Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team represents Johns Hopkins University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse. Starting in 2015, the Blue Jays have represented the Big Ten Conference.

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
UniversityJohns Hopkins University
Head coachDavid Pietramala (since 2000 season)
StadiumHomewood Field
(capacity: 8,500)
LocationBaltimore, Maryland
ConferenceBig Ten
NicknameBlue Jays
ColorsColumbia Blue and Black[1]
Pre-NCAA era championships
(35) – 1891, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1918, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1941, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
NCAA Tournament championships
(9) – 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2007
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
(9) – 1972, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2003, 2008
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
(29) – 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2015
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
(41) – 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018
NCAA Tournament appearances
(47) – 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
(2) – 2015, 2018
Conference regular season championships
(1) - 2015


The team was founded in 1883 and is the school's most prominent sports team. The Blue Jays have won 44 national championships including 9 NCAA Division I titles (2007, 2005, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1974), 29 USILL/USILA titles, and 6 ILA titles,[2] first all time by any college lacrosse team and second to Syracuse in NCAA era national titles.

Hopkins competes with Maryland in college lacrosse's most historic rivalry, the two teams having met more than 100 times, both joining the Big Ten Conference in the 2014–2015 season. They have competed annually since 2015 for "The Rivalry Trophy", a large wooden crab.[3] The Blue Jays also consider Princeton and Syracuse, their top competitors for the national title in the NCAA era, as significant rivals, and play Loyola in the cross-town "Charles Street Massacre."[4] Another heated rivalry is with Virginia with whom Hopkins has competed annually for the Doyle Smith Cup which was first awarded in 2006.[5] In-state opponents include Towson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Navy.

In the past, the Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams have represented the United States in international competition. Johns Hopkins represented the United States in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where lacrosse was a demonstration sport, winning the tournament in 1932.[6] Additionally, they won the 1974 World Lacrosse Championship in Melbourne, Australia where they represented the United States.

In late 2012, the men's and women's lacrosse team facilities moved into the Cordish Lacrosse Center, located at the Charles Street (south)end of Homewood Field.

The Blue Jays were not selected for the 2013 NCAA tournament, the first such occurrence since 1971.

On May 17, 2013 President Ronald Daniels announced in an open letter to the Hopkins community that he was accepting the positive recommendation of a committee empanelled to explore seeking conference affiliation for the team.

On June 3, 2013 the University announced that the team would join a 'newly formulated' Big Ten as an affiliate member for lacrosse, effective in the 2014–2015 season. This conference will consist of Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. On May 2, 2015, the Blue Jays won the inaugural Big Ten men's lacrosse championship, defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 13–6.

Up until 2016 the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, governed by US Lacrosse, was located on the Homewood campus adjacent to Homewood Field, the home for both the men's and women's lacrosse teams. It is currently located at the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, MD.


Starting in 1926, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) began rating college lacrosse teams and awarding gold medals to the top teams. Johns Hopkins was the recipient of three of these, including in 1928 alongside Maryland, Navy, and Rutgers—each of which had only one regular-season collegiate defeat.[7] From 1936 through 1970, the USILA awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy to the annual champion based on regular-season records. In 1971, the NCAA began hosting an annual men's tournament to determine the national champion. The Wingate Memorial Trophy was presented to the first two NCAA Division I champions (1971 and 1972) and was then retired.

Men's lacrosse highlights

Team Awards and Honors
970All-Time Wins (329 losses, 15 ties) (.746)
44National Championship Titles (all-time)
9NCAA Division I Championships
29USILL Titles (12), USILA Titles (14) and Consensus claims (3)
6ILA Titles
1World Lacrosse Championship (1974)
2U.S. Olympic Teams (1928, 1932)
41Consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances (1972–2012)
18NCAA National Championship Game Appearances
12Undefeated Seasons
Individual Awards and Honors
65National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Members
580All Americans (from 1922–2015)
182First Team All Americans (from 1922–2015)
11Enners Award Winners (player)
1Tewaaraton Trophy Winner (player)
15Turnbull Award Winners (attackman)
7McLaughlin Award Winners (midfielder)
15Schmeisser Award Winners (defenseman)
14Kelly Award Winners (goalie)
4Touchstone Award Winners (coach)

Johns Hopkins University men's highlights

Career leaders are taken from the updated Johns Hopkins Record Book.[8]

Career goal leaders

Terry Riordan1992–95184 [a]Mike Morrill1985–88102
Ryan Brown2013-2016159Richie Hirsch1974–77101
Brian Piccola1991–95154Conor Ford2001–04101
Franz Wittelsberger1973–76151Dave Huntley1976–79100
Michael O'Neill1975–78138Brian Wood1984–87100
Jeff Cook1979–82128Delverne Dressel1983–8699
Bobby Benson2000–03124Peter Scott1981–8499
Paul Rabil2005–08111Dylan Schlott1996–9997
Kevin Huntley2005–08109Kyle Barrie2002–0596
Brandon Benn2011–14109Kyle Wharton2008–1196
Bill Morrill1957–59107Jerry Schmidt1960–6295
Dan Denihan1996-00104Steven Boyle2007–1095
Jack Thomas1972–74103
[a] 9th on the NCAA career goals list

Career assist leaders

Dave Marr1993–96134Del Dressel1983–8675
Wells Stanwick2012–15124Matt Panetta1988–9171
Joe Cowan1967–69123Franz Wittelsberger1973–7669
Jack Thomas1972–74121Zach Palmer2010–201369
Mickey Webster1957–59105Steven Boyle2007–1069
Richie Hirsch1974–77103Paul Rabil2005–0867
Shack Stanwick2015–1899Bill Morrill1957–5967
Michael O'Neill1975–7899Michael Kimmel2007–1066
Dan Denihan1996-0099Terry Riordan1992–9563
Jeff Cook1979–8291Conor Ford2001–0459
Brian Piccola1991–9591Peter LeSueur2002–0559
Kevin Boland2001–0482Peter Scott1981–8458
Brian Wood1984–8778

Career points leaders

Terry Riordan1992–95247Brian Wood1984–87178
Brian Piccola1991–95245Delverne Dressel1983–86174
Michael O'Neill1975–78237Bill Morrill1957–59174
Jack Thomas1972–74224Bobby Benson2000–03167
Franz Wittelsberger1973–76220Steven Boyle2007–10164
Jeff Cook1979–82219Conor Ford2001–04160
Ryan Brown2013–16209Matt Panetta1988–91157
Wells Stanwick2012–15208Peter Scott1981–84157
Richie Hirsch1974–77204Mike Morrill1985–88147
Dan Denihan1996-00203Mickey Webster1957–59147
Joe Cowan1967–69197Zach Palmer2010–2013140
Dave Marr1993–96193Kevin Huntley2005–08139
Shack Stanwick2015–18186Kyle Barrie2002–05139
Paul Rabil2005–08178

Four time All-Americans

Dave Black1979–82DefenseMichael O'Neill1975–78Attack
Lloyd Bunting1947–50DefenseBrian Piccola1991–95Attack
John DeTomasso1983–86DefensePaul Rabil2005–08Midfield
Delverne Dressel [b]1983–86MidfieldTerry Riordan1992–95Attack
Mark Greenberg1977–80DefenseFred Smith1947–50Midfield
Richie Hirsch1974–77AttackJohn Tolson1938–41Defense
Donaldson Kelly1931–34AttackDoug Turnbull [b]1922–25Attack
Quint Kessenich1987–90GoaltenderFranz Wittelsberger1973–76Attack
Millard Lang1931–34MidfieldBrian Wood1984–87Attack
Milford Marchant1993–96Midfield
[b] Dressel and Turnbull were four-time first-team All-American, two of only six in college lacrosse history

Season Results

The following is a list of Johns Hopkins's results by season as a NCAA Division I program:

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bob Scott (Independent) (1955–1974)
1971 Bob Scott 3-7
1972 Bob Scott 11-2NCAA Division I Runner-Up
1973 Bob Scott 11-2NCAA Division I Runner-Up
1974 Bob Scott 12-2NCAA Division I Champion
Bob Scott: 37-13
Henry Ciccarone (Independent) (1975–1983)
1975 Henry Ciccarone 9-2NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1976 Henry Ciccarone 9-4NCAA Division I Final Four
1977 Henry Ciccarone 11-2NCAA Division I Runner-Up
1978 Henry Ciccarone 13-1NCAA Division I Champion
1979 Henry Ciccarone 13-0NCAA Division I Champion
1980 Henry Ciccarone 14-1NCAA Division I Champion
1981 Henry Ciccarone 13-1NCAA Division I Runner-Up
1982 Henry Ciccarone 11-3NCAA Division I Runner-Up
1983 Henry Ciccarone 12-2NCAA Division I Runner-Up
Henry Ciccarone: 105-16
Don Zimmerman (Independent) (1984–1990)
1984 Don Zimmerman 14-0NCAA Division I Champion
1985 Don Zimmerman 13-1NCAA Division I Champion
1986 Don Zimmerman 10-2NCAA Division I Final Four
1987 Don Zimmerman 10-3NCAA Division I Champion
1988 Don Zimmerman 9-2NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1989 Don Zimmerman 11-2NCAA Division I Runner-Up
1990 Don Zimmerman 6-5NCAA Division I First Round
Don Zimmerman: 73-15
Tony Seaman (Independent) (1991–1998)
1991 Tony Seaman 8-4NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1992 Tony Seaman 8-5NCAA Division I Final Four
1993 Tony Seaman 11-4NCAA Division I Final Four
1994 Tony Seaman 9-5NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1995 Tony Seaman 13-1NCAA Division I Final Four
1996 Tony Seaman 8-6NCAA Division I Final Four
1997 Tony Seaman 10-4NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1998 Tony Seaman 10-4NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
Tony Seaman: 77-33
John Haus (Independent) (1999–2000)
1999 John Haus 11-3NCAA Division I Final Four
2000 John Haus 9-4NCAA Division I Final Four
John Haus: 20-7
David Pietramala (Independent) (2001–2015)
2001 David Pietramala 8-4NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2002 David Pietramala 12-2NCAA Division I Final Four
2003 David Pietramala 14-2NCAA Division I Runner-Up
2004 David Pietramala 13-2NCAA Division I Final Four
2005 David Pietramala 16-0NCAA Division I Champion
2006 David Pietramala 9-5NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2007 David Pietramala 13-4NCAA Division I Champion
2008 David Pietramala 11-6NCAA Division I Runner-Up
2009 David Pietramala 10-5NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2010 David Pietramala 7-8NCAA Division I First Round
2011 David Pietramala 13-3NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2012 David Pietramala 12-4NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2013 David Pietramala 9-5
2014 David Pietramala 11-5NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
David Pietramala (Big Ten Conference) (2015–Present)
2015 David Pietramala 11-74-1T-1stNCAA Division I Final Four
2016 David Pietramala 8-73-2T-2ndNCAA Division I First Round
2017 David Pietramala 8-73-2T-2ndNCAA Division I First Round
2018 David Pietramala 12-53-2T-2ndNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2019 David Pietramala 8-83-2T-2ndNCAA Division I First Round
David Pietramala: 205-8916-9

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

William C. Schmeisser Award

Jack Turnbull Award

The Jack Turnbull Award is named for Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull, a Blue Jays star, who died in World War II after his B-24 crashed while returning from a bombing run over Germany.[9]

See also


  1. Johns Hopkins University Visual Brand Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  2. "Men's National College Lacrosse Championships". Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  3. Maryland, Johns Hopkins Unveil Rivalry Trophy, Maryland Athletic Department, April 21, 2015.
  4. Now They Are Everybody's Target, Sports Illustrated, April 19, 1999.
  5. UVA and Johns Hopkins Meet in the Quest for the Doyle Smith Cup, Virginia Athletic Department, March 23, 2017.
  6. "Lacrosse on the Olympic Stage". Lacrosse Magazine. US Lacrosse. September–October 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  7. David G. Pietramala, et al., Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, p. 15, 2006, Baltimore: JHU Press, ISBN 978-0-8018-8410-8.
  8. All Time Records, Johns Hopkins
  9. Turnbull enlisted in the Maryland National Guard as an aviation cadet and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on June 24, 1940.
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