North Carolina’s men’s lacrosse program will miss the services of junior midfielder Duncan Hutchins during the 2013 season as he will be undergoing back surgery and will redshirt.
Hutchins, a Baltimore native who has run on UNC’s first and second team midfield units over the past two years, has been troubled by back issues since his arrival in Chapel Hill. In consultation with doctors, he elected to undergo surgery in January and will miss the spring semester at North Carolina during his recovery. He will return to school in the summer and it is anticipated he will make a full recovery and be ready to compete at Carolina in 2014 and 2015.
“Although I will miss playing with my teammates next semester, I am ready to put this nagging injury behind me and finish my last two years healthy and competing for UNC,” Hutchins said.
N.C. Central: Five Eagles seniors are slated to compete in the 2012 FCS Senior Scout Bowl on Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Announced to the South roster are NCCU seniors Malik Cromartie, a cornerback from Elizabethtown; Geovonie Irvine, a wide receiver from Durham; Xavier Proctor, a defensive end from Ellicott City, Md.; Detwan Robinson, a tight end from Lewisberry, Pa.; and Stephen Young, a defensive tackle from Woodbridge, Va.
NCCU senior safety Rickie Hubbard, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was also selected to participate in the bowl game, but has opted not to play.
St. Augustine’s: Wide receiver and return specialist Tyron Laughinghouse was selected to the Associated Press Little All-America Third Team as an all-purpose player.
He is the second player in school history named to the AP team. The other is former standout linebacker Kevin Jones, who was a first-team selection in 2006.
Jones is currently the safeties coach on the St. Aug’s football staff.
The AP Little All-America team highlights the Division II, Division III and NAIA players.
This is the fourth All-America honor and 11th postseason award for Laughinghouse after a record-breaking senior year. He led the Falcons to a 6-4 record, their second winning mark in three seasons.