Short-stick defensive midfielder and face-off man who saw most playing time as a key senior in 2004.
Led team in face-off win percentage (56.2) on 50/89 in draws.
Finished third on team in groundballs with 49.
Has 29 GB and won 34/57 (59.6 percent) in last five games.
Started vs. Princeton (5/22) in NCAA Quarterfinal and won 3/9, grabbing two groundballs.
Career-game came in NCAA First Round win over Army (5/15), as he won 13/19 face-offs and grabbed 11 groundballs -- all career highs. Won nine consecutive face-offs in third and fourth quarters of the win. Also had second career assist.
Had 6 GB's and won 6/8 face-offs on Senior Day vs. Penn (5/8).
Won 5/8 face-offs and had five groundballs vs. Notre Dame (5/1).
Had a tremendous game in ACC Final vs. Virginia (4/25), won 7/13 face-offs, had five groundballs and first career assist.
Took opening face-off in ACC Semifinal vs. Duke (4/23).
Had four groundballs, won 3/9 groundballs vs. Navy (4/10).
Helped defense to 2 GA vs. Virginia (4/3), had 1 GB, 1/1 FO.
Returned to action at UNC (3/27), won 2/4 face-offs, had 3 GB.
Sat out UMBC (3/20) and Butler (3/23) games with head injury.
Won 6-of-8 face-offs vs. Bucknell (3/17), also had three GBs.
Had 4 groundballs, 4-for-7 in face-offs at Duke (3/6).
Grabbed three groundballs at Georgetown (2/28) in opener.
Took 98 face-offs, the most on the team in 2003.
Best game as a junior came vs. Butler (3/25/03), winning 11/17 face-offs and eight groundballs; won all six fourth-quarter face-offs.
One of two Terps to be the first players from California, along with high school teammate Peter Ellis.
On Virk: A versatile player who will see time as a short-stick defender and face-off man ... has gained valuable experience and will become a key contributor in his tenure with the Terps ... a battler and hard worker ... entering his third year as part of the Maryland program after spending time at Division III power Denison before coming to College Park ... came to Maryland to join fellow high school teammate Peter Ellis to become the first Terps from the state of California.
As a junior (2003): Took 98 face-offs, the most on the team in 2003, playing in all 16 games also as a defensive midfielder ... was Terps' primary face-off man for five of the last six games, taking starting draw each time ... won 3-of-11 vs. UMass (5/17) in NCAA Quarterfinals ... won 7-of-14 as primary face-off man vs. Ohio State (5/11) in NCAA First Round ... was the primary face-off man at Notre Dame (5/3), winning 4-of-7 ... took opening face-off and eight more vs. Georgetown (4/28) ... took opening face-off vs. UMBC (4/25) for first time in his career, winning five draws ... had career-game vs. Butler (3/25), winning 11-of-17 face-offs, scooping eight groundballs; won all six fourth-quarter face-offs vs. Butler ... took six face-offs, won three and scooped three groundballs vs. Duke (3/2).
As a sophomore (2002): Played in eight games after transferring to Maryland prior to the start of the spring semester ... took eight face-offs in first year with Terps ... won a draw vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... won only face-off at Bucknell (3/12), and had one groundball ... grabbed two groundballs vs. Delaware (3/16) ... scooped three groundballs and won a face-off in finale at UMBC (5/4).
Before College: Graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, Calif., in 1999 ... played for Dave Giarrusso ... was a California state All-American as a senior captain in leading his team to the state title with a 19-1 record ... played for the San Francisco Olympic Club 2001 NCLA (Northern California Lacrosse Association) championship team.
Personal: Drew T. Virk ... born Dec. 31, 1980 in Marin County, Calif. ... son of Blanche and Singh Virk ... brother of Michael (29), Paul (27) and Katie (17) ... majoring in psychology.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots Face-Off Pct. GB Pen 2002 8/0 0 0 0 0 3/8 37.5 7 0/0:00 2003 16/5 0 0 0 1 39/98 39.8 34 4/2:30 2004 14/2 0 2 2 5 50/89 56.2 49 5/4:00 Totals 38/7 0 2 2 6 92/195 47.2 90 9/6:30
CAREER HIGHS Assists: 1 vs. Virginia (4/25/04) & Army (5/15/04) Points: 1 vs. Virginia (4/25/04) & Army (5/15/04) Groudballs: 11 vs.Army (5/15/04) Face-Off Wins: 13 vs.Army (5/15/04) Total Face-Offs: 19 vs. Army (5/15/04)