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September 14, 2013

All-Americans highlight Hartwick's Class of 2013

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As a junior, Johnson had 55 goals and 18 assists en route to Northern Division Player of the Year and American Water Polo Coaches Association All-America honorable mention accolades.

The following season, Johnson had 85 goals and 18 assists, helping the Hawks to a program-record 33 wins, their first CWPA Eastern title and their first NCAA tournament appearance. Johnson earned Eastern Championships Most Valuable Player and Third Team All-America that season.

Tyler Hemming

Men’s soccer player Hemming (2007) helped the Hawks to a 49-21-7 record from 2003-2006. The London, Ontario, native was named the Atlantic Soccer Conference Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2006. He also made the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas All-Region First Team.

Hemming helped Hartwick to an NCAA tournament appearance as a junior and led the Hawks in goals (10) and points (21) as a senior. Despite playing on the back line, he finished with 16 goals and four assists in 57 games.

Hemming was drafted by Toronto FC as the 40th pick in the 2007 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft and made seven appearances for the club. He made a pair of appearances for the Canadian National Team and has suited up in Europe for Tampere United in Finland’s top league, Veikkausliiga.

Hemming also had stints with the United Soccer Leagues’ Charleston Battery, Austin Aztex, and the USSF D2 Pro League’s Montreal Impact. He is a member of Forest City London Football Club of the USL Premier Development League.

Lindy Crea

Binghamton native Crea (2007) served the Hartwick football team as a running back and kick returner from 2003-2007. He was a three-time Football Gazette First Team All-America winner, as well as a three-time All-Region and three-time E8 honoree.

In the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Crea led the country in all-purpose yards per game, finishing as D-III statistical champion in the category. In his final season, he helped the Hawks to an 8-3 year that included their first E8 title and first NCAA appearance.

Crea finished with a program-record 7,478 all-purpose yards. He ranks in the top three all-time in rushing yards (3,409), rushing touchdowns (38), kickoff return yards (1,843), and kickoff return yards for touchdown (3).

Crea was the fourth college player in the history of the NCAA to amass more than 2,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards, joining NFL players Darrin Nelson, Brian Westbrook and Mewelde Moore.

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