Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/9/17
From Press Release
Hartford senior Chris Duffy (Abington, Duke’s LC) capped off an impressive four-year career with the Hawks by adding United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America honors to his resume, the organization announced on Thursday.
“We are extremely proud of Chris,” said Ryan Martin, who concluded his first season at the helm of the Hawks in 2017. “He had an outstanding career as a Hawk both on the field and inside the classroom.
“Chris was a three-time team captain who led us to an America East Championship as a redshirt-junior in 2016, so capping off his senior year by being named a USILA Academic All-America is a huge honor for both Chris and our program. His presence will be missed in so many ways next season.”
Duffy becomes the second Hawk in program history to earn USILA Scholar All-America honors, joining Tate Klidonas, (Emmaus) who received the award at the conclusion of his career in 2014. A total of nine Hartford student-athletes have received USILA All-America distinction, including current Hawk Dylan Protesto (Penncrest), who earned a spot on the Third Team in 2016.
Throughout his career, Duffy has been recognized on several occasions for his excellence both on and off the lacrosse field. He received America East All-Conference Second Team laurels for the second-straight season in 2017 and earned All-Academic Team honors for the third time in his career this past season. In addition, Duffy was named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team last month.
Duffy closed out his four-year career as one of the top defenders in program history, as he is ranked No. 4 all-time in caused turnovers with 40. A civil engineering major, he graduated from the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture with a 3.45 GPA and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at Hartford.