CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Top-seeded Maryland will face No. 2 seed Syracuse for a shot at its sixth-straight title as the Terps wrap up their final trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship at 1 p.m. Sunday at Alumni Stadium. The game will be shown live on RSN affiliates including Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, YES, NESN and Fox Sports South.
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• Full session tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Individual session tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Kids six and under are free.
• Fans can access the full tournament bracket by clicking here.
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: 18-1, 6-1 ACC
(Inside Lacrosse #1, 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 Orange
• Syracuse scored three straight goals in a come-from-behind victory against North Carolina Friday to advance to the ACC title game.
2014 Syracuse Orange: 17-1, 6-1 ACC
(Inside Lacrosse #2, Lacrosse Magazine #1)
• Syracuse scored three straight goals in a come-from-behind victory against North Carolina Friday to advance to the ACC title game.
• The Orange is 17-1 this season with their lone loss coming to Maryland.
• Kayla Treanor leads Syracuse with 63 goals and 32 assists. Alyssa Murray boasts 46 goals and a team-high 33 assists. The Orange is outscoring foes 272-150.
Proud Past Moments
• As the University of Maryland makes its transition from a storied history in the Atlantic Coast Conference to a promising future in the Big Ten conference, the Terps have reflected on special Proud Past moments during the 2014 campaign.
• Proud Past Moment: Five Straight ACC Championships
• Proud Past Moment: First ACC Title at UVA in 1997
#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.
A History Lesson: Maryland and Its Dominance in the ACC Tournament
|2014||Quarterfinals W, Virginia Tech 14-9, Semifinals W, Virginia 15-9|
|2013||Semifinals W, Virginia 13-9; Final W, UNC 12-8|
|2012||1st Rd. W, Virginia Tech 15-7; Semifinals W, Duke 12-3; Final W, UNC 14-10|
|2011||Semifinals W, Boston College 8-5; Final W, UNC 12-7|
|2010||Semifinals W, Virginia 10-6; Final W, UNC 10-5|
|2009||Semifinals W, Virginia 15-7; Final W, Duke 12-11|
|2008||Semifinals W, UNC 6-4; Final L, Virginia 10-9 (OT)|
|2007||Semifinals L, Virginia 10-7|
|2006||1st Rd. W, Boston College 21-8; Semifinals L, Duke 19-9|
|2005||Semifinals L, Virginia 15-11|
|2004||Semifinals L, Virginia 9-7|
|2003||Semifinals W, UNC 13-5; Final W, Virginia 11-6|
|2002||Semifinals W, Virginia 15-12; Final L, UNC 11-10|
|2001||Semifinals W, Virginia 7-6; Final W, Duke 15-12|
|2000||Semifinals W, Virginia 8-6; Final W, UNC 17-6|
|1999||Semifinals W, UNC 19-17 (OT); Final W, Virginia 16-6|
|1998||Semifinals L, UNC 12-10|
|1997||Semifinals W, Duke 14-4; Final W, Virginia 11-10|
Griffin's Record Day Lifts Terps to ACC Final
• Brooke Griffin tied a tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated Virginia 15-9 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship Friday at Alumni Stadium.
• Griffin’s seven goals tied the tournament record first set by Maryland legend Jen Adams against North Carolina in the 1999 semifinals and later by Virginia’s Tyler Leachman versus UNC in the 2006 semifinal round. Her nine overall points fell one shy of another ACC Championship mark. Kelly McPartland was also outstanding for Maryland, recording five points on four goals and an assist.
Nation-Best Four Terps Named Tewaaraton Nominees
• Maryland boasted a nation-best four players on the 27-member 2014 Tewaaraton Award nominee list, announced Friday night.
#1 Terps Top VT, Advance to ACC Semifinals
• For the second straight game, sophomore Halle Majorana posted four goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated Virginia Tech 14-9 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship Thursday at Alumni Stadium.
• The Terps picked up scoring from seven different players. In addition to Majorana, Taylor Cummings (3g), Zoe Stukenberg (2g) and Beth Glaros (2g) notched multiple goals for the Terps, who beat Virginia Tech for the second straight game after topping the Hokies 22-12 last Saturday in College Park. Kelly McPartland, Erin Collins and Kristen Lamon also scored for Maryland.
#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.
League-High Four Terps Tabbed First Team All-ACC
• The No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team placed a league-high four student-athletes on the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, announced by the league office Wednesday.
Griffin Guides #2 Terps Past #18 Virginia
• Brooke Griffin netted five goals to lift the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory against No. 18 Virginia at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Maryland outscored Virginia 7-2 in the second half to win the final conference meeting between the two programs. In addition to Griffin, Taylor Cummings led the Terrapin attack with three goals and two assists. Halle Majorana and Zoe Stukenberg also aided the offense with two goals each.
#2 Terps Fall at #1 North Carolina 17-15
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season 17-15 at No. 1 North Carolina.
•Taylor Cummings and Kelly McPartland each netted four goals and Zoe Stukenberg added three for Maryland. A late, valiant comeback effort fell just short while the Terps surrendered 17 goals, the highest mark they have allowed in a game since April 22, 2007. Despite the loss, Maryland dominated the draw, posting a 24-10 advantage in the category led by 10 from Cummings and eight by Beth Glaros.
Cummings Filling up Box Scores
• Taylor Cummings - an Inside Lacrosse Preseason National Player of the Year candidate - has been steady all season long for the Terrapins.
• The sophomore sensation boasts 48 goals, 22 assists and 71 points. She also leads the team with 30 ground balls, 94 draw controls and 26 caused turnovers.
#2 Terps Edge #4 Boston College
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team picked up a pair of clutch performances from its freshman class as it edged No. 4 Boston College 10-9 at a rain-soaked Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Rookie goalie Emily Kift made three game-changing saves late in the second half and freshman Deb Milani turned the tides in the draw to keep the Terps undefeated in 2014. Sophomore Taylor Cummings posted three goals and added an assist to lead Maryland offensively. Beth Glaros, Erin Collins and Halle Majorana chipped in with two goals each.
Terrapin Offense Erupts in 19-8 Win vs. Towson
• The Terrapin offense matched a season-high 19 goals as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team toppled Towson 19-8 in subfreezing temperatures at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Kelly McPartland led Maryland with six goals, including four in the first 11 minutes of the game. Brooke Griffin added four goals and Halle Majorana, Zoe Stukenberg, Beth Glaros and Jen Mendez each posted two scores a piece. Taylor Cummings and Majorana recorded a pair of assists to help bolster Maryland’s dynamic attack.
McPartland Heating Up
• Kelly McPartland is having a tremendous junior season, posting a team-high 76 points in 2014.
• The Tewaaraton nominee also boasts 49 goals and 27 assists while shooting at a stellar .570 clip (49-for-86).
• Maryland's freshman class has lived up to the hype this season, notching valuable minutes for the Terps.
•Zoe Stukenberg and Nadine Hadnagy have led the way for the rookies, notching starts in every game this season. Stukenberg boasts 31 goals and eight assists in her first season and Hadnagy has recorded 17 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.
#2 Terps Cruise Past #6 Penn 15-5
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team utilized a strong first half to pick up its 10th win of the 2014 campaign as it topped No. 6 Penn 15-5.
Brooke Griffin, Beth Glaros and Bryn Boucher all tallied hat tricks as Maryland held its fifth opponent to five or fewer goals. ACC Offensive Player of the Week Kelly McPartland added five points on two goals and three assists. Taylor Cummings and Zoe Stukenberg each added two scores.
#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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 81-2 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 220-16 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.
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.