Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse

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Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
Blue Jay Head.svg
Founded 1883
University Johns Hopkins University
Conference Big Ten
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Coach Dave Pietramala (since 2000)
Stadium Homewood Field
(capacity: 8,500)
Nickname Blue Jays
Colors Columbia blue and Black
         
Pre-NCAA Era Champions
(ILA) (5) - 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903
(USILL) (10) - 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1926, 1927, 1928
(USILA) (13) - 1932, 1933, 1934, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
NCAA Tournament Champions
(9) - 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2007
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
(9) - 1972, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2003, 2008
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
(28) - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
(39) - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
NCAA Tournament Appearances
(42) - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team represents Johns Hopkins University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse.

Overview[edit]

The team was founded in 1883 and is the school's most prominent sports team. The Blue Jays have won 44 national championships including nine NCAA Division I titles (2007, 2005, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1974), 29 USILA titles, and six ILA titles.

Johns Hopkins midfielder Kyle Harrison playing against Duke.

Hopkins competes with Maryland in college lacrosse's most historic rivalry, the two teams having met more than 100 times. The Blue Jays also consider Princeton and Syracuse, their top competitors for the national title in the NCAA era, as significant rivals, and play Loyola in the cross-town "Charles Street Massacre."[1] Other heated competitors include Virginia, and in-state opponents Towson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Navy.

In the past, the Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams have represented the United States in international competition. Johns Hopkins represented the United States in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where lacrosse was a demonstration sport, winning the tournament in 1932.[2] Additionally, they won the 1974 World Lacrosse Championship in Melbourne, Australia where they represented the United States.

The Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, governed by US Lacrosse, is located on the Homewood campus and is adjacent to the home field for both the men's and women's lacrosse teams, Homewood Field.

In late 2012, the men's and women's lacrosse team facilities moved into the Cordish Lacrosse Center, located at the Charles Street (south)end of Homewood Field.

The Blue Jays were not selected for the 2013 NCAA tournament, the first such occurrence since 1971.

On May 17, 2013 President Ronald Daniels announced in an open letter to the Hopkins community that he was accepting the positive recommendation of a committee empanelled to explore seeking conference affiliation for the team.

On June 3, 2013 the University announced that the team would join a 'newly formulated' Big Ten as an affiliate member for lacrosse, effective in the 2014-2015 season. This conference will consist of Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. The conference will stage a season-end tournament and have an automatic berth for the NCAA tournament beginning in the 2016-2017 season.

Championships[edit]

Starting in 1926, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) began rating college lacrosse teams and awarding gold medals to the top teams. Johns Hopkins was the recipient of one of these in 1928, alongside Maryland, Navy, and Rutgers—each of which had only one regular-season collegiate defeat.[3] From 1936 through 1970, the USILA awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy to the annual champion, based on regular-season records. In 1971, the NCAA began hosting an annual men's tournament to determine the national champion. The Wingate Memorial Trophy was presented to the first two NCAA Division I champions (1971 and 1972) and was then retired.

Men's Lacrosse Highlights[edit]

Team Awards and Honors
924 All-Time Wins (298 losses, 15 ties) (.753)
44 National Championship Titles (all-time)
9 NCAA Division I Championships
29 USILA Titles
6 ILA Titles
1 World Lacrosse Championship (1974)
2 U.S. Olympic Teams (1928, 1932)
41 Consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances (1972-2012)
18 NCAA National Championship Game Appearances
12 Undefeated Seasons
Individual Awards and Honors
65 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Members
525 All Americans (from 1922-2009)
180 First Team All Americans (from 1922-2011)
11 Enners Award Winners (player)
1 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner (player)
15 Turnbull Award Winners (attackman)
7 McLaughlin Award Winners (midfielder)
15 Schmeisser Award Winners (defenseman)
14 Kelly Award Winners (goalie)
4 Touchstone Award Winners (coach)

* as of 5/19/2011

Johns Hopkins University Men's Highlights[edit]

Career leaders are taken from the updated Johns Hopkins Record Book.[4]

Career Goal Leaders[edit]

Name Years Goals Name Years Goals
Terry Riordan 1992-95 184 [a] Richie Hirsch 1974-77 101
Brian Piccola 1991-95 154 Conor Ford 2001-04 101
Franz Wittelsberger 1973-76 151 Dave Huntley 1976-79 100
Michael O'Neill 1975-78 138 Brian Wood 1984-87 100
Jeff Cook 1979-82 128 Brandon Benn 2011-14 100
Bobby Benson 2000-03 124 Delverne Dressel 1983-86 99
Paul Rabil 2005-08 111 Peter Scott 1981-84 99
Kevin Huntley 2005-08 109 Dylan Schlott 1996-99 97
Brandon Benn 2011-14 109 Kyle Barrie 2002-05 96
Bill Morrill 1957-59 107 Kyle Wharton 2008-2011 96
Dan Denihan 1996-00 104 Jerry Schmidt 1960-62 95
Jack Thomas 1972-74 103 Steven Boyle 2007-10 95
Mike Morrill 1985-88 102
[a] 7th on the NCAA career goals list

Career Assist Leaders[edit]

Name Years Assists Name Years Assists
Dave Marr 1993-96 134 Del Dressel 1983-86 75
Joe Cowan 1967-69 123 Matt Panetta 1988-91 71
Jack Thomas 1972-74 121 Franz Wittelsberger 1973-76 69
Mickey Webster 1957-59 105 Zach Palmer 2010-2013 69
Richie Hirsch 1974-77 103 Steven Boyle 2007-10 68
Michael O'Neill 1975-78 99 Paul Rabil 2005-08 67
Dan Denihan 1996-00 99 Bill Morrill 1957-59 67
Jeff Cook 1979-82 91 Terry Riordan 1992-95 63
Brian Piccola 1991-95 91 Conor Ford 2001-04 59
Kevin Boland 2001-04 82 Peter Scott 1981-84 58
Brian Wood 1984-87 78 Downy McCarty 1966-68 55

Career Points Leaders[edit]

Name Years Point Name Years Points
Terry Riordan 1992-95 247 Delverne Dressel 1983-86 174
Brian Piccola 1991-95 245 Bill Morrill 1957-59 174
Michael O'Neill 1975-78 237 Bobby Benson 2000-03 167
Jack Thomas 1972-74 224 Steven Boyle 2007-10 163
Franz Wittelsberger 1973-76 220 Conor Ford 2001-04 160
Jeff Cook 1979-82 219 Matt Panetta 1988-91 157
Richie Hirsch 1974-77 204 Peter Scott 1981-84 157
Dan Denihan 1996-00 203 Mike Morrill 1985-88 147
Joe Cowan 1967-69 197 Mickey Webster 1957-59 147
Dave Marr 1993-96 193 Zach Palmer 2010-2013 140
Paul Rabil 2005-08 178 Kevin Huntley 2005-08 139
Brian Wood 1984-87 178 Kyle Barrie 2002-05 139

Four Time All-Americans[edit]

Name Years Position Name Years Position
Dave Black 1979-82 Defense Michael O'Neill 1975-78 Attack
Lloyd Bunting 1947-50 Defense Brian Piccola 1991-95 Attack
John DeTomasso 1983-86 Defense Paul Rabil 2005-08 Midfield
Delverne Dressel [b] 1983-86 Midfield Terry Riordan 1992-95 Attack
Mark Greenberg 1977-80 Defense Fred Smith 1947-50 Midfield
Richie Hirsch 1974-77 Attack John Tolson 1938-41 Defense
Donaldson Kelly 1931-34 Attack Doug Turnbull [b] 1922-25 Attack
Quint Kessenich 1987-90 Goaltender Franz Wittelsberger 1973-76 Attack
Millard Lang 1931-34 Midfield Brian Wood 1984-87 Attack
Milford Marchant 1993-96 Midfield
[b] Dressel and Turnbull were four-time first-team All-American, two of only six in college lacrosse history

William C. Schmeisser Award[edit]

Main article: Schmeisser Award

Jack Turnbull Award[edit]

The Jack Turnbull Award is named for Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull, a Blue Jays star, who died in World War II after his B-24 crashed while returning from a bombing run over Germany.[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Now They Are Everybody's Target, Sports Illustrated, April 19, 1999.
  2. ^ "Lacrosse on the Olympic Stage". Lacrosse Magazine. US Lacrosse. September–October 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  3. ^ David G. Pietramala, et al., Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, p. 15, 2006, Baltimore: JHU Press, ISBN 978-0-8018-8410-8.
  4. ^ All Time Records, Johns Hopkins
  5. ^ Turnbull enlisted in the Maryland National Guard as an aviation cadet and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on June 24, 1940.