Richard M. Kowalchuk
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CollegeJohns Hopkins University
At Johns Hopkins, Kowalchuk earned first team All-American honors in 1972, 1973 and 1974. A midfielder for the Blue Jays, Kowalchuk was a member of the 1974 NCAA Division I national championship team. He represented Hopkins in the 1974 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. That same year, Kowalchuk was awarded the Lt. Raymond Enners Award as the Outstanding Player in Division I. Hopkins awarded Kowalchuk the Turnbull-Reynolds Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship and Leadership in 1974, and the Penniman Award as the Outstanding Midfielder in 1972, 1973 and 1974. He is also a member of the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team.
Kowalchuk played for the victorious U.S. Team at the 1974 World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. He was also chosen to play for the U.S. Team at the 1978 World Championship, but elected not to participate due to business obligations.
Kowalchuk continued his commitment to the game as a player for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1975, 1977 and 1978. He was a member of the Mt. Washington Club Championship teams of 1975 and 1977, and earned Club All-Star honors in 1975, 1977 and 1978.