David P. White
David P. White
Hometown: Hogansburg, NY
Team: Lacrosse

David P. White '75
Hometown:
Hogansburg, NY
Sport:
Lacrosse
Year Inducted:
1988

In the eyes of Dom Starsia, the current Brown lacrosse coach and a person associated with the program for the past 19 years, there has been no finer shooter of a lacrosse ball at Brown than Dave White. The powerful shot he brought with him from Northfield-Mount Hermon School and Hogansburg, NY, enabled him to score 51 goals, to pass off for 25 assists and to connect on 76 career points. His all-around talent made him a two-time All-Ivy and All-New England selection, and helped the Bears win the 1973 Ivy League title and earn an NCAA playoff appearance. After taking a year off from school in 1974, he returned as tri-captain of the 1975 Bear team. He holds the distinction of scoring the winning goal in the “Greatest Lacrosse Game Ever Played,” the 1975 North-South Classic. The North won the contest 25-24 in four overtimes. His success in the sport continued after he left Brown, as he was selected to the Native American World Team in 1978, 1982 and 1986. Dave is married to the former Rhonda Jacobs and has two children, Joni, 15, and Jade, 2. Dave and his family live in Hogansburg, NY.