June 6, 2000
College Park, Md.- - Three current Terrapins and one former Terp have been named to the USA women's lacrosse developmental squad, as announced yesterday by the team's head coach Sue Murphy. Current Terps Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.), Meg Carrington (Charlottesville, Va.), and Tori Wellington (Chesnut Hill, Mass.), as well as 1997 Maryland graduate Dana Gwaltney were all named to the developmental team. The team begins its schedule June 17 at Rutgers with a clinic in the morning and a game in the afternoon.
The Terps' third leading scorer this season, Carney was also a member of last year's developmental squad. 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.
A defender for the Terrapins this season, Carrington saw significant time in a back-up role, even earning nine starts throughout the season. She amassed 14 draw controls and 17 groundballs, while seeing action in all 22 games of the Terps' title run. Carrington also caused six turnovers this season, while being part of a top five defense that allowed just over seven goals per game.
A 6-1 defender, Wellington added punch on the offensive end as well for the national champion Terrapins. In addition to her defensive assignments, she managed to net 10 goals and add two assists in transition. She started every game except one, which she sat out because of injury, and caused 29 turnovers. She also added 30 groundballs and 15 draw controls.
A 1997 graduate of the program, Gwaltney played at Maryland from 1994-97. She finished her career with two national championships under current head coach Cindy Timchal, and was an All-American in 1997. Gwaltney ended her Terrapin career with 32 goals and 10 assists for 42 points.
Maryland's program record stands at an unbelievable 360-81-3 after the Terrapins' 21-1 season this spring. The Terps were crowned the national champions for the sixth time in a row after downing Princeton 16-8 on May 21 in Trenton, N.J. The Terrapins' 360-win record makes them the winningest program ever in Division I women's lacrosse history.