ROSEMONT, IL – Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Nick Fields has been named the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the eighth-ranked Blue Jays’ 15-8 season-opening win against 10th-ranked Navy. This is the first time Fields has earned the award and he is the first Johns Hopkins player to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Fields totaled three ground balls and added two caused turnovers in the victory against the Midshipmen. Playing with a new starting goalie and two new starters on close defense, Fields led a Blue Jay defense that held the Midshipmen to just three second-half goals, including just one over the final 24 minutes. During that time, Johns Hopkins outscored Navy 8-1 to break a 7-7 tie en route to the 15-8 victory.
Fields, a two-time Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection and an Honorable Mention USILA All-American in 2016, is expected to play in his 50th career game when the Blue Jays host UMBC on Saturday, February 11 at 1 pm. He has started all 34 games since the start of the 2015 season and 35 of the 49 games he has played in during his career.
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