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Terps Trio Named to B1G Preseason Watch List

Maryland Athletics
8-22-2016
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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Three members of the Maryland field hockey team were selected to the Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch List Monday. Sophomore Linnea Gonzales, junior Lein Holsboer and redshirt senior Welma Luus were named to the list.

This marks Gonzales’ second straight year on the conference’s Preseason Watch List. She was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year last year and also earned NFHCA Third Team All-America honors. Gonzales scored 10 goals with three assists in her rookie season.

Luus also earned All-Big Ten and NFHCA Third Team All-America honors last year. She led the Terrapins in scoring with 20 goals on the year. Luus helped lead the Terps to the Big Ten tournament title with seven goals in the three-game tournament run.

Holsboer added six goals, three game winners, and 11 assists in helping the Terps to a 19-4 record and their second straight Big Ten championship.

For the full Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch List, click here.

The Terrapins will officially open the season on Friday with a 4 p.m. matchup at St. Joseph's in Philadelphia as part of the Conference Cup. Live stats will be available here.

The Terps will take on the defending national champion Syracuse on Sunday, Aug. 28 in Philadelphia as well.

Maryland will take on seven of the other 15 teams from last year’s NCAA Tournament and eight teams in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches poll from last season.

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