Eamon McEneaney

Eamon James McEneaney (December 23, 1954 – September 11, 2001) was an All-American lacrosse player at Cornell University from 1975 to 1977 who was killed during the September 11 attacks.

Eamon McEneaney
McEneaney's name is located on Panel N-57 of the National September 11 Memorial's
North Pool.
BornDecember 23, 1954
Elmont, New York
DiedSeptember 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 46)
New York City, New York
NationalityUnited States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight180 pounds (82 kg)
NCAA teamCornell University
Career highlights
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 1992

Cornell Big Red

McEneaney teamed with Hall of Fame players Mike French, Dan Mackesey, Bill Marino, Bob Hendrickson, and Chris Kane, and coach Richie Moran to lead the Cornell Big Red to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1976 and 1977. He is currently ranked 6th all-time in Division I Assists with 164, 10th in career points per game, and 18th in career points. His top season was 1975 when he scored 31 goals and handed out 65 assists for 96 total points in 17 games, and was named the USILA player of the year. That year, he was also awarded the Turnbull Award given to the top collegiate attackman. His career was played in an era when freshmen were not eligible to play varsity sports.

He was also an outstanding football player, playing wide receiver. He was named to the All-Ivy second team in 1976, when he led Cornell in receiving and was second in team scoring.

McEneaney was voted the outstanding player in the 1977 NCAA Championship game and represented the United States in the 1978 World Lacrosse Championships. He was inducted into the Cornell Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. McEneaney was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1992.[1] In 1995, he was named to the NCAA's Silver Anniversary Lacrosse Team, recognizing his place among the best players of the first quarter century of NCAA lacrosse.

McEneaney's jersey number (#10) was retired by Cornell University on April 27, 2002, in memoriam.[2]

Writer and poet

Known for his athletic talents, McEneaney was also a poet and had desires to write a novel. His family, along with the Cornell University Library, published a posthumous collection of his poetry entitled A Bend in the Road.[3]

In 2010, Eamon's wife Bonnie published Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11. The book is a collection of stories regarding people who have had supernatural experiences with friends and family members who died on September 11.[4]


Cornell University

Totals4692164 (a)2565.57 (b)
(a) 13th in NCAA career assists
(b) 12th in NCAA career points per game

Death and legacy

At the National 9/11 Memorial, McEneaney is memorialized at the North Pool, on Panel N-57, alongside other employees of Cantor Fitzgerald killed in the September 11 attacks.[5]

See also



Preceded by
Mike French
Lt. Raymond Enners Award
Succeeded by
Mike O'Neill
Preceded by
Jack Thomas
Jack Turnbull Award
Succeeded by
Mike French
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