Hall of Fame 2023

Lou Arp ’73

Lou Arp arrived from Illinois and immediately showed that he was a man of many talents, receiving varsity letters in three sports and captaining two of his teams during his Williston tenure. In the fall, Arp was a standout two-way player for Coach Rick Francis in football, earning varsity letters as a sophomore, junior, and senior. As a junior, he earned all-league honors, helping lead the Wildcats to a 6-2 campaign. As a senior, he was elected a captain and led the team to a huge win over rival Suffield! During the winter season, he played for Coach Francis again, this time as a forward on the basketball team. In the spring season, Arp played lacrosse for Kevin O’Connor, captaining the squad as a senior and earning all-league honors in the process. Following his graduation from Williston, he matriculated at Denison University, where he played for legendary coach Tommy Thomson. A standout midfielder, Arp had a terrific collegiate career, captaining the team as a senior while being named league MVP. To top it off, he was named to the Division III All-American team, the second Williston grad to be named an All-American at Denison, following past Hall of Fame inductee Paul Doty ’68.

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