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January 27, 2021


Junior attacker Maggie Schneiderneith scores a hat trick against Drexel Dragons.

W. Lacrosse opens the season with win over Drexel

As the spring semester gets underway, students have plenty reason for excitement. For some it means the start of classes, for some it means one step closer to summer and for some it means the start of lacrosse season. For the No. 23-ranked women’s lacrosse team, it was clearly the latter as the Blue Jays showed off plenty of offensive prowess as they started their 2019 campaign strong against the Drexel University Dragons. 

Hopkins fell to 0-1 with the loss, but will look for redemption vs. Loyola

Second quarter dooms M. Lacrosse in opener vs. Towson

After a hot start, a tumultuous second quarter for the Blue Jays ended all hopes of starting off 2019 on the right foot. The Towson University Tigers used a run of nine unanswered goals to overcome a 4-2 first quarter deficit. The Tigers never looked back in their 17–8 upset of No. 7 Hopkins last Saturday. Blue Jay head coach Dave Pietramala discussed the impact of Towson’s second quarter rally on the team in his postgame press conference. 

Trade deadline headlined by deals that were and weren’t made

The ever important trade deadline, the NBA’s unofficial midseason mark, finally came to a head this past week. After weeks of rumors about the future destination of perennial All-Star Anthony Davis, cries of tampering from the New Orleans Pelicans against the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James and questions about what moves the top contenders would make to place themselves in position to make a deep postseason run, it was finally time to lay the cards on the table. This article’s purpose is to highlight the most important moves that occurred before the 3 p.m. deadline.

Freshman Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen posts NCAA B cut time during weekend meet.

Swimming posts NCAA cut times at Chapel Hill

Both the men’s and the women’s swimming teams traveled down to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational. The Blue Jays proved that they could compete among Division-I competition, as Hopkins earned multiple top-eight finishes and NCAA-qualifying times throughout the course of the three-day meet. 

The wrestling team is looking to make a deep postseason run this year.

Wrestling wraps up Centennial Conference season

The wrestling team ended the Centennial Conference Competition on Saturday in a series of home meets where they faced Washington and Lee University, Stevens Institute of Technology and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Though the Jays fought hard, competition was tough, as the Jays lost all three matches.

Michael Gardner made seven threes Saturday against Muhlenberg.

M. Basketball falls on the road at Muhlenberg

This past Saturday, the Hopkins men’s basketball team traveled up to Allentown, Pa. to face the Muhlenberg Mules in a pivotal Centennial Conference matchup. In their previous battle on Jan. 8, the Mules made their way down to Baltimore and escaped with a four-point victory. After the Jays handled McDaniel College by the score of 70-57, they looked to ride the momentum towards another Conference victory. 

Did the Knicks or Mavs win last week’s trade?

Jan. 31 started like a normal day for New York Knicks fans. But about halfway through the day, news broke that their beloved star, Kristaps Porziņģis, was unhappy with the team and wanted to be traded. After approximately one hour of panic and speculation, Porziņģis was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that involved seven players and two draft picks. 

Senior distance runner Alex Doran.

Athlete of the Week: Alex Doran - Track & Field

Hopkins track and field dominated the NYC DIII Invitational this past week, as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first in the meet. The men were the best of 27 teams, finishing with 98.5 points, while the second-ranked women finished the best of 24 teams, earning 124 points.


M. Lacrosse has high expectations this season

Every Memorial Day, men’s lacrosse comes to a close, and teams turn the page to a new season. New faces come, old faces return and valuable faces leave. The fall and summer become endless, as the anticipation of the first game of the season grows ever larger. 

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The Green Bay Packers need to get Aaron Rodgers some help ASAP.

The DanLand report card: football edition

With the Super Bowl now in the rear-view mirror, it is a perfect time to revisit my preseason NFL predictions, some of which were included in a September DanLand column. While some of my predictions were right on the money, others could not have been further off. For the sake of accountability, I have been sure to include both my accurate and inaccurate predictions in this column, along with corresponding grades.

Senior forward/center Rory Cole.

Athlete of the Week: Rory Cole – W. Basketball

The Hopkins women’s basketball team won all three of their games last week to improve their Centennial Conference record to 12-2.  Two of the victories came at home against Franklin & Marshall College and Washington College.

Sophomore Therese Olshanski took the 800-meter race in 2:19.00.

Track & field teams excel at the Patriot Games

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot Games. This event is hosted annually by George Mason University in the George Mason Fieldhouse. The Blue Jays had several impressive performances over the two days.

Michael Gardner led the Blue Jays with 18 points against F&M.

M. Basketball splits two home Conference games

Hopkins men’s basketball faced two Centennial Conference opponents heading into the weekend. With just a few crucial Conference matches left in the season, all teams came ready to fight to keep or improve their standings. 


The late Jim Margraff makes a historic run in the 2018 season.

Jim Margraff: a man of great pride and poise

Over the past 29 years, hundreds of student athletes have donned the black and blue of Hopkins football, and more than 50 coaches have paced along the sideline of Homewood Field. Over those almost three decades, there was one constant and that was Jim Margraff, who changed the lives of each and every one of those men that represented Blue Jay football.


Senior guard Lillian Scott leads all scorers on Saturday with 26 points.

W. Basketball maintains second place in Conference

Saturday was another successful day for the Blue Jays in Goldfarb Gymnasium. The women’s basketball team defended their home court against the Washington College Shorewomen, defeating them by a score of 50-37. It was a matchup characterized by a staunch defensive effort by the Jays, who neutralized their opponents’ offensive efforts for much of the game. 

Coming off a hot season, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is a rising star in the NFL.

The future is bright for Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

For this long-time Baltimore Ravens fan, the inevitable decline of Joe Flacco was at first an incredibly difficult pill to swallow — until his replacement, Lamar Jackson, put my mind at ease. With such a rare talent coming to the Ravens, the future of Baltimore football is bright.

Blue Jay swimmer Matt McGough.

Athlete of the Week: Matt McGough – M. Swimming

Last weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s swimming teams headed to Providence, R.I. to compete in the Bruno Invite against Division I schools. The women finished in sixth place, while the men grabbed third place, finishing behind only Princeton University and Columbia University.

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