Sports


HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Senior attacker Ryan Masi was a key contributor to the Jays’ offense.

Water polo has strong showing at Labor Day Open

September 6, 2018

This weekend, the Blue Jays traveled to Annapolis, Md. for the Naval Academy’s Labor Day Open. Ranked No. 2 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III preseason poll and returning three All-Americans, senior utility players Giorgio Cico and Josh Kurtz, as well as junior attacker Finn Banks, the team was well-equipped to take on Division I competition in the tournament. 


M. Lacrosse loses in triple overtime thriller

May 2, 2018

A lot was on the line Saturday afternoon for the Blue Jays when they fell to Maryland in triple overtime, 8-7, in front of an overflow crowd of 10,388 at Homewood Field. This game, nicknamed “The Rivalry,” has been played 116 times since 1895, with the winner receiving the famous wooden crab.

Hopkinssports.com
Senior lacrosse midfielder Joel Tinney was named First Team All-Big Ten.

KEITH ALLISON/CC BY-SA 2.0
LeBron James will have a decision to make this summer.

LeBron James’ path to the Lakers is complicated but possible

May 2, 2018

As a Los Angeles sports fan, I have high expectations for the teams I support. Because I am a fan of the Lakers, Angels and Chargers, I have been thoroughly disappointed by my favorite teams over the last couple of years. With that being said, there is hope for all three of my favorite teams going forward. 


HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Midfielder Mackenzie Heldberg.

Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Heldberg

May 2, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team secured a valuable Conference victory this past Saturday against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. In their final regular season game, the Blue Jays picked up a 16-11 win on the road and clinched the final spot in the Big Ten Tournament. The Jays’ victory was powered by a dazzling offensive performance, led by sophomore midfielder Mackenzie Heldberg, who finished the game with a team high of six goals. 


Athlete of the Week: Sophia Strickland

April 26, 2018

With the postseason quickly approaching, the Hopkins women’s tennis team is buckling down for the home stretch of their regular season play. The team has caught fire in recent weeks and currently holds an 8-2 record in the month of April. 

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Sophomore Sophia Strickland.

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Kyle Marr scored the winning goal against Michigan with 31 seconds left.

M. Lacrosse edges Michigan in final seconds

April 26, 2018

The men’s lacrosse team cemented their spot in the Big Ten tournament this past weekend with a victory against the University of Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, thanks to yet another last minute goal by junior attacker Kyle Marr. The Jays take on the University of Maryland Terrapins this coming Saturday, which will determine who gets the No. 1 seed heading into the Big Ten Tournament the following weekend.


Baseball stays in second after packed 3-1 weekend

April 26, 2018

The Hopkins baseball team fought through a heavy schedule of four matches last weekend starting on Friday, April 20 and closing out on Sunday, April 22 with a 3-1 record. This puts the Jays at 11-3 in Conference play and 23-11 overall. 

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Senior Nick Burns was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the week.

W. Track wins the Widener Invitational

April 26, 2018

This past weekend the women’s track and field team participated in two meets over two days, posting several season-best and personal-best performances. To start the weekend of competition, the Jays’ mile runners headed to Princeton University for the Larry Ellis Invitational, while the distance group traveled to Chester, Pa. for the Widener Invitational.


Why Major League Baseball’s unwritten rules need to go

April 26, 2018

Baseball has always been a sport based in years and years of tradition. As the oldest major professional sport in North America, and the second-oldest sport only to lacrosse, there is so much history behind every facet of the game. It is understandable for a sport that started in the mid-1800s to be entrenched in certain values and customs. 

ARTURO PARDAVILA III/CC BY 2.0
Ken Griffey Jr. wore his controversial and iconic backwards hat at his Hall of Fame induction.

ANDY/CC BY 2.0
Ray Lewis is known as a football star even though he was accused of murder.

Crime by pro athletes should not be ignored

April 26, 2018

In nearly every job in the United States, there are harsh punishments for breaking the law, especially when it comes to violence. If you work as an accountant, or a store clerk, or a doctor or a teacher, you would likely get fired if you did something as awful as physically abuse a loved one, or shoot a gun in a public place or commit murder.


W. Lacrosse defeats Big Ten foe on Senior Night

April 26, 2018

Friday afternoon, the women’s lacrosse team took on the Ohio State University Buckeyes, as the Blue Jay seniors competed on Homewood Field for one last time in their collegiate careers. The Jays asserted their dominance on Senior Night, as the 25th-ranked women’s team went on a nine-goal run to take a 13-5 victory over their Big Ten opponent.

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Freshman Trinity McPherson was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
The men's tennis team beat out Haverford 5-4 Saturday.

M. and W. Tennis continue to dominate the Centennial

April 18, 2018

This past weekend, Hopkins men’s and women’s tennis continued their domination of the Centennial Conference, both winning their matches against the Haverford College Fords to remain undefeated in Conference play. The 20th-ranked women’s team continued their action on the court into Sunday, taking on the 18th-ranked University of Mary Washington Eagles.


Biggest storylines to watch this NBA playoffs

April 18, 2018

The greatest time in the sports universe has finally returned: the NBA playoffs. No longer do we have to suffer through the awful NFL offseason fodder about the broken NFL draft and its skewed morals that permeate the sports world. 

KEITH ALLISON/CC BY-SA 2.0
Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to lead his Bucks team to playoff upsets.

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Senior heptathlon athlete Jenn Su.

Athlete of the Week: Jenn Su

April 18, 2018

On Thursday, April 12 the men’s and women’s decathlon and heptathlon athletes entered their first day of competition at the Mount Multis in Emmitsburg, Md. Throughout the two-day event, the Hopkins women excelled. Junior Maya Hammonds and senior Jenn Su fought for the top spot. 


W. Lacrosse falls to top-ranked Stony Brook

April 18, 2018

Coming off a solid conference win against the University of Michigan on April 8, the women’s lacrosse team faced a tough opponent in the undefeated, No. 1 ranked Stony Brook Seawolves last Friday night. The Jays lost 15-7 and are now 8-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
Freshman Shelby Harrison broke the record for draws won by a freshman.

HOPKINSSPORTS.COM
The Jays' seven game win streak came to an end against Penn State.

M. Lacrosse’s win streak ends at seven games

April 18, 2018

The No. 7 Blue Jays fell to the No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions 14-12 on a sunny Saturday afternoon in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions snapped the Blue Jays’ seven-game win streak in front of a home crowd of over 2,000 at Panzer Stadium.