SJU Men's Lacrosse BIO
John Winchell
Player Profile:
John Winchell 1535417
Position: Defense
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glen Ridge, N.J.
High School: Glen Ridge

Saint Joseph's program recordholder in career games played (63)

2016 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American
2016 Senior CLASS Award Nominee
2016 SJU Scholar-Athlete Award
2016 Northeast Conference First Team
2015 Northeast Conference First Team
2014 Northeast Conference First Team

United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American... Northeast Conference First Team selection... One of 20 candidates for the national Senior CLASS Award... Made all 16 starts on defense... Recorded 23 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers... Led back line in ground balls and ranked second on squad in caused turnovers... Had one ground ball and one caused turnover in Northeast Conference Championship semifinals vs. Robert Morris... Added a ground ball in NEC title game vs. Hobart... Matched career-high five ground balls to go with season-high three caused turnovers in season opener vs. VMI... Followed up with three caused turnovers vs. Manhattan and two caused turnovers vs. St. John's... Scooped up three ground balls and added one caused turnover at Wagner... Followed up with two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Sacred Heart... Recorded three ground balls at Robert Morris... Posted three ground balls and two caused turnovers in regular-season finale vs. Mount St. Mary's... One of five team captains... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Recipient of SJU's Scholar-Athlete Award.

2015: NEC First Team selection... Made all 17 starts... Totaled 26 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers... Tied for team lead in caused turnovers... Tied for fourth in NEC in caused turnovers per game (1.35)... Tallied at least one ground ball in 15 games... Posted season-high four ground balls and added three caused turnovers at Mount St. Mary's... Registered three ground balls vs. #7 Virginia and Hobart... Tallied career-high four caused turnovers at Delaware... Notched two ground balls and two caused turnovers apiece vs. High Point, Monmouth, and Michigan... Anchored defensive unit that led nation in man-down defense (80%) for second consecutive year.

NEC First Team selection… Made all 15 starts… Ranked second on team in caused turnovers (18) and fourth in ground balls (35)… Scored first collegiate goal at Monmouth… Averaged 2.33 ground balls per game and 1.2 caused turnovers per game… Averaged 2.5 ground balls per game in NEC contests… Scooped up career-high five ground balls against Wagner… Added four ground balls against #20 Penn and Robert Morris… Caused three turnovers to go with four ground balls at Michigan… Registered two ground balls and caused three turnovers in NEC semifinals against Hobart.

2013: Made 15 appearances... Picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers... Recorded one ground ball and one caused turnover at #17 Penn State... Picked up season-high two ground balls in win over High Point... Made collegiate debut at #10 Lehigh.

High School/Personal: 2012 USILA All-American... 2012 New Jersey Defenseman of the Year and Essex County Player of the Year... NJILCA Dave Pooley Award recipient... 2012 All-State, All-Group 1, and All-Gibbs Division First Team selections... Led Glen Ridge to back-to-back Essex County Championships and the 2011 Group 1 State Championships... Named team's 2012 MVP and led squad to 31-10 record in junior and senior seasons... Tagged to All-Group 1 and All-Essex County Second Teams and named a 2011 All-Gibbs Division Honorable Mention as a junior... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Also lettered in soccer... Two-time All-Conference Second Team and All-Group 1 Third Team selection... Won back-to-back sectional titles in soccer... Majoring in marketing and minoring in communication studies. 

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          
Goals: 1 at Monmouth (3/4/14)
Points: 1 at Monmouth (3/4/14)
Shots: 1 (3x) last vs. Hobart (4/18/15)
SOG: 1 (2x) last vs. Hobart (4/18/15)
Up Goals: ---
Down Goals: ---
Ground Balls: 5 (2x) last vs. VMI (2/20/16)
Caused Turnovers:
4 at Delaware (3/21/15)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
2013 15-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
2014 15-15 1 0 1 1 1 1 35 18
2015 17-17 0 0 0 2 1 0 26 23
2016 16-16 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 16
TOTAL 63-48 1 0 1 3 2 1 89 60
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