COLLEGE PARK, Md. - After picking up two critical conference victories last week against No. 3 Syracuse and No. 8 Notre Dame, the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team heads to No. 6 Penn for a 7 p.m. contest Wednesday.
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Scouting The Terps
• The Terps return seven starters from last year's squad which recorded an incredible 22-1 record and a fifth-straight NCAA Final Four berth.
2014 Maryland Terrapins: 9-0, 3-0 ACC
(Inside Lacrosse #2, Lacrosse Magazine #2)
• Maryland boasted one of the highest-scoring attacks in the country a year ago, posting a massive 507 points and averaging nearly 15 goals per game. Returning to help facilitate that offense is Brooke Griffin, a redshirt junior who boasted 49 goals and 24 assists in 2013. Junior Kristen Lamon and sophomore Halle Majorana also provided Maryland with added offensive firepower notching 25 and 23 goals, respectively.
• Maryland’s midfield is lining up yet again to be one of the nation’s best. Starters Taylor Cummings, Kelly McPartland and Beth Glaros return to the field in 2014 after combining for 95 goals and 146 draw controls last season. Cummings was tabbed to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason National Player of the Year Watch List, McPartland enters her third season as a starter and Glaros joins Griffin as team captains.
• Another strong position for the Terps will be at the defensive end of the field where Maryland returns three starters including Shanna Brady and Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans Megan Douty and Alice Mercer.
Scouting The Quakers
• Penn is 4-1 in 2014 with its lone loss coming to No. 1 North Carolina. The Quakers topped Yale its last time out.
2014 Penn Quakers: 4-1, 2-0 Ivy
(Inside Lacrosse #11, Lacrosse Magazine #6)
• Tory Bensen leads Penn with 13 goals and three assists. The Quakers are outscoring foes 45-37.
• Lucy Ferguson seals up the cage for Penn and has played every minute this season. She boasts a 7.4 goals against average.
• Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann combined for nine goals as the then-No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team picked up a 15-10 victory against Penn last season.
#2 Terps Stay Perfect with 16-10 Win vs. #8 Irish
•Brooke Griffin tallied seven points to lead the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 16-10 win against new conference foe No. 8 Notre Dame Saturday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Griffin notched four goals and three assists as Maryland held its ninth opponent to 10 or fewer goals in 2014. Taylor Cummings posted four goals and Kelly McPartland recorded a hat trick to aid the Terrapin attack. Cummings added a pair of assists to move her team-leading point total to 41.
#2 Terps Drop #3 Syracuse 12-10
• Sparked by five points from New York-native Kelly McPartland, the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team topped No. 3 Syracuse 12-10 in a top five showdown at the Carrier Dome.
• McPartland led the Terps with a hat trick and two assists as Maryland defeated the Orange in a rematch of last season’s national semifinals. Zoe Stukenberg, Erin Collins and Beth Glaros added two goals each. Brooke Griffin, Taylor Cummings and Halle Majorana each posted one tally to keep the Terps perfect in 2014.
#2 Terps Use Balanced Attack to Best W&M 19-3
• A total of 13 players scored at least one goal as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team trumped William & Mary 19-3 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Kelly McPartland led the Terps with four goals and one assist. Taylor Cummings, Zoe Stukenberg and Jen Mendez added two goals each while Halle Majorana, Taylor Salandra, Erin Collins, Bryn Boucher, Theo Kwas, Kristen Lamon, Mattie Meredith, Bairre Reilly and Caroline Wannen all chipped in with one tally to keep Maryland perfect in 2014.
Collins Controlling Draw
• Junior Erin Collins has been a consistent contributor in the draw for the Terps in 2014.
• Collins has notched 36 in nine games this season. She also leads all position players with 12 ground balls.
Cummings Tagged ACC Offensive Player of the Week
• Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after her efforts against Hofstra and Duke.
• Cummings scored eight goals and added five assists for 13 points in a 2-0 week to keep the Terrapins unbeaten in 2014. In a 14-3 win over Hofstra to start the week, Cummings posted a hat trick and four assists in addition to a steady defensive effort where she helped hold the Pride to only three goals. She also added two ground balls, one caused turnover and five draw controls at Hofstra.
• The native of Ellicott City, Md., followed that up with a season-high five goals and racked up seven draw controls in a dominant 19-10 win at No. 6 Duke.
Glaros Guides #2 Terps Past #6 Duke
• Senior Beth Glaros erupted for six goals to lift the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 19-10 victory at No. 6 Duke Saturday at Koskinen Stadium.
• Glaros nearly doubled her goal output for the season with six against Duke. The senior also added three draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers to give Maryland its first conference win in 2014. Sophomore Taylor Cummings tallied a season-high five goals and posted seven draw controls, three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls to lead the Terps.
Three Terps Tagged to Tewaaraton Watch List
• Griffin – an All-ACC selection in 2013 – racked up 49 goals and 24 assists last season and currently boasts 15 goals and four assists for the unbeaten Terps. The redshirt junior was named ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after a sterling effort against Penn State.
• Cummings and McPartland – members of the U.S. national team – racked up 43 goals and 25 goals, respectively for the Terps a year ago. Cummings was the ACC Freshman of the Year and an IWLCA First Team All-American in 2013.
#2 Terps Stay Perfect with Win at Hofstra
• Sophomore Taylor Cummings recorded seven points as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team moved to 5-0 in 2014 with a 14-3 victory at Hofstra.
• Cummings, who leads the Terps with 23 points this season, recorded three goals and four assists while a staunch defensive effort held a fifth-straight opponent to eight or fewer goals. Maryland also picked up strong offensive performances from Kelly McPartland (3g, 2a) and Jen Mendez, Zoe Stukenberg and reigning ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week Brooke Griffin, who each added two goals.
Defense Takes Center Stage
• Maryland's defense has been tremendous in 2014, surrendering a mere 59 goals in nine games this season.
• Opponents are averaging 6.56 goals per game against the Terps. Maryland has held four of nine foes to five or fewer goals.
Griffin, Clipp Snag ACC Weekly Honors
• Redshirt juniors Brooke Griffin and Abbey Clipp were named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, after a pair of fantastic performances at Penn State.
• Griffin led the Terps to a pair of wins, including a convincing 14-7 victory at No. 7 Penn State on Feb. 22. The Edgewater, Md., native totaled 14 points on 11 goals and three assists in the two wins to help keep Maryland undefeated. In Maryland’s 18-8 win over Boston University, Griffin posted four goals and two assists, while also pitching in on defense with a caused turnover and a ground ball. Griffin followed that performance with a career-high seven goals and an assist to lead the Terps to their first win of the season over a nationally-ranked foe.
• Clipp put together the finest outing of her career against Penn State with a career-high 21 saves, including 12 in the first half, while helping the Maryland defense sustain a rare 36-31 shot deficit on the day. Clipp’s 21 saves were three shy of the Maryland single-game record held by Denise Wescott in 1977, and the most since Virginia’s Andrea Pfeiffer posted 22 against Princeton in the 2004 national championship game. The Ellicott City, Md., native record three saves in 30 minutes against Boston University.
Terps Down #7 Future Big Ten Foe Penn State 14-7
• Maryland notched its first win over a nationally-ranked opponent in 2014 with the seven-goal victory against future Big Ten foe Penn State. In addition to Griffin’s seven scores, Beth Glaros added a hat trick and Kristen Lamon, Erin Collins, Kelly McPartland and Taylor Cummings chipped in with one tally each. Clipp’s 21 saves is three stops shy of the Terrapin record held by Denise Wescott in 1977 which was also against the Nittany Lions.
Clipp, Griffin Record Career Days
• Clipp recorded a massive 21 saves to help the Terrapin defense thwart a rare 36-31 shot deficit en route to its first victory against a top-ten ranked foe in 2014. Clipp recorded 13 saves total in the past two seasons.
• After catching fire against Boston University Wednesday with four goals and two assists, Griffin recorded seven goals and one helper in Maryland's win at Penn State Saturday. The attacker is currently leading the Terps with 17 points, including a team-high 13 goals and four assists.
Terps Down Boston University• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team utilized a ferocious first half to mount an eight-goal lead en route to an 18-8 decision against Boston University at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• The Terps were paced in scoring by Brooke Griffin and Taylor Cummings, who each posted four goals. It was a breakout performance for Griffin in 2014, who posted three points in two games prior, while Cummings racked up her third consecutive four-goal showing to begin the season.
McPartland, Cummings Lift #2 Terps Past Richmond
• A total of five players tallied at least two goals as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team downed Richmond 15-5 in its home opener at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• The Terps were led by four-goal performances from sophomore Taylor Cummings and junior Kelly McPartland. Freshman Zoe Stukenberg added a hat trick and Beth Glaros and Halle Majorana chipped in with two goals each. Maryland’s defense held its second straight opponent to five or fewer goals after defeating UMBC 14-3 Friday.
Maryland Topples UMBC
• After surrendering the first two goals of the game, the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team turned up the heat with a crushing 14-0 run en route to a 14-3 win at UMBC on a snow-framed field Friday afternoon to open the 2014 season.
• The Terps captured the season-opening victory much in part to the success of several young players including freshman Zoe Stukenberg and sophomore Taylor Cummings. The tandem combined for eight of Maryland’s 14 goals on the day.
• Cummings ended the game with a team-high five draw controls and three caused turnovers. After posting nine turnovers in the first half, the Terps’ recorded only three in the final 30 minutes of play while forcing the Retrievers into 14 on the day. Maryland outshot UMBC 33-9. Megan Douty led the Terps defensively with three ground balls and two caused turnovers as goalies Abbey Clipp and Emily Kift split time in the cage with two saves each.
Cummings Back Four More
• Taylor Cummings - an Inside Lacrosse Preseason National Player of the Year candidate - kicked off the 2014 season in grand fashion, racking up four goals each against UMBC, Richmond and Boston University.
• The sophomore sensation also led the Terps on the draw, recording seven in the first two games while helping pace a stout Terrapin defense which allowed a mere seven goals in the opening weekend. She posted a season-high five goals in a 19-10 rout of then-No. 6 Duke.
Three Terps Land All-ACC Preseason Honors
• Maryland placed a league-high three student-athletes on the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team, league officials announced.
• The ACC boasts a new look this season with the addition of Syracuse and Notre Dame. A vote by the league coaches slated North Carolina to win the conference with Maryland coming in a close second. ACC newcomer Syracuse landed in third and Duke and Virginia rounded out the top five at fourth and fifth, respectively.
Terps Snag Numerous Inside Lacrosse Awards
• Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been tabbed to the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Player of the Year watch list.
• Cummings – the youngest of six players to be named to the list – posted 43 goals and 14 assists last season. She was equally valuable on the circle, where she recorded a team-high 94 draw controls.
• Brooke Griffin was pegged to IL’s Preseason First Team All-American team. Junior defender Megan Douty landed second team honors and senior midfielder Beth Glaros and sophomore defender Alice Mercer earned a spot on the third team.
Maryland Ranks Second in LM Preseason Poll
• After nearly completing a perfect season in 2013, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team will enter the 2014 campaign ranked No. 2 by Lacrosse Magazine.
• The Terps return seven starters from its ACC championship squad a year ago which went an incredible 22-1 before bowing out in overtime of the national championship game. IWLCA First Team All-American midfielder Taylor Cummings is poised to lead Maryland as only a sophomore this season after leading the team in draws with 94.
Terps Guide USA to Gold at 2013 FIL World Cup
• McFadden and Schwarzmann – who both started for Team USA - combined for three goals and three draw controls in the title game.
Reese Returns to Lead Terps
• A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her eighth season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.
• 2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year
• 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, three Tewaaraton Award winners, seven Tewaaraton finalists, 31 All-Americans, and 26 All-ACC selections
• 2006 MPSF Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010 and 2011 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year
• Guided Denver to school-record 16 wins in 2006
• Won eight national championships at Maryland as a player and coach (1995-2001, 2010)
• 1998 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
#DRIVE4FIVE - Terps Claim Fifth-Straight ACC Crown
• No. 1 Maryland topped North Carolina 12-8 to capture its fifth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship last season at Fetzer Field.
• The Terps were led by hat tricks from Brooke Griffin, Beth Glaros and Taylor Cummings. Katie Schwarzmann - who was named ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for the second straight season - tied a championship game record with four assists against the Tar Heels.
• In addition to Schwarzmann, Beth Glaros, Aust, Griffin, Cummings, and Howard were tabbed to the all-tournament team.
Four Terps Named IWLCA All-Americans
The 20-Win Club
• With its win against Stony Brook, Maryland notched its eighth 20-win season in program history in 2013 and its fourth in the last five seasons.
• Maryland also won at least 20 games in 1997 (21), 1999 (21), 2000 (21), 2001 (23), 2009 (21), 2010 (22), and 2011 (21).
A Terrapin Sweep!
• Katie Schwarzmann, Iliana Sanza, Taylor Cummings, and head coach Cathy Reese earned 2013 ACC Women’s Lacrosse individual postseason honors.
• Schwarzmann and Sanza each won their second straight offensive and defensive player of the year honor, respectively. Cummings was tabbed freshman of the year and Reese snagged her sixth career coach of the year award.
Protect This House
• Maryland is 76-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.
• The Terps have won all six games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past six seasons. The Terps are 215-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 14 perfect seasons in that span.
Maryland and the NCAA Tournament
• Maryland leads the nation with 29 appearances in the tournament. The Terps are also tops with 54 wins, 17 championship game appearances and 10 NCAA titles.
• Last season, the Terps made their 21st appearance in the NCAA Final Four.
#OPERATION2K - A Success!
• The Terps set a new attendance record for a lacrosse game at the FH & Lax Complex with a crowd of 2,347 against North Carolina last season.
• The mark bested the previous top crowd of 2,214 against North Carolina in 2007.
Be the Best? Play the Best
• A toal of 13 of Maryland’s 22 wins last season came against nationally-ranked opponents.
• The Terps recorded six wins against top-10 ranked foes and three in the top five, including North Carolina (2) and Syracuse (2).
• Maryland will battle 10 teams ranked in Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Top 20 poll in 2014.