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This week’s Athlete of the Week is cross-country sophomore Ashley Heidenrich. So far this season, she has placed first in four of five races, finishing in second in the other race. In her first year of competition, Heidenrich has helped Hopkins win several meets and place highly in others despite running against Division I competition.
Hopkins swimming has been busy. On Friday, the team attended a dual meet against the Towson University Tigers and the U.S. Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis. The next day, it hosted its first home meet in over 600 days, competing against the College of William & Mary Tribe. In the dual meet, the men defeated Towson, 144-143, but fell to Navy, 200-93. This is the first time the team has beaten Towson since 2016. The women lost to Towson 211-83, and Navy 196-87.
Writers of The News-Letter’s Sports section came together to predict the outcomes of the NFL’s Week 6 schedule. Each writer cast their vote; the commentary below is based on the results.
Over the past several weeks, big news has come out of the National Football League (NFL) regarding a couple of their head coaches. And it is serious — nothing like the other coaching blunders of this season, like Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, who is currently trying to rebuild the team and deal with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s rib injury. Joe Judge of the New York Giants had a good team that produced no results — and now that quarterback Daniel Jones is concussed, he has to think of an alternative way to win.
For the second week in a row, the Athlete of the Week is a member from the women’s soccer team, but not without good reason. Even as a freshman, forward Katie Sullivan leads the team in goals and overall points.
With the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season in the books, it’s time for the American League (AL) and National League (NL) Most Valuable Players (MVPs) to be decided. In the AL, it’s going to be either Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani. And as impressive as Guerrero’s statline is with his .311 average, 111 runs batted in (RBIs) and 48 home runs, let’s not overcomplicate this: Ohtani is your AL MVP.
The women’s soccer team faced off against the Washington College Shorewomen this past weekend. Hopkins entered the game with an 8-0-1 record, not having taken a loss all season. Washington, on the other hand, came in with a record of 5-4-2.
The women’s volleyball team traveled to Haverford, Pa. to play a pair of games this past weekend. After winning 47 consecutive games going back to previous seasons, the Blue Jays were expecting to keep the win streak alive.
Hopkins field hockey captured their ninth win of the season against Dickinson College on Wednesday, Sept. 29 and their 10th against Haverford College on Saturday, Oct. 2, remaining undefeated on the year.
Hopkins women’s soccer has been absolutely crushing this season so far, winning six of their seven games and tying one. On Sept. 22, the team played against the Swarthmore College Garnets at Homewood Field, winning 3-0. The Blue Jays are now all-time 29-3-3 versus Swarthmore. One of the stars of the game is this week’s Athlete of the Week, Callie Jones, a junior forward from San Francisco, Calif.
What can we do to improve Hopkins culture? It is a constant question in the minds of the Hopkins administration as well as the Student Government Association (SGA). College is supposed to be about having fun and making friends, even if we are here mainly to get a degree.
The Hopkins volleyball team traveled to Swarthmore, Pa. to play their conference rivals, the Swarthmore College Garnet. The Jays came into the match with a record of 9-0, looking to defend their undefeated record.
With less than one month until tipoff of the 2021-22 NBA season, teams have recently started training camp and are preparing for the following eight months of basketball. To nobody’s surprise, the most frequent question posed during this week’s media day has been about vaccine status. This is the first season that the vaccine has been readily available to the public.
77-0. Yes, you read that right. It was a big day for the Hopkins football team as they recorded their largest-ever win against the Juniata College Eagles with 783 offensive yards and junior starting quarterback Ryan Stevens going for 358 yards and three touchdowns. The huge showing brings the Jays’ record to an undefeated 3-0 on the season.
This weekend, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams headed to New York City to compete in the Iona Meet of Champions. After both teams won the Hopkins Kickoff Invitational earlier in the month, they were looking to keep up their success in this event.
Undefeated and ranked as the second-best team in the country heading into the game, the women’s field hockey team faced the Christopher Newport University Captains last weekend. The Jays entered this game with a record 3-6 all-time against the Captains, having lost the last time these two teams played.
Last week was a momentous event in one of the biggest criminal cases of the past decade. Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols represented themselves and hundreds of unnamed athletes before the Senate Judiciary Committee seeking accountability from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The agency failed to properly handle the investigation into Larry Nassar, the disgraced former doctor of Team USA who sexually assaulted at least 265 young women and girls.
Hopkins volleyball hosted the Greg "Gio" Giovanazzi Memorial Tournament this past weekend, playing three teams and winning every match. Two of the matches were as usual for the Jays, winning in straight sets against Muskingum University and Birmingham-Southern College. However, against Virginia Wesleyan University they went to five sets, and the last set, which is normally played to 15, was played until 23 because of an enormous amount of deuces.
The Hopkins football team has been off to a hot start, going 2-0 over their first two games. On Saturday, Sept. 11 the team played their first home game, facing off against the Ursinus College Bears. The team won handily by a score of 49-21, capitalizing off of a 35-point second quarter. This tied the Hopkins record for most points scored in a quarter.
The women’s soccer team defended their undefeated record in an away game against the Catholic University of America Cardinals last weekend.