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Preview: Terps Travel to FAU Tournament
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/13/2014

  • The Terps' schedule for the FAU "Strikeout Cancer" Tournament this weekend is below. For live updates, log on to!/TerpsSoftball. Gametracker is available by clicking the tournament page here.
    February 14 3 p.m. vs. Mississippi State
    February 14 5:30 p.m. vs. South Carolina
    February 15 12:30 p.m. vs. South Carolina
    February 15 5:30 p.m. vs. Florida Atlantic
    February 16 1 p.m. vs. LIU

    Scouting The Terps
    • Maryland will head to the Florida Atlantic "Strikeout Cancer" Tournament this weekend in Boca Raton, Fla. They will take on Mississippi State, South Carolina, Florida Atlantic and LUI.

    • The Terrapins are coming off a rough weekend at the Florida International Tournament, where they dropped the all five games. They fell in the final two games by just one run.

    2014 Maryland Terrapins: 0-5, 0-0 ACC
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    • Reigning ACC Freshman of the Year Lindsey Schmeiser picked up right where she left off after her spectacular freshman campaign, hitting .438 with four runs, three RBIs and a home run.

    • Kyle Datil and Sarah Calta had strong freshman debuts for the Terrapins, collectively notching five runs and two RBIs. Datil is second on the team with a .429 batting average, while Calta stole three bases on the weekend.

    Scouting Mississippi State
    • Mississippi State began the season on a 5-0 tear, defeating its opponents by an average margin of eight runs.
    • The Terrapins are 0-2 all-time against Mississippi State, including a 4-3 loss last season.

    2013 Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-0, 0-0 SEC)
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    Scouting South Carolina
    • South Carolina jumped out to a 3-1 start, defeating Iowa, Presbyterian and UNC Greensboro. Its lone loss of the season came to Ohio.
    • The Terrapins are 2-3 all-time vs. the Gamecocks. The Terps have won two straight games in the series, including the last meeting in 2001.

    2013 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1, 0-0 SEC)
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    Scouting Temple
    • Florida Atlantic is 3-2 on this season with wins against Louisville, Temple and Ohio State.
    • The Terrapins are 4-6 all-time against the Owls, but have won two straight games in the series. Maryland was victorious, 4-1, in 2012.

    2013 Florida Atlantic Owls (3-2, 0-0 Conference USA)
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    Scouting LIU
    • Valparaiso is 1-3 on the year, posting its lone win against Chattanooga last weekend.
    • The Terrapins have had long success against LIU, defeating the Blackbirds in 11-of-13 all-time meetings dating back to 1996. The Terps defeated LIU 18-1 last season.

    2013 LIU Blackbirds (1-3, 0-0 Northeast)
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    Play the Best
    The Terrapins will play a strong schedule against a number of the nation's top teams.
    • The Terps will play seven games against teams in the preseason RPI top-50, and three in the top-10 (Washington, Oregon, Florida).

    Head Coach <!A HREF="/sports/w-soccer/mtt/pensky_brian00.html" > Laura Watten
    Laura Watten returns for her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin softball program. Her current career record is 568-388 (.594) and her record at Maryland is 246-181 (.576). Below is a breakdown of just a few of her career highlights:

    • Collegiate Record (16 years): 591-405 (.593)
    • Record at Maryland (8 years): 269-198 (.576)
    • Led the Terrapins to three straight NCAA Regionals appearances for the first time in school history
    • Earned first postseason appearance since 1999
    • 14 NFCA All-Region honorees
    • Coach of 2007 Easton and NFCA All-American
    • 16 All-ACC selections, including eight first team
    • Three All-ACC Tournament Team selections
    • Coached 2011 ACC Pitcher of the Year Kerry Hickey and 2013 ACC Freshman of the Year Lindsey Schmeiser
    • Three ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District team members
    • Four-time MEAC Coach of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
    • 2005 NCAA South Regional Champion (led at-large team Bethune-Cookman to Super Regionals)
    • 2005 Super Regional Appearance
    • 2005 NFCA Southeast Region Coach of the Year

    Terps When...

    2014 Terps When...
    Overall 0-5
    ACC 0-0
    Non-Conference 0-5
    Home 0-0
    Road 0-0
    Neutral 0-5
    vs. Right-handed Starter 0-4
    vs. Left-handed Starter 0-1
    1-Run games 0-2
    2-Run games 0-0
    5+ Run games 0-1
    Day Games 0-5
    Night Games 0-0
    Extra Innings 0-0
    Scoring 0-2 runs 0-2
    Scoring 3-5 runs 0-2
    Scoring 6-9 runs 0-1
    Scoring 10+ runs 0-0
    Opponent Scoring 0-2 runs 0-1
    Opponent Scoring 3-5 runs 0-0
    Opponent Scoring 6-9 runs 0-3
    Opponent Scoring 10+ runs 0-1
    Scored in first inning 0-1
    Opponent scored in first inning 0-3
    Scores first 0-1
    Opponent scores first 0-4
    Made 0 errors 0-2
    Made 1 error 0-3
    Made 2+ errors 0-0
    Opponent made 0 errors 0-2
    Opponent made 1 error 0-1
    Opponent made 2+ errors 0-2
    Out-hit opponent 0-1
    Out-hit by opponent 0-3
    Hits are tied 0-1

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