COLLEGE PARK, Md. –The reigning national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team welcomes 11 newcomers to the roster for the 2018 season. The Terps feature ILWomen's No. 3 freshman class, in addition to two transfers.
"We're so excited to see the newest Terps in action this spring," head coach Cathy Reese said. "They've already been impressive on the field during fall ball, and I think Terp Nation will enjoy watching the talent in 2018."
The 2018 freshman classes includes attackers Tori Barretta, Catie May and Maggie Root; midfielders Kylie Davis, Grace Griffin, Courtney Renehan and Brooke Robbins; defender Laurie Bracey; and goalie Madison Hine.
The Terps feature seven players listed in Inside Lacrosse's Power 100 Freshman Rankings: No. 6 May, No. 16 Griffin, No. 23 Davis, No. 32 Bracey, No. 39 Renehan, Robbins (watch list) and Root (watch list). May, Griffin, Bracey, Renehan and Robbins were all 2017 Under Armour All-Americans.
The Terrapins also welcome two transfers to the team: senior defender Kathy Rudkin (Syracuse) and junior midfielder Meghan Siverson (Louisville).
A four-year player for Downingtown East at midfield, Barretta was a three-time all-league and two-time all-county selection. In 2016, she was also named all-area and an All-American after setting her school's record for single-season goals. In 2017, Barretta was selected as Downington East's Most Outstanding Athlete.
A 2017 Under Armour All-American, Bracey is the No. 32 recruit in her class. A four-year varsity player at Centennial, she was named to ILWomen's Top 40 Young Guns list in 2016. Bracey was an Under Armour All-American Underclass champion. She also competed in varsity field hockey and track.
A 2017 Under Armour All-American, Davis led Century to the 2015 and 2017 state championships. She was also selected as a 2016 U.S. Lacrosse All-American. Davis also won state championships with the soccer and track & field teams, and was named the 2015 Carroll County Times Athlete of the Year.
The No. 16 recruit in her class, Griffin was also selected as a 2016 Under Armour All-American. She was a four-year letterwinner at Liberty, and led her team to the regional championship in 2017 with 81 goals and 33 assists. Griffin was a four-time all-county selection and scored 208 career goals. She was also an all-county player in basketball.
Hine backlined Dulaney to the 2016 state championship, the program's first title in 10 years. She was named a first team all-metro selection.
The sixth-ranked recruit in her class, May was named a 2017 Under Armour All-American. She led McDonogh to four straight IAAM Championships, an undefeated record and the No. 1 ranking nationally. May also helped the soccer team to two IAAM Championships. She was an all-metro and all-IAAM selection.
Renehan is the No. 39 recruit in her class and was also a 2017 Under Armour All-American. A four-year letterwinner at Glenelg, she was named the 2016 and 2017 Howard County Player of the Year. Renehan led Glenelg to state championships in 2016 and 2017 and was a two-time all-met selection.
Robbins was selected to Inside Lacrosse's Power 100 Freshman rankings watch list and was also named a 2017 Under Armour All-American.
Root was named to Inside Lacrosse's Power 100 Freshman rankings watch list. She was a four-year letterwinner at St. Paul's School for Girls and showed her versatility as an athlete by playing both attack and defense. Root also earned three letters in soccer.
Rudkin played her first three seasons at Syracuse, where she competed in 70 games with 24 starts on defense. With the Orange, she competed in three NCAA Tournaments, including two semifinal appearances. Last season, Rudkin set career highs with 33 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers and 15 draw controls. She was named a 2014 Under Armour All-American.
Siverson played her first two seasons at Louisville. Last season, she led the team with 91 draw controls while ranking second with 55 goals, 63 points and 18 caused turnovers. The Cardinals competed in the NCAA Tournament in both her seasons. Last season, Siverson was named an IWLCA Third Team All-American and All-ACC Second Team as well as IWLCA First Team All-Region.