Tucker Durkin '09 Named to Team USA
Turker Durkin '09 was named as one of six defenseman on the final U.S. Men's National Lacrosse team roster for the FIL World Championship that will be held July 10-19, 2014 in Denver, CO. The tryout process began with over 100 players and spanned eleven months. The final 23-man roster was selected from among thirty-one players who attended training camp and competed in the MLL All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, MA. Team USA will head to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CA for a final training camp before beginning its defense of the world title.
A two-time All-American defenseman for La Salle College High School, Tucker Durkin guided the Explorers to back-to-back Pennsylvania State Championships and was named Player of the Year as a senior. He went on to start all 59 games of his four-year career at Johns Hopkins University where, in 2012, he received the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman and was a First Team All-American. He was the third overall pick in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft. He currently plays professionally for the Florida Launch.