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John DeTommaso

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2001


Johns Hopkins University

John DeTommaso, a standout defenseman for Johns Hopkins and the U.S. team, was inducted as a truly great player.

DeTommaso, an All-American defenseman and graduate of Farmingdale High School, was a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins, earning first team honors from 1984-86 and honorable mention in 1983. He helped Johns Hopkins to national championships in 1984 and 1985 and was the recipient of the Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman in 1985. He was named the JHU Team MVP in 1986, JHU Defensive MVP in 1984, '85 and '86, named to the All-Time JHU Team in 1986 and the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team in 1995. He was also selected to play in the 1986 North-South All-Star game.

He played on four U.S. teams (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) that won world championships and was selected to the All-World team, and as the outstanding defenseman, at the 1994 world championship. He was a six-time USCLA All-Star and was selected as the club player of the year in 1989.

He served as the head coach at Mepham High School from 1989-93, earning Nassau County coach of the year honors in 1992, and coached the Long Island Lizards to the inaugural Major League Lacrosse championship in 2001. He is a member of the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.