This is not an all-inclusive list. Rather, this is a timeline of highlights from 2010-11.
September 8, 2010: The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team is no stranger to success, but an early-season test at 10th-ranked York provided a stiff test for a Blue Jay team with a nice mix of veterans and newcomers. One of those newcomers lifted JHU to a thrilling double-overtime win: Read more.
November 7, 2010: One day after needing penalty kicks to advance to the Centennial Conference title game, the women's soccer team secured its sixth consecutive conference championship with a 3-0 win at top-seeded Dickinson. Read more.
November 13, 2010: The run would end, that much seemed certain. One night after battling to an overtime win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the JHU men's soccer team was on the road against fourth-ranked Christopher Newport in a hostile environment. Two months after a freshman notched a game-winning goal in overtime against a top-10 team on the road, it was a senior's turn to provide such heroics. Read more.
November 13, 2010: The most dominating performance by a JHU team on a big stage? It would be hard to top the effort by the women's cross country team in claiming its third straight NCAA Mideast Regional Championship. The real excitement came in a photo finish for the individual crown … a photo finish after 3.1 miles? Read more.
November 20, 2010: Picking the top individual performance by a Johns Hopkins athlete during the course of the year would be difficult. However, any such discussion would have to include Hewitt Tomlin's performance against Lebanon Valley in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl as he threw for more than 400 yards and connected on 34-of-38 passes. Read more.
November 21, 2010: The most heart-stopping game of the year? Hard to pick for sure, but JHU's 2-1 loss at Messiah in the NCAA Women's Soccer Quarterfinals certainly would rank among the favorites. In a game worthy of being played on a bigger stage, the Blue Jays gave the Falcons everything they could handle in an epic that ranks among the greatest games in JHU women's soccer history. Read more.
December 13, 2010: Lost amid the titles this year were several near-misses. The most unexpected of those may have come on the volleyball court, where first-year coach Matt Troy led the Blue Jays to a 19-12 record and a trip to the Centennial semifinals. Not bad considering the Blue Jays were picked sixth in the CC Preseason Poll. Read more.
January 4, 2011: What could be more exciting than to be on hand for men's basketball coach Bill Nelson's 500th career victory? How about watching his Blue Jays rally from a nine-point deficit in the final 61 seconds. Read more
February 15, 2011: University President Ronald J. Daniels plans to build the Cordish Lacrosse Center, which will open in the summer of 2012. Read more.
February 26, 2011: For all the conference championships, NCAA Tournament appearances and other success by Johns Hopkins teams this year, it was a Centennial Conference runner-up finish that may have been the most rewarding. The Blue Jay wrestling team grabbed dual-meet wins over perennial powers Messiah, McDaniel and Stevens and capped the year with a second-place finish at the Centennial Championships. Read more.
March 4, 2011: Back in the NCAAs for the first time since 2004, the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team rode a 31-point performance from senior All-American Lyndsay Burton into the second round. Read more.
March 14, 2011: To become the all-time anything at Johns Hopkins is impressive. Men's fencing standout Max Wieder did just that in the last competition of his career. Read more.
April 16, 2011: With one signature win already in-hand, Johns Hopkins stunned the women's lacrosse world with a 12-11 come-from-behind win over eventual national champion Northwestern at rain-soaked Homewood Field. Read more.
April 16, 2011: A surprising 13-3 season by a youth-filled Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team ended one game short of the Final Four. Still, there were more highs than lows during the year and few will soon forget JHU's stunning 12-11 come-from-behind win at Maryland, which came just hours after the women's lacrosse team stunned eventual national champion Northwestern by the same score. Read more.
May 1, 2011: Was there a better day at Johns Hopkins this year than May 1, 2011? Hard to beat four conference titles in one day by the baseball, men's tennis, women's tennis and women's track teams.
June 1, 2011: Johns Hopkins announces it will add a videoboard at historic Homewood Field. The project will be completed in time for the first athletic event of the 2011 fall season. Read more.
June 19, 2011: While 24 teams set out with their own goals, the overall success of each of them resulted in a program-best eighth-place finish in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. Read more.
June 23, 2011: Best overall year for a female athlete? Hard to top the effort turned in by Christina Valerio of the cross country and track teams. Three conference team titles, three trips to the NCAAs, one national runner-up finish and a selection as a Second Team Academic All-American. Read more.
|Sport||Overall Record||Conference Record||Conference Place||Postseason|
|Basketball (W)||22-6||17-3||2nd||NCAA 2nd Round|
|CC (W)||--||--||1st||7th place - NCAA|
|Football||8-3||7-2||T-1st||ECAC SA Champions|
|Lacrosse (M)||13-3||--||--||NCAA Qfinals|
|Soccer (M)||15-4-4||5-2-2||4th||NCAA Sweet 16|
|Soccer (W)||19-4-1||8-2||2nd||NCAA Quarterfinals|
|Swimming (M)||6-2||--||2nd||9th place - NCAA|
|Swimming (W)||5-3||--||1st||8th place - NCAA|
|Tennis (M)||19-4||9-0||1st||NCAA Sweet 16|
|Tennis (W)||17-3||10-0||1st||NCAA Sweet 16|
|I Track (M)||--||--||4th||--|
|I Track (W)||--||--||1st||27th place - NCAA|
|O Track (M)||--||--||4th||--|
|O Track (W)||--||--||1st||65th place - NCAA|
|Wrestling||9-10||5-2||T-2nd||48th place - NCAA|