Maryland Field Hockey BIO
Sarah Sprink
Player Profile:
Sarah Sprink 1194973
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Neuss, Germany
High School: Erzbischöfliches Gymnasium Marienberg
Experience: High School
    • NFHCA All-America Team (Third – 2013; First - 2014)
    • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
    • All-Big Ten Team (First – 2014)
    • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (9/16/14; 10/21/14; 10/6/15)
    • Big Ten Players to Watch List (2015)
    • All-Big Ten Tournament Team (2014)
    • NFHCA All- Region Team (Second - 2012; First – 2013, 2014)
    • NFHCA National Academic Squad (2014)
    • All-Big Ten Academic List (2014)
    • Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game (2015)
    • All-ACC Team (Second - 2013)
    • All-ACC Tournament Team (2012, 2013)
    • All-American (Third - 2013)
    • All-ACC Academic Team (2013)

As a senior (2015): Team co-captain...has started in every game...named to Big Ten Players to Watch List...picked up an assist in Terps' season opener at Temple (Aug. 28)...notched third career hat trick with three goals, all off penalty corners, in Terps' 6-1 win over American (Sept. 13)...added an assist on Terps' tying goal in 3-2 win over #12 Northwestern (Sept. 18)...scored Maryland's first and third goals and assisted on the second in 5-2 win vs. New Hampshire (Sept. 20)...assisted to Luus on a corner on tying goal in 2-1 win over #18 Michigan (Sept. 25)...scored twice in Terps' 5-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 2)...added a goal and an assist in Terps' 6-2 win at Miami (Ohio) (Oct. 4)...named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 6)...picked up a goal and an assist in Terps' 6-0 rout of Towson on Senior Day (Oct. 25)...named to the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game. 

As a junior (2014): Played in all games and started in 23…served as team captain...named a First Team NFHCA All-American, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big Ten First Team…scored first goal of the season off penalty corner in 37th minute vs. Northeastern, then assisted on Fluharty's goal three minutes later in 4-1 win (Aug. 31)...scored Terps' third goal in 3-1 win over Miami (Ohio) off penalty corner (Sept. 7)...notched an assist and scored Terps' final goal in 3-0 win over Drexel (Sept. 13)...scored Terps' third goal in 3-0 win over #16 Temple (Sept. 14)...named Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 16)...scored Terps' second goal off a corner at the half and assisted on their third goal in 4-2 win at #18 Michigan State (Sept. 28)...assisted on Terps' second goal in 4-3 win over #4 Penn State (Oct. 10)...scored Terps' second and fifth goals in 9-0 rout of Pennsylvania (Oct. 12)...opened the scoring with a goal in the fifth minute off a corner and another off a corner in the 66th minute in 4-0 win over Rutgers (Oct. 19)...named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21)...scored Terps' fourth goal, which was off a penalty corner in the 19th minute in 8-2 win at #19 Indiana (Oct. 24)...scored twice in Terps' 8-1 rout of American (Oct. 29)…scored twice and added an assist in Terps’ Big Ten Tournament debut win over Ohio State (Nov. 6)…scored Maryland’s goal that tied the Big Ten Championship game in the 27th minute…scored Terps’ third goal in 5-1 win over Princeton in the NCAA First Round (Nov. 15)…named to NFHCA National Academic Squad and All-Big Ten Academic List…part of team that won first Big Ten championship in school history.

As a sophomore (2013): Named to NFHCA All-America Third Team, All-ACC First Team and NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team...has started in every game this season...scored first goal of the season in 62nd minute at Temple off a corner setup (Sept. 1)...defense held #8 Old Dominion scoreless (Sept. 6)...scored twice off penalty corners in Terps' 8-3 rout over #17 Drexel (Sept. 8)...notched an assist off a penalty corner play vs. Columbia (Sept. 14)...had an assist off a corner score vs. Miami (Ohio) and defense held Redhawks scoreless (Sept. 15)...scored Maryland's first goal in 14th minute off a penalty corner in 2-0 win over #15 Wake (Sept. 20)...defense held Michigan scoreless (Sept. 22)...scored two goals to tie the game each time in a 3-2 win at #9 Boston College (Sept. 27)...2:51 into the second half, fed a pass to Witmer for the Terps' third goal in 3-1 win over #9 Princeton (Oct. 11)...along with defense, helped notch Terps' fifth shutout of the year at American (Oct. 13)...assisted on Witmer's goal that opened the scoring in the fifth minute vs. #5 Virginia (Oct. 25)...notched second career hat trick, all in the first half, vs. Georgetown (Oct. 27)...helped lead defense to 2-0 win over #3 North Carolina in ACC Championship match (Nov. 10)...named to ACC All-Tournament Team...assisted on Turner's goal to tie the game 4:54 into the Final Four match vs. #4 Duke (Nov. 22)...member of 2013 ACC Championship team...named to All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Honor Roll.

As a freshman (2012): Saw action in 20 of the Terps' games and started in 18...missed Terps' first four games because she was playing for the German Under-21 National Team in the EuroHockey Championships...named to NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team...made first career start vs. that game, she scored first career goal off a penalty corner and notched an assist (Sept. 9)...scored in Terps' 6-0 rout of Temple (Sept. 30)...scored in team's win at #8 Old Dominion (Oct. 12)...scored two goals in Terps' win over UC Davis (Oct. 14)...scored twice off corners in the first half to give Maryland a 3-1 lead on #1 North Carolina (Oct. 22)...notched an assist in the Terps' win over Rutgers (Oct. 26)...scored first career hat trick in Terps' ACC Semifinal win over #6 Virginia (Nov. 2)...also scored in ACC Championship game vs. #1 North Carolina (Nov. 4)...just the fourth player in history to score four goals in a single ACC Tournament, which earned her a spot on the All-ACC Tournament Team...named to ACC Honor Roll and NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Before Maryland: Member of the German Under-21 team...missed first four games of Terps' season to play for Germany's U-21 team in the EuroHockey Junior Championships, where team finished fourth...has long been playing in the German national team system with the Under-16 and Under-18 teams...won silver with the German Under-18 team at the European Championships.

Personal: Sarah Sprink...parents are Meinold and Elke Sprink...mother played field hockey for the German national team and won a world championship in 1981 and silver in the Olympics in 1984...has three sisters, Julia, Laura and Annika.

Goals: 3, 3X (last vs. American, Sept. 13, 2015)
Assists: 1, 16X (last vs. Towson, Oct. 25, 2015)
Points: 6, 3X (last vs. American, Sept. 13, 2015)

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