#11 Maryland to Host Terrapin Invitational

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Sept. 8-10, 2017 || Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 11th-ranked Maryland field hockey team (1-2) will host No. 9 Louisville (3-1), No. 20 American (3-1)and Towson (0-4) this weekend in the Terrapin Invitational at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terps will play Towson at 1 p.m. Friday and Louisville at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Admission is free for all four games. Fans coming to campus prior to 4 p.m. on Friday will need to park in lot 4B. Fans parked in other lots may be subject to ticketing. Click here for a campus parking map. Parking after 4 p.m. Friday and on Sunday is free and open.

• Friday will be Military Appreciate/Heroes Day. Sunday is Scout Day and Kids Day with games, crafts and a bounce house for younger fans.

• Maryland’s games on Friday and Sunday will be streamed online through BTN Plus. Fans can watch with their BTN Plus subscriptions. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Live Stats will be available and updates will also be posted to the Maryland Field Hockey Twitter feed, so "Follow" to get updates sent straight to you.

right here, right now

• Last weekend, the Terrapins suffered two close losses to top teams in the Big Ten/ACC Cup at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster, Pa. Against No. 2 Duke, Maryland started slow and fell 2-0. Against No. 12 Boston College, Maryland fell behind 1-0 in the first half, then dominated the second half, outshooting the Eagles, 11-3. Bodil Keus scored for Maryland in the second half. They would fall short, 2-1.

Scouting the tigers

• Towson is 0-4 so far this season under new head coach E.A. Jackson. Last weekend, the Tigers fell to Lock Haven, 4-2, and Saint Francis, 2-1.
• Valerie Hajak is leading the Tigers with one goal and one assist so far this season.
• The Terps are 29-0-1 all-time vs. Towson, winning 26 straight matchups since 1977. Most recently, Maryland won 6-0 in College Park on Oct. 25, 2015. Lein Holsboer scored the Terps’ first goal of the game.

Scouting the cardinals

• Ninth-ranked Louisville is 3-1 so far this season. Last weekend, the Cardinals fell to Ohio State, 2-1, in overtime and beat Kent State, 5-1.
• Minout Mink and Nicole Woods are leading the Cardinals with three goals and one assist each so far this year.
• The Terps won the only matchup with the Cardinals, 1-0, on Oct. 30, 2010 in College Park.

Maryland in the rankings

• Maryland was tabbed as the No. 11 team in the country in the Penn Monto/Division I Coaches poll released Sept. 5.

Penn Monto/Division I Coaches Poll
1. Duke (23)
2. Connecticut (6)
3. Penn State* (6)
4. North Carolina (3)
5. Syracuse (1)
6. Delaware
7. Michigan*
8. Boston College (1)
9. Louisville
10. Virginia
12. Princeton
13. Stanford
14. Northwestern*
15. James Madison
16. Boston University
17. Iowa*
18. Harvard
19. Wake Forest
20. American
21. Albany
22. Rutgers*
23. Ohio State*
24. Maine
25. Old Dominion

* denotes Big Ten team | Italics represent Terps' 2017 opponent

Three Terps Selected To Big Ten Players To Watch List

• Junior Linnea Gonzales, seniors Lein Holsboer and Carrie Hanks were named to the Big Ten Players to Watch list last month. The full list, click HERE.

• Hanks has been a leader of the Terrapins’ defense the last three years, starting in all 69 games of her career. She’s scored nine goals with 12 assists in her career. Hanks was named to the NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team for the second straight season last year.

• Holsboer earned NFHCA Third Team All-America honors last season, as well as All-Big Ten Second Team honors. She has 11 career goals and 24 career assists in her 68 career games.

• Gonzales was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2015. She has notched 20 career goals and six assists. The junior also earned NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region honors the last two seasons.

staff updates

• The Terrapins welcome two new assistant staff members in 2017. Former Terrapin Katie Bam joins the Terrapins as assistant coach and Marvin Bam comes as an assistant coach as well.

Katie Bam, a two-time Olympian, played for the Terrapins from 2007 through 2010, leading them to the 2008 and 2010 NCAA championships, as well as three ACC titles. A four-time NFHCA All-American, Bam was named ACC Player of the Year all four years of her career, and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top player twice. She represented the United States in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Marvin Bam brings over 20 years of experience as a player and a coach to College Park. In 2017, he served as an assistant at Harvard and helpe the Crimson to its first Ivy League title since 2004. As a player, Bam earned 98 international caps, competing in over 30 international tournaments. A native of South Africa, Bam represented his home country in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as well as at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, the African Cup Championship and the Commonwealth Games. 


Since its opening in 2003, the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has provided the Maryland hockey program a huge home field advantage.

• The Terps are 160-19 (.894) all-time at the Complex.

• Maryland won 38 straight games at the Complex from Oct.11, 2008 through Oct. 14, 2011. The streak ended with a 5-2 loss to then-No. 1 Old Dominion.

• The Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has played home to 26 of Maryland's NCAA Tournament games and has played host to three Final Fours (2007, 2010, 2014). The Terrapins are 23-3 in those games and won the 2010 national title on their home field.


• The Maryland field hockey team has increasingly attracted more and more fans to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex season after season. The Terrapins have led the nation in attendance in five of the last seven years.

• An NCAA-record crowd of 2,381 came out to watch as Maryland beat North Carolina 3-2 in double overtime for the 2010 national championship at the Complex.

terps on national teams

• Eight Terrapins, former and present, are currently on USA Field Hockey’s national team rosters. 

• Jill Witmer competed with Team USA in the Rio Olympics last summer, along with volunteer assistant coach Stefanie Fee.

• Recent Terp alums Anna Dessoye and Alyssa Parker are on the U.S. Women's National Team. Senior Carrie Hanks and recent grad Kasey Tapman are on the U.S. Developmental Squad.

• Current Terps Brooke DeBerdine and Linnea Gonzales are on the U.S. Under-21 Team.

overtime is terps time

During Missy Meharg's tenure, the Terrapins have become one of the nation's most dangerous teams in overtime.

• The Terps are 63-24 (.724) all-time in games that went to overtime or penalty strokes.

• In Meharg's tenure, the Terps are 52-20 (.722) in overtime or penalty strokes games.