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Andrew Combs

Player Profile
Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
St. Paul's

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177

Position:
Attack

Birthdate:
12/31/1977

On Combs: Senior tri-captain … coming off a break-through season as a potent offensive weapon in 2000 … shared team’s Dan Snyder Award with goalie Pat McGinnis as the team’s most improved players … third-leading returning scoring heading into 2001 … tremendous threat in front of cage to score … left-handed attacker who will see time on left-hand side of first attack line … key member of man-up unit … an incessant hustler … hard worker and tenacious rider … fifth year in the Maryland program.

As a junior (2000): Starter in all 16 games as the left-wing attackman … second on the team in goals (22) and fourth in total points (28) … named to ACC All-Tournament team after Maryland’s run to the conference final … among the team’s most accurate shooters, notching 22 goals on 56 shots for a 39.4 shooting percentage … also scooped up 29 groundballs … scored two extra-man goals and three-game winning goals … recorded seven multi-goal games and four hat tricks … season opener against Mount St. Mary’s (2/27) set the pace for the 2000 season as he set his career high in points with five, coming on two goals and a career-high three assists … all three assists came in the second quarter as Maryland built a 7-1 halftime lead on the way to the 19-3 win … after three scoreless games, notched second career hat trick against Delaware (3/15), including an extra-man goal just 1:02 into the game and the game-winning goal early in the second quarter … tallied back-to-back hat tricks in the win at Cornell (3/18) … named ACC Player of the Week and Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week on 3/20 after six-goal week … scored once against Virginia (3/31) … netted two goals and one assist at Johns Hopkins (4/15) … scored two goals in ACC championship game against Virginia (4/23), earning a spot on the all-tournament team … finished the regular season with a career-best five goals at UMBC (5/6), including the game-winner … was the hero for Maryland in its NCAA first round win over Hofstra (5/14) with four goals, including three consecutive goals in the span of 6:47 in the fourth quarter to break an 11-11 tie and give the Terps’ a 14-12 victory … named Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week (5/15) after his sensational performance against Hofstra.

As a sophomore (1999): Played in all 14 games, drawing two starts … led team in shooting percentage (37.5), scoring on nine of 24 shots … third on team in extra-man goals with five … overall, tallied nine goals and assisted on four others … recorded a point in first three games with assists against Denver (2/25) and Duke (3/7) and a goal vs. Providence (2/27) … netted back-to-back two-goal games against Cornell (3/20) and Dartmouth (3/23) … came back for third straight multi-point game against North Carolina (3/20) with goal and assist … fourth multi-point game came with goal and assist at Navy (4/10) … finished season's scoring with goal against Virginia (4/23) in ACC semifinals.

As a freshman (1998): Played in 11 games … tallied nine points on six goals and three assists … scooped up 15 groundballs and took 18 shots … in first game, opened season with two goals against Villanova (2/21) … registered best game with first hat trick against Towson (3/7), the school which his father is the head football coach … posted another multiple point game with a goal and an assist against Navy (4/21).

As a redshirt freshman: Sat out 1997 season as a redshirt.

Before Maryland: Three-sport athlete at the St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, Md. … earned letters in lacrosse under Richard Brocato … earned most valuable player in the Maryland State Senior All-Star Game … first team all-metro … also lettered in football and ice hockey … second team all-city/county in football as a senior.

Personal: Andrew Boylan Combs … born Dec. 31, 1977 in Baltimore, Md. … son of Diane and Gordon Combs … brother of Meredith (25) and Kendall-Ann (18) … nicknamed “Buggs” … father, Gordy, has been the head football coach at Towson University for the last nine years … majoring in communications.

Hat Tricks (5) 3 vs. Towson (3/7/98) 3 vs. Delaware (3/15/00) 3 vs. Cornell (3/18/00) 5 vs. UMBC (5/6/00) 4 vs. Hofstra (5/14/00)

Multi-Goal/Point Games 1998 2/3 1999 2/4 2000 7/7 Career 11/14

Career Highs Goals: 5 vs. UMBC (5/6/00) Assists: 3 vs. Mount St. Mary’s (2/27/00) Points: 5 vs. Mount St. Mary’s (2/27/00), UMBC (5/6/00)

Career Stats Year GP/GS Goals Asst. Pts. Shots GB Pen. PIM 1998 11/0 6 3 9 18 15 1 1:00 1999 14/2 9 4 13 24 21 1 1:00 2000 16/16 22 6 28 56 29 5 5:00 Totals 41/18 37 13 50 98 65 7 7:00



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