Garden City, N.Y.
At Delaware: Second-year team member for the Blue Hens....will add depth to the Delaware defensive unit that ranks among the best in the Colonial Athletic Association...will have freshman eligibility.
2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility.
High School: Competed in lacrosse and football at Garden City High School and competed in lacrosse and basketball during his senior season at the Westminster (Conn.) School...led Garden City lacrosse team to records of 14-4 and 15-3 in his final two seasons and helped guide Westminster to a record of 9-7 in 2009...played wide receiver in football and forward in basketball.
Personal: William "Billy" Durand ("duh-rand")...born Sept. 17, 1990...son of Billy and Suzi Durand...university studies major at Delaware....works as a waiter and coach during the summer...oldest of four children in family...avid golfer and an avid New York Jets fan...comes from an athletic, lacrosse-oriented family...father is a stockbroker and a former lacrosse player at Delaware, who lettered in 1986 and led Hens to the East Coast Conference team title...uncle, Rich Volpe, was a former UD lacrosse player and team captain in 1993 who led Blue Hens to conference titles in 1992 and 1993...uncle, Brian Volpe, played the sport at Loyola.