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Johns Hopkins lacrosse's Shack Stanwick reigns for last time on 'All-Name Team'

Johns Hopkins attackman Shack Stanwick, shown during a 2016 game, is in rare company.
Johns Hopkins attackman Shack Stanwick, shown during a 2016 game, is in rare company. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)

Johns Hopkins attackman Shack Stanwick has at least one point in all 48 games of his career. He’ll head into his senior season with two All-Big Ten Conference honors and two All-America honorable mentions. He’s one of three Blue Jays captains this year.

But maybe most remarkable about the the Boys’ Latin graduate’s career is his dominance of an only-in-lacrosse niche. With Inside Lacrosse’s release Monday of its All-Name Teams, Shack Stanwick — or Shackleford Stanwick, if you’re inspecting his birth certificate with a monocle on — became just the seventh men’s player to earn four first-team honors. He’s also the second in his family, following former Boys’ Latin and Blue Jays attackman Wellington (aka Wells) Stanwick.

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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum this week unveiled two bobbleheads commemorating collegiate sports champions in Maryland — the Terps’ men’s basketball team and Johns Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse.

Joining them in the elite four-timers club are these definitely-not-made-up names: Gettysburg midfielder Caldwell Rohrbach (2009-2012), Lehigh defenseman Baxter Lanius IV (2010-2013), former St. Paul’s and Dickinson defender Draper Donley (2011-2014), former Loyola Blakefield and Duke midfielder Deemer Class (2013-2016) and Roanoke midfielder IV Stucker (2015-2018).

This is an otherwise down year for country-club names in local men’s lacrosse. Besides Stanwick, only Washington College defenseman Burke McFillin, a Pennsylvania native, was recognized. And with impeccably dubbed freshmen such as Quinn Commandant and Dar Sleeper crowding the first team, it’ll be a challenging three years ahead.

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Good thing we have the Hopkins women. After placing three names on the list last year, the Blue Jays did one better for 2018, accounting for more than half of the local connections:

Take a look at the numbers behind the 2018 schedule for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team.
  • First team: Johns Hopkins freshman attacker Aurora Cordingley
  • First team: Johns Hopkins senior attacker Loring Gearhardt
  • First team: UMBC junior defender Grayson Corbett (Wilde Lake)
  • Third team: Johns Hopkins senior attacker CeCe Finney (Roland Park)
  • Third team: High Point junior attacker Emory Gaeng (John Carroll)
  • Third team: Johns Hopkins senior defender Eden Epner
  • Third team: Albany sophomore goalkeeper Georgia Schneidereith (Towson High)

Five or 10 years from now, the only way to make these lists will be to have a name like Dave or Jessica. Or maybe Bubba.

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