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Big Ten men's lacrosse outlook for 2015
Big Ten men's lacrosse outlook for 2015

Team on top: League championships are unfamiliar territory for Johns Hopkins, which had been an independent until agreeing to join the Big Ten as an affiliate member in men's lacrosse. But the Blue Jays' first year in the conference could be a fruitful one. Seven starters from last year's squad that earned a spot in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals are back for Johns Hopkins, and a balanced mix of experience and youth could prove to be the right formula this spring. Team on the rise: A program that advanced to its third Final Four in the past four years usually doesn’t qualify as an under-the-radar surprise. But as strong as Maryland has been under coach John Tillman,...