrosse club in Baltimore and the Brine Lacrosse Club in Boston. A three-time All-Club selection and a three-time Club All-Star game participant, Wagner played midfield in a 1975 SUPERSTARS game with current Brown Head Coach Dom Starsia, who is also a fellow Hall of Famer. Jeff resides in Bethesda, MD, with his wife Nancy Leopold and his daughter Julie.