August 25, 2010

Hopkins Signs Tucker Through 2016

from press release

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Tom Calder, Director of Athletics at Johns Hopkins University, announced today the signing of women's lacrosse coach Janine Tucker to a contract extension through the 2016 season. Tucker, the winningest coach in program history, recently completed her 17th season at Johns Hopkins.

"Janine Tucker has proven over the years to not only be an excellent lacrosse coach and extremely loyal to our program, but perhaps more importantly, she is also an excellent role model for the women on her team," Calder stated. "I hope that this agreement between Janine and Johns Hopkins shows that the University is pleased with what she has done for the women's lacrosse team and also pleased with what she has accomplished during her career as a Blue Jay"

The longest tenured coach in program history, Tucker boasts a 192-96 (.667) record in her 17 seasons. She has guided the Blue Jays to double-digit win totals in 15 of her 17 seasons, including a school-record 16 wins in 1994. During her tenure, Hopkins has won four Centennial Conference titles, made four NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, three ECAC Division I Championship games and three NCAA Division I Tournament appearances.

Tucker took over as the head coach at Hopkins in 1994 and led the Blue Jays to a 68-16 (.809) record in five Division III seasons before guiding the program's transition to Division I in 1999. Since then, Hopkins has gone 124-80 (.608) against a lineup of nationally ranked teams, including one of the toughest conferences in the nation. Tucker has mentored 23 IWLCA All-Americans, the 2007 Attacker of the Year and 1997 Defensive Player of the Year, four Centennial Conference Players of the Year, one ALC Rookie of the Year, 67 all-conference selections and 111 conference academic honor roll selections.

A 1989 graduate of Loyola (Md.) where she was an All-American lacrosse player, Tucker was inducted into the Loyola Athletic Hall of Fame in March of 1998. A native of nearby Towson, she attended Lock Raven High School before enrolling at Loyola.

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