Posted: March 15, 2019

Jim Lawlor ’61

Baseball & Basketball

Jim Lawlor, a “local product” from our neighbors at St. Joseph’s Astoria, entered McClancy in 1957. During his career with the Crusaders, Jim accumulated seven letters while playing both basketball and baseball.

On the hardwood, Jim garnered numerous awards including AlI­-City (Second Team), C.H.S.A.A. All-Division, and All-Queens. Jim also starred on the baseball field where he started at shortstop for McClancy’s first baseball team, a spot he held for three years. Jim also excelled in the classroom, and in 1961 he was awarded the Scholar-Athlete Medal for his graduating class.

After graduation, Jim continued his athletic career at Lewis College in Illinois and eventually finished his college days at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. He went on to become a C.P.A. and recently retired after a 30 year career at Ernst & Young LLP.

The many athletic talents Jim displayed at McClancy evidently rubbed off on his four children. He is especially proud to note that “all of them played on the college level in field hockey, soccer, basketball and baseball.”

Jim and his wife Mary presently split their time between their upstate New York home and Florida .