Five Blue Jays Earn Inside Lacrosse Media All-America Honors
By Ernie Larossa
Associate AD/Director of Athletic Communications
BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team placed five players on the 2018 Inside Lacrosse media All-America team it was announced on Sunday, May 13. The team was voted on by more than 20 members of the media who cover college lacrosse throughout the season.
Senior midfielder Joel Tinney and junior defenseman Patrick Foley were both named to the first team, while senior faceoff specialist Hunter Moreland, junior long-stick midfielder Robert Kuhn and sophomore attackman Cole Williams all earned honorable mention status.
Tinney ranks second on the team in points (52) and assists (31) and is third in goals (21). A First Team All-Big Ten selection, Tinney has scored at least two points in 13 of Hopkins’ 16 games this season and his 31 assists are just one shy of the Johns Hopkins single-season record for assists by a midfielder.
Foley has emerged as one of the top one-on-one defenders in the nation. A Second Team All-Big Ten honoree, he is tied for the team lead with 14 caused turnovers and also counts 28 ground balls and one goal to his credit. He is the leader of a Blue Jay defense that has held nine opponents to nine goals or less; the Johns Hopkins close defense also does not feature a senior starter.
Moreland is enjoying a strong season at the X for the Blue Jays as he has won 195-of-334 (.584) faceoffs with a team-high 96 ground balls to go along with four goals and two assists on the year. The 195 faceoff wins and 334 attempts are both the third-highest single-season totals in school history.
Kuhn continues to excel as Hopkins’ top long-stick middie – a position he never played prior to arriving at Johns Hopkins. Kuhn has two goals, one assist, 24 ground balls and nine caused turnovers this season and earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after helping the Blue Jays claim their second Big Ten Tournament title.
Williams has started all 16 games on attack and ranks second on the team in goals (33) and fourth in points (47) and assists (14). The Second Team All-Big Ten selection has seven hat tricks and 10 multi-point games on the year.
Johns Hopkins (12-4) will return to action on Sunday, May 20 when the Blue Jays take on Duke (14-3) in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Navy. Faceoff is set for 2:30 pm with a live national television audience on ESPNU.
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