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Stephen Peyser
Stephen  Peyser


Lloyd Harbor, NY

High School:
Cold Spring Harbor

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220



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2007: Third Team USILA All-America selection • Started all 17 games on JHU's first midfield and finished with 16 goals, 10 assists and a team-high 80 ground balls while winning 106-of-189 (.561) faceoffs • Finished 17th in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and 20th in ground balls per game (4.71) • Ranked sixth on the team in goals and points and third in assists • Came up with the key ground ball in second overtime and assisted on Paul Rabil's game-winner against Princeton in the Inside Lacrosse Faceoff Classic • Added two goals and one assist and won 5-of-7 faceoffs three days later against UMBC • Sparked the win over Hofstra by winning 9-of-13 faceoffs while matching then career-high with eight ground balls • Punched up career-high four points (2g, 2a) and won 6-of-10 faceoffs in a regular-season loss to Duke • JHU stood at 4-4 after the loss to the Blue Devils before Peyser fueled a nine-game winning streak that culminated with a win over Duke in the NCAA Championship game • Won 69-of-112 (.616) faceoffs and grabbed 55 ground balls (6.1/game) during nine-game run to the title • Turned in one of the top performances of his career in the win over Navy by winning 14-of-17 faceoffs and grabbing a career-high 12 ground balls • 14 faceoffs won and 17 attempts were also career highs • Effort came against a Navy team ranked in the top five in the nation in faceoff percentage • Scored two goals, won 12-of-15 faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls against Towson • Scored JHU's first goal, won 12-of-15 faceoffs and tied career high with 12 ground balls against Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • Notched second career hat trick, won 3-of-6 faceoffs and grabbed four ground balls against Delaware in the NCAA Semifinals • Punched his ticket onto the NCAA All-Tournament Team with a sparkling effort against Duke in the NCAA Championship game • Scored two goals and added one assist, won 9-of-14 faceoffs and grabbed nine ground balls in the ring-clinching victory over the Blue Devils • Won his first five faceoffs of the game and JHU won the first seven overall • Assist and both goals in the title game came during an 8-2 first-half run that gave JHU a 10-4 halftime lead.

2006: Played in six games as a member of JHU's second midfield • Scored four goals and added three assists for seven points • Won 28-of-42 (.667) faceoffs and grabbed 19 ground balls • Missed the first eight games of the season after suffering a broken jaw in the team's final preseason scrimmage • Returned to action against Maryland and scored one goal, won 4-of-5 faceoffs and had three ground balls against the Terps • Added one goal and won 1-of-3 faceoffs in the 9-8 win over Navy a week later • Did not register a point, but may have been JHU's most instrumental player in the win over Towson as he won 13-of-16 faceoffs and grabbed a career-high eight ground balls • 13 faceoffs won and 16 attempts were also then career-highs and the most in either category by a JHU player on the year • Scored one goal, added one assist, grabbed three ground balls and won 4-of-7 faceoffs in the 13-3 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • Closed season with a solid effort against Syracuse in the NCAA Quarterfinals • Scored one goal and added one assist, won 5-of-8 faceoffs and grabbed two ground balls against the Orange • Goal and assist both came during a game-ending 5-1 run for the Blue Jays that nearly helped overcome a 12-7 deficit in the final nine minutes.

2005: One of just two freshmen on the team to play in all 16 games • Finished the season tied for eighth on the team in goals (10) and tied for 10th in points (10) • Also won 12-of-27 (.444) faceoffs and had 23 ground balls • Tallied the first goal of his career in the win over Princeton in the season-opener • Won 6-of-7 faceoffs and had a career-high five ground balls in the win over Albany • Posted the first two-goal game of his career in the win over Maryland and scored two goals, won 5-of-7 faceoffs and had five ground balls against Marist in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • Posted the first hat trick of his career with a three-goal showing against Massachusetts in the NCAA Quarterfinals • All three goals came in a span of less than nine minutes in the third quarter, including two that bookended a four-goal run that took just 78 seconds.

At Cold Spring Harbor: Four-sport standout as he played football, lacrosse, hockey and basketball • Two-time All-American in lacrosse and a three-time All-Nassau County selection in football • Was a Thorpe Award Finalist in football as a senior, when he was selected to the Golden 11 Scholar Athletes of Nassau County as well.

Personal: Stephen R. Peyser • The son of Michael and Barbara Peyser • Born July 28, 1986 • Younger brother of Michael (`03) and Greg (`06), who both played at Johns Hopkins for head coach Dave Pietramala • Political science major.