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Tonia Porras

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shaker Heights, Ohio

High School:
Shaker Heights

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
10/23/1977

1999:
Brine/IWLCA First-Team All-American

Career Stats
Year	GP	G	A	Pts.
1997	22	2	1	3
1998	21	0	1	1
1999	21	1	6	7
Totals	64	3	8	11

Career Highs
Goals: 1 on three occasions
Assists: 2 vs. Georgetown, 5-8-99

A 1999 All-American defender, Tonia Porras is a two-year starter for the Terps. "She's just a great, solid one-on-one defender," says Timchal. A strong player, she jumpstarts the attack with her strong transition game and blazing speed. She has been named a preseason College Lacrosse USA and LaxPower All-American.

As a junior in 1999: A starter and first-team Brine/IWLCA All-American, Porras also added a goal and six assists … scored in the Syracuse game (3/13) … her career-high two assists came against Georgetown (5/8) in the NCAA quarterfinals … controlled 32 groundballs, caused 22 turnovers, and had 24 draw controls.

As a sophomore in 1998: Named to the ACC all-tournament team … played and started in all 21 games … tallied one assist … picked up 30 ground balls and forced 26 caused turnovers.

As a freshman in 1997: Made an immediate impact as a freshman, playing in all 22 games, including the ACC championship game and the NCAA championship game …posted two goals and an assist in her first season wearing a Maryland uniform.

Before Maryland: Hails from Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio … a 1996 high school All-American … a four-year standout and captain in lacrosse and field hockey … helped guide Shaker Heights to a three-year, 55-0-3 record in lacrosse … a member of the league, region and state championship lacrosse team from 1994-1996 … also helped Shaker Heights' field hockey team capture the league, city and region titles all four years.

Personal: Tonia is the daughter of Gloria and Daniel Porras … born on Oct. 23, 1977 … her father played football at Colorado … a sociology major.


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