May 29, 2013
BALTIMORE, Md. - Maryland supporters, coaches and student-athletes set sail on the third stop of the 2013 Coaches Caravan Wednesday aboard the Spirit of Baltimore harbor cruise. Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson was joined by men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon, women's basketball coach Brenda Frese and men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski. The Terps visited with fans, took photos and signed autographs for the Maryland supporters onboard the yacht on a beautiful night in Baltimore.
"It's a great night to be a Terp," said Anderson, whose opening remarks discussed the vital role that each member of the Terrapin Club has in the overall success of our student-athletes at the University of Maryland. "We are so very appreciative of your support all year long. Tonight, we celebrate and share in the success of our very talented student-athletes who bring a great sense of pride to our university and community."
Maryland basketball color analyst Chris Knoche hosted the event, which included the aforementioned opening remarks from Anderson and each coach, as well as highlights from the 2012-13 seasons. Student-athletes Tierney Pfirman of women's basketball and Nick Faust of men's basketball thanked the supporters for providing them the opportunities at Maryland. Knoche then opened it for questions, with fans asking a myriad of topics, which included an outlook on the upcoming season and the anticipated transition to the Big Ten Conference in 2014.
"Coming out and seeing the supporters inspires us," Cirovski said. "When we see you guys, we are reminded why Maryland is such a special place."
Frese and Turgeon both looked ahead to their talented recruiting classes and talked about how Maryland will succeed in the transition to the Big Ten.
"We are really excited to add our four incoming freshmen, a top 10 recruiting class, this year," Frese said. "The Big Ten is a really strong conference across the board and every school has passionate fans. Maryland will fit right into that."
"I'm excited for next year because we have no seniors," Turgeon said. "Now in year three, we feel really good about our guys and who we are. We will be really fun to watch."
The 2013 Coaches Caravan will conclude Tuesday, June 4 in Washington D.C. aboard Virginia's Jewel Yacht. To get onboard with the Terps, click here for the Washington D.C. Coaches Caravan RSVP Form.