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Johns Hopkins-Princeton Men's Lacrosse Notes

Pat Foley and the Blue Jays host Princeton on Saturday, March 3 (6 pm).
Pat Foley and the Blue Jays host Princeton on Saturday, March 3 (6 pm).
March 1, 2018

Johns Hopkins-Princeton Game Information
Game Date/Time March 3, 2018 / 6 pm
Location Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
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When Last We Saw Them:
Johns Hopkins slipped to 1-2 on the year with a 13-11 loss to North Carolina on Friday, February 23.

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is ranked 19th in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll and 18th in the Maverik Media Poll. Princeton is receiving votes in the USILA Coaches Poll and checks in at #20 in the Maverik Media Poll.

Series History: Johns Hopkins and Princeton are meeting for the 88th time in a series that dates to a 3-2 Princeton win in 1890. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 57-30. Detailed series information can be found on page 10.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Princeton with an all-time record of 972-331-15 (.743). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.

The Nation’s Toughest Schedule: The perception of which team plays the nation’s toughest schedule may be in the eye of the beholder, but a case can certainly be made that in 2018 that team is Johns Hopkins. Consider

• The Blue Jays’ 13 regular-season opponents combined to post a 135-73 (.649) record in 2017.
• Johns Hopkins will play three teams that advanced to at least the NCAA Semifinals last season and seven that played in the NCAA Tournament.
• On JHU’s schedule in 2018 - but not even included among the teams that played in the NCAAs in 2017 - are Princeton (9-6 in 2017), Rutgers (10-4) and Virginia (8-7).
• Hopkins will play just two teams that had a losing record in 2017 (UMBC, Delaware) and those two teams still combined for a 13-16 record.

Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins converted on all three of its extra-man chances in the 14-6 season-opening victory against Towson before an 0-for-5 showing against Loyola. JHU bounced back with a 2-for-4 showing against UNC. The Blue Jays got EMO goals from Patrick Fraser, Joel Tinney and Kyle Marr in the win against the Tigers and Fraser and Chris Hubler against the Tar Heels.

More Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins led the nation and set a school record for extra-man percentage by converting on 26-of-43 (.605) EMO chances last season; the Blue Jays are 5-for-12 (.417) through three games this season.

More Extra: The 2018 season is the 12th for Bobby Benson as the Blue Jays’ offensive coordinator. Since he took over, the Johns Hopkins extra-man offense has converted on 40% or more of its EMO chances eight times in 11 seasons, including each of the last six. Johns Hopkins has finished in the top 10 in the nation in extra-man offense four times in the last six years and in the top 12 in each of those six seasons. Since 2007, Benson’s first year as Hopkins’ offensive coordinator, Johns Hopkins is 271-of-616 (.440) on extra-man chances.

Stanwick Among Career Leaders: With 78 goals and 85 assists for 163 points to his credit, senior attackman Shack Stanwick enters this week’s game ranked 11th in school history in assists and 19th in school history in points. With two more goals, he’ll become just the eighth player in school history with 80 career goals and 80 career assists.

Williams Nets First Career Hat Trick: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams scored three goals in last week’s game against North Carolina. The hat trick is the first of Williams’ career and the three goals boost his season totals to four goals and one assist and his career totals to 10 goals and five assists.

Hubler, DeSimone Score First Career Goals: Johns Hopkins senior Chris Hubler and freshman Connor DeSimone both scored the first goals of their career in the game against North Carolina. In addition, senior Thomas Guida scored his first goal of the season and the second goal of his career against the Tar Heels.

Marr Leads Team in Scoring: Junior attackman Kyle Marr enters this week’s game against Princeton with a team-high eight points on four goals and four assists.
He totaled four goals and two assists for six points in the season-opening win against Towson. This marked his fifth career hat trick and fourth career game with five or more points. At one point, he scored four consecutive Johns Hopkins goals and all six of his points came in the first half as the Blue Jays built an 11-2 halftime lead.
Marr added two assists in the game against North Carolina and will carry career totals of 42 goals and 27 assists for 69 points into the game against Princeton.

Tinney Notches 50th Career Goal: Senior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his 50th career goal in last week’s game against North Carolina. He totaled two goals and two assists for four points in the season-opening win against Towson, added one assist at Loyola and the goal against the Tar Heels and now has career totals of 50 goals and 22 assists for 72 points.
The 2017 Second Team USILA All-American has started all 36 games in his career and also has 77 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers.
In reaching the 50-goal mark in his 36th career game, Tinney ranks among the quickest midfielders to reach the 50-goal mark in recent Hopkins history:

Paul Rabil (2005-08) - 50th career goal in 32nd career game
Joel Tinney (Active) - 50th career goal in 36th career game
Kyle Harrison (2002-05) - 50th career goal in 42nd career game
Michael Kimmel (2007-10) - 50th career goal in 44th career game

Moreland Enjoys Career Night vs. UNC: Senior Hunter Moreland enjoyed his second consecutive standout game last week against North Carolina as he won 18-of-27 faceoffs with 10 ground balls against the Tar Heels. The 18 faceoff wins were one shy of his career high, while the 27 attempts were tied for the third most in his career; his 10 ground balls were a personal best. Moreland is now 39-of-67 (.589) on the year with a team-high 20 ground balls.

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