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Roy Simmons Jr.

Tearful Farewells

Simmons had kept the news of his retirement from all but a few players so his team would not feel pressure to win a championship in his honor. He told the team just after their loss to Princeton. They responded with tears before hoisting him on their shoulders so that 20,000 fans could cheer in appreciation. "I don't think anyone will be able to match what he's done," Gait told Syracuse University Magazine following the announcement. "There's only one Roy Simmons Jr. No one will ever forget him."

Awards and Accomplishments

1957-58 Named All-American
1973-98 NCAA national semifinals
1983, 1988-89, 1993, 1995 NCAA championship winner
1992 Named to Lacrosse Hall of Fame

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