General: Two-year returning starter in the first midfield unit for the Tar Heels...preseason first-team Face-Off Yearbook All-America selection as an offensive midfielder...named to coaches preseason All-ACC Team...one of 51 players competing for a spot on Team Canada for the 2014 World Lacrosse Games...first Canadian recruited to Carolina during the Joe Breschi coaching era...played for Team Canada at the 2012 FIL U19 World Championships held in Turku, Finland...earned a silver medal in that event...enters the 2014 season with a 13-game goal-scoring streak...that equals the 12th longest streak in UNC history...an amazingly consistent player...has at least one point in 26 of the past 27 games...has scored a goal in 25 of the past 26 games...has eight career hat tricks.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in 17 games and started 16 games in the first midfield unit...second-team USILA All-America selection...tapped for All-ACC Tournament Team for second straight year...was the team's fourth leading scorer with 35 points...ranked fourth on the team in goals scored with 28...that was the most goals by a UNC midfielder since Sean DeLaney had 35 in 2009...had two game-winning goals and six man-up goals...led team in man-up scores...scored on 34.6 percent of his shots...his 28 goals equaled the 39th most goals in a season in UNC history...his six EMO goals equaled the fifth most in a season in Tar Heel record books...was spectacular in the ACC Tournament...had a career high four goals and five points in ACC semifinal win over Duke...followed that up with a three-goal effort in ACC title game versus Virginia...matched career high of two assists versus Johns Hopkins...fed Davey Emala for the tying goal late in regulation...had a goal in all but one game during the season...scored three goals against Princeton including the game-winner with three seconds to play in a 16-15 win...was dynamic for the Tar Heels in the second half of the season...had a goal and two assists in overtime win over Johns Hopkins...notched two goals and an assist at Virginia...recorded hat trick at Hofstra...followed up tremendous ACC Tournament performance with a three-goal, one-assist game against Lehigh in the NCAA Tournament.
2012 (Freshman): Shared the team's Jay Gallagher Award as outstanding freshman with Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey...named to the All-ACC Tournament Team...was UNC's leading midfield scorer...his 26 points ranked fourth on the team...scored 20 goals, fourth highest total on squad...scooped up 14 ground balls and had six assists...scored his 20 goals on only 43 shots...played in 17 games and started eight games...all eight starts came in the final nine games of the season...ended the year on a nine-game goal-scoring streak...had season-high of four points against Mercer (3 goals, 1 assist) and Detroit (2 goals, 2 assists)...had three goals in the regular-season game against Virginia...was spectacular against Duke in the ACC Tournament championship game with three goals and a career-high five ground balls...had a goal and an assist against Dartmouth and a pair of goals versus Denver.
Prep: Attended the Hill Academy in Vaughn, Ontario...was coached there by Brodie Merrill and Merrick Thomson...the leading scorer at the Hill Academy in 2010...played box lacrosse since 1996, field lacrosse since 1999 and was an ice hockey player from 1998-2009...he played club lacrosse for the Courtice Cougars and in 2009 led that team in goal scoring while also being the captain and MVP...led Cougars to 2009 LOSSA championship... played in 2010 Big City Classic to open new Meadowlands Stadium...in 2009, he played for the Canadian National Box Lacrosse silver medalists in the Founders Cup as member of Clarington Green Gaels and the previous year was on the Canadian National Gold Medal championship team (Team Ontario Box Lacrosse) and the Ontario Summer Games gold medal title-winning squad (Whitby Warriors)...member of 2006, 2007 and 2008 Provincial Gold Medal Champions as member of Whitby Warriors...played for Edge Senior Elite that won 2010 gold medal in Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions...attended Courtice Secondary School prior to transferring to the Hill Academy...while there he won an Ontario Scholar Athlete Award and was chosen as the school's Face of the Future as the athlete most likely to succeed.Personal: Chad Christopher Tutton is the son of Chris and Tracy Tutton...was born in August 1992 in Oshawa, Ontario...communication studies major.
Catching Up With Chad Tutton
The best thing about being a Tar Heel lacrosse player is having a family while being so far from home.
My favorite thing about playing for Coach Breschi is he is extremely knowledgeable not only in lacrosse but in life. I have already learned so much from him.
Since last year, the aspect of my game I've worked on the most is my ability to see the field and think five seconds into the future.
My best friends on a college lacrosse team are Stefan Diachenko (St. John's) and Dan Lintner (Cornell).
My greatest strength as a lacrosse player is being able to work to get to my left hand.
More About Chad
My favorite lacrosse bus trip movie is Slap Shot 1 and 2... easily.
My favorite sport other than lacrosse is hockey.
My favorite singer or musical act is Tim McGraw.
The teammate who makes me laugh the most is Walker Chafee A.K.A. Barry Badrinath.
My teammates would be surprised to know one of my hobbies is snowboarding.
My dream vacation spot is Dubai.
My favorite tailgate foods are pasta, pizza and Caesar salad.
My favorite beverage is Cool Blue Gatorade.
My favorite food made by a relative is Auntie Jean's lemon meringue pie.
And Here's Some More
In a perfect world my dream job would be a sportswear rep.
My favorite class at Carolina is English.
The celebrity I'd most like to hang out with is Leonardo DiCaprio.
My most cherished possessions as a kid were my hockey and lacrosse sticks.
The most interesting person I've met at Carolina is Professor Birdsall.
Chad Tutton's Stat Lines
Year GP/GS SH G A PTS GB CT
2012 17/8 43 20 6 26 14 0
2013 17/16 81 28 7 35 18 2
Totals 34/24 124 48 13 61 32 2
In His Career: 11 multi-goal games (5 in 2012, 6 in 2013); 2 multi-assist games (1 in 2012, 1 in 2013); 15 multi-point games (6 in 2012, 9 in 2013).
Career Highs: Goals: 4 vs. Duke, 4-26-2013; Assists: 2 vs. Detroit, 2-18-2012; 2 vs. Johns Hopkins, 3-30-2013; Points: 5 vs. Duke, 4-26-2013; Ground Balls: 5 vs. Duke, 4-22-2012.