Tucker Durkin '09 Named To U.S. Men's National Lacrosse Team
La Salle College High School alumnus and lacrosse defenseman Tucker Durkin '09 has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team 30-man roster for the FIL World Championship, July 10-19 in Denver.
Durkin won the William C. Schmeisser Award in 2012 as the nation's top defenseman - the 13th different Johns Hopkins player to win the Schmeisser Award. He was also a First Team All-American.
He was the third overall pick in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by Charlotte - and was acquired via trade by the Hamilton Nationals.
Team USA will reconvene next for training camp in Connecticut June 22-26 concluding with a matchup against a squad of MLL All-Stars in the MLL All-Star Game on June 26 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
From there, the team heads to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a second training camp July 6-9 before beginning its world title defense in Denver on July 10. Ultimately, 23 of the 30 players will be selected to the active roster for the duration of the World Championship.