MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Johns Hopkins football team had five players named to the 2017 D3football.com All-South Region Team it was announced today. The five selections are just one shy of the school record and this is the ninth straight year that Johns Hopkins has placed at least four players on the team. Since D3football.com debuted its All-Region teams in 2005, Johns Hopkins has had 48 players named to the team; the Blue Jays’ 48 all-time selections rank fourth all-time among teams in the south region.
All five Johns Hopkins selections earned second team honors and the group included junior wide receiver Luke McFadden, senior defensive tackle Lance Hammond, sophomore defensive end Mike Kalanik, junior safety Addison Quinones and senior place kicker Jamie Sullivan. All-five had previously earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors this season and McFadden was also named the 2017 Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
McFadden led the team in receptions (58), receiving yards (1,162) and touchdown receptions (9). His 1,162 receiving yards are the third highest single-season total in school history and his 20.0 yards per reception this season is the highest in school history among players with 50 or more receptions. McFadden’s selection marks the fourth time since 2010 that a Johns Hopkins wide receiver has earned all-region honors.
Hammond and Kalanik were the nucleus of a strong Blue Jay defensive line in 2017 and their selections give Johns Hopkins five all-region defensive linemen since 2011.
Hammond totaled 45 tackles, including 13.5 for losses and 5.0 sacks. His 45 tackles were one shy of his career high, while his 13.5 TFLs and 5.0 sacks were both personal bests and each mark ranked second on the team.
Kalanik was the only sophomore defensive player to earn first or second team all-south region. He posted 52 tackles and led the team with 21.0 tackles for losses and 9.5 sacks in 2017. He ranked fifth on the team in tackles, while his 21.0 TFLs are the second-best total in school history and his 9.5 sacks are tied for sixth-best.
Quinones missed one game this season, but still led the team in tackles (68) and added 5.5 tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup on the year. He is the sixth Johns Hopkins defensive back to earn D3football.com All-South honors; all six have come in the last seven seasons.
Sullivan is the fifth Johns Hopkins kicker to earn D3football.com All-South honors, including the fourth to earn second team honors. Sullivan was 17-of-25 on field goals and 51-of-53 on extra points this season. His 17 field goals and 25 attempts are both Johns Hopkins single-season records, while his 102 points are a Blue Jay single-season record for a kicker. His 17 field goals are the most of any Division III kicker in the nation this season entering this week’s NCAA Semifinals.
Johns Hopkins posted a 9-2 record, claimed a share of a ninth consecutive Centennial Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs for the seventh straight year and the eighth time in the last nine years.
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