Maryland Hosts BC for Weekend Series

April 18, 2013


  • The Terps (23-22, 7-5 ACC) will welcome Boston College (10-27, 1-11) to Robert E. Taylor Stadium this weekend for a three-game series. They will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday and a single game Sunday at 1 p.m.

  • Saturday's games can be heard live online for free on and Sunday's game will be shown live on TerpsTV Premium for a fee.

  • Live stats will be available for games. For live updates, log on to!/TerpsSoftball.

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    Scouting The Terps
    • The Terps will welcome Boston College to Robert E. Taylor Stadium this weekend for a three-game series. They will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday and a single game Sunday at 1 p.m.

    • Freshman Lindsey Schmeiser has 48 RBI so far this season, which is second in the ACC and third in the Maryland record books. The record for most RBI in a season is 56. Sara Acosta has scored 106 runs in her career, which is seventh on Maryland's all-time list. The record is 129, set by Jennifer Potzman in her four-year career (1998-01).

    • The Terrapins are coming off of a 34-22 season, in which they earned their third straight NCAA Regionals bid.

    2013 Maryland Terrapins: 23-22, 7-5 ACC
    Roster Schedule Statistics

    • Maryland returns four seniors this year in Sara Acosta, Lexi Carroll, Nikki Maier and Melissa Mancuso.

    • Head Coach Laura Watten returns eight starters and 11 letterwinners from last year's NCAA Regionals squad.

    Scouting Boston College
    • Boston College is 10-27 on the year and 1-11 in ACC play.
    • Tory Speer is leading the Eagles with her .347 average. Megan Cooley has a team-high 41 hits this year.
    • Maryland owns the series, 14-10, and has swept the last two series. They've won 10 of the last 13 matchups, dating back to 2008.

    2013 Boston College Eagles (10-27, 1-11 ACC)
    Roster Schedule Statistics

    Play the Best
    The Terrapins will play a strong schedule against a number of the nation's top teams.
    • The Terps will play seven games against teams in the preseason USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Top 25.
    • The Terps will battle 16 teams that competed in last year's NCAA championships. So far, they are 8-11 against those teams.

    Head Coach Laura Watten
    Laura Watten returns for her seventh season at the helm of the up-and-coming Terrapin softballa program. Her current career record is 583-396 (.596) and her record at Maryland is 261-189 (.580). Below is a breakdown of just a few of her career highlights:

    • Collegiate Record (16 years): 583-396 (.596)
    • Record at Maryland (8 years): 261-189 (.581)
    • Led the Terrapins to three straight NCAA Regionals appearances for the first time in school history
    • Earned first postseason appearance since 1999
    • 14 NFCA All-Region honorees
    • Coach of 2007 Easton and NFCA All-American
    • 15 All-ACC selections, including seven first team
    • Three All-ACC Tournament Team selections
    • Coached 2011 ACC Pitcher of the Year Kerry Hickey
    • Three ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District team members
    • 17 All-ACC Academic Team members
    • Four-time MEAC Coach of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
    • 2005 NCAA South Regional Champion (led at-large team Bethune-Cookman to Super Regionals)
    • 2005 Super Regional Appearance
    • 2005 NFCA Southeast Region Coach of the Year

    Watten Adds Two to Staff
    Watten hired Terrapin alum Jillian Callaway and Shannon Riley this summer.
    • Callaway was an assistant coach for the Terrapins from 2004-06 after graduating. As a player from 1999-03, she was a standout infielder and finished her career on Maryland's all-time top-10 list for games played (195) and started (189), hits (128), and RBI (63). She owns and operates 5 Star Athletics, a program she founded to promote softball and instruct the top young players in the area. She has worked with current Maryland players Kaitlyn Schmeiser, Lindsey Schmeiser and Bridget Hawvermale through her program.
    • Riley, the director of operations, has worked with Callaway as the director of operations for 5 Star Athletics, managing business operations, organizing camps and clinics, and working with local programs and universities to promote softball. Riley played second base and was a slapper on the Mount St. Mary's softball team.

    Terps When...

    2013 Terps When...
    Overall 23-22
    ACC 7-5
    Non-Conference 16-17
    Home 12-6
    Road 4-4
    Neutral 7-12
    vs. Right-handed Starter 22-18
    vs. Left-handed Starter 1-4
    1-Run games 8-8
    2-Run games 2-1
    5+ Run games 10-10
    Day Games 21-18
    Night Games 2-4
    Extra Innings  
    Scoring 0-2 runs 1-11
    Scoring 3-5 runs 6-8
    Scoring 6-9 runs 7-3
    Scoring 10+ runs 9-0
    Opponent Scoring 0-2 runs 10-1
    Opponent Scoring 3-5 runs 8-8
    Opponent Scoring 6-9 runs 5-7
    Opponent Scoring 10+ runs 0-6
    Scored in first inning 13-5
    Opponent scored in first inning 7-11
    Scores first 15-4
    Opponent scores first 8-18
    Made 0 errors 8-5
    Made 1 error 9-8
    Made 2+ errors 6-9
    Opponent made 0 errors 3-9
    Opponent made 1 error 6-5
    Opponent made 2+ errors 14-8
    Out-hit opponent 17-3
    Out-hit by opponent 5-19
    Hits are tied 1-0

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