Jan. 15, 2013
Blue Jay Jersey Countdown - #24
As we countdown to '13, a season Blue Jay faithful hope will end with a 10 on the 27th, HopkinsSports.com offers its own countdown ... by jersey number ... to the season-opener against Siena on February 8.
Today - #24
Did You Know: The game-winning goal in Johns Hopkins’ last NCAA Championship game victory in 2007 was scored by Kevin Huntley, who was wearing #24.
Player Spotlight – Charles E. Aronhalt
Aronhalt played at Johns Hopkins from 1962-64. He is one the former Johns Hopkins players recognized each year during the season-opening flag ceremony as he gave his life for his country on May 18, 1967 in the Vietnam War. In addition to his participation in lacrosse, Aronhalt also played football at Johns Hopkins and one of the team’s annual awards is named in his honor.
Click here to read more about Aronhalt’s act of heroism in Vietnam, for which he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Other Notable “24s” in JHU Lacrosse History
Kevin Huntley - Huntley helped Johns Hopkins to a pair of NCAA Championships (2005, 2007) and a national runner-up finish during his career from 2005-08. He garnered Third Team All-America honors as a sophomore and senior.
Huntley concluded his career ranked eighth on JHU’s career goal-scoring list (108) and 21st on the career point-scoring list (139). He led the team in goals in 2006 (30) and ranks second in school history in career goals scored in NCAA Tournament games (26).
We did #25 yesterday and included Jake Byrne, who played three seasons with Huntley. Check out this video clip of some of their top goals.
Peter Jacobs – Jacobs ranks as one of the finest faceoff specialists in school history as he won 376-of-634 (.593). He earned Second Team All-America honors as a junior and first team honors as a senior and also ranks eighth in school history in career ground balls (316).
Scott Marr – Marr was a member of Johns Hopkins’ 1987 NCAA Championship Team and is one of the many former Johns Hopkins players currently serving as a head coach at the collegiate level. He is currently in his 13th season as the head coach at Albany and guided the Great Danes to the 2007 NCAA Quarterfinals and four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Conor Denihan – Denihan played midfield for the Blue Jays from 1998-2001 and twice garnered All-America honors while helping JHU to the NCAA Semifinals as a sophomore and junior.
Famous “24s” in Other Sports
Willie Mays (MLB) – 660 home runs, 3,283 hits, 24 All-Star games, 12 Gold Gloves. First ballot Hall of Famer - no argument that he’s the measuring stick for all who wear #24.
Rick Barry (NBA) – More than 25,000 points, 6,500 rebounds and just under 5,000 assists. Eight-time All-Star and a member of the NBA’s All-Time Team.
Note: Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse rosters are generally available back to 1950. In many years after 1950, only an alphabetical list is available. The Blue Jay Jersey Countdown is intended to be an enjoyable way to count down to the 2013 season. It is not intended to rank in any way the players who wore a particular number.