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AS A SENIOR IN 2016
NSCAA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA Second Team ... CCAA All-Tournament Team ... CCAA All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/10) ... Appeared in all 24 games, starting all but one on the left side of midfield ... Tallied first goal from run of play as a Triton, to open scoring vs. Saint Martin's (9/10), with left-footed shot from outside penalty area ... Converted pressure penalty kick at 78:57 to level score at SF State (10/7) before assisting on Uly de la Cal's dramatic winner at 81:08 with left-footed cross from left side in critical come-from-behind, 2-1 triumph.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Appeared in 15 matches, primarily on the left side of midfield, and drew 13 starts ... Third on team in shots (20) and second in corner kicks taken (14) ... Made Triton debut as the starter on left wing in season opener at Saint Martin's (9/3) in his return to Washington state ... Lone points came in form of game-tying (2-2) penalty-kick goal vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (10/9) in 53rd minute before UCSD completed rally and turned 2-1 halftime deficit into 3-2 victory ... Season-high four shots vs. Concordia (9/8) and at Humboldt State (10/16) ... Missed last three games due to injury.
Spent the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years at Seattle University in Seattle, Wash. ... Played two seasons for the Division I Redhawks of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) ... Appeared in four matches in 2014 with four shots, one on goal ... Appeared in each of final 18 games with 16 starts as a freshman in 2013, totaling four points from one goal and two assists, with five of his 27 shots on goal ... Made college debut off the bench vs. Georgia State (9/20) ... Earned first career start in next contest vs. Florida Gulf Coast (9/22), scoring first goal in the 50th minute to level the score at 2-2 en route to SU's first win of the season, 3-2 in overtime ... Redhawks went 11-4-3 in 18 games he played in after 0-5-1 start, remarkably turning around their season, posting an unbeaten league mark of 7-0-3 and winning the WAC Tournament, before falling 4-2 at No. 2 Washington in the second round of the NCAA Championship ... 2013 Academic All-WAC.
Played for United Futbol Club (2005-12) and CD Chivas USA U-18 Academy (2012-13) ... Team captain and leading goal-scorer for United FC in 2011-12.
A 2013 graduate of San Clemente High School ... Was also a Triton in prep days ... Two-year varsity starter as a sophomore and junior, earning second-team all-league distinction in the latter ... Team captain as a junior in 2012 ... Two-time Coach's Award recipient (2011-12) ... Helped guide the Tritons to the CIF Southern Section and CIF Southern California Division I regional titles in 2011, with a nine-game winning streak through the playoffs ... Produced two goals and five assists during that postseason run ... SCHS advanced to CIFSS quarterfinals in 2012.
Born Aug. 12 in Missoula, Mont. ... Parents are Aaron and Betsy Duerksen ... Mother (née Betsy Ready) was a four-time All-American soccer player (1983-86) at Boston College and 1993 BC Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame inductee ... She later served as women's soccer head coach at Seattle University from 1991-93, compiling a 44-20-2 record ... Has a younger sister named Lake and a younger brother named Liam ... International studies-international business major at Muir College ... Career aspirations after graduating from UC San Diego include playing professional soccer and starting a nonprofit afterschool program that is soccer- and faith-based for youth ... Enjoys spending time with his family ... Favorite athlete is soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo ... Listens to Bob Marley ... Has his own nonprofit street soccer academy.