New Canaan’s Boyd inducted into Connecticut College HOF
Updated 12:31 pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
A three-time All-American on the lacrosse field and key contributor for the hockey team, Tim Boyd ’01 staked his claim as one of the most talented and versatile athletes to compete in the Camel athletic program.
Playing for long-time men’s lacrosse coach and athletic director Fran Shields, Boyd scored 101 goals to set the program record for the highest offensive output from the midfield position. Boyd dished out 56 assists and ranks ninth on the program’s all-time list for total offensive production with 157 points.
In Boyd’s rookie season on the lacrosse field in 1998, the Camels set a single season record with 12 victories, advancing all the way to the finals of the ECAC Championship. Boyd and the Camels made history in 2001 as the program’s first men’s lacrosse team to reach the semifinals of the NESCAC Championship tournament. During his four years of action in lacrosse, the Camels posted a 34-26 record (.567). Boyd was honored as a three-time All-NESCAC First Team selection and as a three-time All-New England honoree. In his final season, he represented the Camels in the prestigious USILA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.
On the ice, Boyd helped lead the Camels to an appearance in the ECAC Championship game during his freshman season. A defensive-minded center, Boyd led the Camels in hits and blocked shots his sophomore and junior years. As a consequence of playing the entire 2000 lacrosse season with a broken foot, Boyd was forced to sit out his senior hockey season.
At the conclusion of his Camel athletic career, Boyd was feted with the Anita L. DeFrantz ’74 Award. The Award is given annually to the male and female members of the graduating class whose athletic ability, leadership and sportsmanship best exemplify the qualities of Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz ‘74.
Boyd also enjoyed tremendous success in the classroom, graduating magna cum laude with a major in The Classics and a minor in Philosophy.