On Martinez: One of the team’s most versatile players … spends most of her time as a defender but could also be considered a midfielder because of the amount of time she spends on the attack … likely the fastest player among all of this year’s returnees … has started 36 games in the last two years.
2000 (Junior): Started in 15 games and saw playing time in four others … missed one month of the season due to a strained left quadricep … scored four goals and distributed eight assists, both career highs … grabbed 40 ground balls, fifth-most on the team … also caused 12 turnovers … scored a career-high two goals in a 24-15 win at James Madison (4/1) … also scored versus Loyola (4/29) in the NCAA semifinals … had a career-high four assists at Towson (3/7) … also had three assists in an 18-7 win over Brown (4/11).
1999 (Sophomore): Started in all 21 games at defender … scored one goal and added three assists … scored her lone goal of the season in the 16-9 win over Old Dominion (3/27) and also added an assist … her other two assists came in the Georgetown (4/14) and Princeton (4/28) games … had 44 ground balls and 21 forced turnovers on the year.
1998 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 games … adapted well from her knee injury suffered the year previous … cradled 17 ground balls and forced four turnovers.
1997 (Redshirt): Awarded a medical redshirt after she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner at Loch Raven High School where she helped lead the lacrosse team to three consecutive state titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995 … named first team all-county three consecutive years … also a member of Loch Raven’s soccer team … earned all-county in soccer in 1992 and earned first team honors in 1994 … led the soccer team to the regional championship in 1992, and the county, regional and state championships in 1993 … also competed in indoor track for one year.
Personal: Courtney Ann Martinez was born October 10, 1978, in Denver, Colo. … is majoring in marketing and romance languages … is the daughter of Carol and Felix “Tippy” Martinez … her father was a major league pitcher for 14 years, 11 of which were spent with the Baltimore Orioles where he became the team’s all-time saves leader … her brother, Jason, also played professional baseball in the minor leagues … a member of the National Honor Society … a Maryland Distinguished Scholar honorable mention selection.
Year GP G A Pts. 1998 18 0 1 1 1999 21 1 3 4 2000 19 4 8 12 Totals 58 5 12 17
Goals: 2 at Johns Hopkins, 4-15-00
Assists: 4 at Towson, 3-7-00