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2012: Enjoyed a strong season in first year as JHU's primary faceoff specialist Won 167-of-271 (.616) faceoffs on the year and led the team with 78 ground balls 167 faceoffs won is the seventh-highest single-season total in school history Finished sixth in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and 19th in ground balls per game (5.2) Missed season-opener vs. Towson, but returned to win 10-of-16 faceoffs with six ground balls in the win vs. Delaware Had career highs in faceoffs won (15) and attempted (18) in win over Siena Won 11-of-21 faceoffs in 10-8 win at Princeton and 10-of-12 in 11-0 win over Manhattan Added an 11-of-21 showing with five GBs vs. UMBC and set the pace with a 12-of-18 performance with three GBs in win over sixth-ranked Syracuse Scored first career goal to jump-start 11-10 win at top-ranked Virginia Won 15-of-21 faceoffs and grabbed a career-high 14 ground balls in a 17-6 win over Albany ... 14 ground balls are the most by a Johns Hopkins player since Kyle Harrison had 14 in a 17-5 win over third-ranked Syracuse in 2004 Magnificent in loss to Maryland as he was 14-of-19 on faceoffs with eight ground balls - 14 FO wins was one shy of career high Won 8-of-13 faceoffs with three GBs at Navy Matched career high with 15 faceoff wins on 19 attempts and added six GBs in win over Army Turned in one of the great performances in JHU NCAA Tournament history by a faceoff specialist in 19-9 win over Stony Brook in the first round as he won 20-of-26 faceoffs with a game-high 13 ground balls - 20 faceoffs won is believed to be the second-highest total ever by a JHU player in an NCAA game (Steve Vecchione won 28 against Syracuse in the 1992 NCAA Semifinals (28-of-41)).
2011: Part of JHU's three-man faceoff rotation Won 13-of-19 faceoffs with five GBs in six games played.
2010: Played in four games as a faceoff specialist/midfielder Won 10-of-20 faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls on the year Saw the most extensive action of his career at Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as he won 6-of-13 faceoffs and had five ground balls.
At Fayetteville Manlius: Two-sport standout in lacrosse and ice hockey Helped team to section playoffs three times in lacrosse Garnered First Team All-CNY honors as a senior after grabbing second team honors as a junior Totaled 33 goals and nine assists as a senior and 79 goals and 29 assists in his career Goalie on the hockey team.
Personal: Michael J. Poppleton The son of Scott and Kari Poppleton Born December 7, 1990 Economics major with a minor in entrepreneurship and management.