USD Lacrosse - Since 1986
The USD Men's Lacrosse Team is one of the longest enduring programs at the University of San Diego. Since 1986, the men's lacrosse team has represented the University proudly on the lacrosse field. The Men's Lacrosse Team has also been an integral part of the growth of the game on the west coast.
"Fortitudinem, et Honorem" or "Strength & Honor" is our team motto.
Rooted In The Armed Forces
The armed forces has an important place in the history of the sport of lacrosse in San Diego. With it's deep connections with the US Armed Forces, San Diego became the destination for many east coast natives who moved out west from Annapolis. It was here, in San Diego, where lacrosse was seeded on the west coast.
Today, San Diego is home to many men and women whom have served or currently serves in the Armed Forces. Many servicemen are alumnus of the USD Men's Lacrosse program.
Norm Webb is regarded as the "founding father" of the San Diego Lacrosse scene. A former US Army Captain and Gilman School alum, Norm moved westward after playing at Army. He had a heavy hand in starting lacrosse programs all over San Diego County such as Old Mission Bay Lacrosse Team and San Dieguito Lacrosse Club. He also launched the club lacrosse program program at San Diego State.
Upon his death in 2004, Norm Webb willed a gift of $4.5 million to US Lacrosse, the largest ever donation in it's history.
Apart from his lacrosse contributions, Webb also was one of the more decorated combat officers of his class. His military career included two tours of Vietnam and one tour of Korea. He was awarded two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, one Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Commendation Medal, among other decorations.
With Norm Webb and his contributions to the game of lacrosse in San Diego, the USD Men's Lacrosse Program would not be in existence today.