Jesse Bernhardt returned to College Park prior to the 2014 season as the Terps' volunteer assistant coach. He will help with the Terps’ overall defense, man-down unit and faceoff wings.
Jesse was a two-time All-America long pole midfielder for Maryland from 2010-13, helping lead the Terps to the 2011 ACC tournament title and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA championship game in 2011 and 2012.
After graduating in 2013, Bernhardt continued his lacrosse career in Major League Lacrosse, where he helped the Chesapeake Bayhawks capture the 2013 MLL Championship as a starting close defender. He is currently one of 52 players competing for a spot on the U.S. National Team that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver in July.
Bernhardt's Honor Roll
• 2013 USILA First Team All-American
• 2013 USILA Scholar All-American
• 2013 All-ACC Academic Team
• 2013 All-ACC
• 2013 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
• 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-American
• 2013 Team Captain
• 2013 MLL Draft Choice (4th - Chesapeake)
• 2012 USILA Second Team All-American
• 2012 NCAA All-Tournament Team
• 2012 All-ACC Academic Team
• 2012 ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year
• 2012 All-ACC
• 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee
• 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List
• 2012 Preseason Third Team All-American
• 2012 Team Captain
As a senior (2013): Four groundballs and one caused turnover in 23-6 win over Mount St. Mary's (2/12) ... one goal and two groundballs in 16-4 win at Hartford (2/16) ... career-best 10 groundballs, to go along with four caused turnovers and an assist in 12-10 win at No, 1 Loyola (2/23) ... four groundballs in 16-7 win at No. 19 Duke (3/2) ... four groundballs and four caused turnovers in 13-7 win over Stony Brook (3/10) ... four groundballs, one caused turnover and one assist in 10-7 win at Villanova (3/16) ... three groundballs and two caused turnovers in 10-8 loss to No. 14 North Carolina (3/23) ... career-high two goals and one groundball in 9-7 win at No. 15 Virginia (3/30) ... six groundballs and one caused turnover in 11-8 win at Navy (4/5) ... two groundballs and three caused turnovers in 7-4 loss to No. 15 Johns Hopkins (4/13) ... assisted on Owen Blye's third goal and had four groundballs and a caused turnover in 8-7 win over No. 15 Yale (4/20) ... one groundball in 13-6 loss to Virginia (4/26) in ACC semifinals ... five groundballs and three casued turnovers in 18-6 win over Colgate (5/4) ... one goal, nine groundballs and five caused turnovers in 16-10 loss to Cornell (5/12) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
As a junior (2012): Set his career high with eight groundballs and tied his career high with three caused turnovers in 12-6 win over Hartford (2/18) ... one groundball and a caused turnover in 16-11 win at Georgetown (2/24) ... five groundballs and one caused turnover in 10-7 win over No. 8 Duke (3/3) ... career-best five caused turnovers, along with four groundballs in 8-7 loss at UMBC (3/6) ... tied his career high with two assists in 17-4 win over Marist (3/10) ... also had three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. the Red Foxes ... one assist, six groundballs and three caused turnovers in 11-5 win over No. 10 Villanova (3/17) ... one goal and two groundballs in 11-10 loss at No. 14 North Carolina ... three groundballs and one caused turnover in 12-8 loss to No. 2 Virginia ... three groundballs and two caused turnovers in 13-6 win over Navy (4/6) ... two groundballs and a caused turnover in 9-6 win at No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4/14) ... four caused turnovers and two groundballs in 6-5 loss to No. 5 Duke (4/20) in semifinals of ACC tournament ... scored a goal, had four groundballs and caused a turnover in 12-8 win at Mount St. Mary's (4/25) ... six groundballs and a caused turnover in 12-7 win over Bellarmine (4/28) ... tied his career high with five caused turnovers in 13-11 loss at No. 12 Colgate (5/5) ... also had four groundballs vs. the Raiders ... two groundballs in 10-9 win at No. 7 seed Lehigh (5/13) in first round of NCAA tournament ... three caused turnovers and one groundball in 11-5 win over No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5/19) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... one groundball in 16-10 win over No. 3 Duke (5/26) in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament ... scored the first goal of the game in 9-3 loss to No. 1 seed Loyola (5/28) in the finals of the NCAA tournament ... also had three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. the Greyhounds.
As a sophomore (2011): Tied his career high with three caused turnovers in 16-4 win over Detroit Mercy (2/19) ... also had three groundballs vs. the Titans ... helped hold the Titans scoreless for 32:23 during the game ... two groundballs and three caused turnovers in 20-8 win over No. 14 Georgetown (2/26) ... helped hold the Hoyas scoreless for 20:12 during the game ... one groundball and one caused turnover in 9-8 overtime loss at No. 19 Duke (3/5) ... one groundball and two caused turnovers in 12-8 win over Bellarmine (3/7) ... two groundballs in 8-4 win at Towson (3/12) ... scored his first goal of the year in 15-6 win over UMBC (3/18) ... also had three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. the Retrievers ... tied his career high with four groundballs in 11-4 win over St. Joseph's (3/20) ... also caused one turnover vs. the Hawks ... two groundballs in 11-6 loss to No. 8 North Carolina (3/26) ... career-best two assists to go along with two groundballs and a caused turnover in 12-7 win at No. 4 Virginia (4/2) ... one goal, three groundballs and two caused turnovers in 12-11 overtime loss to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4/16) ... three groundballs in 7-6 win over No. 10 North Carolina (4/22) in the ACC semifinals ... three groundballs in 11-9 win at No. 7 Duke (4/24) in the ACC finals ... tied his career high with four groundballs in 10-8 loss to No. 17 Colgate (5/7) ... three groundballs and two caused turnovers in 13-6 win at No. 8 seed North Carolina (5/15) in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... one groundball in 6-5 overtime win over No. 1 Syracuse (5/22) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... three groundballs in 9-4 win over No. 5 Duke (5/28) in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament ... tied his career high with four groundballs in 9-7 loss to No. 7 Virginia (5/30) in the NCAA championship game.
As a freshman (2010): Named co-winner of the Levitt Memorial Award for the team's best freshman, along with John Haus ... two groundballs in collegiate debut in 12-7 win at Bellarmine (2/20) ... scored his first career goal in 15-13 win at No. 13 Georgetown (2/27) ... also had a career best four groundballs and two caused turnovers vs. the Hoyas ... two groundballs in 11-10 overtime win vs. No. 9 Duke (3/6) ... two groundballs and a caused turnover in 12-8 win over Towson (3/13) ... one groundball and a caused turnover in 10-7 win over Penn (3/15) ... one groundball in 13-7 win at UMBC (3/20) ... one groundball and one caused turnover in 9-7 loss at No. 2 North Carolina (3/27) ... tied his career high with four groundballs in 11-10 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/3) ... career high three caused turnovers and four groundballs in 11-9 win over Navy (4/10) ... scored the game-winning goal in 10-9 win over No. 16 Johns Hopkins (4/17) ... also had two groundballs vs. the Blue Jays ... three groundballs and a caused turnover in 13-5 win over No. 3 North Carolina (4/23) in the ACC semifinals ... ... helped hold the Tar Heels scoreless for stretches of 22:44 and 21:04 during the victory ... one caused turnover in 10-6 loss to Virginia (4/25) in ACC finals ... assisted on Brian Farrell's goal in 17-4 win over Fairfield (5/1) ... had two caused turnovers vs. the Stags ... helped hold the Stags scoreless for stretches of 23:03 and 25:07 during the victory ... one assist and three groundballs in 18-10 win vs. Colgate (5/8) ... helped hold the Raiders scoreless for 20:04 from the second to fourth quarters ... played one of the best games of the season in 11-8 win over Hofstra (5/15) in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... three groundballs and two caused turnovers, both of which led directly to Terrapin goals vs. the Pride ... two groundballs and one caused turnover in 7-5 loss to Notre Dame (5/22) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
Before Maryland: Two-time U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American ... 2009 Under Armour High School All-American ... ... ranked the No. 11 freshman defender in the nation according Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 46th overall recruit according to Inside Lacrosse ... had 252 groundballs, 11goals and 19 assists for Coach Brian Theiss as a senior ... led the Patriots with 155 groundballs in 2008 and contributed five goals and five assists ... 2008 Central Florida Player of the Year ... first team All-Central Florida ... three-time first team All-Conference ... three-time All-District ... holds the records for most varsity games played and most career groundballs (600) ... a two-sport star at Lake Brantley, he was a linebacker on the Patriot football team and led the team in tackles per game (10.0) as a senior ... defensive team MVP ... team captain ... honorable mention all-conference.
Personal: Son of Jim and Catherine Bernhardt ... younger brother of fellow Terp Jake ... older brother of Jared ... nephew of Theresa Schmeiser.