BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team recently began fall practice in preparation for three upcoming events and the 2018 season. After scrimmaging Israel’s National Team on October 8, the Blue Jays will host an event through the HEADStrong Foundation on Sunday, October 15 (at Boys’ Latin) with the team’s annual alumni game to follow six days later. Admission will not be charged for any of the events - donations to the HEADStrong Foundation will be accepted on October 15.
“Although we have not been practicing very long, I am excited by the energy and attention to detail our 2018 team has shown thus far,” Blue Jay head coach Dave Pietramala noted. “The fall provides a great opportunity to teach, learn and build the foundation for what we will become as a team for the upcoming season. In addition, we are very much looking forward to competing and hosting another event with the HEADStrong Foundation; our partnership over the last several years has been impactful on both sides and we are thrilled to support an organization with such an amazing mission.”
The team’s official 2018 roster is now available online. Visit HopkinsSports.com to view the roster.
Johns Hopkins will host Israel at 8:30 pm at Homewood Field.
October 15 (at Boys’ Latin)
Johns Hopkins will host a four-team event on Sunday, October 15 at Boys’ Latin in Baltimore. The event will support the HEADStrong Foundation. The schedule for the day is below and directions to Boys’ Latin can be found here.
12 pm – Johns Hopkins vs. Army
12 pm – Albany vs. Richmond
2:30 pm – Johns Hopkins vs. Albany
2:30 pm – Army vs. Richmond
The annual Johns Hopkins alumni game will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm at Homewood Field.
Spring Scrimmage Schedule
While the 2018 regular season schedule is not yet finalized, Pietramala did announce that the Blue Jays will have two scrimmages. Johns Hopkins will travel to High Point on January 27 before returning home to host Marquette on February 3.
Freshman Class Ranked Eighth by Inside Lacrosse
The current Johns Hopkins freshman class landed the number eight spot in the Recruiting Issue of Inside Lacrosse. A number of Johns Hopkins players were also listed in Power 100 rankings. Below is a look at Johns Hopkins’ representation in the already announced recruiting breakdown; the numbers listed are the team and individual rankings in each category.
Top 20 Classes: Johns Hopkins (8)
Zimmerman to be Inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Former Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 23. Read more about Zimmerman’s career at Johns Hopkins here.
Rabil, Radziewicz Named to United States Heritage Cup Team
Paul Rabil, a two-time national champion during his playing career at Johns Hopkins from 2005-08, and Cody Radziewicz, a 2017 Johns Hopkins graduate, are among the 23 players named by US Lacrosse to represent the United States in the upcoming Heritage Cup. The Heritage Cup is an exhibition game that will take place between indoor men’s lacrosse teams from the United State and Canada. The game will take place on Saturday, October 21 at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
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