By Pat Mariboe
Elm Staff Writer
Charles “Charlie” Moloney, who was a supporter of the Washington College Men’s Lacrosse team, was not only a fan, but a friend and family member of the school. The Shoremen mourned his death when he passed away on Sept. 12, 2011 at the age of 89.
“Charlie was a ‘one-of-a-kind’ character. A fun-loving, spirited Irishman who loved his family, horses, Natty Boh, and Washington College lacrosse,” said Director of Athletics Bryan Matthews. “For over two decades, Charlie was a fixture on the sidelines during fall-ball, never missed a game, and often-enough was in the coaches’ offices just because he loved being around it all. He hosted crab feasts at this house and became life-long friends with many, many WC lacrosse players and their parents.”
With help from the Washington College Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Council, the team is looking to raise $50,000 to name their locker room after Moloney. The Council is hoping to reach this goal by April 18, so that they can christen the locker room before the highly anticipated War on the Shore. The naming of the locker room will be the first time it’s been dedicated to someone as it previously went without a name.
“The decision to name the men’s lacrosse locker room for Charlie is a natural rallying symbol for alums from the early 80s on, and is a fitting tribute to one of the program’s greatest supporters,” said Matthews.