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2013 (Junior): Started all 16 games in goal for the Greyhounds, registering an 8.75 goals gainst average and .536 saves percentage... Played more than 877 minutes between the pipes... Also picked up 26 ground balls... Stopped 11 shots on goal, allowing just eight, in the season-opener against Delaware (2/16)... Made 11 saves on 17 shots on goal, earning ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after the fact, against Bellarmine (3/2)... Also picked up three ground balls and caused a pair of Knights' turnovers... Made nine saves and picked up a career-high five ground balls at Georgetown (3/20)... Made nine saves and allowed just four goals at Ohio State (3/30)... Held the Buckeyes scoreless for a stretch of nearly 33 minutes... Posted 13 saves against Denver (4/13)... Had 10 saves and allowed just four goals in a win over Johns Hopkins (4/27)... Shattered his previous career-high of 15 saves with 22, many in one-on-one opportunities by offensive players, against Duke in the NCAA First Round (5/12).
2012 (Sophomore): Began the season as the No. 2 goalie and finished it as a member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team after holding Maryland to an NCAA Championship Game record low three goals (5/28)... Played over 978 minutes in goal, starting all but the first three games, and allowed a 7.30 goals against average while playing to a .556 save percentage... Made six saves in the Championship Game... Had a career-high 15 saves in the NCAA Semifinal against Notre Dame (5/26), yielding only five Fighting Irish goals... His combined eight goals allowed set a Championship Weekend record for fewest in two games... Made 11 saves in the NCAA Quarterfinal versus Denver (5/19)... Prior to the NCAA Semifinal game, his career-best was 14 saves in the regular-season finale against Johns Hopkins (4/28)... Made 12 saves and allowed only six goals at Fairfield in a return to his hometown (4/7)... Tallied 13 saves against just five goals at UMBC (3/24) and stopped 12 shots, allowing eight goals, versus Duke (3/10)... Made his debut as a starter at Michigan (3/7) after playing the final 30 minutes at Bellarmine (3/3).
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in one game as a freshman... Made collegiate debut against Duke (3/11), allowing one goal in 8:37 while making one save.
Before Loyola:Earned four letters - three in lacrosse and one in hockey - at Avon Old Farms School in Avon Conn.... Helped the Beavers win the Founders League Championship while earning All-Founders League honors and Avon's Defensive Most Valuable Player honors... Saved over 65-percent of shots on goal and had a 5.76 goals against average... Played in the Western New England Prep School All-Star Game... Also played club lacrosse for the Bulldogs, helping the side win the Brine Shootout in 2008-2009 and advance to the finals of the Battle of the Hotbeds in 2007-2008... Was a Top 205 Camp All-Star Team selection and did not allow a goal in the championship game of the Brine Shootout... Scored three goals and assisted on 15 as a hockey player... Four-year member of the honor roll.
Personal: John Edward Runkel... Son of Richard and Kaelyn Runkel... Born in Amherst, Mass.... Has a younger brother, Sam.