Janessa Pope
Janessa Pope

Player Profile

Harrisburg, Pa.

High School:
Central Dauphin




Seven Terps Celebrate Graduation

Seniors graduate to cap off fantastic careers


The Coaches Caravan Stops In Annapolis

Kevin Anderson, Randy Edsall, Missy Meharg, Sasho Cirovsk visit with Terp fans on the Catherine Marie Yacht in Annapolis.


Maryland Celebrates 2012-13 At Terp Awards

Women's lacrosse named Terrapin Cup Team of the Year; Men's golf and women's cross country earn President's Cup awards


Terrapins Host Alumni Weekend

Maryland joins with USA Field Hockey to recognize Keli Smith Puzo


Seven Terps Make National Academic Squad

Pope, Kauffman honored for fourth time


090212 Field Hockey

Maryland v Ohio State


111211 Field Hockey

Maryland v Iowa


093011 Field Hockey

Maryland v UVA

As a senior in 2012: Team co-captain...selected to NFHCA Senior All Star Game...saw action in all of the Terps' games and started in 11...notched an assist on game-winning goal of team's win at #16 California (Aug. 24)...had two assists in Terps' win over Dartmouth (Sept. 9)...notched an assist in Terps' come-from-behind win over #18 Boston College (Sept. 14)...scored Terps' third goal in 6-0 rout of Temple (Sept. 30)...scored just before halftime to tie it up in Terps' win at #8 Old Dominion (Oct. 12)...had an assist against UC Davis (Oct. 14)...scored in Terps' rout of Towson (Oct. 16)...scored off a corner in Terps' 3-0 win over American (Oct. 22)...scored Terps' opening goal in 3-1 win over Rutgers on Senior Night (Oct. 26)...defense held #6 Virginia's Olympians to just one shot in ACC Semifinal (Nov. 2)...scored Terps' first goal of the game for the win in that match (Nov. 2)...received team's Kate Kauffman-Beach Award, an honor that goes to a player epitomizes the "world class" hockey player that demonstrates the technical and tactical skills coupled with the heart of a champion.

As a junior in 2011: Saw action in all 23 games and started in four......notched three assists in Terps' NCAA Championship run...assisted on Buckley's equalizer with no time on the clock...she inserted on the corner play that tied the game at 2 vs. No. 1 North Carolina in the NCAA Championship game (Nov. 20)...had an assist on Gerzabek's goal, the first of the game, vs. Syracuse in the NCAA Second Round (Nov. 13)...also had an assist on Frazer's goal when she found her near top of the circle in win over Iowa in NCAA First Round (Nov. 12)...named team's player of the game for her performance vs. Drexel (Oct. 26)...notched an assist vs. Virginia (Sept. 30)...named to NFHCA All-Academic Squad.

As a sophomore in 2010: Saw action in all 24 games and started in eight... scored four goals and notched seven assists...hit two game-winners, including in the first game of the year at No. 11 Drexel (Aug. 27) and against New Hampshire (Sept. 11)...scored against UMass in the NCAA First Round (Nov. 13)...member of 2010 ACC and NCAA Championship teams...named to ACC All-Academic Team.

As a freshman in 2009: Saw action in all 24 of the Terrapins' games...started in the first four games of the season...scored first career goal against Boston University (Aug. 29), which was also the game-winner...found the net in three straight games - vs. Towson (Sept. 13), at No. 9 Boston College (Sept. 19) and vs. California-Berkeley (Sept. 21)...also notched an assist against Boston College on Sept. 19...that performance earned her ACC Co-Player of the Week honors...scored in the Terps' final regular season game against No. 12 Stanford (Oct. 30)...earned 13 points on the year...member of first Maryland team to have a perfect 18-0 regular season and 23-1 final record...part of ACC Championship team and NCAA finalist team...named to ACC's Academic Honor Roll.

Before Maryland: Multi-sport athlete at Central Dauphin HS...played three seasons of field hockey, leading Rams to two state tournaments including semifinals appearance as a senior en route to first team all-state recognition...named to the all-state second team as a junior...chosen team MVP as a senior as well as offensive MVP in 2007 and captain as a senior...selected to The Patriot News Big-11 Team in 2008...led her club team, Sutter's Brigade, to a pool championship at the 2008 NFHCA National Festival...Sutter's Brigade also qualified for national indoor tournament in 2008 and 2009...also starred in soccer and track...helped Central Dauphin to state title in soccer as a sophomore...part of Rams' relay teams that qualified for districts in 4x400m and 4x100m in junior and senior years...also competed in 100m dash, running a personal best 12.91 seconds.

Personal: Janessa Donyelle Pope...hearing and speech sciences major...honor member of National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars...participated as volunteer at Special Olympics...daughter of Darryl and Debra Leach...has a brother, Darius Leach.


Goals: 1, 15X (last vs. #6 Virginia, Nov. 2, 2012)
Assists: 2, (vs. Dartmouth, Sept. 9, 2012
Points: 3, vs. Massachusetts (Nov. 13, 2010 - NCAA First Round)


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