Ever since high school, lacrosse all star Tucker Durkin has been a bit of living legend. Do a quick Google search and it won’t take long to figure out why. The guy is the lacrosse equivalent to Chuck Norris, really. No wonder STX Lacrosse has signed him on to bring the Hammer down on unlucky attackmen worldwide.
As a freshman in college at Johns Hopkins University, Durkin started all 15 games at close defense. He finished second on the team in caused turnovers and sixth in ground balls. He “anchored” (Coach Petro’s words, not mine) a JHU defensive unit that held Manhattan scoreless for 53 minutes and 23 opponents scoreless for at least 10 minutes. Heck, he even took four face-offs.
Don’t even get us started about Durkin’s next three years of college. The guy was a manimal. Sophomore year, he was the first longpole to earn first or second team All-American honors since Dave Pietramala in 1987. By Junior year, he won the William C. Schmeisser Award – a very special honor that goes to the nation’s top NCAA Division I defenseman each year – plus first team All-American honors too. The only thing Durkin didn’t win was the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2013.
Now, as a professional lacrosse player during one of the most interesting eras of professional lacrosse, it’s only fitting that Tucker Durkin gets a pay day from STX Lacrosse.
After using STX equipment throughout high school and college, there is no other lacrosse company I would rather partner with. – Tucker Durkin
Durkin’s contract with STX is in effect through 2016. Between now and then, his main objective will be to showcase the supposedly indestructible Hammer head. With news of the STX/MLL partnership this week on top of the fact STX sponsors an LXM PRO team, there’s little doubt in my mind we’ll eventually see him play in both pro leagues too. But first things first, Mr. Durkin… Leave Canada scoreless and bring the gold medal back home to the USA!
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