Josh Hawkins, DA Class of 2009, and a native of Amherst, MA., was a standout midfielder on the Loyola Greyhounds who defeated the University of Maryland on Memorial Day to win the national championship. Josh was named to the all-tournament team and was also an Honorable Mention All-American selection for 2012. He scored a goal in the national semifinal against Notre Dame, but was principally regarded for his work in the defensive half of the field. At DA, Josh was a standout running back in football, rushing for 322 yards in his final home game versus Avon Old Farms and earning all-league honors for lacrosse which was 30-2 and two-time Western New England co-champions in his time at Deerfield.
DA featured twelve other alums in the Division I tournament aside from Hawkins: Matt Lovejoy ’07 and Jake Ghitelman ’09 (Virginia), Jimmy Bitter ’11 and Milt Lyles ’07 (North Carolina), Derek Katchis ’10 (Colgate), Peter Johnson ’09 and Jackson Logie ’10 (Yale), Christian Walsh ’10 (Duke), John Zurlo ’10 and Harley Brown ’10 (Denver), Brian Hess ’09 (Lehigh), and Rob Castelo ’09 (Princeton). Matt Lovejoy was a 2nd team USILA All-American and Jimmy Bitter & Peter Johnson were chosen as Honorable Mention.