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Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Notebook – Rankings, PS All-Americans and Schedule Updates

0 Comments 14 December 2015

Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse

BALTIMORE, MD – Members of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team are busy with final exams this week, but the Blue Jays are still in the news with preseason rankings and All-America teams recently released and several updates to the 2016 schedule that was announced in November.

Check out the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse news and notes as the team prepares to head home for the semester break before returning in January.

Preseason Rankings
Johns Hopkins is ranked sixth in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook. The yearbook also contained a poll of coaches and the Blue Jays check in at number four in that listing. Below is a look at the top 10 in both polls:

Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll
1. Notre Dame
2. Denver
3. Duke
4. Maryland
5. North Carolina
6. Johns Hopkins
7. Virginia
8. Syracuse
9. Brown
10. Yale

Inside Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Denver
2. Notre Dame
3. Duke
4. Johns Hopkins
5. Maryland
6. North Carolina
7. Syracuse
8. Virginia
9. Yale
10. Ohio State

Preseason All-Americans
Johns Hopkins was well represented in the Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America listing. Five Blue Jays earned a nod to the Preseason All-America team with attackmen Ryan Brown (1st Team) and Shack Stanwick (Honorable Mention), midfielder Holden Cattoni (HM), faceoff specialist Hunter Moreland (HM) and defenseman Nick Fields (HM) all being honored. Below is a quick look at each of Johns Hopkins’ five Preseason All-Americans:

Ryan Brown – Totaled a school-record 61 goals and 77 points last season en route to earning Second Team USILA All-America honors. Enters final season with 118 goals and 34 assists to his credit … 118 goals are second-most in school history by a player before his senior year.

Holden Cattoni – Cattoni finished fifth on the team in goals (23) and sixth in points (28) last season. He tied for the team lead with 11 extra-man goals in 2015 and will carry career totals of 58 goals and 14 assists into his final season. Prolific player on extra-man with 19 EMO goals in last two seasons.

Nick Fields – Fields started all 18 games on close defense last season and has played in 33 games with 19 starts in first two seasons. Athletic defender who often draws the assignment of marking the opposition’s most dangerous attackman. Has 24 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers in two seasons.

Hunter Moreland – Moreland steadily got stronger throughout the 2015 season and finished the year 111-of-202 (.550) on faceoffs with 45 ground balls to his credit. Finished the season on a roll as he was 93-of-166 (.560) over final 10 games after winning 18-of-36 (.500) up to that point.

Shack Stanwick – Playing alongside Brown and older brother Well Stanwick, Shack Stanwick quietly enjoyed one of the great freshman seasons in school history with 28 goals and 23 assists. Shot a team-best 47.5% on the year and added six extra-man goals. 51 points on the year were most by a JHU freshman since 1992.

2016 Schedule Update
There have been several updates since the announcement of the 2016 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse schedule on November 18. Among the updates are confirmed times for all games and one date change. Click here for the updated 2016 Blue Jay lacrosse schedule.

Captain, My Captain
In case you missed it, head coach Dave Pietramala recently announced that Ryan Brown, John Crawley, Derrick Kihembo and Matt O’Keefe will serve as captains of the 2016 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team. Click here to see the official announcement.

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