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Welma Luus
Player Profile:
Welma Luus 1396837
Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa
High School: Waterkloof

 

  • NFHCA All American (Second - 2015)
  • All-Big Ten Team (Second - 2015)
  • NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Team (First - 2015)
  • Big Ten Tournament MVP (2015)
  • All-Big Ten Academic List (2015)
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (9/29/15; 10/20/15)
  • Big Ten Players to Watch List (2016)

As a graduate student (2016): Named one of the Terps' captains for the season...scored first two goals of the year in 6-2 victory at Saint Joseph's in season opener (Aug. 26)... scored twice in Terps' 4-1 win over #8 Boston College in Lancaster (Sept. 4)...scored in Maryland's 5-1 victory over California (Sept. 10)...added a goal in 6-2 win over American (Sept. 11)...notched Terps' second goal in 4-1 win over Indiana (Sept. 17)...added assists on both of the Terrapins' goals in 2-1 win at #13 Princeton (Sept. 20)...added an assist in Terps' 4-2 win at #15 Iowa (Sept. 23)...scored to tie the game in the 55th minute at #11 Northwestern (Sept. 25).

As a graduate student (2015): NFHCA Second Team All-American...All-Big Ten Second Team...NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team...saw action in every game and started in 15...scored first goal of the year in Terps' opener at Temple (Aug. 28)...scored Maryland's only goal in match vs. #7 Albany (Sept. 11)...scored Terps' fifth goal in 5-2 win vs. New Hampshire (Sept. 20)...scored both goals in 2-1 win over #18 Michigan...scored equalizer in the 27th minute off a penalty corner, then scored the game-winner three minutes into the second half and added first career defensive save later in the game to help preserve the win (Sept. 25)...scored Terps' first goal, just 1:25 into the match vs. Michigan State (Sept. 27)...named Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 29)...scored an added an assist in Terps' 5-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 2)...scored twice in Maryland's 6-2 win over Miami (Ohio) (Oct. 4)...picked up third career hat trick in 4-0 win at Rutgers (Oct. 18)...named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20)...assisted on gamewinning overtime goal vs. Indiana (Oct. 23)...scored in Terps' 6-0 rout of Towson (Oct. 25)...assisted on Maryland's first goal in 2-1 double overtime win at Iowa (Oct. 31)...scored twice in 3-2 come-from-behind win over Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament first round (Nov. 5)...scored gametying goal with 10 minutes to play in Big Ten Tournament semifinal vs. #17 Northwestern (Nov. 6)...scored four goals in Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. #10 Michigan (Nov. 8)...set Big Ten Tournament record with seven goals scored in the three-game stretch and was named Tournament MVP (Nov. 8)...part of team that swept Big Ten regular season and tournament titles...named to the All-Big Ten Academic Team. 

As a senior (2014): Saw action in 17 games...scored twice in Terps' 8-1 win at Princeton...opened the scoring 15 minutes in when she buried a shot for a 1-0 lead, then made it a 4-0 lead in the second half with a high shot (Oct. 15)...scored Terps' fifth goal in 8-2 win at #19 Indiana (Oct. 24)...scored Terps' lone goal vs. #12 Albany (Nov. 16). 

As a junior (2013): Saw action in 18 games...took a shot vs. #20 New Hampshire (Aug. 31)...scored first career goal in 55th minute vs. #17 Drexel (Sept. 8)...added a goal and an assist in Terps' win vs. Columbia (Sept. 14)...scored with a reverse shot in the 54th minute in Terps' win over Hofstra (Oct. 8)...scored Terps' final goal in 4-1 rout vs. #5 Virginia when she took a hard shot from the top of the circle in the 53rd minute (Oct. 25)...member of 2013 ACC Championship team...named to the ACC Honor Roll.

Before Maryland: Played tennis at Maryland for three years...played on South Afrian U18 team...was a three-sport athlete in track and field, field hockey and tennis in high school...ran 400 and 800m hurdles.

Personal: Daughter of Hennie and Rosa Magdalena Luus ... has two siblings Anel  and HP... both parents are tennis coaches...lists Andy Roddick as her sports hero ... enrolled as a kinesiology major in the School of Public Health.

LUUS' CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 4, vs. #10 Michigan (Nov. 8, 2015)
Assists: 2, at #13 Princeton (Sept. 20, 2016)
Points: 8, vs. #10 Michigan (Nov. 8, 2015)

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