Hopkins’ Durkin named Tewaaraton nominee

April 27, 2013 | WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, DC — Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Tucker Durkin is one of 25 men’s lacrosse players named a Tewaaraton nominee today. From the 25, the Tewaaraton selection committee will select five finalists; the finalists will attend the foundation’s award ceremony on May 30 with the 13th annual recipient announced that night.

Johns Hopkins also produced one of the 25 women’s nominees as junior attacker Taylor D’Amore was also named.

Durkin is one of just two close defensemen among the 25 men’s nominees. He is the leader of a Johns Hopkins defense that currently ranks ninth in the nation in scoring defense (8.08 goals/game). He counts 24 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers to his credit and has routinely drawn the assignment of marking the opposition’s top attackman.

A starter in all 58 games he has played in during his career, Durkin has 119 ground balls and a school-record 64 career turnovers.

Durkin earned Second Team All-America honors as a sophomore and first team honors as a junior last season, when he also won the Schmeisser Award as the nation’s top defenseman.

Johns Hopkins is currently 8-4 and will host seventh-ranked Loyola on Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm.