Avery F. Blake Jr.
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Class:1979
School/Affiliation:Swarthmore College
Inducted As:Player
Avery F. Blake, Jr. follows his father, Avery Blake, Sr. into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Like his father, Avery Blake, Jr. completed most of his lacrosse accomplishments in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania where he attended Swarthmore High School and Swarthmore College. In high school, he won four varsity letters in lacrosse.

Blake brought four years of winning teams to Swarthmore College from 1950-1953 when he led the small liberal arts school to four consecutive Pennsylvania-Delaware League Championships.

While earning a varsity letter all four years, Blake was selected on the All-American teams in each of his four years at Swarthmore. He was an Honorable Mention selection in 1950, a third team selection in 1951, and, amazingly, a first team selection in 1952 and 1953 as an attackman and a midfielder.

Blake culminated his lacrosse career in 1953 as a co-captain of the North in the 1953 North-South Game.

Continuing his lacrosse career after college, Blake played box lacrosse with the Swarthmore Indians for ten years before turning to field lacrosse with the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club for 6 years, Mayland Lacrosse Club for 3 years, and the San Marino (California) Lacrosse Club for another three years.

Currently living in California, Avery Blake has been active in starting new lacrosse programs in this state.

Avery was inducted into Swarthmore College's Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame on October 26th, 2012.

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