COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team opens its 2014 conference slate with a bang when it travels to No. 6 Duke Saturday at 1 p.m.
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|March 5||William & Mary||High School Day|
|Notre Dame||Autograph Session|
|March 26||Towson||MVP Night
Faculty, Staff Appreciation Night
|March 29||Boston College||Youth Lacrosse Day, Autograph Session|
|April 13||Virginia||90s Day,
Camper Reunion Day
|April 19||Virginia Tech||Senior Day|
Scouting The Terps
• The Terps return seven starters from last year's squad which recorded an incredible 22-1 record and a fifth-straight NCAA Final Four berth.
2014 Maryland Terrapins: 5-0, 0-0 ACC
(Inside Lacrosse #2, Lacrosse Magazine #2)
• Maryland boasted one of the highest-scoring attacks in the country a year ago, posting a massive 507 points and averaging nearly 15 goals per game. Returning to help facilitate that offense is Brooke Griffin, a redshirt junior who boasted 49 goals and 24 assists in 2013. Junior Kristen Lamon and sophomore Halle Majorana also provided Maryland with added offensive firepower notching 25 and 23 goals, respectively.
• Maryland’s midfield is lining up yet again to be one of the nation’s best. Starters Taylor Cummings, Kelly McPartland and Beth Glaros return to the field in 2014 after combining for 95 goals and 146 draw controls last season. Cummings was tabbed to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason National Player of the Year Watch List, McPartland enters her third season as a starter and Glaros joins Griffin as team captains.
• Another strong position for the Terps will be at the defensive end of the field where Maryland returns three starters including Shanna Brady and Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans Megan Douty and Alice Mercer.
Scouting The Blue Devils
• Duke is 3-1 after falling in thrilling fashion to Northwestern its last time out.
2014 Duke Blue Devils: 3-1, 0-0 ACC
(Inside Lacrosse #6, Lacrosse Magazine #6)
• The Blue Devils are outscoring opponents 61-35 through the first four games. Kerrin Maurer leads Duke with 15 goals and eight assists. In total, 11 players have tallied three or more goals in 2014.
• Brooke Griffin notched three goals and two assists to lead the then-No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team past No. 4 Duke 15-6 last February in the teams' regular season meeting at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terps also topped Duke 14-9 to punch their ticket to a fifth-straight NCAA Final Four in 2013.
#2 Terps Stay Perfect with Win at Hofstra Tuesday
• Sophomore Taylor Cummings recorded seven points as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team moved to 5-0 in 2014 with a 14-3 victory at Hofstra Tuesday night.
• Cummings, who leads the Terps with 23 points this season, recorded three goals and four assists while a staunch defensive effort held a fifth-straight opponent to eight or fewer goals. Maryland (5-0) also picked up strong offensive performances from Kelly McPartland (3g, 2a) and Jen Mendez, Zoe Stukenberg and reigning ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week Brooke Griffin, who each added two goals.
Defense Takes Center Stage
• Maryland's defense has been tremendous in 2014, surrendering a mere 26 goals in five games this season.
• Opponents are averaging 5.2 goals per game against the Terps. Maryland has held three of five foes to five or fewer goals.
Griffin, Clipp Snag ACC Weekly Honors
• Griffin led the Terps to a pair of wins, including a convincing 14-7 victory at No. 7 Penn State on Feb. 22. The Edgewater, Md., native totaled 14 points on 11 goals and three assists in the two wins to help keep Maryland undefeated. In Maryland’s 18-8 win over Boston University, Griffin posted four goals and two assists, while also pitching in on defense with a caused turnover and a ground ball. Griffin followed that performance with a career-high seven goals and an assist to lead the Terps to their first win of the season over a nationally-ranked foe.
• Clipp put together the finest outing of her career against Penn State with a career-high 21 saves, including 12 in the first half, while helping the Maryland defense sustain a rare 36-31 shot deficit on the day. Clipp’s 21 saves were three shy of the Maryland single-game record held by Denise Wescott in 1977, and the most since Virginia’s Andrea Pfeiffer posted 22 against Princeton in the 2004 national championship game. The Ellicott City, Md., native recorded three saves in 30 minutes against Boston University.
Terps Down #7 Penn State 14-7 Saturday
• Maryland notched its first win over a nationally-ranked opponent in 2014 with the seven-goal victory against future Big Ten foe Penn State. In addition to Griffin’s seven scores, Beth Glaros added a hat trick and Kristen Lamon, Erin Collins, Kelly McPartland and Taylor Cummings chipped in with one tally each. Clipp’s 21 saves is three stops shy of the Terrapin record held by Denise Wescott in 1977 which was also against the Nittany Lions.
Clipp, Griffin Record Career Days
• Clipp recorded a massive 21 saves to help the Terrapin defense thwart a rare 36-31 shot deficit en route to its first victory against a top-ten ranked foe in 2014. Clipp recorded 13 saves total in the past two seasons.
• After catching fire against Boston University Wednesday with four goals and two assists, Griffin recorded seven goals and one helper in Maryland's win at Penn State Saturday. The attacker is currently leading the Terps with 17 points, including a team-high 13 goals and four assists.
Terps Down Boston University• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team utilized a ferocious first half to mount an eight-goal lead en route to an 18-8 decision against Boston University at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• The Terps were paced in scoring by Brooke Griffin and Taylor Cummings, who each posted four goals. It was a breakout performance for Griffin in 2014, who posted three points in two games prior, while Cummings racked up her third consecutive four-goal showing to begin the season.
McPartland, Cummings Lift #2 Terps Past Richmond
• A total of five players tallied at least two goals as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team downed Richmond 15-5 in its home opener at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• The Terps were led by four-goal performances from sophomore Taylor Cummings and junior Kelly McPartland. Freshman Zoe Stukenberg added a hat trick and Beth Glaros and Halle Majorana chipped in with two goals each. Maryland’s defense held its second straight opponent to five or fewer goals after defeating UMBC 14-3 Friday.
Maryland Topples UMBC
• After surrendering the first two goals of the game, the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team turned up the heat with a crushing 14-0 run en route to a 14-3 win at UMBC on a snow-framed field Friday afternoon to open the 2014 season.
• The Terps captured the season-opening victory much in part to the success of several young players including freshman Zoe Stukenberg and sophomore Taylor Cummings. The tandem combined for eight of Maryland’s 14 goals on the day.
• Cummings ended the game with a team-high five draw controls and three caused turnovers. After posting nine turnovers in the first half, the Terps’ recorded only three in the final 30 minutes of play while forcing the Retrievers into 14 on the day. Maryland outshot UMBC 33-9. Megan Douty led the Terps defensively with three ground balls and two caused turnovers as goalies Abbey Clipp and Emily Kift split time in the cage with two saves each.
Cummings Back Four More
• Taylor Cummings - an Inside Lacrosse Preseason National Player of the Year candidate - kicked off the 2014 season in grand fashion, racking up four goals each against UMBC, Richmond and Boston University.
• The sophomore sensation also led the Terps on the draw, recording seven in the first two games while helping pace a stout Terrapin defense which allowed a mere seven goals in the opening weekend.
Three Terps Land All-ACC Preseason Honors
• Maryland placed a league-high three student-athletes on the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team, league officials announced.
• The ACC boasts a new look this season with the addition of Syracuse and Notre Dame. A vote by the league coaches slated North Carolina to win the conference with Maryland coming in a close second. ACC newcomer Syracuse landed in third and Duke and Virginia rounded out the top five at fourth and fifth, respectively.
Terps Snag Numerous Inside Lacrosse Awards
• Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been tabbed to the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Player of the Year watch list.
• Cummings – the youngest of six players to be named to the list – posted 43 goals and 14 assists last season. She was equally valuable on the circle, where she recorded a team-high 94 draw controls.
• Brooke Griffin was pegged to IL’s Preseason First Team All-American team. Junior defender Megan Douty landed second team honors and senior midfielder Beth Glaros and sophomore defender Alice Mercer earned a spot on the third team.
Maryland Ranks Second in LM Preseason Poll
• After nearly completing a perfect season in 2013, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team will enter the 2014 campaign ranked No. 2 by Lacrosse Magazine.
• The Terps return seven starters from its ACC championship squad a year ago which went an incredible 22-1 before bowing out in overtime of the national championship game. IWLCA First Team All-American midfielder Taylor Cummings is poised to lead Maryland as only a sophomore this season after leading the team in draws with 94.
Terps Guide USA to Gold at 2013 FIL World Cup
• McFadden and Schwarzmann – who both started for Team USA - combined for three goals and three draw controls in the title game.
Reese Returns to Lead Terps
• A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her eighth season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.
• 2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year
• 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, three Tewaaraton Award winners, seven Tewaaraton finalists, 31 All-Americans, and 26 All-ACC selections
• 2006 MPSF Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010 and 2011 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year
• Guided Denver to school-record 16 wins in 2006
• Won eight national championships at Maryland as a player and coach (1995-2001, 2010)
• 1998 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
#DRIVE4FIVE - Terps Claim Fifth-Straight ACC Crown
• No. 1 Maryland topped North Carolina 12-8 to capture its fifth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship last season at Fetzer Field.
• The Terps were led by hat tricks from Brooke Griffin, Beth Glaros and Taylor Cummings. Katie Schwarzmann - who was named ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for the second straight season - tied a championship game record with four assists against the Tar Heels.
• In addition to Schwarzmann, Beth Glaros, Aust, Griffin, Cummings, and Howard were tabbed to the all-tournament team.
Four Terps Named IWLCA All-Americans
The 20-Win Club
• With its win against Stony Brook, Maryland notched its eighth 20-win season in program history in 2013 and its fourth in the last five seasons.
• Maryland also won at least 20 games in 1997 (21), 1999 (21), 2000 (21), 2001 (23), 2009 (21), 2010 (22), and 2011 (21).
A Terrapin Sweep!
• Katie Schwarzmann, Iliana Sanza, Taylor Cummings, and head coach Cathy Reese earned 2013 ACC Women’s Lacrosse individual postseason honors.
• Schwarzmann and Sanza each won their second straight offensive and defensive player of the year honor, respectively. Cummings was tabbed freshman of the year and Reese snagged her sixth career coach of the year award.
Protect This House
• Maryland is 74-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.
• The Terps have won all six games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past six seasons. The Terps are 213-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 14 perfect seasons in that span.
Maryland and the NCAA Tournament
• Maryland leads the nation with 29 appearances in the tournament. The Terps are also tops with 54 wins, 17 championship game appearances and 10 NCAA titles.
• Last season, the Terps made their 21st appearance in the NCAA Final Four.
#OPERATION2K - A Success!
• The Terps set a new attendance record for a lacrosse game at the FH & Lax Complex with a crowd of 2,347 against North Carolina last season.
• The mark bested the previous top crowd of 2,214 against North Carolina in 2007.
Be the Best? Play the Best
• A toal of 13 of Maryland’s 22 wins last season came against nationally-ranked opponents.
• The Terps recorded six wins against top-10 ranked foes and three in the top five, including North Carolina (2) and Syracuse (2).
• Maryland will battle 10 teams ranked in Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Top 20 poll in 2014.