June 22, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Rising Navy junior attackman Tucker Hull (Charlotte, N.C.) has been selected as the featured player for Inside Lacrosse's Fan Zone which will appear in the August issue of Inside Lacrosse Magazine.
After garnering Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors in 2010 as Navy's leading scorer (23-15=38), Hull once again led the Mids in scoring this spring and was named a Second-Team All-Patriot League performer. He registered 47 points on 23 goals and 24 assists, becoming Navy's first 40-point scorer since Nick Mirabito posted 46 points in 2008. Addtionally, the 47 points are the most by a Navy player since Jon Birsner directed the Mids to an NCAA Tournament bid in 2006 behind his 54-point effort.
Ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in points per game, he finished the year 13th among the Div. I standings, averaging 3.92 points per game while his 2.00 assists per game was the country's 11th-best mark. Hull had countless appearances this season in which he put up spectacular numbers. Joining Mike Buzzell (1978) and Dennis Nealon (1990), he became one of only three players in program history to post three eight-point games in a season by way of his eight-point efforts against VMI (6G, 2A), Lafayette (3G, 5A) and Holy Cross (3G, 5A). He opened the 2012 campaign by punching in a career-high six goals and added a pair of assists. The six goals are the most goals by a Navy player since Taylor Harris scored six against Holy Cross on March 26, 2006. In that same game, he paired up with fellow sophomore attackman Sam Jones (Annapolis, Md.) to score 17 points, including 11 of the Mids' 14 goals. It marked the first time a Navy tandem has combined for 11 goals since Brendan Schneck and Mike Hannan pitched in six and five goals, respectively, to help guide the Mids to a 16-8 win over Princeton on April 8, 1978.
Hull, who has produced a point in 23 of the 25 games (Johns Hopkins 2011, Army 2012) in his first two seasons, will head into his junior campaign with 85-career points, just 15 shy of becoming only the 30th player in what will be the program's 106th year of college lacrosse.
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