Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Dept of Athletics
3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
Division 1 Maryland Northeast
Private Medium National competitor


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Janine Tucker

Janine Tucker is the all-time winningest coach at Johns Hopkins with a 271-144 record in 24 seasons.

* She took over the Blue Jay women's lacrosse program in August 1993 and successfully guided the program's transition from Division III to Division I.

* A five-time IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year.

* A 1989 graduate of Loyola (MD) and a member of the Greyhounds Athletic Hall of Fame.

* Member of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

* The 9th coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 250 wins.

* Tucker has written 6 books –

"The Baffled Parents' Guide To Coaching Girl's Lacrosse"

"Women's Lacrosse: An Advanced Guide for Players and Coaches"

Four books through the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program:

• “Go To Drills: Developing the Complete Lacrosse Player and Building a Winning Lacrosse Team”

• “Building the Modern Attacker”

• “Building the Modern Midfielder”

• “Building the Modern Defender”

* Tucker is on the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Women’s Lacrosse Officiating Association. She is co-chair of the CWLOA Conflict Review Committee.

* Tucker serves on the Tewaaraton Selection Committee charged with naming the best women’s lacrosse player in the nation each year.

* A member of the Harlem Lacrosse – Baltimore Advisory Board, Tucker and her team are heavily involved with mentoring at-risk middle school girls in Baltimore through the sport of lacrosse.

* A member of the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Committee, and the National Board of Advisors for the Positive Coaching Alliance, Tucker is dedicated to growing the game through positive and constructive coaching and mentoring.

The Tuckers have two sons, Ryan and Devin. Ryan was a four-year standout on the Virginia men's lacrosse team. He is currently teaching and coaching soccer and lacrosse at Norfolk Academy while playing for the Bayhawks. Devin, a 2016 graduate of Johns Hopkins, is attending the Carey School of Business pursuing a Global MBA

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Tara Singleton

Tara Singleton recently completed her sixth season on the Blue Jay coaching staff. After three seasons on head coach Janine Tucker's staff, she was promoted to Associate Head Coach in August 2013 and added director of recruiting in addition to her role as defensive coordinator. In January 2015, Singleton was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

In four of Singleton's six seasons at Homewood, the JHU defense has ranked in the top 30 nationally in scoring defense. Last season, Maddie Bodden ranked 55th in the nation in caused turnovers with 1.42 per game. In 2015, the Blue Jays ranked eighth in the nation in scoring defense (7.44), seventh in save percentage (.481) and 25th in caused turnovers (8.89). Senior Octavia Williams anchored the Blue Jay defense and went on to earn IWLCA All-Region and IWLCA North-South All-Star game honors. In 2014, Hopkins led the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) and ranked sixth nationally with just 7.40 goals allowed per game. Hopkins also led the ALC and ranked 19th in the NCAA in caused turnovers (9.30) in 2014. She coached Alyssa Kildare to All-ALC and IWLCA All-Region honors in 2011 and 2012.

Singleton began her coaching career at her alma mater, Loyola, and spent one year there before moving to UMBC. She coached the UMBC defense for two years and served as the Retrievers' interim head coach in the spring of 2006 while head coach Courtney Connor was on maternity leave. In 2007, Singleton left Baltimore to join the Denver coaching staff, where she spent three seasons. In her first season with the Pioneers, the team went 13-6 and advanced to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championship game. After a 10-8 record in 2009, Denver returned to the MPSF title game in 2010 and went 13-5 on the season.

Singleton was a four-year letterwinner at Loyola where she started her final two seasons and captained the team as a senior. A Second Team All-America in 2004, she led the Greyhounds to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours and the 2002 Colonial Athletic Association title. As a junior, she led the team in caused turnovers and anchored the nation's top-ranked defense. As a senior, she once again led the team in caused turnovers and was among the national leaders in that category as well. Singleton was a member of the US National Developmental Team from 2003-05, a World Cup Team candidate and a member of the US National Elite Team from 2007-08. She graduated from Loyola in 2004 with a degree in elementary education and a minor in special education.

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Steele Stanwick

Steele Stanwick recently completed his third season on the Blue Jays' coaching staff. The 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy winner and two-time USILA First Team All-American came to Homewood after a stellar career at the University of Virginia. Stanwick serves as the program's offensive coordinator while overseeing all video operations and assisting in recruiting and day-to-day operations of the program.

In his first season at Homewood, Stanwick's offense ranked third in the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) and 25th nationally with 12.35 goals per game as the Blue Jays went 15-5 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He coached 2014 graduate Taylor D'Amore to ALC Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-America honors. She led the NCAA in assists (53), assists per game (2.65) and points per game (5.25) as a senior. In 2015, Stanwick's offense ranked 29th in the nation (11.83) and tied for 13th in scoring margin (4.39). The Blue Jays posted a 14-4 record, including a pair of wins over top-10 teams, and made a return trip to the NCAA Tournament. This past season, Hopkins ranked 10th in the nation in free position percentage (.495), while ranking 38th in scoring offense (10.95).

The Cavaliers' all-time scoring leader with 269 points, Stanwick led the Cavs to the 2010 ACC Tournament title, the 2011 NCAA Championship and a 56-14 (.800) record in his career. Stanwick earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 2009 and went on to earn ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior, respectively. A three-time All-ACC selection and USILA All-American, he scored 126 goals while adding 143 assists during his career.

Stanwick graduated from Virginia in 2012 with a degree in history and was drafted number two overall by the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Since making his MLL debut on June 16, 2012, Stanwick has tallied 168 points in just 55 games. In 2012, he led all MLL rookies with 17 assists while leading the Machine in the same category. He tied for third in the league in assists in 2013 and finished fourth in 2014. He started Stanwick Lacrosse, LLC where he coaches individuals and small groups on all aspects of the game.

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