Johns Hopkins-Stony Brook Women's Lacrosse Game Notes
|Johns Hopkins-Stony Brook Game Information|
|Game Date/Time||April 11, 2017 / 5:00 pm|
|Location||Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field|
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Johns Hopkins is back at Homewood Field for its second game in four days as the Blue Jays host the fourth-ranked Stony Brook Seawolves. Hopkins is coming off a 15-8 win over Michigan on Saturday - the program’s first Big Ten win.
Coaching for Literacy
Johns Hopkins hosts its first “Coaching for Literacy” game on Tuesday. All month long, the Blue Jays will be raising money for Reading Partners of Baltimore. Fans can join the fight by pledging a donation for each assist the Blue Jays make in the month of April (pledgeit.org/assistforliteracy). Hopkins is the first NCAA lacrosse program to participate in Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy – an effort that included over 20 NCAA basketball programs this year.
Last Time Out
Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team closed the game on a 6-1 run to defeat visiting Michigan, 15-8, on Saturday afternoon. The win was the Blue Jays’ first since joining the Big Ten this season.
Michigan jumped on top of Hopkins early, scoring a pair of goals in the game’s first three minutes. Hopkins answered with eigth straight goals while holding the Wolverines scoreless for more than 27 minutes. UM responded with a 5-1 run that trimmed the JHU’s lead to 9-7 with 17:42 to play. The Blue Jays had the final say, outscoring the Wolverines 6-1 to grab the win.
Lending A Hand
Sophomore Miranda Ibello leads the Blue Jays with 18 assists while freshman Maggie Schneidereith ranks second with 17 helpers. Ibello ranks third in the Big Ten while Schneidereith is tied for fourth in assists. Ibello is tied for 19th in program history with 28 career assists while Schneidereith’s 17 helpers are the fourth most by a freshman in program history. Junior Emily Kenul is the program’s active assist leader with 40 career helpers, which ranks 10th in school history. As a team, Hopkins ranks third in the league and 48th nationally with 5.54 assists per game.
Hopkins is receiving votes in the Cascade Media Poll and the Nike/Lax Magazine Poll after dbeating Michigan over the weekend. Six of the Blue Jays’ 2017 opponents are ranked in the top 20 of the IWLCA poll, including four (Maryland, Stony Brook, Penn State, Penn) in the top 10.
Against the Seawovles
Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook meet for the sixth time in a series that began in 2010. The Blue Jays lead the series, 3-2, though the Seawolves have won two of the last three.
Scouting the Seawolves
Stony Brook had 11 players score and matched a season-high in goals as the Seawolves beat Binghamton 20-4 Saturday afternoon. Taryn Ohlmiller led the Seawolves with seven points and four assists, while Samantha DiSalvo had a game-high four goals. Keri McCarthy had a game-high eight draws.
Kylie Ohlmiller, older sister of Taryn, leads the team with 83 points (41g, 42a) - which leads the nation. She also ranks first in assists and is 16th in goals. Sister Taryn ranks second on the team in points (32), assists (19) and points (51). On the other end of the field, Brooke Gubitosi leads the Seawolves with 31 caused turnovers and 24 ground balls. In the win over Binghamton, she had six caused turnovers. Gubitosi leads the America East and ranks fourth in the nation in caused turnovers. Anna Tesoriero has played every minute in goal and boasts a 7.42 goals against average and a .497 save percentage. She ranks fourth in the nation in goals against average and 13th in save percentage.
Climbing the Ranks
Several Blue Jays are making their move up the Johns Hopkins Division I record book. Here’s a look at where they rank:
Maddie Bodden (Sr. • D):
• Needs 4 caused turnovers to rank 18th (has 43)
Nicole DeMase (So. • A/M):
• Needs 2 free position goals to rank 18th (has 11)
Caroline Federico (Sr. • GK):
• Needs 49 saves to rank 2nd (has 353)
Shannon Fitzgerald (Jr. • M):
• Needs 6 points to reach 100 for her career (has 94)
• Needs 2 goals to rank 18th (has 77)
• Needs 2 free position goals to rank 12th (has 15)
Miranda Ibello (So. • A):
• Needs 1 assist to rank 18th and 3 to rank 17th (has 28)
Emily Kenul (Jr. • A):
• Needs 5 points to rank 14th (has 113)
• Needs 1 free position goal to rank 10th (has 17)
• Needs 6 assists to rank ninth (has 40)
• Needs 1 draw control to rank 12th and 5 to rank 11th (has 86)
Haley Schweizer (Sr. • M):
• Needs 3 points to rank 19th and 5 to rank 17th (has 104)
• Needs 1 goal to rank 14th and 4 to rank 12th (has 91)
• Needs 4 draw controls to rank 11th (has 87)
• Needs 2 caused turnovers to rank 8th (has 64)
Senior Maddie Bodden led Hopkins with a career-best 27 caused turnovers last season, which ranked 55th in the nation and 13th in school Division I history. Senior Haley Schweizer is the Blue Jays’ active career leader with 64 caused turnovers, which ranks ninth in school Division I history. Senior Claudia Flister leads the Blue Jays with 17 caused turnovers, while Schweizer and junior Shannon Fitzgerald rank second on the team with 16 caused turnovers each.
Johns Hopkins has held its opponents scoreless for 15 minutes or more 13 times this season. The Blue Jays rank second in the Big Ten and 19th in the nation in scoring defense (9.23). In addition, Hopkins leads the Big Ten in caused turnovers (9.62) and ranks third in ground balls (18.62).
Senior Haley Schweizer notched three points (2g, 1a) versus Penn State on March 25, including the 100th point of her career. She is the second Blue Jay this season to earn her 100th point as junior Emily Kenul reached the mark on February 22 at Loyola. Schweizer is the 20th player in school Division I history and 37th all-time at Johns Hopkins to reach the milestone. She and Kenul are the eighth set of teammates with at least 100 career points and the first since 2014 (see chart below). Junior Shannon Fitzgerald is closing in on the mark as well as she enters Tuesday’s game with 94 career points.
On the Eight
A pair of records were broken in Hopkins’ win over UMBC on March 8. The Blue Jays’ scored seven free position goals, breaking the single-game record of six. Hopkins had scored six free position goals in a game three times, the most recent coming on February 15, 2014 versus Marquette. Sophomore Nicole DeMase accounted for four of the Blue Jays’ seven free position goals. Her four goals broke the individual record of three, which had been accomplished seven times. She leads the Blue Jays and ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 11 free position goals on the season. As a team, Hopkins is 33-of-66 on free position, for a 50.0 percent conversion rate, which leads the Big Ten and ranks 13th in the nation.
Johns Hopkins placed two players on the 2017 Tewaaraton Award Watch List it was announced on February 28. Senior Haley Schweizer and junior Emily Kenul are two of the 50 women’s players named to the list. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour.
Freshman Maggie Schneidereith’s six points (4g, 2a) against Georgetown on March 1 were not just a career high. It was also the most points by a freshman since Taylor D’Amore had six (3g, 3a) at UMBC on April 13, 2011. Schneidereith ranks second on the team with 16 assists and third with 30 points. She also leads all freshmen on the team in goals (13), assists and points. In addition, Schneidereith leads all freshmen in the Big Ten in assists and is third in points.
B1G Things Ahead
After two seasons as an independent, Johns Hopkins will once again have conference affiliation as the Blue Jays begin their first season in the Big Ten in 2017. The Blue Jays spent 13 years as members of the American Lacrosse Conference before going independent in 2015.
Hopkins was picked to finish fourth in the preseason vote of the conference’s coaches. Defending champion Maryland was the unanimous pick to win the 2017 title. Penn State was picked to finish second, followed by Northwestern and Hopkins to round out the top four. The top four teams in the final regular season standings qualify for the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament, which will take place at Maryland on May 5-7.
Five Blue Jays carry active goal, assist and/or point streaks into Tuesday’s game versus Stony Brook. Here’s a look at those streaks:
CeCe Finney (Jr. • A):
• Has at least one point in 2 straight games
• Has at least one goal in 2 straight games
Shannon Fitzgerald (Jr. • M):
• Has at least one point in 9 straight games
• Has at least one goal in 8 straight games
Emily Kenul (Jr. • A):
• Has at least one point in 4 straight games
• Has at least one goal in 4 straight games
• Has at least one assist in 3 straight games
Maggie Schneidereith (Fr. • A):
• Has at least one point in 9 straight games
• Has at least one assist in 4 straight games
Haley Schweizer (Sr. • M):
• Has at least one point in 5 straight games
• Has at least one goal in 5 straight games
Seniors Caroline Federico and Haley Schweizer and junior Emily Kenul have garnered preseaon honors. The trio was named to the Big Ten Players to Watch list while Schweizer and Kenul were also named preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse.
On the Tube
Hopkins has four games scheduled for national television this season. Hopkins’ games versus Georgetown (March 1) and Stony Brook (April 11) will be shown on ESPNU. In addition, Hopkins’ games at Maryland (March 19) and Northwestern (March 30) will be shown on the Big Ten Network.
For the Record
This marks the 42nd season for Johns Hopkins, which sports an all-time record of 419-262-4 (.614) and a 201-125 (.616) record as a Division I program. The Blue Jays have posted 31 winning seasons, including 21 straight from 1987 to 2007. Hopkins has also made 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, including six in the Division I Tournament (2004, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016).
Home Sweet Home(wood)
Under head coach Janine Tucker, the Blue Jays are 119-56 (.680) within the friendly confines of Homewood Field and the Jays are 26-9 (.743) at home since the start of the 2014 season. Hopkins will play nine regular season games at home this season.
Athletics at Johns Hopkins is a family affair as a pair of Blue Jays have followed in their fathers’ footsteps at the Homewood campus while three more are following in their sisters’ footsteps.
Junior Emily Verica is the daughter of Chris Verica ‘87, who played football for the Blue Jays while senior goalie Caroline Federico is the daughter of Mike Federico ‘80. Mike was a three-time First Team All-American and National Goalie of the Year while helping the JHU men’s lacrosse team to three straight NCAA championships (1978, 1979, 1980).
Senior midfielder Haley Schweizer is following in the footsteps of her sister Courtney ‘13, who played four years for the Blue Jays. Sophomore Miranda Ibello is not only following in the cleats of her sister, Paige ‘10, but also of her brother-in-law, Max Venker ‘10, who was a four-year standout on the JHU men’s soccer team. Joining the Blue Jays and her sister, Holly, this season is freshman Shannon Logan. The Logans are the 11th pair of sisters to don the Hopkins Blue & Black and the first to do so at the same time since 2009 that Hopkins. The last pair of sisters to play on the same team were Sam and Megan Schrum.
One of Four
Unlike her teammates Holly and Shannon Logan, freshman attacker Maggie Schneidereith will not be playing along side her sister or sisters, for that matter, this season. Schneidereith, who hails from nearby Towson, is a quadruplet and all four sisters are playing Division I lacrosse. Midfielders Jamie and Lucy are playing at Drexel while goalie Georgia is playing for Albany.
Welcome to Homewood
Head coach Janine Tucker welcomes 10 freshmen to the Blue Jays this season. Joining Hopkins are Becca, Mackenzie Heldberg, Morgan Hendry, Caroline Hoeg, Eva Klaus, Robyn Lipschultz, Shannon Logan, Michelle Poirier, Maggie Schneidereith and Lexi Souder.
At the Helm
The winningest coach in program history, Janine Tucker is in her 24th season as the head coach at Johns Hopkins. She sports a record of 269-141 (.656), including a 201-125 (.616) mark at the Division I level. Tucker took over the Blue Jay women’s lacrosse program in August 1993 and coached five seasons in Division III before successfully guiding the program’s transition to Division I in 1999. A 1989 graduate of Loyola (MD) and a member of the Greyhound Athletic Hall of Fame, Tucker has led the Blue Jays to double-digit win totals in 19 of her 23 years on the bench. She has also guided Hopkins to six NCAA Division I Tournament appearances, three ECAC Division I championship games, and four NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. Tucker became the 14th coach in NCAA history to reach 250 wins when JHU beat Marquette, 11-8, on February 12, 2016. She currently ranks eighth in NCAA Division I history for coaching wins and she coached her 400th career game at Loyola on February 22.
Hopkins is idle for 11 days as the Blue Jays prepare for the Ohio State Buckeyes. JHU travels to Columbus to take on Ohio State on April 11 at Ohio Stadium. Opening draw is slated for 11:00 am.