2009: Played in all 15 games and started 13 games on close defense (wing on opening faceoff in other two - officially not listed as a starter in those two) Finished second on the team in ground balls (46) and caused turnovers (13) Fueled a Blue Jay defense that allowed an average of just 8.7 goals per game during seven-game winning streak late in the season - JHU allowed 10.7 goals per game through the first seven games of the season JHU defense held the opposition scoreless for a stretch of 11 minutes or longer 25 times on the season Forced three turnovers and had a career-high eight ground balls vs. Siena while anchoring a defense that allowed just three goals (none in the final 45:50) and a total of six second-half shots Grabbed six ground balls in the win over Hofstra, when the Blue Jays held the Pride scoreless for more than 11 minutes three different times Tallied first career point - an assist on a second-quarter goal by Kyle Wharton - at second-ranked Syracuse Had six ground balls and forced a turnover at Mount St. Mary's JHU held the Mount scoreless for more than 20 minutes to end the game Had two ground balls and two caused turnovers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Brown Closed season with one assist, one ground ball and one caused turnover against Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
2008: Played in all 17 games as JHU's primary long-stick middie and had 22 ground balls on the year Saw first action in nearly two years in the season-opener against Albany as he sat out the entire 2007 season wtih a torn ACL Fueled the defensive turnaround in the second half of the season that saw the Blue Jays win eight straight to advance to the national championship game JHU finished 19th in the nation in scoring defense after ranking as low as 49th at one point in the middle of the season.
2007: Missed the entire season after suffering a preseason knee injury.
2006: Played and started all 14 games on close defense First freshman to start a season-opener on defense for JHU since Chris Watson (2002) Finished fifth on the team - and first among close defensemen - with 32 ground balls on the year 32 ground balls on the year are the most by a Johns Hopkins close defenseman since Michael Peyser had 33 in 2002 Scooped up a career-high six ground balls, including one in the final five seconds, in the 11-10 win over Towson Six GBs were the most by a Johns Hopkins close defenseman on the year Picked up a then career-high five ground balls against North Carolina and added a team-high five in the 13-3 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Fueled a Hopkins defense that held nine of 14 opponents to nine goals or less and six opponents to seven goals or less Johns Hopkins finished 17th in the nation in scoring defense (8.21).
At Rancho Bernardo: Standout in football and lacrosse and a team captain in both sports Garnered All-America honors as a senior, when he also earned conference player-of-the-year honors Helped lacrosse team to county championship game and football team to a league title as a senior Earned a 2005 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award Union Tribune All-Academic selection in lacrosse as a junior and senior and as a senior in football.
Personal: Matthew T. Drenan The son of Michael and Terese Drenan Father was a member of the football team at Wittenberg (OH) and helped team to a pair of Division III Championships Born February 13, 1987 History major.
Drenan's Career Statistics
Year GP/S G A Pts Sh. GBs Pen.
2006 14/14 0 0 0 1 32 6/5:00
2008 17/3 0 0 0 3 22 5/4:30
2009 15/13 0 2 2 2 46 9/9:00
Totals 46/30 0 2 2 6 100 20/18:30