Williams, Rapine Honored by Big Ten
By Ernie Larossa
Associate AD/Director of Athletic Communications
BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins sophomore attackman Cole Williams and sophomore defenseman Jack Rapine have been named the Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their efforts in the Blue Jays’ 18-7 victory at Syracuse it was announced by the league today. Since the league was formed in 2015, this is the 12th time a Johns Hopkins player has earned Offensive Player of the Week honors and the third time a Blue Jay has grabbed Defensive Player of the Week.
Williams scored four goals and added one assist to lead the way offensively for Johns Hopkins at Syracuse. The four goals matched his career high and the five points are a personal best. All five of his points came during a 10-1 Johns Hopkins run that turned a 3-2 lead into a 13-3 advantage.
Rapine helped lead a Blue Jay defense that held Syracuse to just the seven goals – 4.5 fewer than the Orange had been averaging entering the game. He grabbed four ground balls and added a caused turnover in the victory.
Johns Hopkins (3-2) will host UMBC (2-3) tonight at Homewood Field (7 pm).
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