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SJU Men's Lacrosse BIO
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T.J. Jones
Player Profile:
T.J. Jones 1748852
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J.
High School: Ridge

Saint Joseph's program recordholder:
Career wins (31)
Single-season wins (2016, 12)
Career goals against average (8.38)
Single-season goals against average (2016, 7.47)

3rd all-time in career saves (502)
6th all-time in career save percentage (.551)

1st, 3rd, 5th in single-season GAA (2016, 7.47; 2015, 7.89; 2014, 8.34)
9th all-time in single-season save percentage (2016, .579)
10th all-time in single-season saves (2017, 161)

2017 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American Honorable Mention
2017 Northeast Conference Second Team
2017 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
2016 Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year
2016 Northeast Conference First Team
2016 Northeast Conference All-Tournament Team
2016 SJU Most Outstanding Performer
2014 Northeast Conference Second Team
2014 Northeast Conference Rookie Team
2014 SJU Co-Rookie of the Year
Nine-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week (4/14/14, 4/21/14, 4/28/14, 4/13/15, 3/28/16, 4/4/16, 4/18/16, 5/2/16, 3/13/17)
NEC Rookie of the Week (4/7/14)

2017: One of four Hawks to make all 14 starts... SJU's starting goalkeeper for the third consecutive year... Posted a 5-9 overall record and 2-4 record in NEC play... Posted a 9.91 goals against average and .544 save percentage in 817:20... Made 161 saves... Earned wins over St. John's, Manhattan, Monmouth, Wagner, and Mount St. Mary's... Made double-digit saves 10 times, including career-high 20 saves vs. Hobart, 15 vs. then-#19 Penn, 14 vs. Monmouth, 13 at Delaware, 12 vs. then-#16 Duke, Drexel, Wagner, and Mount St. Mary's, and 11 vs. St. John's and Robert Morris... Held four teams to just five goals, including three consecutive wins vs. St. John's, Manhattan, and Monmouth and in final collegiate home win vs. Wagner... Also held Bryant and Hobart to eight goals each in NEC play... Recorded 28 ground balls, which ranked fourth on the squad... Earned five ground balls vs. Hobart and four at Drexel... Team tri-captain.

2016: Made all 16 starts between the pipes to sport a 12-4 overall record and 5-1 record in NEC play... Posted a 7.47 goals against average and .579 save percentage in 923:43... Led the NEC and ranked third nationally in both goals against average and save percentage... Made 158 saves on the season to rank fourth in the NEC in saves per game (9.88)... Made double-digit saves in seven games, including season-high 15 vs. Sacred Heart, 14 vs. Delaware and Bryant, 13 vs. Mount St. Mary's and Hobart in the NEC title game, 12 vs. St. John's, and 10 at #17 Virginia... Made eight saves and allowed four goals in 53:33 in season opener vs. VMI... Made seven saves and allowed six goals in 55:25 vs. Manhattan... Made 12 saves and allowed eight goals in the full 60:00 vs. St. John's... Throughout first three games of the season, made 27 saves and allowed 18 goals in trio of season-opening victories... Made 14 saves and allowed seven goals in full 60:00 vs. Delaware... Made nine saves and allowed season-best two goals in 54:21 at Hobart... Made 15 saves and allowed just five goals in 53:18 vs. Sacred Heart... Followed up with 14 saves and nine goals allowed in 62:14 vs. Bryant... Stopped 13 shots and allowed just five goals in the full 60:00 vs. Mount St. Mary's... Added 22 ground balls and four caused turnovers... Recorded three ground balls each against VMI, Drexel, Hobart, and Wagner.

2015: Made 15 appearances with 11 starts... Led Northeast Conference and ranked sixth nationally in goals-against average (7.89)... Ranked fourth in save percentage (.537) and seventh in saves per game (7.67) in NEC... Started first three games of season and final eight... Went 9-4 overall and 6-0 in NEC contests... Totaled 753:09 through 15 games... Made season-high 17 saves vs. Robert Morris... Also made double-digit saves vs. Mount St. Mary's in NEC semifinals (12), Richmond (11), Mount St. Mary's (10), and High Point (10)... Allowed just seven goals in a full 60:00 in NEC-opening win at Bryant... Allowed just four goals in a full 60:00 in NEC semifinals win over Mount St. Mary's.

2014: Made nine appearances with seven starts… Went 5-2 overall and 3-0 in NEC contests… Posted an 8.34 goals-against average and .531 save percentage in 431:29… Averaged 7.6 saves per game overall and 9.3 saves per game in NEC action… Recorded three games with 10+ saves… Added 11 ground balls on the season… Made nine saves in collegiate debut and first collegiate start at High Point… Made seven saves in NEC win over #12 Bryant… Made 12 saves in program's first win over Delaware… Made season-high 14 saves in NEC win over Sacred Heart… Made 13 saves in NEC win over Hobart.

High School/Personal: 2013 New Jersey All-American... 2013 All-Courier News and All-Area honoree... Two-time All-State and All-Conference selection...  Led squad to Somerset County, New Jersey Group 3 and 4 State, and New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles... Named Somerset County Championship MVP... Helped squad to 2011 state title game... Four-year varsity letterwinner and senior team captain... Played club lacrosse for the Leading Edge Elite... Majoring in business intelligence and analytics.

                                               Single-Game Career Highs                                             

Saves: 20 vs. Hobart (4/8/17)
Goals Allowed (Lowest, Minimum 60:00):
4 vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/30/15)
Ground Balls:
5 vs. Hobart (4/8/17)
Caused Turnovers:
3 vs. High Point (2/14/15)
Minutes:
65:38 vs. Hobart (5/1/14)

Assists: 1 (2x): at #17 Virginia (3/8/16) and at Monmouth (3/12/16)
Shots:
1 (2x) last at Mount St. Mary's (4/29/17)

 
                                                       Career Statistics                                                      
YEAR GP-GS MIN GA GAA SAVES PCT. W-L GB CT
2014 9-7 431:29 60 8.34 68 .531 5-2 11 2
2015 15-11 753:09 99 7.89 115 .537 9-4 21 5
2016 16-16 923:43 115 7.47 158 .579 12-4 22 4
2017 14-14 817:20 135 9.91 161 .544 5-9 28 2
TOTAL 54-48 2925:41 409 8.388 502 .551 31-19 82 13

 

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