Andrew Houston ‘00
Lacrosse All-American was a difference maker in three sports. An excellent three-sport athlete with a unique combination of strength, speed, and quickness, Andrew Houston earned eleven varsity letters during his Pingry career. Named an All-American defenseman during his senior lacrosse season, he also garnered both First Team All-State and Defenseman of the Year honors as a senior. With 259 career ground balls—including 115 during his senior season—Andrew currently ranks fourth all-time in Pingry lacrosse history. With his stellar defensive play, characterized by speed and a laser focus on the ball, Andrew led Pingry to an 11-7 record and a share of the Waterman Division Championship as a senior. On the football field, Andrew earned All-Area and All-Conference honors plus four varsity letters. The Pingry football team posted a combined record of 15-5 during Andrew’s junior and senior seasons. As a hockey player, Andrew earned First Team All-State honors from The Star-Ledger as a junior and Second Team All-State honors as a senior. He won four varsity letters and was also named MVP of the powerhouse Mennen Hockey League. Initially recruited for hockey, Andrew instead continued his lacrosse career at Colgate LTniversity at the urging of their head coach and served as team captain during his senior season. He lettered all four years, earned First Team All-Patriot League honors as a junior, and the following season was selected for the National North/South Senior All-Star Game. After graduating from Colgate, Andrew played lacrosse for the New York Athletic Club from 2006-2011.