Hopkins Athletics closes the season with a flurry of championships
The end of the academic year also marks the end of the year in sports, and Johns Hopkins Athletics closed it out with a flurry of championships, five of them secured in a single weekend.
In early May, men's lacrosse upset the University of Maryland to win the Big Ten tournament and secure the automatic qualifier for the NCAA championships. Hopkins finished the regular season with a record of 11–4. The next day, men's and women's tennis won their respective Centennial Conference tournaments. Both teams subsequently advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen before being eliminated. Men's track won its fifth straight conference title, and women's track its ninth straight; the women went on to claim the Eastern Conference Athletic Conference championship 11 days later. Men's track finished fourth in the ECAC meet. At press time, both teams had qualified runners for the NCAA championship meet.
Baseball nearly made it a perfect weekend for Hopkins Athletics, squaring off against Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference title game. Swarthmore tied the game at 3–3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, and went on to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th, ending the Jays' season.
One week later in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament, Big Ten champ Hopkins went five goals down to Georgetown before rallying to tie the game and send it into overtime, where senior Shack Stanwick scored the winner. In the second round, the Jays lost to Duke, 14–9.
Wrapping up the spring season, women's lacrosse was invited to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016. The 23rd-ranked Jays faced 10th-ranked Navy and lost, 16–9.