Johns Hopkins releases 2016 men's lacrosse schedule

Defending Big Ten champion Blue Jays open Feb. 9 at Navy

JHU team photo after winning Big Ten tournament

Image caption: Johns Hopkins celebrates after defeating Ohio State to win the 2015 Big Ten Conference tournament in College Park, Maryland.

Credit: James VanRensselaer / Homewood Photography

The 2016 Johns Hopkins University men's lacrosse schedule was released Wednesday evening, a 13-game slate that begins Feb. 9 at Navy and wraps up with an April 30 visit from rival Maryland, the NCAA runner-up a year ago.

The Blue Jays will also play host to the Big Ten Conference tournament at Homewood Field on May 5-7.

Hopkins opens the season with three consecutive road games in a 12-day span, beginning with the matchup against Midshipmen in Annapolis and concluding Feb. 20 at Loyola. That stretch is followed by four consecutive home games, beginning with the home-opener against North Carolina on Feb. 28.

The Blue Jays open their five-game Big Ten Conference slate on April 2 at Rutgers. This will be their second season as a member of the conference

Video: JHU coach Dave Pietramala discusses the schedule

JHU will play the first of two preseason games on Jan. 30 at defending national champion Denver and also visits Georgetown for a preseason game on Feb. 5.

The Blue Jays went 11-7 a year ago, winning the Big Ten tournament and advancing to the NCAA semifinals, where they fell 12-11 to Maryland.

2016 Hopkins men's lacrosse schedule

Feb. 9–at Navy, 7 p.m.
Feb. 13–at UMBC, TBA
Feb. 20–at Loyola, 1 p.m.
Feb. 28–North Carolina, noon
March 5–Princeton, TBA
March 12–Towson, 2 p.m.
March 19–Syracuse, 4 p.m.
March 26–at Virginia, TBA March 30–at UMBC, 7 p.m.
April 2–at Rutgers, TBA
April 9–Ohio State, 2 p.m.
April 17–at Penn State, 7 p.m.
April 23–at Michigan, TBA
April 30–Maryland, 2 p.m.

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