Sports Briefs

By mrandal5@johnshopkins.edu

Women’s Volleyball

Matt Troy returned as head coach in February following six seasons at Mary Washington. Having coached the Blue Jays from 2010 to 2012, Troy turned a solid Blue Jays program into a Centennial Conference power; the 2012 team’s 29 wins remain a school single-season record.

Men’s Basketball

Senior Michael Gardner earned Second Team All-Middle Atlantic honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and D3hoops.com. He was recently named to the 2019 Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game and is a two-time First Team All-Centennial Conference selection.

Men’s Lacrosse

For the second consecutive week and the third time this season, attackman Joey Epstein was named the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Freshman of the Week April 2. His 2.56 goals per game rank third nationally among freshmen, and his 3.67 points per game are tied for seventh among rookies.

Women’s Swimming

Sophomore Mikayla Bisignani received the Elite 90 award for the 2019 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. Bisignani carries a 4.0 cumulative GPA as a double major in molecular and cellular biology and psychology, and is the fourth Hopkins athlete to win the award.

Wrestling

Johns Hopkins posted a national-best 3.776 team GPA to claim the top spot among NCAA Division III teams in the All-Academic Team category. This is the first time Hopkins placed first in the team category and the fourth consecutive year the Blue Jays finished in the top 10.

Women’s Fencing

The team finished in second place overall at the National Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association Championship and was the top Division III team. Freshman Miya Herman became the first Blue Jay to win the Julia Jones Trophy, and four Blue Jays earned All-NIWFA honors.