For the first time in program history, Johns Hopkins has earned the Division III Lambert Cup, which is presented annually by the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The Lambert Cup is awarded to one football team in each Division of the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III); the cup is presented to the top team in the East. Johns Hopkins will receive the Lambert Cup at the 83rd Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at The Ridge In Danbury , Conn., on Feb. 21. In addition to Johns Hopkins, Army West Point (FBS), Colgate (FCS) and LIU Post (Division II) will be presented with the Lambert Cup. The ECAC also names a team of the year in each division and Syracuse (FBS), Maine (FCS), West Chester (Division II) and RPI (Division III) will be presented with those awards at the banquet. Johns Hopkins set a school record with 12 wins (12-2), claimed its 10th consecutive Centennial Conference title and made its eighth straight trip to the NCAA playoffs in 2018. In the NCAAs, the Blue Jays topped MIT (49-0), sixth-ranked Frostburg State (58-27) and 23rd-ranked RPI (37-14) to advance to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in program history. There, the Blue Jays fell to eventual national runner-up Mount Union, 28-20. With the trip to the NCAA semifinals, Johns Hopkins capped the 2018 season with program-best national rankings of number five in both the American Football Coaches Association Poll and the D3football.com Poll.