Jerry Schnydman was a dominant face-off specialist and midfielder at Johns Hopkins. After prepping at nearby Baltimore City College, Schnydman played at Hopkins from 1965-67 and later served as an assistant coach at JHU. He was named an All-American three times, earning first-team honors in 1966 and 1967, and he helped the Blue Jays to the 1967 national championship. He served as captain of that team, which finished with an 11-1 record. Schnydman twice earned the George D. Penniman Trophy, presented annually to the top midfielder at Johns Hopkins, and he twice earned the Henry Ciccarone Award for leading the team in ground balls.
Upon graduation he was named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team. In 1968, Schnydman began serving as an assistant coach at Hopkins and he tutored every faceoff specialist at Johns Hopkins from 1968 through 1990.
He later served as commissioner of the Baltimore inner city lacrosse leagues and has been previously inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter's Hall of Fame. Schnydman passed away in October, 2021 at the age of 77.