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Alice

Mercer

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#8

Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbine, Md.
High School: Century

Bio

  • 2016 IWLCA National Defender of the Year
  • 2016 IWLCA First Team All-American
  • 2016 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2016 NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 All-Big Ten
  • 2016 Tewaaraton finalist
  • 2016 Honda Award finalist
  • 2015 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2014 IWLCA First Team All-Region
  • 2015 All-Big Ten
  • 2015 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2014-15 U.S. National Team member
  • 2014 IWLCA Third Team All-American
  • 2014 IWLCA Second Team All-Region
  • 2014 NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2014 First Team All-ACC
  • 2014 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 IWLCA Second Team All-Region

As a Senior in 2016: Started all 23 games on defense ... led the eighth-ranked Terrapin defense ... totalled 39 ground balls, 16 draw controls and 31 caused turnovers ... picked up three ground balls and caused three turnovers vs. Syracuse (5/27) ... set a new career high with five caused turnovers vs. Johns Hopkins (5/15) ... caused three turnovers vs. Northwestern (5/8) ... B1G Defensive Player of the Week (4/26) ... caused two turnovers and pciked up two ground balls vs. Virginia (4/20) ... notched an assist, three ground balls and four caused turnovers vs. Northwestern (3/31) ... caused three turnovers and picked up four ground balls vs. James Madison (3/26) ... picked up four ground balls at Penn (3/23) ... tallied two draw controls and one ground ball at Syracuse (3/12) ... picked up four draw controls vs. Georgetown (2/20) ... recorded one goal, one assist, two draw controls and one caused turnover against William & Mary (2/14) ... Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-American ... Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-American ... named to U.S foreign roster for summer 2016 tour ... Big Ten Player to Watch ... co-captain.

As a Junior in 2015: Started in 21 contests and played in all 22 games on defense ... tallied 17 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (3/23) ... recorded her first collegiate points with a goal and an assist at Towson (3/11) ... picked up two ground balls and two draw controls while causing two turnovers at William & Mary (2/15) ... caused two turnovers vs. UMBC (3/4) ... caused a season-high four turnovers against James Madison (3/21) ... picked up two caused turnovers against Rutgers (4/4) ... picked up two draw controls at Ohio State (4/12) ... notched one ground balll, one draw control and one caused turnover against Ohio State (5/1) ... picked up one ground ball and one draw control vs. UMass (5/10) ... caused one turnover against Northwestern (5/17) and Syracuse (5/22).

As a Sophomore in 2014: IWLCA Third Team All-American...named to ACC Championship All-Tournament team...one of Maryland’s top defenders…started in all 24 games…notched an assist against Richmond (2/16)…also posted four ground balls against the Spiders…recorded three caused turnovers against Boston (2/19) and Penn (5/11)…tallied three ground balls vs. Towson (3/26)…tallied three ground balls against Virginia Tech (4/19) and two each vs. Penn State (2/22), Boston College (3/29), VT (4/19) and Virginia (4/25)…has two or more caused turnovers in six games.

As a Freshman in 2013: Emerged as a top defender for Maryland...named IWLCA Second Team All-Region...notched minutes in all 23 contests in 2013...finished the season with 24 ground balls, 13 draw controls and six caused turnovers...also tallied a pair of assists...saw playing time in the season opener against Richmond (2/10) and versus Syracuse (2/17)... fielded two ground balls, earned a draw control and caused a turnover against Hofstra (3/3) and UMBC (3/5)... earned two ground balls and a draw control against Stony Brook (3/17)... earned a draw control and a ground ball against James Madison (3/23)... earned two ground balls and a draw control against Towson (3/26)... scooped two ground balls against Penn (3/30).

Prep: Won three state championships with Century High School ... 2012 Under Armour All-American ... Conference Player of the Year in 2012 ... First Team All-County from 2009-12 ... First Team All-Conference all four years ... three-sport athlete, also played basketball and field hockey ... played club for Check-Hers Elite and M&D Black.

Personal: Daughter of Casey and Kim Mercer ... has a younger sister Shelby and older brother Brent ... was the Varsity Club president in 2012 ... majoring in kinesiology.
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William and Mary Rewind
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