Sumner “Sandy” W. White IV ’73
Captain Of Three Big Blue Varsity Teams And Winner of 11 Letters In Four Sports in Four Years. Sumner “Sandy” White unquestionably distinguished himself as a Pingry athlete. A varsity player in football, lacrosse, and winter and spring track, he became Captain of three of these teams in his senior year. His numerous achievements were recognized in 1973 when he received the coveted Centennial Cup, an award which honors a male athlete who exemplifies outstanding ability, sportsmanship, spirit and leadership. As a running back, defensive end, and Captain of the 1972 Football Team, he led the squad to a 6-2-0 season record and earned a place on both the All-State Prep First Team and the Union County Third Team. A natural sprinter, he ran spring track as a freshman and winter track throughout his four years at Pingry. As team Captain in 1973, he tied the existing school record for the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.6 seconds. This well-rounded athlete was also an outstanding lacrosse midfielder. While team Captain as a senior, he scored 26 goals, setting a school midfield scoring record, and won both All-State team honors and the Richard Weiler Lacrosse Award. At Harvard University, he played football for two years, lettered in lacrosse for three years and became lacrosse team Captain in 1977. That same year, he was chosen All-Ivy League Midfielder and selected as a member of the New England All-Star Team.