Dave Curry - Team USA - CT Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Dave Curry graduated from New Canaan High School in 1993. Dave was the 5th Curry brother to play under NCHS Coach Howard Benedict. He played three Varsity seasons for the Rams. As captain of the Rams in 1993, he helped the team win the FCIAC championship, leading the team in total points, goals, and assists his senior year (three records that still stand today (Total Points = , Goals = , Assists = ). He would earn All-American, All-State, and All-FCIAC honors his senior year. One of the many memorable games he played wearing a New Canaan jersey was during the 93’ regular season vs Darien. In that game, Dave scored 6 goals and had 2 assists to help the team beat Darien 8-6. Dave was also a standout hockey goalie and captain for the NCHS varsity hockey team. In his senior year, he recorded 63 saves vs Fairfield Prep (a team with Chris Drury on it), to help the team win 3-2.
After graduating from New Canaan High School, Dave played collegiate lacrosse at Division III Gettysburg, where he earned All-America status in 1994 and 1995 before transferring to UVA for his final two seasons.
During his first season at Virginia in 1996, Curry earned honorable mention All-America recognition after finishing third on the team with 30 goals and helping lead the Cavaliers to the finals of NCAA Tournament. Curry was named to the 1996 NCAA Championships All-Tournament team following Virginia's 13-12 overtime loss to Princeton in the national title game. The following year, Dave earned first-team All-America accolades as a senior and was Virginia's second-leading scorer with 33 goals. He was also named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference and to the All-ACC Tournament teams as Virginia won its first-ever ACC Tournament championship. One of Dave’s favorite moments playing for UVA was being a part of the UVA vs Syracuse 23-22 game in 1997 in the Carrier Dome (many people say it was the greatest college game ever!).
After graduating from UVA, Dave had the great honor of being the first ever New Canaan High School Lacrosse Player to become a member of the United States National Lacrosse Team. The team won the World Championship in the 1998 World Games with a 15-14 overtime win over Canada. The final game is still considered by many as the greatest lacrosse game of all-time. Team USA lead 11-1 to start the game, but Canada would come roaring back to force overtime.
After playing for Team USA, Dave played six seasons in the Pro MLL and became a five-time MLL All-Star. In 2007 Dave helped the Baltimore Bayhawks win the MLL Championship.
In addition to playing, Dave also was assistant coach at UVA for three seasons. During his time as assistant coach, UVA won a National Championship in 2003.
In 2015, Dave Curry was inducted in the CT Lacrosse Hall of Fame