Jan. 20, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD -- The 2016 Johns Hopkins football team has earned another honor as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has tabbed Johns Hopkins its Division III Team of the Year it was announced today. This is the second consecutive year Johns Hopkins has earned the award.
The 2016 ECAC Teams of the Year in FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III, and the recipients of the Lambert Meadowlands Awards in each division, will be honored at the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet, which will be hosted by the ECAC at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on February 23.
In addition to Johns Hopkins, the ECAC Team of the Year winners include Temple (FBS), Lehigh (FCS) and LIU Post (Division II). The Lambert Cup winners in each division include Penn State (FBS), James Madison (FCS), Shepherd (Division II) and Alfred (Division III).
Johns Hopkins and Temple are the only teams to win the ECAC Team of the Year honor in 2015 and 2016, while Shepherd is the lone repeat recipient of the Lambert Cup.
"It is again humbling to have been selected as the ECAC Team of the Year," Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff noted. "We look forward to sharing the evening with the other outstanding coaches, players and teams and we are deeply appreciative of the ECAC for its continued efforts to promote college football and its many outstanding student-athletes."
Johns Hopkins posted an 11-1 record, won an eighth consecutive Centennial Conference title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Playoffs for the third consecutive year and the fourth time in five years. Johns Hopkins was ranked in the top 15 throughout the 2016 season and remains one of just four Division III teams to be ranked in the top 20 in the nation every week since the start of the 2012 season (Johns Hopkins, Mount Union, Linfield, Mary Hardin-Baylor).
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