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Jill Witmer
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Other Position: Student Assistant Coach
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
High School: Penn Manor
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Witmer Videos
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • All-ACC Team (2010, 2011, 2012, First Team - 2013)
  • NFHCA All-American (Second Team - 2010, 2012; First Team - 2011, 2013)
  • Honda Award finalist (2013)
  • Womensfieldhockey.com All-American (Third Team - 2010; Second Team - 2011, 2012; First Team - 2013)
  • Womensfieldhockey.com National Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • Womensfieldhockey.com All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region (First Team - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • NFHCA Senior Game
  • ACC Tournament MVP (2013)
  • All-ACC Tournament Team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012)
  • ACC Player of the Week (Sept. 21, 2010; Sept. 28, 2010; Sept. 13, 2011; Oct. 8, 2013)
  • Preseason All-ACC Team (2011, 2013)
  • ACC Freshman of the Year (2010)

International Experience: Named to U.S. Senior National Team in January 2013...competed with U.S. Senior National Team in Pan American Games in Argentina in September 2013...team won silver and earned 2014 World Cup bid...member of U.S. Under-21 team from 2011-13...went to London with U.S. U-21 team in April 2012...has also played on US U19 and U21 teams...helped team win 2010 JWNC title and toured Argentina.

As a senior in 2013: Voted ACC Offensive Player of the Year by the league's head coaches...named a Honda Award finalist, to the NFHCA All-America First Team, All-ACC First Team, NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Player of the Year and to All-Region First Team...started year voted to preseason All-ACC Team selection...has started in 20 games this season...missed three games to play with U.S. National Team in Pan Am Games (Sept. 21-28)...scored twice vs. #20 Hampshire...notched gamewinner in that game off a pass from Dessoye in 30th minute (Aug. 31)...notched an assist on final goal at Temple (Sept. 1)...notched an assist on Terps' second goal at #8 Old Dominion (Sept. 6)...scored Terps' third goal and assisted on first goal vs. #17 Drexel (Sept. 8)...scored twice in Terps' win over Columbia (Sept. 14)...added a goal and an assist vs. Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 15)...scored Maryland's first goal in 4-1 win over #15 Wake Forest (Sept. 20)...scored both of Maryland's goals in a 2-1, come-from-behind win at #3 North Carolina...deflected in Hayn's shot with 7:17 to play to tie the game, then took the ball all the way in and scored the gamewinner with a backhanded shot in the 76th minute (Oct. 5)...named ACC Player of the Week for her two-goal performance at #3 UNC (Oct. 8)...scored in 53rd minute with a shot from the baseline in Terps' win over Hofstra (Oct. 8)...put Terps on the board with 1:19 left in the first half, then scored third goal with a shot from the baseline for 3-1 win over #9 Princeton (Oct. 11)...after scoreless first half, scored off a corner in the 49th minute in 2-0 win at American (Oct. 13)...scored Maryland's gamewinning goal in third minute of overtime off penalty corner vs. #4 Syracuse (Oct. 18)...scored Terps' first goal off pass from Sprink in fifth minute vs. #5 Virginia (Oct. 25)...picked up two assists in Maryland's 9-0 rout of Georgetown (Oct. 27)...scored first goal in 2-0 win over #3 North Carolina for ACC title when she sent in a pass from Turner in the 40th minute (Nov. 10)...named ACC Tournament MVP...scored Terps' third goal in 4-1 won over #18 American in NCAA First Round (Nov. 16)...scored twice vs. #8 Princeton in NCAA Second Round...Tigers took 2-1 lead with 33 seconds left in first half...she took it down herself and scored through traffic to tie the game with six seconds left in the half, then scored off a pass from Parker in the 39th minute for 3-2 win to send the Terps to the Final Four (Nov. 17)...assisted on Dessoye's goal in the 29th minute to make it a 3-2 game vs. #4 Duke in the NCAA Final Four (Nov. 22)...member of the 2013 ACC Championship team...honored with the Keli Smith Award at the team's annual banquet as the player who was the team's 'straight shooter'...named as the player that wears her emotions on her sleeve and sets her sights on achieving the high level goals she sets for herself.

As a junior in 2012: Named an NFHCA All-American, NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team and to All-ACC Team for the third straight year...has started in all of the Terps' game so far this season, except Senior Night...had two goals at #11 Stanford...scored in the fourth minute at #16 California (Aug. 24)...scored in the 31st minute at #11 Stanford, then tied it up to force overtime with three minutes left in the game (Aug. 26)...notched two assists in Terps' win over #15 Ohio State (Sept. 2)...scored vs. #19 UMass off shot into the circle from Gulick (Sept. 8)...had an assist to Frazer in team's win over Dartmouth (Sept. 9)...had an assist in Terps' come-from-behind win over #18 Boston College (Sept. 14)...assisted on both of Parker's goals within 52 seconds of each other for a 2-0 Maryland lead in a win at #14 Wake Forest...also scored in that game (Sept. 22)...assisted on Terps' game-tying goal at #7 Virginia (Sept. 28)...scored and had an assist in Terps' 6-0 rout of Temple (Sept. 30)...scored in team's win over #24 Duke (Oct. 6)...scored in Terps' win over UC Davis (Oct. 14)...notched a goal against Towson (Oct. 16)...scored Terps' first goal vs. in their overtime thriller vs. #1 North Carolina (Oct. 20)...had a goal and an assist in Maryland's 3-0 win over American (Oct. 22)...scored in ACC Quarterfinal win over #22 Duke (Nov. 2)...scored with 1:35 to play in ACC Championship game vs. #1 North Carolina (Nov. 4)...scored Terps' insurance goal in 2-0 win over #13 Lafayette in NCAA First Round (Nov. 10)...assisted on game-tying goal in 2-1 win at #4 Connecticut in the NCAA Second Round (Nov. 11)...scored Terps' first goal in the NCAA Final Four game vs. #2 Princeton (Nov. 16).

As a sophomore in 2011: Named an NFHCA First Team All-American, womensfieldhockey.com Second Team All-American, to All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team, All-ACC Team and All-ACC Tournament team...started in all 23 games so far...scored game-winning goal of NCAA Championship game vs. No. 1 North Carolina (Nov. 20)...subbed in n overtime and immediately streaked down and across the field for an open shot with 4:51 left to play...scored in 12 games...named to Preseason All-ACC Team...scored vs. No. 1 Old Dominion (Oct. 14)...scored in four straight games (Sept. 18-30)...named ACC Co-Player of the Week (Sept. 13)...notched game-winner and first assist of the year at UMass (Sept. 18)...notched first career hat trick vs. Villanova (Sept. 11)...scored vs. No. 9 Michigan (Sept. 4)...scored first two goals of the season at Temple (Aug. 29).

As a freshman in 2010: Started all 24 games...ACC Freshman of the Year...named a Second Team All-American by the NFHCA...named to womensfieldhockey.com's All-American Third Team, as well as All-Rookie team...earned a spot on the All-ACC Team and All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team...named to ACC All-Tournament team...scored 17 goals and notched seven assists...also had five game-winners...had two goals and both gamewinners in team's first to ACC games in the season, vs. Boston College (Sept. 18) and at Wake Forest (Sept. 25)...earned ACC Player of the Week honors after both of those games...also scored two goals over Wake Forest in the ACC Semifinals and the gamewinner over No. 2 North Carolina in the ACC Championship game...member of 2010 ACC and NCAA Championship team.

Before Maryland: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Penn Manor...named to Lancaster-Lebanon All-League teams in 2008, 2009, 2010...named 2009 Keystone Athletic Award winner and MVP...2009-10 New Era Player of the Year...was an ESPN Rise featured athlete...led team to 2010 league, district and state title...played on undefeated soccer team in 2007...ran track in 2008 and 2009 and midfield for school's lacrosse team in 2010...also played for Penn Lanco club...team won 2008 and 2009 gold medals in Indoor Keystone Games and 2009 gold medal in National Field Hockey Festival..currently Penn Manor's all-time leading scorer with 112 goals...has also played on US U19 and U21 teams...helped team win 2010 JWNC title and toured Argentina.

Personal: Jill Elizabeth Witmer...daughter of Lew and Judy Witmer...has three brothers, Jon, Joe and Jeremy, and one sister, Jocelyn, who is a pole vaulter at Penn State...recipient of the Michael and Mary Dana Director's Circle Scholarship...chose Maryland for its great field hockey program, coaches, teammates, and proximity to home...enjoys the outdoors...family science major.

WITMER'S CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 3, vs. Villanova (Sept. 11, 2011)
Assists: 2, 3X (last vs. Georgetown, Oct. 27, 2013)
Points: 6, vs. Villanova (Sept. 11, 2011)

 

 


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