No. 5 Loyola Last Regular Season Road Contest For Maryland

April 29, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 1 Maryland's (16-1) last road contest will be a stern test for the Terps when they travel to No. 5 Loyola on Saturday for a 3 p.m. match-up. Maryland is coming off a 14-6 win over No. 3 Princeton on Wednesday, and its second straight ACC championship last weekend. The Terps, who possess the nation's highest scoring offense at 16.88 goals per game, are looking for their sixth win over a Top 5 team this season as well as a continuation to their 44-game non-conference win streak.

A Look at Loyola
No. 5 Loyola, now 13-3 overall, trails Maryland 19-1 in the series history. The Terps only loss, a 7-6 defeat, came on April 22, 1997. Midfielder Stacey Morlang leads the Greyhounds with 51 goals and 15 assists. Sophomore Krissy Warnock has 28 goals and 12 assists as Loyola's second-leading scorer. Sophomore Tricia Dabrowski mans the goal with 185 saves, and a .649 save percentage. Loyola's average margin of victory is five goals.

The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, averaging over 16 goals per game in 2000, Maryland has more than enough offensive weapons to keep any defense wondering. The Terps' offense is averaging an astounding 16.88 gpg through 17 games, a one-goal per game improvement from their nation's-best 1999 average of 15.8 gpg. The Terrapins' most potent weapons include attack Jen Adams, who leads the nation in points per game and is fifth in assists per game, as well as Allison Comito and Quinn Carney, who are both ranked nationally in points per game and assists per game, respectively. Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar have each added over 30 goals this season to round out the Terps' offensive punch.

Leading Scorer Jen Adams
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring and goals with 101 points on 62 goals and 39 assists. The Australia native is averaging 5.94 points per game. The 2000 ACC Player of the Year and MVP of the ACC Tournament, Adams had a stellar effort against Harvard on March 30 totaling a school record-tying 11-points. She also scored eight points against then-No. 4 James Madison on April 1. This season, Adams' astounding totals have also been highlighted by eight-point days against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (4/23) and Old Dominion (3/25), an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse (3/12), and a nine-point game against ACC rival Virginia (3/14).

Adams' Single-Season Numbers
Jen Adams is looking to make some more noise on the Maryland single-season charts this season, after etching her name at the top of the single-season goals chart last year with 71. Adams also ended last year with 46 assists, marking the second-highest single-season total, two behind Terp legend Kelly Amonte's 1996 total of 48. Her 1999 point-total of 117 was also a Maryland record. So what does all of this mean? Well, she's poised to do it again. With at least one regular season games remaining (not counting any postseason action), Adams has 62 goals (tied for the No. 2 single-season spot), 39 assists (already No. 4 on the single-season assists chart), and 101 points (holding the No. 4 spot on the single-season points chart).

Maryland's Single-season Charts

   Name        Total Season
1. Jen Adams     71   1999
2. Kelly Amonte  62   1995
   Jen Adams     62   2000

Assists Name Total Season 1. Kelly Amonte 48 1996 2. Jen Adams 46 1999 3. Sascha Newmarch 42 1998 4. Jen Adams 39 2000

Points Name Total Season 1. Jen Adams 117 1999 2. Kelly Amonte 110 1993 Kelly Amonte 110 1996 4. Jen Adams 101 2000

Adams' Scoring Streaks
Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 47 games. Adams, who has 262 points for her career, began her streak 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. The Terps' scoring leader again this year, she is averaging 3.65 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 28 games.

Adams Ties Single-Game Marks Maryland junior attack Jen Adams netted five goals and added six assists for an 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. Her 11-point game tied the single-game Maryland record that is also held by Maryland's Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1991), Judy Dougherty (vs. Salisbury St., 1979), and Kay Ruffino (vs. Towson, 1984).

The single-game assists record (6) is also held by Terp assistant coach Sarah Forbes (vs. Brown, 1997), Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1994), Karen MacCrate (vs. Rutgers, 1993), and Judy Dougherty (vs. Rutgers, 1979). Adams broke the single-season goals mark last year when she netted 71 in the Terps' 1999 national championship campaign.

Adams on the Career Charts After setting the single-season record for goals at Maryland in 1999 with 71, junior Jen Adams has moved onto the Terps' all-time goals list and sits at No. 3. Adams has 160 career goals. Adams is third on Maryland's all-time assists list with 102. Adams' career point total is now an unbelievable 262 points. She trails all-time leader Kelly Amonte (1993-96) by 57 points.

Comito Bringing The Goals
Junior Allison Comito proved herself a deadly weapon in the Terps' offense once again when she led the Terps against Virginia last Saturday. Comito also scored four goals and added two assists against Brown on April 11. Comito is the Terps' second-leading scorer with 48 goals and 23 assists. Her 71 points in 2000 are 10 away from her 1999 total of 81 points. She ranked 19th nationally last week in points per game with 4.03. Her big game this year came on March 12 against Syracuse when she netted six goals and two assists for an eight-point day.

Carney Turning In An All-ACC Year
All-ACC selection, Quinn Carney does it all for the Terps this season. Carney, who takes the draw for Maryland, has 33 feeds this year and ranked ninth in the nation at 1.88 assists per game last week. Carney can hit the goal, as well, as demonstrated by her five-goal explosion vs. Dartmouth (3/21) and four goal effort against Brown (4/10). She has 33 assists for the season, an average of just less then two a game, and has a 3.94 ppg average.

Carney's Scoring Streak
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 46 games after the win over Princeton. 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 UNC in the 1998 ACC Semifinals.

Carney On the Assists List
With three assists on Wednesday, Quinn Carney has moved closer to the No. 7 spot, where Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) sits with 74. Teammate Christie Jenkins is ninth with 71 goals and Kristin Sommar holds the No. 10 spot with 69.

Jenkins Turning It On
Christie Jenkins has asserted herself once again this season as an important part of the Terps' offense. The senior tri-captain is averaging 3.29 points per game, including two six-point games against Harvard (3/30) and James Madison (4/1), and two five-point efforts against Virginia (3/14) and Old Dominion (3/25). A 1999 first-team All-American, she is Maryland's fourth-leading scorer this season rounding out the top four on an offense that averages 16.88 goals per game.

Jenkins' Scoring Streak To 50
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins is riding a 50-game scoring streak after the Princeton game. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She has 208 career points, and has moved into a tie for sixth on Maryland's career points list.

Jenkins Career Numbers
Christie Jenkins moved past Terp assistant coach Cathy Nelson to claim sole possession of the No. 8 spot on the career goals chart and also shares the No. 6 slot in career points with Nelson with 217 in her four-year career. Jenkins is up to 71 career assists- good enough for No. 9 on that all-time list.

The Terps on the NCAA Charts
Not only do the Terrapins own the most productive offense in the NCAA, Maryland has the No. 1, and No. 19 scorers in the nation in Jen Adams and Allison Comito, as well as the nation's top scoring margin and winning percentage. Four individuals are ranked nationally for the Terps, with Adams topping week's points chart with a 6.13 points per game average. She is also second in assists per game (2.44) and seventh in goals per game (3.69).

Comito is 19th nationally in points per game, averaging 4.06 in 16 games. Quinn Carney, averaging 4.15 points per game, and ranks 9th in assist per game with a 1.88 average. Terrapin goalie Alex Kahoe ranks 6th in goals per game with a 7.32 average and 13th in save percentage.

As a team, the Terps are tops in scoring offense (17.06) and scoring margin (9.63). Maryland leads both categories by an over two-goal margin. The Terps' defense is 12th with a 7.44 average. Maryland was also first in winning percentage at .938 entering the week.

Maryland in the Polls
This week marks the Terps' ninth straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No. 1 team in the nation for 20 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA title.

2000 IWLCA Poll (4/17/00)
   Schools         Record Pts  LW
1. MARYLAND         15-1  120 (6) 1
2. Dartmouth        11-1  111  9
3. Princeton        12-2  107  2
4. Georgetown        9-3  98   5
5. Loyola           13-2  96   7
6. North Carolina   10-5  94   6
7. James Madison    11-4  87   4
8. Duke              9-4  78   3
9. Virginia         10-5  73   8
10. Boston Univ.    11-3  66  10
11. Delaware        11-3  60  11
12. Syracuse        10-3  54  13
13. Vanderbilt      10-5  48  12
14. Cornell          9-4  42  15
15. Penn State       7-9  35  16
16. Yale            10-4  28  17
17. Johns Hopkins   10-4  20  20
18. George Mason     7-8  16  14
19. Rutgers          6-6  15  RV
20. Hofstra          6-4  14  NR
Receiving Votes: William & Mary (5-9)

The Terps Vs. Ranked Teams
No. 1 Maryland plays one of the toughest schedule in Division I women's lacrosse, and has already faced 14 ranked opponents this year for a 13-1 record against foes ranked in the IWLCA poll. The Terps are 5-1 against opponents ranked in the Top 5, with wins over then-No. 2 Duke on March 3 (14-10), then-No. 4 Virginia on March 14 (17-8), then-No. 4 James Madison (24-15) on April 1, then-5 Georgetown (16-6) on April 13, and then-No. 3 Princeton on April 26. Maryland's only loss to a Top 5 opponent, or any opponent for that matter, was its 14-13 triple overtime loss to then-No. 5 North Carolina. The Terps' are 12-1 against ranked opponents, and hold a 8-1 advantage over Top 10 foes.

Lacrosse Power Ratings (4/27/00)

Rank Team         Pts.
1. Maryland       99.90
2. Dartmouth      94.41
3. James Madison  93.71
4. Princeton      93.40
5. Georgetown     93.26
6. North Carolina 92.98
7. Virginia       92.73
8. Duke           92.51
9. Loyola         91.35
10. Boston U      89.80

Lacrosse Strength of Schedule (4/27/00)

Rank Team         G Strength PR
1. North Carolina 17 81.23    6
2. Maryland       18 79.38    1
3. Virginia       17 78.97    7
4. Duke           16 78.44    8
5. Penn State     17 77.89   13
6. James Madison  16 77.79    3
7. Princeton      16 77.12    4
8. William & Mary 15 76.77   20
9. Georgetown     15 76.08    5
10. Dartmouth     15 75.58    2

Sommar Turns It On
After starting the season with 12 goals in the first nine games, senior tri-captain Kristin Sommar led the Terps with an outstanding seven-goal performance against No. 4 James Madison (4/1) to boost her season total to 19 goals in just one game. Sommar's seven goals marked a career-high for her as well as a team-high this season for the Terps. Sommar rounds out Maryland's 30+ goals scorers with 32 goals and 22 assists this season.

Terps Reach Program Win 350
When No. 1 Maryland took down No. 2 Duke on March 3, the win was Maryland's 350th in the program's 26-year history. Overall, Maryland carries a 365-81-3 record into the Princeton game.

2000 All-ACC Team
Tricia Martin, Duke A Sr. Huntingdon N.Y.
Quinn Carney, Md. A Jr. Flemington, N.J.
Allison Comito, Md. A Jr. Glen Head, N.Y.
Kate Kaiser, Duke M So. Cockeysville, Md.
Jen Adams, Md. M Jr. Marino, S. Australia
Christie Jenkins, Md. M Sr. Media, Pa.
Meghann Mohler, UNC M Sr. Baltimore, Md.
Amy Fromal, Virginia M Sr. Folsom, Pa.
Kristin Sommar, Md. D Sr. North Wales, Pa.
Tonia Porras, Md. D Sr. Shaker Heights, Ohio
Porter Wilkinson, UNC D So. Charlottesville, Va.
Shannon Chaney, Duke G Sr. Okla. City, Okla.
Alex Kahoe, Md. G Sr. Villanova, Pa.

ACC Player of the Year- Jen Adams, Maryland
ACC Rookie of the Year- Betsy Gaines, UNC
ACC Coach of the Year- Kerstin Kimel, Duke & Cindy Timchal, Maryland

*** Maryland's seven all-conference honorees is the most ever by an individual institution.