Given their age gap and how their youth careers unfolded, Axel Whamond (Riverside, Conn.) never played an official game with his younger brother, Ian Whamond (Riverside, Conn.), before the 2021 season at Johns Hopkins University.
Suffice it to say the older brother was mightily impressed when they finally became teammates.
"He had a couple other schools he probably could have gone to, but I’m super glad he came to Hopkins," Axel, now a senior, said. "I love playing with him and he even surprised me, because playing pick-up and such back home, not an official or competitive match, I knew he was good. Then when he got to college, he was way better than I anticipated and it shows in the awards, the stats and his impact on the team, on and off the field."