College lacrosse has a new rivalry trophy, thanks to the Maryland Terrapins and Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.
Maryland and Johns Hopkins have what is considered to be the greatest rivalry in college lacrosse, so “The Rivalry Trophy” was a no-brainer to celebrate the regular season meeting every year.
The trophy features the Maryland blue crab and it was crafted using reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Md.
The Rivalry Trophy weighs 25 pounds.
“Our coaching staff and players consider it a great honor and privilege to compete in a rivalry that is much greater than ourselves,” said Maryland head coach John Tillman. “We are thrilled to add even more meaning to the Maryland-Johns Hopkins rivalry with the addition of the trophy.”
While the two teams have meet 100 times, 2015 marks the first year they will go head-to-head as members of the same conference.
Now in the same conference and with a rivalry trophy on the line, the stakes are higher than ever.
It is not lost on our current staff and players or those who came before us that representing Johns Hopkins in the greatest rivalry in college lacrosse is an honor,” Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala noted. “After more than 100 all-time meetings, it’s not easy to add something to a rivalry that is already so intense and important to so many, yet the addition of the “The Rivalry Trophy” does just that. We look forward to the addition of this new and exciting chapter in the storied history of Hopkins-Maryland.”
The Big Ten clash will take place Saturday, April 25, at 8 pm at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Maryland Terrapins Athletic Department