|— Lacrosse player —|
|NCAA team||Johns Hopkins University|
|Coaching career||Brentwood School|
Dressel played midfielder for the Johns Hopkins University helping the team to NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship titles in 1984 and 1985. Dressel was an exceptional midfielder who excelled at both offense and defense, playing before the game changed to specialized offensive and defensive specialists. He was awarded the Lt. Donald McLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation's top midfielder in both 1984 and 1985. He is one of only six college players to be named a first-team All-American four times, the others being Douglas Turnbull (Johns Hopkins, 1922–25), Everett Smith (St. John's, 1933-37), Frank Urso (Maryland, 1973–76), Jason Coffman (Salisbury St., 1993-96), and Mikey Powell (Syracuse, 2001–04).
Del ended his career at Hopkins as one of their all-time top scorers with 99 goals and 75 assists for 174 points, good for thirteenth all-time.
Dressel attended Gilman School, was a two time High School All American and honored with the C. Markland Kelly award to designate the best high school lacrosse player in Maryland. After a brief enrollment at Harvard, Dressel transferred to Johns Hopkins. He would later go on to Tulane University medical school in 1990.
Dressel briefly head coached at the prep school level at Brentwood School.
Johns Hopkins University
- 1983 USILA First Team All-American
- 1984 USILA First Team All-American
- 1985 USILA First Team All-American
- 1986 USILA First Team All-American
- Dressel is one of only six college lacrosse first team All-Americans
- Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
- Johns Hopkins Blue Jays lacrosse
- 1983 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
- 1984 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
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