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Terps Crowned National Champs for Fifth Straight Season
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

May 17, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team, and the 1999 ACC champions, defeated Virginia, 16-6, in Sunday's NCAA championship game to capture its fifth consecutive national title. Maryland opened a quick 4-0 lead in the opening 9:44 and never looked back. The Terps built an 11-2 lead by the intermission en route to the 10-goal triumph. The Terps ran the score to 16-2 before Virginia scored its third goal of the game with five minutes remaining in the second half. The Cavaliers would score their next four goals with the majority of the Terp defensive starters out of the game.

TERPS SET THREE NCAA RECORDS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Maryland established three National Collegiate championship game records in its 16-6 win against Virginia. The Terps scored the most goals in one half (11), the most goals in one game (16), and established the largest margin of victory (10).

ADAMS EARNS MVP HONORS
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia), who set single-season records in both goals (71) and points (117), earned NCAA Tournament MVP honors after posting four goals and two assists against Penn State in the national semifinal game, and totaling four goals, one assist in the national championship game against Virginia. Also named to the all-tournament team was sophomore attack Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.) and juniors Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) and Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.).

TERPS CONCLUDE PERFECT SEASON
Maryland concluded its national championship season with a perfect 21-0 record. The 1999 team is only the third team in Maryland women's lacrosse history to run the table, as the 1995 and 1996 squads finished at 17-0 and 19-0, respectively.

A DECADE OF CHAMPIONS
The 1990s have been crowned the most successful decade in Maryland women's lacrosse history. The Terrapins have won six national championships, including their record fifth consecutive in 1999, in the last eight years, and eight national titles in the history of the program. The eight championships are the most by any school. The Terps have reached the NCAA finals an unprecedented 16 times, including nine of the last 10 years. The Terps are also the first team in women's Division I lacrosse history to win five consecutive national championships.

HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
Maryland's Cindy Timchal (West Chester 76), the 1999 ACC Coach of the Year, finishing her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin women's lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall, ranks among the all-time coaching greats in lacrosse history. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to six national championship titles, two ACC titles, including the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 148-11 record at Maryland, and a 224-51 (.815) overall record. Timchal guided the Maryland women's lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-to-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trips to the Final Four in 1998 and 1999, and the school's record fourth and fifth consecutive national championships.

1999 FINAL ACC STANDINGS

               Overall  ACC
Teams            W L    W L 
Maryland        21 0    3 0 
Duke            13 5    1 2 
Virginia        15 6    1 2
North Carolina   8 7    1 2
1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll
April 26, 1999

1. MARYLAND 2. Virginia 3. Penn State 4. Duke 5. James Madison 6. Princeton 7. North Carolina 8. Georgetown 9. Dartmouth 10. Loyola 11. Yale 12. Rutgers 13. Delaware 14. George Mason 15. Syracuse 16. William & Mary 17. Boston U. 18. Old Dominion 19. Cornell 20. Brown

THESE TERPS CAN SCORE GOALS
Maryland's 331 goals scored this season is its highest in school history, breaking the old record of 286 in 21 games which was set by the 1998 team. Maryland finished the year averaging 15.76 goals per game which also is a new school record, breaking the old record of 14.40 which was set in 1996.

TERPS' WIN STREAK CLIMBS TO 28
Maryland enters the 2000 season winners of its last 28 games, including a perfect 21-0 record this season. The Terps haven't lost since their ACC semifinal loss to North Carolina on April 18, 1998. Maryland holds the longest win streak in men's and women's Division I lacrosse with 50 games which was set during the 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons. Loyola snapped the streak on April 22, 1997.

ADAMS BREAKS AMONTE'S RECORDS
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams broke former Terp Kelly Amonte's single-season goal and points record this season. Adams finished the year with a school-record 71 goals and 117 points. Her 46 assists ranked her two shy of Amonte's 48 assists in 1996.

Goals No. Year 1. Jen Adams 71 1999 2. Kelly Amonte 62 1996 3. Sarah Forbes 59 1997 4. Cathy Nelson 58 1998 5. Allison Comito 56 1999 6. Christie Jenkins 55 1999 Mary Ann Oelgoetz 55 1990 Assists

1. Kelly Amonte       48 1996
2. Jen Adams          46 1999
3. Sascha Newmarch    42 1998
4. Judy Dougherty     38 1979
5. Sarah Forbes       36 1997
6. Cathy Nelson       32 1997
   Judy Dougherty     32 1980
8. Christie Jenkins   30 1999
   Leann Shuck        30 1991
Points
1. Jen Adams         117 1999
2. Kelly Amonte      110 1993, 96
3. Sarah Forbes       94 1997
4. Sascha Newmarch    90 1998
5. Christie Jenkins   85 1999
6. Mary Ann Oelgoetz  84 1990
7. Cathy Nelson       83 1998
8. Allison Comito     81 1999
JENKINS AND ADAMS NEARING CAREER MARKS
Junior Christie Jenkins and sophomore Jen Adams are making a mark in the Maryland all-time career assist record book. Adams jumped into the top 10, and is now tied for seventh with Sarah Forbes with 63 career assists. Jenkins is two assists shy of cracking the top 10 after posting a career-total of 50 during her three years.

Career Assists

 
     Name              Assists  Years
 1.  Kelly Amonte        132    1993-96
 2.  Judy Dougherty      106    1978-81
 3.  Anysia Fedec         83    1984-87
 4.  Cathy Nelson         77    1995-98
 5.  Karen MacCrate       76    1993-96
 6.  Sascha Newmarch      74    1995-98
 7.  Sarah Forbes         63    1994-97
     Jen Adams            63    1998-
 9.  Michele Uhlfelder    55    1988-91
10.  Kay Ruffino          52    1982-85
     Sue Brown            52   1978-80
12.  Christie Jenkins     50   1997-
ON A STREAK OF HER OWN
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams scored at least one point in all 21 of Maryland's games, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 34 games. Her streak began on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple. The last time she was held scoreless was on March 30, 1998, in the Terps' 16-4 win against Vanderbilt.

ON A STREAK OF HER OWN, PART II
Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins will ride a 33-game scoring streak into next season. The Pennsylvania native and U.S. National Team member scored at least one point in all 21 games this season and was last held scoreless on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She recorded a career-high and team-high seven goals against Harvard on April 11.

ON A STREAK OF HER OWN, PART III
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney scored at least one point in all 21 of Maryland's games this season, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 28 games. Her streak began on April 23, 1998, when she totaled one assist in the Terps' 16-7 win at William & Mary. The last time Carney was held scoreless was April 11, 1998, against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.

TERPS BY THE NUMBERS

7
Maryland sophomore attack Allison Comito scored a career-high seven goals against Georgetown in the NCAA quarterfinals.

7
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams scored a career-high seven goals against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals.

7
Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high seven goals against Harvard.

11
Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to 11 consecutive games with its 16-6 defeat in the NCAA championship game.

15.76
Maryland finished the season averaging 15.76 goals per game--a new school record.

21
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 21 saves in Maryland's 8-7 sudden-death overtime victory against Princeton. It also tied her career-high.

21
The Terps scored 21 goals in three consecutive games, marking the first time a Terp team has scored 20+ goals in three straight outings.

28
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has scored at least one point in the Terps' last 28 games, including all 21 this season.

33
Maryland junior Christie Jenkins has scored at least one point in the Terps' last 33 games, including all 21 this season.

34
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Maryland's last 34 games, including all 21 this season.

331
The number of goals scored this season--the most ever in school history.

349
Maryland is the country's all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 349-80-3 record.

ALL-AMERICA ADAMS
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams, a South Region All-American, broke Kelly Amonte's single-season goal and points record this season. Adams charted a career-high seven goals against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. She led the Terps in scoring with 117 points, after totaling a team-high 71 goals and 46 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian native's numbers:

Opponent              Goals Assists
No.  9 Penn State       4      1
No.  7 Duke             2      3
No.  2 North Carolina   3      0
No. 17 Syracuse         5      3
No.  3 Virginia         3      1
No.  8 Dartmouth        3      1
No. 20 Brown            5      2
No. 12 Old Dominion     0      3
       Temple           5      5*
No.  5 James Madison    1      2
       Towson           6      3
       Harvard          1      2
No.  8 Georgetown       5      2
No. 15 William & Mary   2      2
No.  6 North Carolina   7*     3
No.  2 Virginia         3      4
No.  6 Princeton        2      1
No. 10 Loyola           3      3
No.  7 Georgetown       3      2
No.  3 Penn State       4      2
No.  2 Virginia         4      1
*Career-high
ADAMS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Sophomore Jen Adams has started in all six NCAA Tournament games since beginning her career last year. Here is a game-by-game look at Adams' NCAA tournament performances:
Opponent           Goals Assists
1998
James Madison*       0      1
North Carolina#      1      1
Virginia$            1      1

1999 Georgetown* 3 2 Penn State# 4 2 Virginia$ 4 1

*NCAA Quarterfinals #NCAA Semifinals $NCAA Championship

KAHOE IN 1999
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe, the Terps' all-time saves leader, finished her junior year with 245 saves while allowing 139 goals in 1,254 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia and Towson. She charted a new season-high saves total, and matched her career-high, against Princeton, posting 21 saves. She finished with a 6.65 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoe's performances:
Opponent                Saves
No.  9 Penn State         17
No.  7 Duke               16
No.  2 North Carolina     14
No. 17 Syracuse           10
No.  3 Virginia            8
No.  8 Dartmouth           5
No. 20 Brown               7
No. 12 Old Dominion        4
       Temple              5
No.  5 James Madison      10
       Towson              3
       Harvard             6
No.  8 Georgetown         14
No. 15 William & Mary     13
No.  6 North Carolina     12
No.  2 Virginia           18
No.  6 Princeton          21*
No. 10 Loyola             12
No.  7 Georgetown         18
No.  3 Penn State         14
No.  2 Virginia           18
*Indicates season-high and ties her career-high
KAHOE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe has played in three NCAA Tournaments (Kahoe redshirted in 1996). Here is a game-by-game review of Kahoe's tournament appearances, including a career-high 21 saves against Virginia in last year's championship game:
Opponent         Saves  Goals
1997
Penn State*       6      2
Temple#          16      6
Loyola$          10      7

1998 James Madison* 13 8 North Carolina# 14 9 Virginia$ 21% 5

1999 Georgetown* 18 6 Penn State# 14 13 Virginia$ 18 5

*NCAA Quarterfinals #NCAA Semifinals $NCAA Championship %Career-High

SIX TERPS EARN SOUTH REGION HONORS
Six Maryland players were named to the South Region IWLCA/Brine All-American team, and now become eligible for national All-America honors. Highlighting this year's first team South Region list are juniors Christie Jenkins, Alex Kahoe, Tonia Porras and Kristin Sommar, and sophomore Jen Adams. Sophomore attack Quinn Carney earned second team South Region honors. Jenkins was one of four midfielders named to the first team, while Adams was one of four named to the attack. Sommar earned first team at large All-America honors while Kahoe was the lone goalkeeper named to the first team. Sommar earned first team All-America honors last year while Jenkins and Kahoe were named second team.

SOMMAR SCORES
Junior midfielder Kristin Sommar totaled 44 goals in the 20 games she played in, surpassing her then-season-high 14 goals she scored in 1998. She also surpassed her season-high assist total of 14, which was also set in 1998, with 24. Sommar scored a career-high five goals against Towson on April 7.

KELLY WINS TWO
Freshman midfielder Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) claimed two ACC Championships in her first year wearing a Maryland uniform. Kelly not only was a part of the women's lacrosse championship, but also helped the Maryland field hockey team capture the ACC title last November.

FIRST FOR THE TERPS
Maryland freshman Megan Kelly netted her first collegiate goal against Brown on March 22 ... sophomore Tara Foran (Davidsonville, Md.) scored her first goal as a Terp against Towson on April 7 ... freshman Debbie Wheat (Laytonsville, Md.) played in her first game wearing a Maryland uniform against Temple on March 30 ... sophomore goalkeeper Fon Muttamara (Gaithersburg, Md.) saw her first action between the pipes against Towson ... freshman Annie Morris (Middlebury, Vt.) scored her first two goals of her career during the Terps' 12-goal spurt in the second half of the Maryland vs. Temple game ... freshman Kim Blouin (Annapolis, Md.) tallied her first career save against Harvard.

PERFECTIONISTS
Maryland concluded the 1999 regular-season schedule with a perfect 18-0 record, marking the fifth time in Maryland school history a team posted an undefeated mark during the regular season. Only two other Maryland teams, the 1995 and 1996 teams, ran the board and finished the entire year with undefeated marks. The 1995 team posted a 17-0 mark while the 1996 team finished the year 19-0.

COMITO NEARING SINGLE-SEASON RECORD MARK
Sophomore attack Allison Comito is nearing the single-season record chart in assists as she has totaled 25 assists in 19 games. Three former Terps are tied for 10th with 28 assists, including Kelly Amonte, Anysia Fedec and Kay Ruffino.

KAHOE FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
Junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe is featured in "Faces in the Crowd" in the May 10 issue of Sports Illustrated.

CARNEY NEARING SINGLE-SEASON RECORD MARK
Sophomore attack Quinn Carney has charted 41 goals through 19 games which leaves her eight shy of cracking the top 10 in the Maryland single-season record book. Former Terrapins Sascha Newmarch and Kay Ruffino are tied for ninth with 49 goals.

TERPS BY THE ACC NUMBERS

1
Junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe ranks first in save percentage (.629).

2.26
Jen Adams is averaging a league-leading 2.26 assists per game.

2.68
Sophomore Allison Comito ranks second in the ACC with a 2.68 goals per game average.

3
The number of categories Jen Adams ranks first (scoring, goals and assists).

3
The number of categories that Christie Jenkins, Quinn Carney and Allison Comito are ranked in the ACC statistics.

3
The number of Maryland players who are ranked among the ACC assist leaders.

3.32
Sophomore Jen Adams is averaging a league-leading 3.32 goals per game.

4
The number of Maryland players who have garnered ACC Player of the Week honors (Jen Adams (3), Quinn Carney, Allison Comito (2) and Alex Kahoe).

4.16
Junior Christie Jenkins is averaging 4.16 points per game which ranks her second in the ACC.

5
The number of Maryland players who are ranked among the ACC goal leaders.

5.58
Sophomore Jen Adams is averaging a league-high 5.58 points per game.

6
The number of players named to the All-ACC team--a league-high.

6.60
The number of goals Maryland is allowing its opponents which ranks it first in the ACC.



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