2011 (Senior): Team co-captain... Earned Preseason All-ECAC honors and Preseason All-America Honorable Mention from Face-Off Yearbook.
2010 (Redshirt Junior): Returned to the field after missing the 2009 season and reclaimed his spot as an outstanding lock-down defender... Played in all 14 games, starting the final 11... Finished the season with 34 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers on a team that was tied for third nationally in scoring defense... Caused three turnovers in his first game back in the starting lineup, against Notre Dame (3/6)... Picked up five ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers versus Duke (3/13)... Had a season-high six ground balls against Georgetown (4/17) and then caused two turnovers and picked up four groundballs versus Johns Hopkins (5/8).
2009 (Junior): Suffered a knee injury during the preseason and did not play.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 14 games on defense, starting the last six... Named to the All-ECAC Second Team... Picked up three ground balls against both Rutgers (4/5and Georgetown (4/12)... Fourth on the team in caused turnovers... Caused two turnovers in three different games.
2007 (Freshman): Played in eight games on defense... Registered one groundball and a caused turnover for the year, both came in Loyola's win over Fairfield.
Before Loyola: Was a two-year letterwinner at Mountain Lakes... Named 2006 New Jersey Player of the Year... Earned First-Team All-America and First-Team All-State honors his senior year... Set school record for most groundballs in a season with 274 as a senior... Selected as Inside Lacrosse "Young Gun" in 2005... Led team to 2005 Morris County Championship... Named 2006 Morris County Player of the Year.
Personal: Majoring in accounting at Loyola... Son of Tom and Annette Dircks... Has three siblings, Curt, Lauren and Eric.
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