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September 20, 2020



Volleyball moves to Elite Eight after three wins in three days

The Hopkins volleyball team played its first set of NCAA tournament games this past weekend. Playing three games in three days, the team faced off against the Manhattanville College Valiants, the Stockton University Ospreys and the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks. Hopkins sought to continue their undefeated streak and begin their march towards an NCAA championship. 

Coulson notched her fourth goal of the season early in the must-win game.

W. soccer sweeps weekend, advances to Sweet 16

The Hopkins women’s soccer team won both home games this weekend. They beat Pennsylvania State University Berks 2-0 on Saturday, and then followed up by beating Christopher Newport University 2-0 on Sunday night. The Jays will advance to the Sweet 16 to face Dickinson College in Geneva, N.Y.

Kaepernick refused to play the NFL’s game

The polarizing Colin Kaepernick finally received a chance to re-enter the NFL this Saturday. Well, sort of. For the past two years, Kaepernick has been essentially blackballed by the league’s owners and franchises after he sparked the league-wide anthem protest by kneeling during the national anthem.

Carmelo Anthony deserves his shot with Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on a non-guaranteed deal this past week. Yes, you heard right. The 35 year old, 10-time All Star, six-time All NBA, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, NCAA Champion Carmelo Anthony is back in the league after being cut by the Houston Rockets last November.

Hopkins shot just 30.6 percent from the field in their loss to the Falcons.

W. basketball falls to No. 20 Messiah College

In their third game of the season this past Saturday, the Hopkins women’s basketball team hosted the Messiah College Falcons in Goldfarb Gymnasium as the Blue Jays were looking to continue their strong start against one of the top teams in Division III. 

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson should be the 2019 MVP favorite

The NFL MVP competition is shaping up to be a two-horse-race. Running back Christian McCaffrey has, without a doubt, carried the team to a respectable 5-3 record while Cam Newton has been sidelined with an injury. McCaffrey leads the league in rushing yards per game at 110, which is on pace for a remarkable 1700-yard season. Fifty years ago, he would have been in the conversation.

Mario Balotelli’s club allowed racism to win

Last week, in a shocking development, something racist happened in Europe involving soccer.  During the second half of the Serie A match between Brescia and Verona on Nov. 3, Brescia striker Mario Balotelli grabbed the ball and punted it into the stands at the Verona supporters.


M. soccer lands first Conference title in 10 years

Hopkins men’s soccer took home the Centennial Conference trophy on Saturday in a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Franklin and Marshall (F&M) Diplomats at Tylus Field in Lancaster, Pa.  The Blue Jays clinched an NCAA tournament spot after coming back from a goal deficit twice to seal their victory and claim the conference title.


Volleyball continues win streak, becomes Centennial champions

The Hopkins volleyball team played two matches this past weekend to determine the winner of the Centennial Conference Tournament. The team was undefeated entering the tournament, and thanks to their incredible talent and hard work, they finished the tournament undefeated as well. That’s right, the volleyball team won both games this weekend to become the Centennial Conference Tournament champions. And they did it without losing a set.

Field hockey repeats as Centennial Conference champs

Postseason field hockey action was in full swing this past weekend as Hopkins hosted the Centennial Conference tournament. The No. 6 Blue Jays opened the weekend against the Gettysburg College Bullets on Friday evening. 

Seniors lead way as W. Soccer wins Conference

In what would prove to be a very successful weekend in Hopkins sports, the women’s soccer team traveled to Carlisle, Pa. to take part in the Centennial Conference Championship. After a 14-2-4 regular season, the Blue Jays began their quest for their 12th Centennial title on Saturday with a match against the Haverford College Fords.

Junior midfield Alejandro Maclean.

Athlete of the Week: Alejandro Maclean — soccer

This weekend, the Hopkins men’s soccer team trekked up to Lancaster, Pa. to compete in the Centennial Conference tournament at Franklin and Marshall (F&M) College. The Jays entered the tournament off of a second-place finish in the Conference during the regular season and with a No. 3 ranking from the United Soccer Coaches poll. 

Water polo has been struggling this season, but the team is still determined to play hard.

Water polo goes 0-2 in weekend games against tough competition

The men’s water polo team traveled to Springfield, Va. to play a pair of games this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Blue Jays took on the George Washington University Colonials, and on Sunday, Nov. 3, they played against the Bucknell University Bison. Both teams were 17-7 heading into the games, while Hopkins had accumulated a 9-17 record before the weekend. 

Senior Maddy Rocks totaled one goal and one assist in strong showing.

W. soccer celebrates senior day with a huge win

On a day that celebrated the Hopkins women’s soccer team’s eight seniors, the No. 5 Blue Jays battled the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats, where a Hopkins victory would clinch a berth in the Centennial Conference tournament.

The mid-season report for the NFL’s top teams

Before I start, I have to talk about Lamar Jackson, the quarterback. He is not like Tim Tebow. He’s not a gimmick, not some wide receiver playing wildcat. He is leading one of the best offenses in the league, and he just made New England’s number one ranked defense look slow and undisciplined. 

The Blue Jays did not drop a set in Centennial Conference play all season.

Volleyball beats F&M, finishes season at 27-0

The Hopkins volleyball team went into the final game of the season this past Saturday with a lot on the line. They hosted the Franklin and Marshall (F&M) College Diplomats in a matchup that would decide who received the rights to host the Conference tournament. 

Kyrie Irving shows NBA needs work on mental health

Kyrie Irving is good. Really good. He has crafty handles, a smooth jump shot and the clutch gene, and he’s undoubtedly one of the best point guards in the league. At the age of 27, just the start of his prime, Irving already has the accomplishments of a Hall of Fame career: a National Basketball Association (NBA) championship, two gold medals in international play, alongside multiple all-NBA and All Star selections.

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