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Chris Watson
Chris  Watson


Yorktown, NY

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200



Johns Hopkins to Pursue Conference Affiliation for Men's Lacrosse

President Daniels Accepts Recommendation From Committee

Did You Know: Chris Watson is the chairman of the Johns Hopkins ethics board.

This Season: Co-captain • Returns for fourth season as a starter and the leader on close defense • Has started all 45 games in his career and can set (along with Kyle Harrison and Peter LeSueur) a school record for games started and consecutive starts if he starts 13 straight games.

2004: Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American • First Team CoSIDA District II Academic All-American • Started all 15 games and led a Johns Hopkins defense that finished ninth in the nation in scoring defense (7.67 goals/game) and held 13 of 15 opponents to less than 10 goals • Unit held six opponents to six goals or less, including four straight early in the season • Led all close defensemen with 30 GBs.

2003: Started all 16 games on close defense • Scooped up 23 ground balls on the year • Anchored a defense that held 14 of 16 opponents to less than 10 goals and surrendered more than 10 goals just once • Seven of final 10 opponents were held to six goals or less • Team allowed just 25 goals in four NCAA Tournament games and finished third in the nation in scoring defense (6.94) and second in man-down defense (40-of-47 / .851).

2002: Started all 14 games on defense as a freshman • Helped anchor a unit that allowed just 8.43 goals per game and did not allow more than 12 goals in any game • Scooped up 27 ground balls on the year • Became the first freshman to start the first game of the season on close defense at Johns Hopkins since 1998.

At Yorktown: Lettered in lacrosse, soccer and basketball • Three-time All-American and a four-time all-league selection in lacrosse • Led lacrosse team to four sectional titles.

Personal: Given name is Chris J. Watson • The son of Jim and Gerry Watson • Born February 9, 1983 • Political science/business major • President of the Johns Hopkins Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Political Science Honor Society • Completed an internship in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the summer of 2003 • Earned a prestigious internship at Goldman Sachs last summer • Semifinalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.