Hall of Fame 2020

Charles E. Benoit Jr. ’60

Charlie Benoit is one of the most accomplished student-athletes in Williston’s rich history. Charlie was a significant contributor to the football, wrestling, and lacrosse programs, winning eight letters in nine seasons. As a senior, he captained Coach Rick Francis’ one-loss squad as a linebacker and center. In the spring, he also had great success on the lacrosse field. Playing on Williston’s first team in the spring of 1958, he became a linchpin for Coach George Buell, captaining the squad as a senior in the spring of 1960. Following a postgraduate year spent studying in Germany, Charlie matriculated at Yale University. In football, he excelled on the line, winning All Ivy League honors as a senior. In lacrosse, he captained the team and earned MVP honors. He was a two-time All American, one of few two-time lacrosse All Americans in Yale’s history. Charlie is an accomplished linguist, commanding several Asian languages. He currently resides in Thailand, where he has lived for years.