o Played second half vs. JMU (10/1) and made one save to preserve shutout in first action since Oct. 8, 2002.
o Started first 12 games of 2002, had a 1.65 GAA.
o Posted first solo shutout vs. Wm. & Mary (9/29) with five saves.
On Wilner: An athletic, hard-working, hard-nosed goalkeeper ... earned starting goalkeeper position as a freshman last season coming out of fall camp … will contend with for the starting goalkeeping position this season ... a hard worker, who has a great mentality ... good overall athlete … very intense … lightning quick in the goal … has made incredible strides in the spring season according to Higgins-Cirovski.
Summer of 2003: Spent the off-season playing with three teams ... suited up for the U-20 Baltimore Bays, where she played with Terps Kimmy Francis, Danielle Malagari and Lindsay Niehaus ... that team advanced to the USASA regional finals ... also played with the U-23 Baltimore Bays, with Malagari, on a team that advanced to the state finals ... closed the summer with the U-19 Parkville Pumas ... again, playing with Malagari, reached the state finals.
As a freshman (2002): Started the first 12 games of the season, earning the starting goalkeeping job in training camp … played 929 minutes, allowing 1.65 goals per game and stopping 63.8 percent of shots on goal … was issued a red card at Penn State (10/8) and sat out the Virginia game (10/11) … posted first solo shutout vs. William & Mary (9/29) with five saves … shared a shutout with Kristen Barnhill vs. George Washington (9/22) … posted three saves in third win over VCU (9/8) … made career-high six saves in loss at Connecticut (9/1) … started first college game vs. Fordham (8/30), played first 65:44 and did not allow a goal in making two saves … named to Maryland Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: A four-year varsity starting goalkeeper at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md ... as a senior, was a first team all-state selection, second team All-Metro, first team All-Baltimore City/County and IAAM all-star ... senior captain ... recorded 38 shutouts in her high school career, which is believed to be a state record ... was a second team all-state and second team All-City/County as a junior.
Personal: Mariel Michele Wilner ... born July 12, 1984 in Baltimore, Md. ... daughter of Lynda and Larry Wilner ... sister of Nicole (16) and Mikel (12) ... majoring in general business.
Career Stats Year GP GS Min. GA Sv. GAA ShO 2002 12 12 928:37 17 30 1.65 2.2 2003 1 0 45:00 0 1 0.00 0 (1) Totals 13 12 973:37 17 31 1.57 1 (3)
Career Highs Saves: 6 at Connecicut (9/1/02)