Hopkins to Be Well Represented at Ninth Annual Champion Challenge
Blue Jays Open Fall Practice, Seven Advance in Team USA Tryouts
2010 World Championship MVP Rabil Among Dozen Former Jays Who Earn Tryout
Blue Jays Post 9-5 Record, Produce Schmeisser Award Winner and Five All-Americans
Senior Defenseman is just Eighth Two-Time Winner of Prestigious Award
Noteworthy: Has started a team-best 47 consecutive games - every game of his career.
2012: William C. Schmeisser Award winner as the nation's top defenseman 13th different Johns Hopkins player to win the Schmeisser Award (the 13 have won it 16 times) First Team All-American Totaled a team-high 19 caused turnovers and 35 ground balls Finished third on the team with his 35 GBs Notched the second point of his career - an assist - in a 17-6 win over Albany Led a JHU defense that held 13 of 16 opponents to nine goals or less and finished seventh in the nation in scoring defense (7.38).
2011: Second Team USILA All-American First sophomore defenseman at Johns Hopkins to earn First or Second Team All-America honors since Dave Pietramala grabbed first team honors in 1987 Started all 16 games on close defense and had one assist, 35 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers on the year Finished fourth on the team in GBs and second in CTs Leader of a defense that finished sixth in the nation in scoring defense (7.25) Helped hold the opposition scoreless for a stretch of 14 minutes or longer 22 times and to one goal or less in 32 of 64 quarters on the year Notched first career point - an assist - in the win vs. Manhattan.
2010: Started all 15 games on close defense Only freshman to start every game and the first JHU freshman to start a season-opener on close defense since Matt Drenan in 2006 Finished second on the team in caused turnovers (19) and sixth in ground balls (25) Anchored JHU defense that held Manhattan scoreless for the first 53:12 - the longest such streak in the Dave Pietramala era Came up with three ground balls and three caused turnovers against Maryland - forced turnover in final 20 seconds that gave JHU one last chance to tie in the 10-9 loss to the Terps Totaled three ground balls and two caused turnovers at Loyola, when he attempted the first four faceoffs of his career and went 1-of-4 JHU defense held the opposition scoreless for 10 minutes or longer 23 times on the season.
At LaSalle: Two-time US Lacrosse All-America selection and an Under Armour All-American as a senior Two-time Pennsylvania All-State selection and a three-time All-Catholic pick Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year as a senior Guided team to back-to-back state titles as a junior and senior Also played golf for two years and twice earned All-Catholic honors.
Personal: Tucker Durkin The son of Donald and Maria Durkin Born September 5, 1990 Political science major.