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Brett Harper

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Upper Arlington

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 186

Position:
Defensive Midfield

Birthdate:
10/06/1980

05/22/2013

Three Terps Named Scholar All-Americans

Jesse Bernhardt becomes Maryland's first two-time honoree, while Owen Blye and Landon Carr selected for first time.

Harper's Honor Roll
• 2003 USILA Honorable Mention All-American as def. midfielder.

2003 Update:
• One of the nation’s premier long-stick defensive midfielders.
• Has started 44 of last 45 games on face-off wing or defense.
• Has played in all 61 games during his college career.
• Second on team in caused turnovers with 28; also has 38 GBs.
• Has been keeping a season-long journal on umterps.com and CSTV.com.
• Held UVa’s Chris Rotelli pointless and grabbed 3 GB’s in NCAA Semifinal vs. Virginia (5/24).
• Played key defense & had 1 GB and 1 CT vs. UMass (5/17).
• Had one GB, two CT’s against hometown team Ohio State (5/11) in NCAA First Round.
• Solid defense with 3 CT’s and 2 GB’s at Notre Dame (5/3).
• Grabbed 3 GB, forced 3 turnover vs. Georgetown (4/28).
• Credited with first collegiate assist on Senior Night vs. UMBC (4/25), assisting Schwartzman’s goal, also had 3 GBs, 3 CTs.
• Scored final goal in win at Navy (4/5), also had 3 GBs.
• Three GB’s and helped to hold Virginia (3/29), scoreless for 33:06.
• Four groundballs and 2 caused TO’s vs. Butler (3/25).
• Had two GB and team-high 3 caused TO’s vs. UNC (3/22).
• Three groundballs and two caused TO’s at Stony Brook (3/15).
• Strong game vs, Bucknell (3/11) with 4 GB and 3 caused TO’s.
• Grabbed three GB and caused two TO’s at Towson (3/8).
• Two groundballs including 100th career GB vs. Duke (3/2).

On Harper: Senior captain … one of the nation’s premier long-stick defensive midfielders … three-year starter as the Terps’ long-stick defensive midfielder … a very savvy and experienced player … an extremely competitive player who plays with tremendous enthusiasm … has football mentality and is not afraid to get physical with his opponents … excellent off-the-ball and good on-the-ball defender … expected to draw some time on face-offs … is the first Terp native born and bred in Ohio to serve as a team captain.

As a junior (2002): Played in all 13 games … had started 27 games in row on the face-off wing prior to Senior Night vs. Yale (4/26), as he started the other 12 in 2002 … among the team leaders in groundballs with 34 … had four groundballs at Duke (3/2) … won three of four face-offs at Bucknell (3/12), along with 3 groundballs … scored second career goal at UMBC (5/4) in finale in dramatic fashion as he raced down the field and scored … member of the ACC and Maryland honor rolls for the second year in a row.

As a sophomore (2001): Played in all 16 games as the Terps’ starting long-stick defensive midfielder .. started all 16 games as a face-off wing man … fourth on the team in groundballs with 47 … took 17 face-offs with the long-pole during the season … major contributor to Terps’ defense, which allowed just 6.31 goals per game, ranking second in the nation … grabbed four groundballs vs. Duke (3/4), as the Terps shut down the Blue Devils, holding their attack to five goals … career-high seven groundballs against North Carolina (3/24) … also grabbed four groundballs against Bucknell (3/27), Virginia (3/31) in the ACC semifinals, at Yale (4/28) and Towson (5/20) in the NCAA quarterfinals … member of the ACC and Maryland honor rolls.

As a freshman (2000): Played in all 16 games as a long-stick middie … contributed with 18 groundballs … scored his first goal in his first college game against Mount St. Mary’s (2/27) … played great defense throughout the remainder of the season by forcing many turnovers … had numerous bone-crunching hits … scooped up season-high four groundballs in the ACC title game against Virginia (4/23).

Before Maryland: Lettered in lacrosse for three seasons at Upper Arlington High School in Ohio … compiled a 61-1 record over three years under coach Ted Wolford … named Ohio State Player of the Year and Midwest Region Player of the Year in 1999 … played in several all-star games following outstanding senior season … also lettered in football for three years at linebacker … earned All-Ohio Capital Conference as a senior in football.

Personal: Brett Rutherford Harper … born Oct. 6, 1980 in Columbus, Ohio … son of Lynn and Joe Harper … brother of Tracy (27) and Kelly (25) … comes from athletic family as father Joe was a golfer at Ohio State and played in the U.S. Senior Open in 1998, sister Kelly was a diver at Miami (Ohio) … majoring in communications.


Career Statistics
Year	GP/GS  G  A  Pts.  Shots  Face-Off  Pct.  GB  Pen
2000	16/0   1  0   1      1       0/0    0.0   18  2/1:30
2001	16/16  0  0   0      2      6/17    35.3  47  12/10:00
2002	13/12  1  0   1      1      3/4     75.0  34  6/4:00
2003	16/16  1  1   2      2      0/0     0.0   38  5/3:30
Totals	61/44  3  1   4      6      9/21    42.9 137  25/19:00

Goals: 1 vs. Mt.St.Mary’s (2/27/00) , at UMBC (5/4/02) & at Navy (4/5/03) Assists: 1 vs. UMBC (4/25/03) Points: 1 on four occasions (most recent vs. UMBC, 4/2/5/03) Groundballs: 7 vs. North Carolina (3/24/01)

Career Game-By-Game 2000 Date Opp. G-A-P, GB 2/27 MSM 1-0-1, 2 3/4 Duke 0-0-0, 3 3/7 Buck. 0-0-0, 2 3/11 Tow. 0-0-0, 3 3/15 Del. 0-0-0, 0 3/18 Corn. 0-0-0, 0 3/25 UNC 0-0-0, 1 3/31 UVA 0-0-0, 1 4/8 Navy 0-0-0, 0 4/15 JHU 0-0-0, 0 4/21 Duke 0-0-0, 1 4/23 UVA 0-0-0, 4 4/28 Yale 0-0-0, 1 5/6 UMBC 0-0-0, 0 5/14 Hofs. 0-0-0, 0 5/20 Prin. 0-0-0, 0

2001 Date Opp. G-A-P, GB 2/24 AFA 0-0-0, 3 2/25 Denv. 0-0-0, 1 3/4 Duke 0-0-0, 4 3/10 Tows. 0-0-0, 5 3/17 Del. 0-0-0, 3 3/24 UNC 0-0-0, 7 3/27 Buck. 0-0-0, 4 3/31 UVA 0-0-0, 2 4/7 Navy 0-0-0, 0 4/14 JHU 0-0-0, 2 4/20 UVA 0-0-0, 4 4/22 Duke 0-0-0, 2 4/25 MSM 0-0-0, 1 4/28 Yale 0-0-0, 4 5/5 UMBC 0-0-0, 1 5/20 Tows. 0-0-0, 4

2002 Date Opp. G-A-P, GB 2/23 Hob. 0-0-0, 2 2/26 MSM 0-0-0, 2 3/2 Duke 0-0-0, 4 3/9 Tows. 0-0-0, 4 3/12 Buck. 0-0-0, 3 3/16 Del. 0-0-0, 3 3/23 UNC 0-0-0, 4 3/30 UVA 0-0-0, 3 4/5 Navy 0-0-0, 1 4/13 JHU 0-0-0, 1 4/19 Duke 0-0-0, 2 4/26 Yale 0-0-0, 3 5/4 UMBC 1-0-1, 2

Career Highs Bolded



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