No. 1 Loyola Maryland (14-1)
Coming up: Vs. No. 6 Johns Hopkins, Saturday, noon, Ridley Athletic Complex
Comment: The Greyhounds have matched the school record of 14 consecutive wins posted by the 2012 squad that won the national championship. With three assists in Sunday's 16-7 rout of No. 17 Lehigh in the Patriot League tournament final, senior attackman Justin Ward (Old Mill) tied Bucknell junior attackman David Dickson's conference single-season mark of 48 assists set last year.
No. 6 Johns Hopkins (10-3)
Coming up: At No. 1 Loyola, Saturday, noon
Comment: The Blue Jays have won 47 of 51 meetings in their series with the Greyhounds. With 75 assists, junior attackman Wells Stanwick is tied with Del Dressel for 12th on the program's career list.
No. 7 Maryland (10-3)
Coming up: Vs. Navy, Saturday, 1 p.m., Byrd Stadium
Comment: The Terps are 54-33-1 against the Midshipmen. Senior Niko Amato leads all active Division I goalkeepers in career victories with 45 and has just 18 losses.
Coming up: At No. 7 Maryland, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Comment: The Midshipmen have dropped their last four meetings with the Terps and are looking for their first win in College Park since April 4, 2008. With 185 ground balls, senior long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan passed goalkeeper Mickey Jarboe (184) for fourth on the school's career list.
Coming up: Vs. No. 13 Albany/Stony Brook, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Comment: The Retrievers are seeking a berth in the America East tournament final for the second consecutive season after falling to Albany in the 2013 title game. Senior faceoff specialist Phil Poe set two school single-game records in Saturday's 17-14 win at Vermont: faceoff wins (28) and ground balls (20).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun