Sept. 23, 2002
Last Week: The Blue Jays enter this week with a 4-3-1 overall record and a 0-1 mark in the Centennial Conference after going 1-1 last week. Hopkins defeated the College of Notre Dame (MD), 6-0, before dropping a 1-0 decision to Haverford on Saturday in the Centennial opener.
This Week: JHU plays a pair of Centennial games this week beginning with a road contest versus Dickinson on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Hopkins then hosts defending Centennial champ Muhlenberg on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
The Coach: Leo Weil is currently in his 11th season as head coach of the Johns Hopkins women's soccer team. He has led the Blue Jays to back-to-back ECAC Championships and sports an overall record of 104-58-15 (.630) at Hopkins. Weil is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has coached from the youth club level through high school and college.
Team & Player Notes:
* Home Sweet Home: Hopkins fell to 12th ranked Messiah, 1-0, in its home opener, but the Blue Jays still have an overall record of 42-10-4 (.785) at home since the start of the 1996 season, including a 30-5-3 (.829) mark from 1998-2001. JHU finished the 2000 and 1998 seasons undefeated at home with 11-0 and 6-0 records, respectively. Over the last two years, the Blue Jays have outscored opponents 52-8 in 23 home games. Hopkins plays five more home games this season, all of which are Centennial Conference games.
* Blue Jays Solid in September: Since the start of the 1997 season, JHU has posted a 40-11-3 (.768) record in the month of September. The Blue Jays were 8-0 in September during the 1997 season and followed that with records of 5-2, 9-2-1, 7-3, and 7-1-1 from 1998 to 2001. Hopkins, 4-3-1 through eight games, has two games remaining in September, both in conference play.
*Plenty of Extra Time: Three of JHU's eight games have gone to overtime with the Blue Jays posting a 1-1-1 record in those contests. Hopkins played three overtime games all of last season, and the most the team has played in any season is five during the 1999 campaign. The Blue Jays have played 28 overtime games in school history and sport a 9-6-13 (.553) overall record.
* Centennial Openers: The Blue Jays dropped their Centennial Conference opener, 1-0 to Haverford on Saturday, marking the first time JHU lost a CC opener since the 1994 season. Hopkins is 7-2 all-time in conference openers and has outscored the competition, 32-7. JHU's Centennial openers:
Year, Opponent, Result
2002, @ Haverford, L/0-1
2001, Haverford, W/1-0
2000, Franklin & Marshall, W/1-0
1999, @ Franklin & Marshall, W/9-2
1998, @ Bryn Mawr, W/7-0
1997, Bryn Mawr, W/6-0
1996, @ Bryn Mawr, W/6-0
1995, Bryn Mawr, W/1-0 (ot)
1994, @ Haverford, L/1-4
* Non-Conference Dominance: Hopkins is 23-4-2 (.827) in non-conference games since the start of the 2000 season.
* High Powered Attack: The Blue Jays 6-0 win over the College of Notre Dame (MD) marked the second time JHU has scored six goals this year and the third game with at least four goals. Since the start of the 1998 season, Hopkins has scored four or more goals in 25 games, while opponents have scored three goals in a game on just three occasions.
* The three goals allowed versus Roanoke on September 15 were the most by Hopkins since the Blue Jays lost to Elizabethtown, 3-1, in the NCAA Tournament during the 1998 season. Before the Roanoke game, JHU allowed two goals on just eight occasions and recorded 41 shutouts in previous 70 games since the start of the 1999 season. In those 70 games, Hopkins outscored its opponents 177-37, for an average of 2.53-0.53 per game.
* Anito has Career Day: Freshman Mary Anito jumped into the scoring lead for Hopkins last Wednesday as she tied the school record for points in a game with eight against the College of Notre Dame (MD) in a 6-0 win. Anito assisted on two goals by sophomore Jen Kent before scoring three of her own as JHU scored six goals in a second half onslaught.
* Minger Moving Up the Charts: With five points on one goal and three assists through eight games, senior midfielder Jill Minger has moved into a tie for fourth place at Hopkins with 53 career points. She is also tied for fourth in career goals (19) and tied for first in career assists (15). In the season opener versus Goucher, Minger broke the school single-game record with three assists.
* O'Malley Close to 200: Senior goaltender Shannon O'Malley has made 18 saves in six games this season. With 199 career saves, she needs just one save to become the second player at Hopkins to record 200 career saves. O'Malley also needs 53 saves to break Kate Cushman's (1996-99) school record of 251 career saves.
Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Standings (as of 9/23/02)
School, Conf., Overall
Dickinson, 1-0, 6-2
Haverford, 1-0, 6-2
Gettysburg, 1-0, 4-1-2
Muhlenberg, 1-0, 3-5
McDaniel, 1-1, 5-3
Swarthmore, 1-1, 5-4
Franklin & Marshall, 0-0, 5-1
Johns Hopkins, 0-1, 4-3-1
Washington College, 0-1, 4-4
Bryn Mawr, 0-1, 3-4
Ursinus, 0-1, 3-4
NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings September 23, 2002
Rank School, W-L-T
1. The College of New Jersey, 7-0-0
2. Messiah College (Pa.), 7-0-0
3. Rowan University (N.J.), 7-1-1
4. Richard Stockton College (N.J.), 5-1-1
5. Gettysburg College (Pa.), 4-1-2
5. Mary Washington College (Va.), 5-2-1
7. University of Scranton (Pa.), 5-3-0
8. Lebanon Valley College (Pa.), 5-2-0
8. Moravian College (Pa.), 5-2-0
10. Johns Hopkins University (Md.), 4-3-1
10. Haverford College (Pa.), 6-2-0