Former Johns Hopkins lacrosse stand-out Lloyd Bunting, a part of the school's well-known Class of 1950 team, died last Saturday after a long battle with the effects of a staph infection, according a press release from the school.
Bunting was one of the top lacrosse players in the country starting as a freshman in 1946. He got First Team USILA All-American honors three times in his career and also earned the 1949 William C. Schmeisser Award as the country's top defenseman.
The Blue Jays won four consecutive USILA national championships when Bunting played at Hopkins -- never losing a game during that time. In the statement on Bunting's death, it says that "in the storied history of the Blue Jay lacrosse program, the Class of 1950 is often the benchmark by which all classes are measured."
Later, Bunting got a spot on the school's All-Time Johns Hopkins Team and was elected into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1976.
He also played for four years on the school's football team. The Blue Jays won the 1948 Mason-Dixon championship during that time. They won 21 games during his four years with the football team.