Fred Vollmar graduated from Bennett in 1954. Prior to his stellar athletic career at Bennett, he displayed his potential as an all around athlete, by winning championships as a member of School # 63 athletic teams. When he matriculated to Bennett, he soon established himself as a consistent performer on the gridiron, hardwood, and baseball diamond. Fred lettered in all three of the major sports during his Tiger’s career. Vollmar played on two championship teams at Bennett, and came within a whisker of winning a third. In 1952, he helped the Tigers capture the football Harvard Cup, with a pulsating 7-6 win over Hutchinson on Thanksgiving Day at All-High Stadium. With a huge crowd cheering wildly, he showed remarkable poise, grit, and determination while quarterbacking Bennett to victory. Coach Fred Braun was the beneficiary of Vollmar’s talents in the two other sports he coached, namely, basketball and baseball. In 1954, “Fritz” Vollmar’s senior year, Bennett won its first Yale Cup since 1944. Vollmar made key steals in a closely contested 70-67 win at rival Kensington, sparking Bennett to clinch the Cup. To cap a remarkable career, the diminutive 5’8″ scrapper helped lead Bennett to the championship final in baseball, where they were edged out by Riverside, 9-8, for the Cornell Cup.Vollmar was named first team All-High, designating him as the premier catcher in Cornell Cup competition for 1954. It was only fitting that Vollmar became a United States Marine upon his graduation from his beloved Bennett. He showed early on that he had the guts and guile to become one of the few and the proud. Fred was also inducted into the “Harvard Cup” Hall Of Fame . Fred Vollmar is currently retired and lives in Amherst.