Coached By: Warren Deutsch
Richard Meister was an All-American at Deer Park and won the Ray Enners Award in 1971 as the top player in Suffolk County.
Though no records exist from that time period of Deer Park athletic history, his days at Brown are well chronicled. He was a three-year starter on defense and helped Brown to three straight winning seasons and an Ivy title in 1973.
"He was a terrific lacrosse player at Brown," said Dom Starsia, the head coach at Virginia and a teammate of Meister's, during a video tribute for him in 2009, "a big, strong, solid defenseman. He was someone you could always rely on."
His senior year he was a team captain, a First Team All-Ivy selection and played in the 1975 North South All-Star game.
Three of his brothers - Steve, John and Charlie - all played lacrosse at Brown.
Meister is a big supporter of Brown today and the lacrosse field is named in his honor. He has spent more than 30 years in the finance field and is the managing director of Merrill Lynch in New York City.
"Very few people care about brown lacrosse more than Richard Meister," said Lars Tiffany, the current coach at Brown.
Rich was inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame in 2009