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Previewing Johns Hopkins’ 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Blue Jays have their eyes on returning to Championship Weekend for the first time since 2015.

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The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays are the 26th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Big Ten. The Blue Jays finished 12-5 in 2018 and 3-2 in Big Ten play. Johns Hopkins defeated Maryland in the Big Ten title game to win their second conference championship before falling to Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Johns Hopkins’ 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/9 Johns Hopkins Towson
2/16 Loyola Johns Hopkins
2/23 Johns Hopkins North Carolina
3/2 Johns Hopkins Princeton
3/9 Johns Hopkins Syracuse
3/12 Mount St. Mary's Johns Hopkins First meeting since 2014
3/16 Delaware Johns Hopkins
3/23 Virginia Johns Hopkins
3/30 Johns Hopkins Michigan Big Ten
4/6 Rutgers Johns Hopkins Big Ten
4/14 Ohio State Johns Hopkins Big Ten
4/20 Johns Hopkins Penn State Big Ten
4/27 Johns Hopkins Maryland Big Ten

Who’s In?

  • Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (3/12)

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .568
  • Nonconference: .542
  • Big Ten: .611

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (vs. Loyola): Similar to the Blue Jays, the Greyhounds exited in the quarterfinals against a team who would play in the national championship team (and later won). Loyola has two key returning seniors in early season Tewaaraton candidate Pat Spencer along with Jacob Stover in goal. That’s two things Hopkins doesn’t have. The closest thing to Spencer is Kyle Marr or Cole Williams. But the Blue Jays do have a veteran defense spearheaded by Pat Foley.
  • 3/9 (at Syracuse): We know what happened last year. 18-7 in the Carrier Dome, something that wasn’t good for the Orange faithful. Just like how Hopkins defeated Princeton a year after losing to the Tigers 18-7, Syracuse will make sure that outcome doesn’t happen to them again.
  • 3/23 (vs. Virginia): Could this be an early preview at a potential NCAA Tournament game? We’ve heard that before, with the Blue Jays usually beating the Cavaliers in their most recent postseason meetings. But Virginia has slowly returned to becoming an elite college lacrosse team and it could be the year they breakout. If they can hold on to a lead against Hopkins this year.
  • 4/13 (vs. Ohio State): Both of last year’s meetings were won by the Blue Jays, but the most notable meeting came in the Big Ten semifinals. Hopkins and Ohio State were involved in a mid-game fight on the sideline before Alex Concannon scored the game-winner with 11.3 seconds left in the final quarter. Is more bad blood expected in April?
  • 4/27 (at Maryland): The biggest rivalry in all of college lacrosse returns to College Park. Last year’s triple overtime thriller at Homewood Field was a classic that will be tough to top, but the Blue Jays also won their rematch in the Big Ten Championship over the Terps. Another meeting where Big Ten bragging rights could also be at stake.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.