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Larry Quinn to Receive Tewaaraton Legends Award

Two-time National Player of the Year Larry Quinn is the second former Blue Jay to win the Tewaaraton Legends Award.
Jan. 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Larry Quinn, who guided the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team to a pair of NCAA Championships during his career at Homewood, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Tewaaraton Foundation Legends Award it was announced Friday evening. Quinn is the second Blue Jay to win the award as he joins Joe Cowan, the 2013 recipient.

Quinn played at Johns Hopkins from 1982-85 and ranks among the great goalies in college lacrosse history. He started the final two seasons of his career and guided the Blue Jays to a 27-1 record and NCAA Championships in 1984 and 1985. Johns Hopkins was also the national runner-up during his freshman and sophomore years.

Quinn posted a school-record .708 save percentage in 1984, when the Blue Jays posted a 14-0 record. He earned First Team USILA All-America honors that season and was the recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award as the nation’s top goalie and the Enners Award as the nation’s top player.

With Quinn in the goal in 1985, the Blue Jays posted a 13-1 record and claimed their second consecutive national championship. He posted a .645 save percentage as a senior, when he repeated as a First Team USILA All-American and again claimed the Kelly and Enners Awards. That year, he also became the first Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse player to earn a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Since Quinn graduated in 1985, only three players have earned the Enners Award in consecutive years and only twice has a goalie won the award in the 33 years since Quinn claimed his second.

Quinn later served as assistant coach at Johns Hopkins and played for the United States National Team at the 1986, 1990 and 1994 ILF World Championships. He helped guide the United States to the World Championship in each of those years and earned All-World and Best Goalie honors at the 1986 championships.

The Tewaaraton Legends Award annually honors one recipient who played college lacrosse prior to 2001, the first year in which the Tewaaraton Award was presented. Recipients are chosen on the basis that their collegiate performance would have earned them a Tewaaraton Award, had the award existed when they played.

Quinn will receive the Legends Award during the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 31, 2018, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. For more information on the Tewaaraton Legends Award or to attend this exciting event, visit

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