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MLL standout, former Hopkins star Poppleton named assistant coach at @ShipleyLax

Friday, 1st January 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 1/1/16
From Staff Report

Mike Poppleton, who starred at Johns Hopkins and emerged as a top face-off specialist for the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse this summer, has been named an assistant coach for The Shipley School.

Mike Poppleton

Mike Poppleton

Poppleton will serve as a 6th grade and Middle School assistant as well as a Varsity assistant coach, head coach Mark Duncan said.

Poppleton, who also is an assistant coach and head face-off coach with the Duke’s L.C., had a brilliant career at Johns Hopkins. He also was on the US National Training Team in 2014.

Poppleton is the Hopkins record holder in career faceoff winning percentage (.644) and was a 2013 All-American. He ranked second in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (.685) in 2013 and won 85 of 154 face-offs (55 percent) for Rochester in 2015.

Poppleton played lacrosse at Fayetteville-Manlius in Upstate New York.



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