Hopkins Places Five on 2018 USILA All-America Team
By Ernie Larossa
Associate AD/Director of Athletic Communications
BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins University men’s lacrosse team placed five players on the 2018 USILA All-America Team it was announced today. The five Blue Jay All-Americans include one midfielder, one defensemen and three attackmen. The five selections also mark the 13th time in head coach Dave Pietramala’s 18 seasons that Hopkins has produced five or more All-Americans.
Senior midfielder Joel Tinney earned first team honors, while junior defenseman Patrick Foley was named to the third team. In addition, all three of Johns Hopkins’ starting attackmen – senior Shack Stanwick, junior Kyle Marr and sophomore Cole Williams – earned honorable mention status.
Tinney’s selection boosts Johns Hopkins’ national record of all-time First Team USILA All-Americans to 184 since the team was first selected in 1922. In addition, the selection of Stanwick, Marr and Williams marks the first time since 1995 that three Blue Jay attackmen have earned All-America honors.
Tinney, who earned third team All-America honors as a freshman in 2015 and second team honors in 2017, finished second on the team in assists (32), tied for second in points (53) and third in goals (21) in 2018. His 53 points and 32 assists are both career highs with his 32 assists tying the Johns Hopkins single-season record for assists by a midfielder. Tinney concludes his career with 68 goals, 51 assists, 107 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers.
Foley earns All-America honors for the first time his career with his appearance on the third team. He totaled one goal, 30 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers on the season while regularly drawing the assignment of covering the opposition’s top attackman. In fact, of the 11 attackmen who earned first, second or third team honors, Foley was matched against six of them during the course of the 2018 season. Foley’s 30 ground balls ranked third on the team and his 14 caused turnovers were tied for the team lead. This is the eighth straight year that a Johns Hopkins defensive player has earned All-America honors.
Stanwick lands on the honorable mention listing for the third consecutive year. He led the team in assists (35), tied for second in points (53) and ranked fourth in goals (18). He tied the Johns Hopkins record for career games played (64), finished his career ranked fifth in school history in assists (117) and tied for seventh in goals (92) and is one of just three players in school history with more than 90 career goals and 100 career assists.
Marr enjoyed the finest season of his career as he led the team in goals (41) and points (58) and finished third in assists (17). A repeat Honorable Mention All-American, he scored a team-high six extra-man goals, had a team-best .387 shooting percentage (10 or more shots) and scored four game-winning goals on the year. He will carry career totals of 79 goals and 40 assists for 119 points into his final season in 2019.
Williams wrapped up his first season as a starter with 35 goals and 14 assists for 49 points. His 35 goals ranked second on the team while his 49 points and 14 assists were both fourth. In addition, his 35 goals are the most by a Blue Jay sophomore since Ryan Brown had 40 in 2014 and he recorded 11 multi-point and 11 multi-goal games on the year.
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