In 1986 the men's lacrosse team had 5-6 record under head coach Wilbur Gobrecht, and his assistant Jeff Siegel. The leading point scorer at 28 points, David A. Updyke set a college record that year for most faceoffs won with 156, and Peter H. Reilly set the record for best one game save percentage with 100% against Ursinus.
Sadly, this season was marred by tragedy. John J. Buonocore was a fatal victim of the 1986 terrorist attack in Rome airport while returning from studying abroad in Italy. The deeply effected team decided to make the popular team-mate an honorary captain and gave his family John's jersey and a ceremonial game ball. His younger brother later completed both a Dickinson degree and four successful years as a varsity lacrosse man.
Gobrecht, Wilbur J., A History of Red Devil Lacrosse 1950-1986 , Dickinson College, Carlisle