Athletic Lives of Distinction - M - Z
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MacLachlan, Campbell '36 - Football

Like so many of the great Ridley athletes of his generation, Campbell was a multi-colour all-rounder: he was captain of the football team, stayed close to the ice as staunch defender on the First Hockey team, and was a top run-producer in cricket. 

Following his time at Ridley, Cam starred in rugby and football at the University of Toronto before enlisting in His Majesty's navy to fight in the Second World War, where Cam earned the moniker 'Pirate of the Adriatic.' His character—revealed by family who claim his greatest sport memory may have been driving his teeth into the Iggulden gym floor, having missed a full turn on the parallel bars—Cam lived his life building teams and leading just the way his sportsing experience had taught him. 

“Dad would have said the greatest lesson from his years at Ridley was comradeship and team building.”
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