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Dan Groot

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canandaigua, N.Y.

High School:
Canandaigua

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
Midfielder

Major:
History

05/22/2013

Three Terps Named Scholar All-Americans

Jesse Bernhardt becomes Maryland's first two-time honoree, while Owen Blye and Landon Carr selected for first time.

04/24/2013

#2 Terps Face Virginia In ACC Semis

Faceoff between Maryland and Virginia is scheduled for 5 p.m. at UNC's Kenan Stadium.

Groot's Honor Roll
• 2009 Team Captain
• 2008 Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2007 Third Team All-American
• 2007 ACC All-Tournament Team

On Groot: One of the top midfielders in the nation ... a potential first team All-American if he consistently plays up to his potential ... skillful player who will play on the first midfield line ... possesses a big shot and is athletic enough to create scoring opportunities for himself ... has continued to work hard to improve during offseason conditioning ... switched from No. 42 to No. 2 prior to the 2007 season.

As a junior (2008): Assisted Grant Catalino's man-up goal in the first quarter in 11-6 win at No. 4 Georgetown (2/23) ... two goals, one a man-up conversion, and two assists in 17-7 win at Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... had a six-game point scoring streak end in 15-7 loss at No.2 Duke (3/1) ... did have three groundballs vs. the Blue Devils ... one goal and an assist in 13-5 win over Providence (3/3) ... three goals in 12-7 win over No. 18 Towson (3/8) ... also tied his career high with four groundballs vs. the Tigers ... one goal in 16-4 win over Air Force (3/16) ... a goal and an assist in 13-8 win at No. 5 North Carolina (3/22) ... a man-up goal and assisted on Max Ritz's man-up goal in 5-4 loss to No. 9 Navy (4/4) ... one assist in 10-4 loss at No. 15 Johns Hopkins (4/12) ... scored the game-winning goal in 9-4 win over Penn (4/19) ... one goal in 11-8 loss at No. 3 Virginia in ACC Semifinals ... two assists in 16-10 win over Yale (5/3) ... a goal and an assist in 10-7 win over Denver (5/10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

As a sophomore (2007): USILA third team All-American ... given the team's William Cole Award as the best overall midfielder ... scored his first career man-up goal and added an assist to tie his career-high in points in 11-6 season-opening win over Bellarmine (2/17) ... set career-high with five points on three goals and two assists in 16-7 win over Vermont (2/20) ... also caused a pair of Catamount turnovers and picked up two groundballs ... man-up goal in 14-7 loss to No. 2 Duke (3/2) ... one assist and three groundballs in 13-4 win over Lafayette (3/13) ... two assists in 11-7 win over No. 19 UMBC (3/17) ... also picked up a pair of groundballs and caused a turnover vs. the Retrievers ... a goal and an assist in 18-3 win over Mount St. Mary's (3/20) ... hat trick, including his first game-winning goal, in 14-8 win over No. 11 North Carolina (3/24) ... two goals in 12-8 loss at No. 2 Virginia (3/31) ... two goals, including the game-winner, in 8-7 double-OT win at No. 7 Navy (4/6) ... two goals, including a man-up score that proved to be the game-winner, in 14-10 win at Penn (4/21) ... career-best four goals and added an assist to tie his career high with five points in 11-10 loss to No. 3 Virginia (4/27) in the ACC semifinals ... also picked up two groundballs vs. the Cavaliers ... one goal in 12-4 win over Yale (5/5) ... set career high with three assists in 13-9 loss to UMBC (5/13) in the NCAA tournament ... also set career best with four groundballs vs. the Retrievers ... finished the game with four points, adding a man-up goal in the fourth quarter.

As a freshman (2006): Started in his collegiate debut in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... scored his first collegiate goal off an assist from Xander Ritz in 8-7 overtime win at No. 1 Duke (3/4) ... also picked up his first groundball vs. the Blue Devils ... one goal in 9-6 win over No. 15 Towson (3/11) ... two groundballs in 7-6 loss in double overtime to Bucknell (3/14) ... a goal and two groundballs in 7-6 loss to No. 8 Navy (4/8) ... one goal and one groundball in 18-2 win over Sacred Heart (4/18) ... first career assist in 12-4 win over No. 10 Penn (5/6) ... a goal and an assist for his first multi-point game in 11-6 win over No. 9 Princeton (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... one goal and one groundball in 8-5 loss to No. 10 UMass (5/27) in NCAA Semifinals.

Before Maryland: 2005 US Lacrosse high school All-American ... Daily Messenger player of the year ... Finger Lakes player of the year after leading the Braves to a 19-2 record and a second straight Section V championship ... named Section V offensive player of the year after scoring 53 goals and adding 30 assists ... also picked up 113 groundballs ... selected the Section V Tournament MVP ... SportsFive.net offensive player of the year ... second team all-Finger Lakes as a junior ... Section V all-tournament team ... honorable mention all-Finger Lakes as a sophomore ... also a two-time letterwinner in football and basketball ... was a second team all-league selection as a senior on the gridiron after earning honorable mention honors as a junior ... also named second team all-Finger Lakes in basketball.

Personal: Son of Randy and Karen Groot ... older brother of AJ and Heather ... favorite professional sports team is the Buffalo Bills ... majoring in history.

Dan Groot's Career Statistics

Year
GP/GS
G
A
Pts.
Shots
EMG
GWG
GB
Pen.
2006
17/2
6
2
8
24
0
0
11
0/0:00
2007
16/15
21
11
32
78
8
3
21
6/4:30
2008
16/16
12
10
22
58
2
1
20
0/0:00
Total
49/33
39
23
62
162
10
4
52
6/4:30


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