Men's lacrosse preview

In a series focusing on each of the seven Division I lacrosse programs in the state, The Baltimore Sun takes an early look at the Blue Jays as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Johns Hopkins hasn't brought a national championship back to Homewood Field since 2007, watching the likes of Loyola and Duke capture the elusive hardware. But don't fall into the trap of thinking that the program's aspirations have dropped off. "Our expectations – with a veteran group returning – are to get to the Final Four and have an opportunity to compete for a national championship," [coach Dave] Pietramala said. "Obviously, there's a lot that goes into that. So we've got to make sure that we do our job in order to meet those goals. Those are the expectations here every year, is to make it to the Final Four and compete for the national championship."

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