Maryland Players of the Week

September 16, 2008

FIELD HOCKEY – SUSIE ROWE (Sr., Back, London, England)

Susie Rowe helped Maryland to a 1-1 record at the Terrapin Invitational. She scored maryland's only goal in the loss to Syracuse, tying the game in the 53rd minute. In the 10-1 blowout of Northwestern, she had a hand in half of the team's goals, scoring a career-high four goals, while assisting on another. The nine points were also a career high. She now leads the team with eight goals scored. The Terps are 5-1 on the season and will be ranked in the top five for the third-straight week.


Philistin tallied a season-high 13 tackles (six solo) during Saturday’s game to help the Terps upset No. 23-ranked Cal. That tackle total tied for the second-most of his career, who added a tackle for loss of three yards in the second quarter on a run by Cal RB Jahvid Best to help force a three-and-out.

During a different second quarter drive, Philistin notched tackles on three of four plays, wrapping up Cal RB Shane Vereen after a 1-yard gain on third-and-seven to force a punt. Series like that from Philistin helped ensure momentum remained with Maryland long enough for the home team to hold on for the win over its previously-unbeaten opponent.

The ACC’s leading returning tackler (124) from a season ago, Philistin now leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the conference this season with 28 tackles. He has posted at least nine stops in 10 of the team’s last 12 games dating back to last season.


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