Lax is back. The Johns Hopkins University men's
lacrosse team kicks off its 2009 campaign on
Friday with a game against Siena at 6 p.m. on Homewood
The Blue Jays' schedule, once again one of the
toughest in the nation, doesn't get any easier
from there. The following week, Johns Hopkins will clash
with rival Princeton in the 2009 Face-Off
Classic, to be held at noon on Feb. 28 at Baltimore's M&T
Bank Stadium. Duke will play Maryland in the
second game of the nationally televised double-header.
Johns Hopkins heads into the season ranked fifth in
the Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Yearbook
Top 25 preseason poll. Virginia, Syracuse, Maryland and
Cornell check in ahead of the Blue Jays, who
will play 10 of the top 19 teams in the poll during
The Jays posted an 11-6 record in 2008 and ended the
regular season ranked fourth in the
nation. The team made a stirring run in the NCAA Tournament
and advanced to the championship
round for the fourth time in six years. The squad fell in
the title game to Syracuse, 13-10.
For those who can't get to the games, chances are you
can watch them on the small screen.
Johns Hopkins is the only Division I school with an
exclusive national television contract for men's
lacrosse on ESPNU. Eleven of the Blue Jays' 13 regular
season games will be televised, including nine
Twelve games will be broadcast in the Baltimore area
on ESPN Radio 1300-AM.
For more information and links to the radio feeds, go