Maryland's Rowe Named ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week

Sept. 23, 2008

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Maryland senior Susie Rowe was voted the conference's Field Hockey Player of the Week. She is the second Terp this season to garner the award, receiving the honor for the second time in her career.

A two-time All-American and team captain Susie Rowe (London, England/Colfe's School) helped second-ranked Maryland to a pair of wins over ranked opponents last week, taking down No. 14 American (2-1) and No. 12 Boston College (5-0) in the ACC opener. The Terrapins are 7-1 on the season.

The team's defensive anchor, Rowe helped to shutdown the Eagles for the first 66 minutes of the game. AU scored with four minutes left but ran out of time the rest of the way and the Terps held off AU for the win.

In the league opener, Rowe helped the backfield to its third shutout of the season, limiting Boston College to zero shots in the first half. She also scored twice in the game and had an assist to give BC no chance of a comeback.

Rowe leads the team with 10 goals and is second with 25 points. She ranks fifth in the nation with a 1.25 goals per game average, while helping the Terrapins post a 0.75 team goals against average, which ranks second in the nation.

Maryland returns to action this weekend for one of the biggest clashes of the season. The Terps, ranked second in the nation, are hosted by top-ranked Wake Forest (8-0) on Saturday, Sept. 27 at noon.