Notable: Serving as a team tri-captain in 2013 ... preseason All-Patriot League pick ... preseason All-American ... selected as the 21st overall pick in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft to the Hamilton Nationals ... three-time All-Patriot League performer ... two-time All-America selection ... enters the 2013 season riding a 39 goal-scoring streak, which is the longest active streak in the nation ... sitting on 122 career goals heading into his final campaign ... ranks fifth on Army's career goal-scoring list and sixth in Patriot League history ... Scott Finlay `78 owns the record with 140 career goals ... with 42 goals as a sophomore and 41 goals as a rookie, he joins Finlay as the only two players to record at least 40 goals in two seasons ... both did so in back-to-back years.
2012: USILA third team All-America selection ... first team All-Patriot League ... Face-Off Yearbook third team Preseason All-American ... top-25 finalist for the 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy Award, presented annually to the top men's and women's players in college lacrosse ... nation's 13th-leading goal scorer averaging 2.6 goals per game ... ranked second amongst all goal-scorers in the Patriot League ... finished the year just one goal shy of becoming the first player in Army history to reach 40 goals in three different seasons ... recorded seven hat tricks on the season, bringing his career total to 23 ... started all 15 games as the centerpiece of Army's attack ... recorded 12 multiple-goal games ... matched a career-high five goals in carrying Army to a fourth-straight win over rival Navy (Apr. 14) - the longest streak in series history ... netted three goals during a second half burst ... over-the-shoulder shot late in the fourth quarter earned Army Athletic Association Black Knight Award for Play of the Year ... named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after standout effort against the visiting Midshipmen ... scored four goals against Wagner (Feb. 15), VMI (Feb. 18) and Rutgers (Mar. 6) ... became the ninth player in Army's 95-year history to reach the 100-goal mark in a 9-8 win over Rutgers ... reached the 100-point mark the month prior in a convincing 24-7 win over Wagner ... hampered by injury over the last three games of the season, scoring just a single goal in each contest ... presented with the team's Lt. Ray Enners Memorial Award as the team's top offensive player ... also named the Jack Emmer "Nutcracker" Award winner as the team's most physical player for the third-straight season.
2011: Continued to pad his resume as one of the top scorers in the country with a second dominant year for Army's attack ... USILA Honorable Mention All-America ... first team All-Patriot League attackman ... top-25 finalist for the 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy Award, presented annually to the top men's and women's players in college lacrosse ... one of three sophomores to make the cut ... led the team with 42 goals ... 2.80 goals per game led the Patriot League and ranked third in the nation ... totaled nine hat tricks on the season, elevating his career total to 16 ... ranked 11th on the national listing of career hat tricks at the end of the season ... finished the season riding a 24-game goal-scoring streak, which was good for fourth in the country at the season's end ... one of six players to start all 15 games ... tied a career-high five goals in Army's 14-9 win over rival Navy (Apr. 16) in Annapolis, Md. ... added one assist and matched his career-high with six points against the Midshipmen in what marked Army's fourth-straight win and first at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since 1997 ... totaled four goals on three other occasions - at Bryant (Mar. 11), at Colgate (Apr. 2) and vs. Bucknell (Apr. 9) ... five three-goal efforts scattered throughout the season, including matching a team-high three goals in the Black Knights' season finale against then-No. 3 Johns Hopkins ... 125 shots on the year were 72 more than any other player on the roster ... added 22 ground balls and three assists on the year ... scored seven man-up goals to lead the team and tie for second in the Patriot League ... awarded the Lt. Ray Enners/Chris Pettit Memorial Award as the team's top offensive player at the Black Knights' postseason banquet ... also picked up the Jack Emmer "Nutcracker" Award as the team's most physical player for the second year in a row ... took home the Army Athletic Association's Black Knight Awards for Men's Yearling of the Year.
2010: Earned national Rookie of the Year recognition from Inside Lacrosse magazine ... also named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... selected to the Inside Lacrosse All-Rookie Team ... member of the All-Patriot League second team ... four-time recipient of the Patriot League Rookie of the Week award ... set Academy freshman records by leading Army with 41 goals and finishing second on the squad with 50 points ... ended the season tied for 17th nationally with 2.41 goals per game ... goals during the season included last-second game-tying tallies in overtime victories against Colgate (Apr. 3) and Bucknell (Apr. 10) that helped Army to an unblemished 6-0 Patriot League record for the first time in program history ... tallied a big goal late in Army's upset of two-time defending national champion Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (May 16) ... started all 17 matches for the Black Knights ... began career with two goals as Army defeated VMI (Feb. 20) ... posted four goals and one assist in his second career match versus Bryant (Feb. 23) ... duplicated that effort in Army's regular season setback to Cornell (Mar. 6) ... recorded four goals at Air Force (Mar. 13) ... tallied three goals and dished out one assist versus Colgate ... registered four goals and one helper at Lafayette (Apr. 20) ... posted career highs with five goals and six points against Holy Cross (Apr. 24) ... scored three goals in Army's 11-8 victory over Navy in the Patriot League Tournament championship game (May 2) ... added two goals and one assist in the Black Knights' win over Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament first round ... credited with 25 ground balls on the season ... awarded the team's Jack Emmer "Nutcracker" Award winner as the team's most physical player.
Prior to West Point: Two-time All-State honoree for four-time New Jersey State Champion Hunterdon High School under coach Mike Vergalito ... served as team captain while breaking the 70-point plateau as a senior ... all-state tight end/linebacker and captain on the gridiron for four-time state champion squad ... highly-touted prospect out of prep year at USMAPS under coach Tom Hansen ... named the Male Athlete of the Year following standout season.
Personal: James Garrett Thul is the son of James and Lorna Thul ... birthdate is May 31, 1990 ... was born in Flemington, N.J. ... has one sister, Lauren ... family friend of former lacrosse captain and USMA Class of 2003 member Mike Kamon ... volunteers with the Hunterdon Outreach program ... also enjoys watching movies and sports on television in his spare time ... spent three weeks in Washington, D.C., working directly for Mark Sullivan, Director of the Secret Service last summer ... major is Environmental Science.