April 28, 2000
College Park, Md. - Five former and current Terrapin women's lacrosse players have been selected to the Star-Ledger's Team of the Century for Women's Lacrosse. Current Terps Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) and Meredith Egan (Maplewood, N.J.) were honored with selection to the team of the decade for the 1990s, with Carney receiving one of 10 spots on the Team of the Century as well. Former Terrapins Celine Flinn (1981-84), Mandy Stevenson (1989, 1991-93), and Denise Wescott (1978-80) were also named to the Team of the Decade, with Flinn and Wescott representing the Terps on the 1970s team, and Stevenson making the 1980s team. The teams were selected purely on their accomplishments in high school.
A 1999 third-team All-American, Carney is Maryland's third-leading scorer this season with 34 goals, and 33 assists. A junior, her 1.88 assists per game average was ninth nationally entering the week. A midfielder for the 16-1 Terrapins, Carney takes the draw for Maryland and was recently named to the All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament teams. For her career, she has 83 goals and 73 assists, which is eighth on Maryland's all-time career assists list. Entering the Terps' game against No. 5 Loyola on Saturday, Carney has a 45-game scoring streak. Carney, an All-American her senior year at Hunterdon Central, ended her high school career with 244 goals and 85 assists.
After a strong start this year, Egan suffered a season-ending tear to her anterior cruciate ligament in the Terrapins' third game of the season at Towson. In the first two games this year, Egan had already tallied four goals and one assist in just three starts. For her career, the junior attacker has 38 goals and 18 assists, and is currently undergoing therapy to return to the starting line-up for the Terps in 2001. Egan previously attended Columbia High School before wearing the red, black, gold, and white.
Flinn, a member of the Star-Ledger's 1970s Team of the Decade, played at Maryland from 1981-84. She finished her career with three goals and four assists. During her four-year stint with the Terps, the team combined for a 51-13-2 record and won the AIAW National Championship in 1981. Both her sophomore and senior years as a Terp, the team was the national runner-up. Flinn attended Cherry Hill East before joining the Terps, then under the guidance of head coach Sue Tyler.
A goalie with a career .699 save percentage, Westcott played for the Terps between 1978-80 and attended Moorestown High School. Westcott allowed 222 goals in her career and accumulated 519 saves. Maryland had a combined 38-9-1 record during the time Wescott was in goal for the Terps. She also played for Tyler, who took Maryland all the way to the semifinals in 1978.
Stevenson, also a goalie for the Terps, guarded the cage for Maryland in 1989, and then again between 1991-93. She ended her career as a Terrapin with a .602 save percentage. She totaled 368 saves and allowed 243 goals. A graduate of Moorestown Friends, Stevenson made the Star-Ledger's Team of the 1980s. The Terps' finished with a 9-7 record in 1989, and were a cumulative 40-6 between 1991-93. Stevenson was the only one of the five selected by the Star-Ledger who played under both Tyler and current Terrapin head coach Cindy Timchal. Maryland made the final four in 1991, '92, and '93, winning the championship in 1992 and coming one step away in 1991.