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Lawrence G. Cetrulo

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Harvard Athletic Achievements

Arguably the best sabre-man in Harvard's fencing history, Larry was a three-time All-Ivy performer who had a career mark of 41-4 in League bouts. He earned First Team All-America honors upon placing second at the 1969 NCAA Championships, and was a two-time Second Team All-America selection. Larry's efforts helped the Crimson to place no lower than fourth at NCAAs in his three varsity seasons.

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Remembering Harvard Athletics

Playing sports at Harvard was, quite simply, the most rewarding experience of my life. I feel this way for two important reasons. First, I learned through my athletic experience the discipline to organize to achieve articulated goals, and the proper balance between aggressive desire to succeed and being true to the rules of the game.

Second, and more importantly, Harvard athletes are the greatest people in the world. The people I met through sports at Harvard have become my friends for a lifetime, enriching my life by their loyalty, camaraderie born of shared experience, and by the exemplary role models they provide in all aspects of life.

Although it has been 25 years since I last competed for Harvard, I will live a lifetime made more complete by great friends, warm memories and the enduring satisfaction that comes from achievement through hard work and dedication to purpose.