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Maryland Players of the Week

September 30, 2008

FIELD HOCKEY – KATIE O'DONNELL (Soph., F, Blue Bell, Pa.)

Helping Maryland to a 2-0 week, including an upset of top-ranked Wake Forest on the road, O'Donnell tallied three goals and collected a pair of assists for eight points over the two games. O'Donnell assisted on the game-winning goal in the upset over the Demon Deacons, who had previously been undefeated. Then she tallied a goal of her own, sealing the win for the Terps in the final 15 minutes of the game. The next day at home, O'Donnell scored twice in the first half, ensuring the easy 7-0 victory. She scored the eventual game-winner in the 24th minute, then posted the insurance goal about seven minutes later, giving Maryland a 2-0 lead at the break. Then later in the game collected an assist to finish with five points. With her two goals against the Spiders, O'Donnell becomes the second Terrapin with double-digit goals, ranking second on the team with 12 on the season. She has also collected double-digit assists, handing out 11 to lead the team, to go along with a team-high 35 points. Maryland is ranked No. 1 this week and is 9-1 on the season, 2-0 in ACC play.





FOOTBALL – ALEX WUJCIAK (Soph., MLB, West Caldwell, N.J.)

Wujciak was all over the field during Saturday's upset win at Clemson, tallying a career high 16 stops and accounting for nearly 20 percent of the team's tackles. By halftime Wujciak already had notched a career-high with 12 tackles, helping Maryland stay within striking distance of the Tigers (17-6). But the sophomore was also at his best in the second half, when Maryland limited Clemson's potent offense to 112 total yards – including just 26 rushing yards – and just two first downs. During Clemson's final fourth-quarter possession, Wujciak contributed four tackles, including a stop on the game's decisive play. Wujciak wrapped up Clemson QB Cullen Harper for no gain on fourth-and-one from the Terps' 40-yard-line. Thanks to Wujciak's big play, the Maryland offense took over on downs and ran out the clock. Raycom, which broadcast Saturday's game, named Wujciak its Player of the Game for his efforts.

 


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