Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Tucker Durkin, from Huntingdon Valley and La Salle College High, was named a first-team all-American on Thursday.

Durkin earned second-team honors as a sophomore and first-team honors last season. He led a Johns Hopkins lacrosse team that ranked third nationally in scoring defense (7.79).

Drexel's Robert Church and Ben McIntosh were named honorable-mention all-Americans.

Church led the Colonial Athletic Association with 3.8 points per game. The senior attackman scored 33 goals and had 24 assists. He completed his career with 121 career goals, which tied him for third all-time at Drexel. McIntosh had one of the most productive offensive seasons of any midfielder in Drexel history. The junior scored 38 goals.

Track and field. Rutgers University-Camden junior Matt Curtis (West Deptford) reached the 400-meter hurdles final at the NCAA Division III championships in La Crosse, Wis.

Curtis finished second in his heat in a time of 52.42 seconds to easily advance to the final Saturday. Overall, he finished sixth of the nine athletes qualifying for the final.

Five Villanova runners advanced to the semifinals in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Division I championships' East preliminary at Greensboro, N.C.

The Wildcats men advanced all three of their entries into the next round, led by sophomore Sam McEntee with a time of 3 minutes, 47.37 seconds. He was joined by teammates Jordan Williamsz (3:47.95) and Robert Denault (3:49.91).

Two Villanova women moved into the semifinals of the 1,500 - Stephanie Schappert in 4:18.94 and Emily Lipari in 4:19.27. The semifinals in both the men's and women's 1,500 will be held Saturday, with qualifiers advancing to the NCAA championships.

Penn freshman Sam Mattis narrowly missed qualifying for the national meet in the discus. His throw of 176 feet, 4 inches placed him 13th, less than three feet from the 12th and final qualifying spot.

Softball. Three Gloucester County College softball players were named Division III all-Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Sophomore utility player Erin Huesser (Glassboro High School) and sophomore outfielder Briana Villari were named to the first team, and sophomore outfielder Taylor Rizzotte (Hammonton) was named to the second team.