July 5, 2000
College Park, Md.- - Terrapin juniors Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia) and Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) have both been named Academic All-Americans by the International Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA). The honors come just over a month and a half after Maryland defeated Princeton 16-8 for its sixth straight national championship.
The 2000 NCAA Tournament MVP and IWLCA Attacker of the Year, Adams was also a first-team Brine/IWLCA selection for the second year in a row. The first-ever Honda Award winner for women's lacrosse, she ended the season with 81 goals and 55 assists for an NCAA record 136 points for the 2000 season. Only a junior, Adams shattered the Maryland single-season marks for goals, assists and points and will begin the 2001 season within striking distance of every Maryland career record, and some NCAA career marks. Adams' other honors this season include being named the 2000 ACC Player of the Year as well as ACC Tournament MVP. She was also named the GTE Spring Women's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year.
The Terps' third leading scorer this season, Carney was recently selected as a member of the U.S. developmental squad and was named to the Star-Ledger's Team of the Decade in New Jersey. A 2000 All-ACC team selection, she finished the Terps' national championship season with 38 goals and 43 assists. The junior, who takes the draw for Maryland, accumulated 52 draw controls, scooped a team-high 68 groundballs and added 24 caused turnovers. A midfielder, she was one of six Terps to score over 30 goals this season, and took part in an offense that averaged over 15 goals per game. She also ranked nationally in assists per game.
Maryland (21-1) won its sixth consecutive national championship this season, and increased its record to 26-8 overall in NCAA Tournament play. The Terrapins' championship win-streak is the longest active streak in Division I women's athletics.