Johns Hopkins Places Three on All-Big Ten Team
ROSEMONT, IL – The Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team had three players named to the 2017 All-Big Ten Team it was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Senior midfielder Haley Schweizer was a unanimous selection and senior defender Nevi Fernandez and junior attacker Emily Kenul joined her on the All-Big Ten Team.
In addition to the above, senior defender Maddie Bodden was one of seven Sportsmanship Award recipients in the league. The student-athletes selected for the Sportsmanship Award are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Schweizer leads the Blue Jays in goals (33) and points (42) and ranks second in draws (30) and caused turnovers (18). She is also third on the team in ground balls (22). Schweizer has posted career highs in assists, points and draws this season and she is one shy of her career high in goals. She notched her 100th career point on March 25 and her 100th career goal on April 27. Schweizer ranks in the top 20 in school Division I history in points (117), goals (100), draws (90) and caused turnovers (66). She has tallied at least one point in 15 of the Blue Jays’ 17 games this season and has three or more in eight of those.
Fernandez anchors a Hopkins defense that ranks second in the Big Ten and 27th nationally in scoring defense (9.94). The Blue Jays have held nine of their opponents to single digits and have held four of those to six or fewer goals. Fernandez, who routinely draws opponents’ top offensive player, ranks second on the team with 25 ground balls and is fourth with 18 draws. She also has nine caused turnovers.
Kenul, who missed four games due to an injury, is tied for third on the team in goals (23) and points (38) and also ranks third in assists (15). She leads the Blue Jays with 39 draws while ranking fifth in caused turnovers (11) and sixth in ground balls (19). Kenul tallied her 100th career point on February 22 and her 100th career draw on April 30. She ranks in the top 20 in school DI history in points (125), goals (79), assists (46) and draws (102). Kenul has at least one point in 12 of her 13 games and has three or more points in eight of those.
Fourth-seeded Johns Hopkins (11-6, 3-3 B1G) will play top-seeded and top-ranked Maryland (17-0, 6-0 B1G) in the Big Ten Semifinals on Friday, May 5 at 6:00 pm. The winner advances to Sunday’s championship game and will play the winner of second-seeded Penn State and third-seeded Northwestern. The tournament is being hosted by Maryland at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex and all three games will air live on the Big Ten Network.