Meharg on Boyer: "Emily is one of the fittest players on the team and has done a terrific job as a defender for us for the last few years. During the spring and in summer league, she played more of a midfield and attacking role in order for her to attack more out of the backfield."
International Experience: Reached the U.S. Field Hockey Summer League finals as a member of the Tidewater Tempest that upset five-time defending champ Southern Charm in the semifinals ... member of the U.S. Under-19 squad in 2002 that competed in the Cal Cup in May ... captained the U.S. Under-18 team that competed at the Cal Cup in May 2001, and the Montreal Cup in June ... selected to U.S. Field Hockey's A Camp in 1999 and 2000 ... also played on the U.S. Under-19 team (2000-01), the Under-18 team (1999-00) and the Under-16 team (98-99).
As a junior in 2003: Named National Field Hockey Coaches Association first team All-Mid Atlantic Region ... led the team with a career-high 15 assists, five times her previous high ... rated seventh in the nation in assists and 12th with 0.625 assists per game ... sixth in the conference with 0.62 assists per game ... picked up two assists in six games ... one of the primary players on the penalty corner team ... a starter in every game on defense, the backfield tied for fifth in the country at 1.20 goals allowed, while posting 10 shutouts ... the backfield did not allow a shot or a penalty corner to Rutgers (Sept. 13) and Delaware (Oct. 19) and did not give up a penalty corner in the opening game of the season vs. New Hampshire (Aug. 30).
As a sophomore in 2002: Selected first team NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region squad ... a starter in all 22 games ... Terps defense ranked fourth in the nation at 1.10 and posted eight shutouts ... UM defense did not allow a shot or penalty corner to Boston University (Sept. 15) and limited Drexel (Sept. 6) and Massachusetts (Sept. 13) to one shot ... collected first assist of the season at Duke (Oct. 12) ... scored Terps' third goal in 3-0 victory over Davidson ... recorded a career-high two assists in Oct. 27th win against No. 8 James Madison ... recognized on the ACC Honor Roll.
As a freshman in 2001: Played in 16 games, drawing first-collegiate start vs. Old Dominion (Oct. 14) ... contributed goals in consecutive Terp victories against Rutgers (Oct. 7) and Virginia Commonwealth (Oct. 13) ... registered first-collegiate assist in a Maryland win over Delaware (Oct. 24) ... notched a flawless performance at kicking back vs. Virginia Commonwealth (Oct. 13) that included a save ... one of 10 Terps listed on the 2001-02 ACC Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: A 2000 high school All-America first team selection ... helped lead Oak Park River Forest to the Illinois state title game twice, earning all-state honors in 2000 and 2001 ... first team all-region those seasons as well ... Named 2001 Illinois State Player of the Year by the Illinois High School Field Hockey Association ... also played two years of soccer.
Personal: Emily is the daughter of Sue and Ken Boyer ... has one sister, Laura (17) and one brother, Peter (15) ... an art studio/graphic design major.
Boyer's Career Statistics
Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS 2001 16 2 2 1 5 9 0 0 0-0 2002 22 22 1 3 5 7 0 0 0-0 2003 24 24 0 15 15 4 0 0 0-0 Totals 62 48 3 19 25 20 0 0 0-0
Boyer's Single-Game Highs
Goals: 1 - three times
Assists: 2 - six times
Points: 2 - six times