Bottom Line
December 8, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

4: Number of Johns Hopkins fall 2010 sports teams that qualified for the NCAA championships. Men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s soccer all had embarked on tournament play as Johns Hopkins Magazine went to press. Women enjoyed the best regular seasons, with soccer earning its sixth straight Centennial Conference title and cross country its third straight. Cross country then won its third straight NCAA regional championship as junior Cecilia Furlong (pictured) became the first individual NCAA regional champion in Hopkins history. The soccer team rolled up 16 wins against only three defeats, then won its first two NCAA tournament games to advance to the Sweet 16. Junior Erica Suter led the way with 13 goals by press time. On the men’s side, soccer lost in the conference semifinals but still earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament with a 13–3–4 record, then justified that bid by matching the women and qualifying for the men’s Sweet 16. Leading scorers at press time were junior Sean Coleman and senior Scott Bukoski, each with 11 goals. Men’s cross country finished third in the conference and seventh in the NCAA regionals. Finally, football will miss the national championship tournament this year, but won its final game to finish 7–3 and claim a share of the conference title. The penultimate regular season contest, a victory over Franklin & Marshall, marked the 1,000th game in Hopkins football history.