Blue Jays Return Eight Starters
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Blue Jays Open the Season on Sunday in Houston
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In their first season in the Big Ten, the Blue Jays ranked third in the league in scoring offense (11.44) and second in free position percentage (.435). Freshman Maggie Schneidereith ranked third in the Big Ten in assists per game (1.33) and set the program record for assists by a freshman (24). In his third season, Hopkins ranked 10th in the nation in free position percentage (.495), while ranking 38th in scoring offense (10.95). He coached Dene' DiMartino and Emily Kenul to IWLCA All-Region honors while DiMartino also earned Second Team All-America honors in 2016.
The 2015 season saw, the offense ranked 29th in the nation (11.83) and tied for 13th in scoring margin (4.39). The Blue Jays posted a 14-4 record, including a pair of wins over top-10 teams, and made a return trip to the NCAA Tournament. In his first season at Homewood, Stanwick's offense ranked third in the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) and 25th nationally with 12.35 goals per game as the Blue Jays went 15-5 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He coached 2014 graduate Taylor D'Amore to ALC Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-America honors. She led the NCAA in assists (53), assists per game (2.65) and points per game (5.25) as a senior.
The Cavaliers' all-time scoring leader with 269 points, Stanwick led the Cavs to the 2010 ACC Tournament title, the 2011 NCAA Championship and a 56-14 (.800) record in his career. Stanwick earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 2009 and went on to earn ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior, respectively. A three-time All-ACC selection and USILA All-American, he scored 126 goals while adding 143 assists during his career.
Stanwick graduated from Virginia in 2012 with a degree in history and was drafted number two overall by the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Since making his MLL debut on June 16, 2012, Stanwick has tallied 168 points in just 55 games. In 2012, he led all MLL rookies with 17 assists while leading the Machine in the same category. He tied for third in the league in assists in 2013 and finished fourth in 2014. He started Stanwick Lacrosse, LLC where he coaches individuals and small groups on all aspects of the game.