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*This article is part three of multi-part series that will analyze how Schmeisser and Turnbull Award winners have fared in head-to-head battles.*
The William C. Schmeisser Award has been given out to the most outstanding defenseman each year since 1942 and the Jack Turnbull Award has been given out to the top attackman each year since 1946. And oftentimes, the winners of these awards have gone head-to-head in games during the years that they won those awards.
But how often has the happened? Who won the one-on-one matchup? What was the outcome of the game?
In this first part of a three-part series that dives into the results of head-to-head matchups between Schmeisser and Turnbull Award winners, two decades will be dissected (1987-1996, 1997-2006).
Before looking to answer those three questions above, here is a list of all-time winners for both awards.
|Schmeisser Award||Turnbull Award|
|1943||George Riepe||Johns Hopkins|
|1944||Fred Allner, Jr.||Cornell|
|1946||Bob Fetters||Maryland||1946||Stu McLean||Navy|
|1947||Fred Allner, Jr.||Princeton||1947||Brooke Tunstall||Johns Hopkins|
|1948||John McEnery||Army||1948||Brooke Tunstall||Johns Hopkins|
|1949||Lloyd Bunting||Johns Hopkins||1949||Lee Chambers||Navy|
|1950||Kin Yellott||Yale||1950||Oliver Shepard||Johns Hopkins|
|1951||Joe Sollers||Johns Hopkins||1951||Don Hahn||Princeton|
|1952||Bill Hubbell||Maryland||1952||Gordy Jones||Virginia|
|1953||Jack Johnson||Army||1953||Buzzy Budnitz||Johns Hopkins|
|1954||Stan Swanson||Navy||1954||Rennie Smith||Maryland|
|1955||John Raster||Navy||1955||Percy Williams||Navy|
|1956||John Simmons||Maryland||1956||Hezzy Howard||Washington College|
|1957||Ben Glyphis||Army||1957||Jack Daut||Rutgers|
|1958||Walt Mitchell||Johns Hopkins||1958||Dick Corrigan||Maryland|
|1959||Don Tillar||Army||1959||Bill Morrill||Johns Hopkins|
|1960||Bill Carpenter||Army||1960||Bob Miser||Army|
|1961||Mike Byrne||Johns Hopkins||1961||Tom Mitchell||Navy|
|1962||Bob Fuelhart||Army||1962||Jerry Schmidt||Johns Hopkins|
|1963||Mike Coughlin||Navy||1963||Ray Altman||Maryland|
|1964||Jim Campbell||Navy||1964||Jim Lewis||Navy|
|1965||Pat Donnelly||Navy||1965||Jim Lewis||Navy|
|1966||Hank Kaestner||Johns Hopkins||1966||Jim Lewis||Navy|
|1967||Hank Kaestner||Johns Hopkins||1967||Jack Heim||Maryland|
|1968||Carl Tamulevich||Navy||1968||Joe Cowan||Johns Hopkins|
|1969||Mike Clark||Johns Hopkins||1969||Joe Cowan||Johns Hopkins|
|1970||Greg Murphy||Navy||1970||Pete Cramblet||Army|
|1971||John Burnap||Cornell||1971||Tom Cafaro||Army|
|1972||Tom O’Leary||Army||1972||John Kaestner||Maryland|
|1973||Mike Thearle||Maryland||1973||Jack Thomas||Johns Hopkins|
|1974||Boo Smith||Virginia||1974||Jack Thomas||Johns Hopkins|
|1975||John Lawlor||Navy||1975||Eamon McEneaney||Cornell|
|1976||Mike Farrell||Maryland||1976||Mike French||Cornell|
|1977||Chris Kane||Cornell||1977||Mike O’Neill||Johns Hopkins|
|1978||Chris Kane||Cornell||1978||Mike O’Neill||Johns Hopkins|
|1979||Mark Greenberg||Johns Hopkins||1979||Bob Boniello||Maryland|
|1980||Mark Greenberg||Johns Hopkins||1980||Mike Buzzell||Navy|
|1981||Bob Henry||Army||1981||Jeff Cook||Johns Hopkins|
|1982||George McGeeney||UMBC||1982||Jeff Cook||Johns Hopkins|
|1983||Steve Byrne||Virginia||1983||Tim Nelson||Syracuse|
|1984||Tom Haus||North Carolina||1984||Tim Nelson||Syracuse|
|1985||John DeTommaso||Johns Hopkins||1985||Tim Nelson||Syracuse|
|1986||Tom Haus||North Carolina||1986||Roddy Marino||Virginia|
|1987||Tom Haus||North Carolina||1987||Tim Goldstein||Cornell|
|1988||Dave Pietramala||Johns Hopkins||1988||John Zulberti||Syracuse|
|1989||Dave Pietramala||Johns Hopkins||1989||John Zulberti||Syracuse|
|1990||Pat McCabe||Syracuse||1990||Greg Burns||Syracuse|
|1991||Graham Harden||North Carolina||1991||Mark Douglas||Maryland|
|1992||Brian Burlace||Maryland||1992||Darren Lowe||Brown|
|1992||David Morrow||Princeton||1993||Matt Riter||Syracuse|
|1993||David Morrow||Princeton||1994||Kevin Lowe||Princeton|
|1994||Reid Jackson||Rutgers||1995||Terry Riordan||Johns Hopkins|
|1995||Dan Radebaugh||Maryland||1996||Michael Watson||Virginia|
|1996||Tyler Hardy||Duke||1997||Jon Hess||Princeton|
|1997||Brian Kuczma||Johns Hopkins||1998||Casey Powell||Syracuse|
|1998||Christian Cook||Princeton||1999||John Grant||Delaware|
|1999||Ryan Curtis||Virginia||2000||Ryan Powell||Syracuse|
|2000||Marshall Abrams||Syracuse||2001||Michael Powell||Syracuse|
|2001||Ryan Mollett||Princeton||2002||Michael Powell||Syracuse|
|2002||John Glatzel||Syracuse||2003||Michael Powell||Syracuse|
|2003||Michael Howley||Maryland||2004||Michael Powell||Syracuse|
|2004||Lee Zink||Maryland||2005||Matt Danowski||Duke|
|2005||Brodie Merrill||Georgetown||2006||Joe Walters||Maryland|
|2006||Michael Culver||Virginia||2007||Matt Danowski||Duke|
|2007||Mitchell Belisle||Cornell||2008||Zack Greer||Duke|
|2008||Nick O’Hara||Duke||2009||Ned Crotty||Duke|
|2009||Michael Evans||Johns Hopkins||2010||Rob Pannell||Cornell|
|2011||John Lade||Syracuse||2012||Steele Stanwick||Virginia|
|2012||Tucker Durkin||Johns Hopkins||2013||Lyle Thompson||Albany|
|2013||Tucker Durkin||Johns Hopkins||2014||Lyle Thompson||Albany|
|2014||Joe Fletcher||Loyola||2015||Kevin Rice||Syracuse|
|2015||Matt Landis||Notre Dame||2016||Dylan Molloy||Brown|
|2016||Matt Landis||Notre Dame||2017||Connor Fields||Albany|
|2017||Tim Muller||Maryland||2018||Pat Spencer||Loyola|
|2018||John Sexton||Notre Dame||2019||Grant Ament||Penn State|
The further you go back in history, the more difficult it is to find available stats and film for individual games. Because of this reason, it makes it very difficult to look back at one-on-one matchups between every single winner of these two awards. So, things will be broken up and analyzed by decade and specific stats will only be provided if they are available.
1987: Award winners did not meet.
1988: Johns Hopkins’s Dave Pietramala and Syracuse’s John John Zulberti won the two awards in 1988. The Orange defeated the Blue Jays, 19-7, in the opening game of the season for both squads.
1989: Johns Hopkins’s Dave Pietramala and Syracuse’s John John Zulberti two the two awards again in 1989. The Blue Jays defeated Syracuse, 14-13, in the regular seasons dn Syracuse won the NCAA title game matchup, 13-12. Zulberti scored three goals in the game.
1990: Award winners on the same team.
1991: During the 1991 season, North Carolina’s Graham Harden took home the Schmeisser Award and Maryland’s Mark Douglas was awarded the Turnbull Award. The Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins, 8-6, in their sole meeting.
1992: Award winners did not meet.
1993: In 1993, Princeton’s Dave Morrow and Syracuse’s Matt Reiter took home the two awards. The Orange beat the Tigers, 15-9, in the NCAA semifinals and went on to win the national title.
1994: Rutgers’ Reid Jackson won the Schmeisser and Princeton’s Kevin Lowe won the Turnbull in 1994. In their sole meeting, Princeton won 15-5.
1995: In 1995, Maryland’s Dan Radebaugh won the Schmeisser Award and Johns Hopkins’ Terry Riordan won the Turnbull Award. The Terrapins and Blue Jays met twice during that season, with the Blue Jays winning the regular-season meeting, 16-15, and the Terrapins winning the NCAA semifinal contest, 16-8.
1996: Duke’s Tyler Hardy won the Schmeisser Award and Virginia’s Michael Watson won the Turnbull Award. The Cavaliers won 16-10 in their sole meeting.
1997: In 1997, Johns Hopkins’ Brian Kuczma won the Schmeisser Award and Princeton’s John Hess won the Turnbull Award. The Tigers won 7-6 in overtime when the two squads met early in the season.
1998: Princeton’s Christian Cook won the Schmeisser Award and Syracuse’s Casey Powell won the Turnbull Award. The two squads met in the NCAA semifinals, where Princeton won 11-10.
1999: In 1999, Virginia’s Ryan Curtis won the Schmeisser Award and Delaware’s John Grant Jr. won the Turnbull Award. The Cavaliers and Fighting Blue Hens met in the NCAA Quarterfinals, where Virginia won 17-10. Grant scored four goals for Delaware in the contest.
2000: Award winners on the same team.
2001: Princeton’s Ryan Mollett took home the Schmeisser Award and Syracuse’s Mike Powell took home the Turnbull Award, which was his first of an eventual four consecutive. Princeton defeated Syracuse, 10-9, in overtime in the national title game.
2002: Award winners on the same team.
2003: Award winners did not face each other.
2004: Award winners did not face each other.
2005: Georgetown’s Brodie Merrill won the Schmeisser Award and Duke’s Matt Danowski won the Turnbull Award. In their sole meeting, the Blue Devils took down the Hoyas, 12-3.
2006: In 2006, Virginia’s Michael Culver took home the Schmeisser Award and Maryland’s Joe Walters won the Turnbull Award. During their sole meeting, Walters was held to one assist and Culver scooped up two ground balls and caused one turnover.