#4 Terps Travel to James Madison Saturday

March 23, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 4 Maryland women's lacrosse team hits the road for a non-conference test against James Madison at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Terps (8-2, 2-1 ACC) toppled Stony Brook 21-7 their last time out Tuesday. Alex Aust led a potent Terrapin attack with a career-high five goals. Katie Schwarzmann tallied her third straight hat trick.

James Madison is 4-3 overall heading into Saturday's game. The Terps are 34-3 against the Dukes all-time, including a 17-8 victory in College Park last season.

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Maryland's Probable Starters (2012 statistics)
Pos. No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS G A DC
A 10 Alex Aust Jr. 5-8 Sterling, Va. 10/10 19 10 2
A 8 Kristy Black Sr. 5-5 Glenwood, Md. 10/10 10 10 15
A 18 Karri Ellen Johnson Sr. 5-7 Annapolis, Md. 10/10 24 11 25
M 20 Beth Glaros So. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 10/10 18 1 15
M 6 Kelly McPartland Fr. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 10/10 14 4 14
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Jr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 10/10 31 6 30
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-Fr. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 10/10 20 2 3
D 5 Megan Douty Fr. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 10/10 1 0 8
D 15 Melissa Diepold Jr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 10/10 0 0 1
D 27 Shanna Brady Fr. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 10/10 0 0 4
D 14 Iliana Sanza Jr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 10/10 0 0 17
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  43 Brittany Dipper Sr. 5-6 Clarksboro, N.J. 10/10 7.51 67 8-2

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Scouting The Terps
·Maryland hits the road for a game at James Madison Saturday. The Terps will play four of their next five games on the road.

2012 Maryland Terrapins: 8-2, 2-1 ACC (IWLCA #4, Inside Lacrosse #5)
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· The Terps are ecstatic to have a healthy Karri Ellen Johnson back in the lineup in 2012. The senior captain and two-time IWLCA First Team All-American missed 12 games last season due to injury. She is poised to resume her vital role in Maryland's offense. Maryland will also rely on returning starters Kristy Black and Alex Aust. Black will serve as a captain in 2012 after scoring 31 goals as a junior. Aust tallied 42 points as a sophomore in her first year as a starter.

· Katie Schwarzmann, the 2011 IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and Tewaaraton finalist, returns to lead the Terps through the middle. Widely known as the fastest player in the nation, Schwarzmann led Maryland in goals last season with 65. Beth Glaros finished her freshman season with a bang in 2011, scoring a game-high four goals in the national title match against Northwestern. She played in all 23 games for the Terps, tallying 22 goals.

· The defense will have three new starters in 2012 after the departure of Katie Gallagher, Brittany Poist and Sara Cooper. Iliana Sanza, a second team all-region pick as a sophomore, is the lone returning starter for Maryland. While the unit will be young, don't expect it to be any less disciplined. Sanza will lead the back line as a junior and, along with four-year starter goalie Brittany Dipper, will do the majority of the organizing.

· Dipper, the 2011 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, is back for her final season in College Park. She has been tabbed to three straight ACC championship all-tournament teams while leading Maryland to conference titles in each season since her arrival.

2012 Season Preview
· It's a Pride Thing - 2012 Maryland Women's Lacrosse
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Scouting The Dukes
· James Madison is 4-3 entering Saturday's match against Maryland. The Dukes went 15-4 overall in 2011 and captured the CAA tournament championship.

2012 James Madison Dukes: 5-2, 0-0 CAA (IWLCA RV, Inside Lacrosse NR)
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· Freshman goalkeeper Schylar Healy was named CAA Rookie of the Week March 18. In her first career start, Healy made 13 saves and picked up two groundballs as the Dukes beat Loyola 11-6 on St. Patrick's Day.

· Redshirt junior Casey Ancarrow and senior Monica Zabel are the CAA leaders in goals, points and assists. Ancarrow is the goals leader at 2.86 per game and Zabel is tops in points (3.86) and assists (2.43).

· Maryland leads the all-time series 34-3 and has dropped JMU in each of the last four seasons, including a 17-8 win at home in 2011.


Poll Central
· Follow the Terps and their opponents in the 2012 season via these national polls:
IWLCA/Under Armour Poll
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#4 Terps Cruise Past Stony Brook Tuesday
· Alex Aust scored a career-high five goals, including four in the second half, to lead No. 4 Maryland to a 21-7 win against Stony Brook Tuesday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

·Aust led a dominant and inclusive Terrapin offense that boasted goals from nine different players. Katie Schwarzmann and Brooke Griffin added four and three goals, respectively. Of Maryland's 21 goals on the day, 10 were assisted. Karri Ellen Johnson paced Maryland with three assists.

Johnson Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honor
· Senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday.

· Johnson, of Annapolis, Md., accumulated six goals, eight draw controls and an assist in Maryland's two victories on the week. With a pair of goals against Richmond on Tuesday, Johnson became only the third player in Maryland women's lacrosse history to record 200 career goals.

Hat Trick Katie
· Junior Katie Schwarzmann has tallied a hat trick in three straight games and in five of the last six contests.

· Schwarzmann currently ranks third in the ACC in goals per game (3.00). She is eighth in the NCAA in total goals.

Stout Second Half Leads #5 Terps Past #14 BC
· The No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team put together a stellar second-half rally to down No. 14 Boston College 16-10 last Saturday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Karri Ellen Johnson and Kelly McPartland led all Maryland scorers with four goals. Junior Katie Schwarzmann picked up a hat trick as the attack tallied more than 15 goals for the second straight game.

New Game, Same Starters
· Maryland has played with the same starters for every game this season.

· Terp starters include freshmen Brooke Griffin, Kelly McPartland, Shanna Brady and Megan Douty.

Griffin Leads #5 Terps Past Richmond, 18-9
· The No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team flexed its offensive muscles in an 18-9 rout of Richmond at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Brooke Griffin scored four goals to lead Maryland to its highest goal output since Feb. 16. A total of nine players notched goals for the Terps including Katie Schwarzmann, who racked up a hat trick.

#6 Syrcause Halts Terps Home Winning Streak
· No. 6 Syracuse edged the No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team 10-9 to snap the Terps' 36-game home winning streak at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Despite holding a distinct advantage in nearly every statistical category including shots in which it trumped the Orange 30-20, Maryland picked up its second loss this season. It was the first regular season loss at home in head coach Cathy Reese's six-year tenure.

· Sophomore Beth Glaros led Maryland with a hat trick and four draw controls. Katie Schwarzmann and Karri Ellen Johnson added two goals apiece. Brittany Dipper racked up eight saves in the cage.

Johnson Resumes Record Book Climb
· Karri Ellen Johnson is back in the lineup in 2012. The senior captain and two-time IWLCA First Team All-American missed 12 games last season due to injury. She is poised to resume her vital role in Maryland's offense.

· Fans will want to keep tabs on Johnson as she looks to continue her climb in the Maryland record books. The Annapolis, Md., native is now in sole possession of third on Maryland's career goals list (206). She needs 14 goals to pass Kelly Coppedge for the No. 2 spot.

By the Numbers
· Maryland is undefeated this season when it scores 10 or more goals and holds opponents to 10 or fewer goals.

Glaros Shines Against Nation's Toughest Defenses
· Beth Glaros has proven to be a formidable force against the toughest opponents on Maryland's schedule this season.

· The sophomore, who boasted a then-career high four goals against Northwestern in last season's national title match, scored four goals against No. 5 Duke and led Maryland with three against No. 6 Syracuse.

Schwarzmann Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honors
· Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week last Tuesday.

· Schwarzmann scored six goals and tallied two assists on the week, including a hat trick against No. 6 Virginia. The junior from Sykesville, Md., also racked up two draw controls and caused a turnover to pace the Terps to their first ACC win of the year.

One Terp vs. One Team
· Twice this season, one player from Maryland has tied or outscored the Terps' opponent.

· Brooke Griffin tallied five goals against Delaware in a 21-4 rout of the Hens. Katie Schwarzmann scored six goals at No. 17 Penn State in a 16-6 victory on the road.

Hat Tricks Aplenty in Win vs. No. 6 Virginia
· Karri Ellen Johnson, Kelly McPartland and Katie Schwarzmann netted hat tricks to lead No. 3 Maryland past No. 6 Virginia 12-9.

· Maryland clearly shifted its focus to winning the draw in the second half, besting the Cavaliers 10-5 in the category including several key draws down the stretch after Virginia shrunk the Terrapin lead to 8-7 with 13:12 remaining. A 3-0 run with goals from McPartland, Schwarzmann and Alex Aust in-and-around the five minute mark gave the Terps a comfortable lead for the remainder of the match.

Sanza Nets ACC Weekly Honor
· Junior Iliana Sanza was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week (2/21) for her work in wins against Delaware and No. 17 Penn State.

· The Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List nominee racked up eight draw controls over two games, while also tallying four groundballs and a caused turnover.

Milestones Galore in Delaware Win
· It was a milestone-laden day for the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team as it routed Delaware 21-4 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

·Head coach and former Terrapin All-American Cathy Reese won her 100th career game at Maryland and senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson scored career goal No. 188 to move into sole possession of third on the Terps' all-time goals list.

Terps Trounce Tribe to Kick off 2012 Season
· Maryland kicked off the 2012 campaign with nine unanswered goals and cruised to a 19-8 win against William & Mary at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Junior Katie Schwarzmann led the way for Maryland with five goals and also tallied three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Redshirt freshman Brooke Griffin shined in her Terrapin debut with a four-goal showing.

Lacrosse Magazine Previews 2012 Terps
· Click here for Lacrosse Magazine's full season preview of the Terps in 2012.

Protect This House
· Maryland is 56-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.

· The Terps have won all five games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past five seasons. The Terps are 196-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 13 perfect seasons in that span.

Four Terps Tabbed to Tewaaraton Watch List
· Four Maryland players were named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List, the early compilation of players who will be under consideration for college lacrosse's highest individual honor.

· The Terps boasted more Tewaaraton nominees than any other program in the nation. Brittany Dipper, Karri Ellen Johnson, Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to this year's list. All four were named Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-Americans earlier this season.

High Octane Offense
· Maryland is averaging 15.2 goals per game through its first 10 matches this season. The Terps are outscoring opponents 152-77 this season.

· Katie Schwarzmann leads the Terps with 31 goals. Seven Terps boast double-digit goals this season, six have tallied 18 or more scores.

Three's Company
· Maryland topped North Carolina 12-7 last season to capture its third consecutive ACC championship.

· Then-senior Laura Merrifield was named Most Valuable Player. Current Terps Brittany Dipper and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to the all-tournament team.

New-look Defense
· The Terps lost starters Katie Gallagher, Sara Cooper and Brittany Poist from last year's back line. Iliana Sanza is poised to lead the defense this season as a junior.

· Sanza was named an IL Preseason All-American after garnering all-region honors in 2011. She teams up with freshmen Megan Douty and Shanna Brady and junior Melissa Diepold to form Maryland's defensive four. Maryland has surrendered only 32 goals in the first half this season.

Welcome Rookies!
· Maryland boasts a large, talented class of freshman this season. A total of 10 freshmen saw their first collegiate action in the season opener.

· Nicole Aust, Shanna Brady, Erin Collins, Megan Douty, Kristen Lamon, Kelly McPartland, Mattie Meredith and Taylor Salandra join redshirt freshmen Kelsey Horton, Brooke Griffin and Abbey Clipp.

· Brady, Douty, Griffin and McPartland have started in all 10 matches in 2012.

Schwarzmann Returns
· Katie Schwarzmann, the 2011 IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and Tewaaraton finalist, returns to lead the Terps through the middle. Widely known as the fastest player in the nation, Schwarzmann led Maryland in goals last season with 65.

· She is the first junior to be named captain since Sarah Mollison in 2010.

Four Terps Tabbed Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans
· Maryland led the way with four first-team honorees on the 2012 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America list.

· Seniors Brittany Dipper and Karri Ellen Johnson and juniors Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to the first team.

Newest Terp
· Head coach Cathy Reese and husband Brian welcomed the newest addition to the Maryland family in late January.

· Reese, who is in her sixth season at the helm of the program, gave birth to her fourth child. Braxton Jacob weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is the third boy in the Reese brood. He joins brothers Brody and Riley and sister Cayden.

Head Coach Cathy Reese
· A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her sixth season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.

Reese Notes:
• 2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year
• 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, one Tewaaraton Award winner, four Tewaaraton finalists, 19 All-Americans, and 21 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

Dipper Back in the Cage
· Brittany Dipper tallied career-high 141 saves with an 21-2 record in the cage a year ago. She returns for her fourth year in the cage. The senior is boasts 51 saves while surrendering 51 goals this season.

· Dipper, the 2011 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, has been tabbed to three straight ACC championship all-tournament teams while leading Maryland to conference titles in each season since her arrival.

The Terps When (2012)...

Maryland Tendency
Overall Record 8-2
Home 6-1
Away 2-1
Neutral 0-0
ACC Record 2-1
Non-Conference Record 6-1
Day Games 4-2
Night Games 3-0
Leading after first half 7-0
Trailing after first half 0-1
In overtime 0-0
Maryland has more shots 7-2
Opponent has more shots 0-0
Maryland has more saves 1-0
Opponent has more saves 5-2
Maryland wins more draw controls 5-2
Opponent wins more draw controls 0-0
Maryland commits more fouls 2-1
Opponent commits more fouls 5-1
Maryland scores first 5-1
Opponent scores first 1-1
Maryland commits more turnovers 0-0
Opponent commits more turnovers 6-1
Games decided by one goal 0-2
Games decided by 2-4 goals 1-0
Games decided by 5 or more goals 6-0
Maryland scores less than 10 goals 0-2
Maryland scores 10-14 goals 2-0
Maryland scores 15-19 goals 4-0
Maryland scores 20+ goals 1-0
Opponent scores less than 10 goals 6-0
Opponent scores 10-14 goals 1-2
Opponent scores 15-19 goals 0-0
vs. top 5 ranked opponents 0-1
vs. teams ranked 6-10 1-1
vs. teams 11-20 1-0
vs. unranked opponents 4-0
During the work week 3-0
On the weekends 4-2
Games in February 3-1
Games in March 4-1
Games in April 0-0
Games in May 0-0

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