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February 8, 2023


Shohei Ohtani’s dominance as both a hitter and pitcher makes his case for MVP compelling.

Shohei Ohtani should be the AL MVP

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. 

Freshman forward Katie Sullivan scored the dagger to secure the Hopkins win last weekend.

Women's soccer blanks Washington College

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. 

Junior forward Callie Jones scored two of three goals against the Swarthmore College Garnets, leading Hopkins to yet another win.

Athlete of the Week: Callie Jones — Soccer

Hopkins women’s soccer has been absolutely crushing this season so far, winning six of their seven games and tying one. The team hosted the Swarthmore College Garnets Sept. 22, winning 3-0. One star of the game is Athlete of the Week Callie Jones, a junior forward from San Francisco, Calif.

Citywide mandates put vaccine skeptics in a serious predicament: either take the COVID-19 shot or opt to reject the vaccine and miss games.

New ultimatum puts NBA vaccine skeptics at a major crossroads

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.

The Flock’s Instagram account (@jhu_flock) publicizes Hopkins sports events.

You should follow The Flock on Instagram

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. 

Hopkins Football wins in a historic 77-0 against Juniata.

Historic win for Hopkins football

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. 

Senior Abby Birk scored the first goal of the game off an assist from junior Tessa Erickson.

Field hockey edges past Christopher Newport

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.

Hopkins volleyball won every match it played this weekend. 

Hopkins volleyball dominates weekend tournament

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.

Sophomore defender Sophia Stone tallied the first goal of her career in a 4-0 win over Catholic University.

Women's soccer holds Catholic University to nil

Women’s soccer continued their undefeated record at an away game against the Catholic University of America Cardinals last weekend. So far this season, no signs of rust seem to show for the Jays despite not having played in any official games last year. 

Junior quarterback Ryan Stevens threw for six touchdowns in the team’s win over the Ursinus College Bears.

Athlete of the Week: Ryan Stevens — Football

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.

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Lynch discusses the shifting NCAA alliance, including the Big 12, which UT just left. 

Breaking down the NCAA realignment

Every year, college athletic programs in the NCAA make the decision to switch in and out of various conferences. This is normal; level of competition, TV contracts, program goals and many more things can change from year to year…

Junior quarterback Ryan Stevens threw for 483 yards and five touchdowns in the Hopkins win.

Football rolls past Stevenson in season opener

The Hopkins football team made their season debut with a road game against the Stevenson University Mustangs this past weekend. The Jays’ last game before this one came nearly two years ago, when they played the Mustangs in the Centennial and Middle Atlantic Conference Bowl and won 51-28.

Hopkins has high expectations entering this season, and the team is not afraid of the spotlight, aiming to win their first national title in program history.

Women's field hockey wins first three games of season

Women’s field hockey faced off against Shenandoah University, Bridgewater College and the University of Lynchburg in their first three games of the season. It had been over 600 days since Hopkins played a field hockey game, but there was no sign of rust from the team as they won all three games last week. Junior defender Anna Scott scored or assisted in all games, propelling Hopkins to 4-1, 6-0 and 2-1 victories.