Kevin's Corner: Terps Poised For Bowl & Celebrate A Successful Fall Semester

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Hello Terp Nation:

We have had an exciting fall semester with a myriad of memorable moments for our student-athletes and coaches.

I am extremely proud of their accomplishments both on and off the field.

Randy Edsall and the Terps’ football program overcame countless injuries to prominent players during the season. Our student-athletes were resilient and displayed the definition of a team. 

I wish that each of you could have been in the locker room to celebrate the emotional win over North Carolina State in our final ACC home game with our team.

With that victory, we secured a winning record, including signature victories at Virginia Tech and against West Virginia, and are now poised to proudly represent the University of Maryland at a bowl game.

As we anxiously wait to receive an invitation to a postseason bowl game, I ask you to please make your plans to join us during this exciting time. Our student-athletes need and deserve our support.

Let’s make this bowl game memorable for them by taking over whichever stadium we are playing in.  Our Maryland Pride will be on display!

Not only is it important for our current student-athletes to pack the stadium, but our turnout will have implication on future bowl selections for our program. 

By purchasing your tickets through the University of Maryland allotment, you guarantee yourself seating with other Terp fans who will be cheering our football team to victory in the bowl.

Please feel free to contact our ticket office and let us know where you want to go!

We look forward to finding out our destination on Sunday, December 8.  Please join us for this exciting experience!

Please purchase your tickets today by calling (800) IM-A-TERP or by clicking on this link below to and the 2013 Maryland Football Bowl Central Page:

In addition, I would like to salute the following fall programs for their outstanding accomplishments

Congratulations to Missy Meharg and the field hockey program for capturing their 10th ACC title and going undefeated in our final season in ACC play. The Terps advanced to their 17th Final Four and earned an overall record of 22-2. Meharg won her seventh ACC Coach of the Year Award and Jill Witmer and Ali McEvoy were honored as ACC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively.

I salute volleyball as senior Sarah Harper had a spectacular season defensively for the team, breaking a 20-year-old program record to become Maryland’s all-time digs leader. She totaled 549 digs on the season -- the second-most in a single-season in program history behind her own record in 2011. Mary Cushman also finished her career with the fourth-most kills in program history.

I salute men’s head coach Sasho Cirovski and the Terps for their 1-0 win over No. 12 UC Irvine 1-0 in the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. Freshman keeper Zack Steffen registered five crucial saves for the Terps, including a couple of huge stops in the second half and senior Patrick Mullins came through with the game’s lone goal in his Ludwig Field finale. Maryland will travel to No. 4 California for a shot at its second straight College Cup berth Saturday at 4:30 p.m. It is Maryland's ninth quarterfinal appearance since 2002.

I salute the women’s soccer team, who finished their second season under new head coach Jonathan Morgan with a 10-10-0 record against one of the nation’s toughest schedule. The Terps’ 1-0 win over No. 3 Wake Forest on Sept. 22 marked the 22nd time in the program’s history that Maryland has defeated a top 10 team. Senior Hayley Brock became the first Terp since Keri Sarver (1996-98) to lead the Terrapins in points scored for three consecutive seasons with a team-leading 29 points.

I salute the Terrapins’ women's cross country team, who rallied in its final event of the season to claim 15th place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Lehigh. The finish pushed the Terps back into the final regional rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Senior Becky Yep led Maryland to the line at the regionals, posting the Terps' fourth-fastest time on the Lehigh course since 2005. Seniors Bridget Nolan and Julie Sinkovitz also had strong performances in Maryland's last meet of the season.

Thanks for all of your support.  Look forward to seeing you at our bowl game!

Go Terps!