Hopkins opens 2014 lacrosse season with first practice Monday

January 13, 2014 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala and assistants Bill Dwan, Bobby Benson andDave Allan welcomed the Blue Jays to the practice field for the first time in preparation for the 2014 season today. The Blue Jays went through their first workout under perfect conditions at Homewood Field.

Pietramala and his staff directed an energetic session that lasted just under two-and-a-half hours and included stick work, half-field offensive and defensive drills, conditioning under the direction of strength coach Jay Dyer and fast-paced six-on-six half-field drills at both ends of Homewood Field.

The first practice of the season included 20 different activities ranging in time from two to 30 minutes in length with a majority of the sessions lasting between five and eight minutes. With just 10 days remaining until the team’s first scrimmage at Georgetown and 27 days until the season-opener against Ohio State, an emphasis on pace and instruction was evident from the minute the Blue Jays hit the field.