Men's Lacrosse Season in Review

July 6, 2015

Johns Hopkins and Maryland Advance to Final Four
In the inaugural season of Big Ten men's lacrosse, Johns Hopkins and Maryland both advanced to the Final Four. Johns Hopkins defeated second-seeded Syracuse in the quarterfinals, while Maryland beat third-seeded North Carolina. MORE...

Maryland Advances to National Championship Game
Following its 12-11 victory over fellow Big Ten member Johns Hopkins in the NCAA semifinals, Maryland's men's lacrosse team advanced to the national championship game. The Terrapins dropped a 10-5 decision versus eventual national champion Denver. MORE...

Three Big Ten Teams Selected for NCAA Tournament
Following the inaugural season of Big Ten lacrosse, three conference teams were selected to the 2015 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament, with Johns Hopkins, Maryland and Ohio State representing the conference in this year's bracket. MORE...

Where We Rank
In the Inside Lacrosse final weekly men's lacrosse rankings, Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Ohio State finished among the nation's top 10. MORE...

Bernlohr Named Nation's Top Goalie
Maryland's Kyle Bernlohr was selected as the 2015 Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award winner, which is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding goalkeeper in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse by the USILA. MORE...

Johns Hopkins and Maryland Share Inaugural Big Ten Title
Johns Hopkins and Maryland shared the inaugural Big Ten Championship. The Blue Jays earned the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after defeating the Terrapins in the regular season finale for both teams. The top four teams in the regular season standings advanced to the Big Ten Tournament. MORE...


 

 

Johns Hopkins Wins Big Ten Tournament Championship
The top-seeded Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team captured the inaugural Big Ten Tournament Championship after posting a 13-6 win over third-seeded Ohio State in the tournament's championship game in College Park, Md. MORE...

Inaugural Big Ten Postseason Honors
The inaugural Big Ten men's lacrosse All-Conference teams and individual award winners were announced at the end of the regular season, with Johns Hopkins' Ryan Brown earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors from the conference's coaches. Maryland's Casey Ikeda was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year, Rutgers' Joe Nardella collected Specialist of the Year honors, while the Blue Jays' Joel Tinney was named Freshman of the Year. Johns Hopkins mentor Dave Pietramala received Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. MORE...

USILA All-Americans
Fourteen Big Ten men's lacrosse standouts earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America nods, including two first-team performers and one second-team honoree. MORE...

Four Big Ten Standouts Named USILA Scholar All-Americans
Four Big Ten men's lacrosse standouts earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-American honors, with Maryland's Casey Ikeda, Ohio State's Christopher May and Turner Evans and Rutgers' Joe Nardella receiving the honor. In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. MORE...

Among the Nation's Best
Several Big Ten standouts ranked among the top five of the NCAA in many of the major statistical categories at season's end. Maryland's Kyle Bernlohr led the nation with a 6.95 goals against-average, while Johns Hopkins' Patrick Fraser ranked third in individual man up goals (11). Rutgers' Joseph Nardella was third in faceoff percentage (.670) and ranked fourth in ground balls per game (8.33), while Johns Hopkins' Ryan Brown was fourth in goals per game (3.39) and Shack Stanwick ranked fourth in shot percentage (.475).

Maryland led the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 7.05 goals per game, and was second in turnovers per game (10.74). Michigan was third in the country in saves per game (13.62) and ranked fourth in caused turnovers per game (8.92), and Rutgers ranked fifth in faceoff winning percentage (.647).