Elyse Lucas
Elyse Lucas

Player Profile

Newbury, Ohio

High School:
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin




On Lucas: Saw more playing time in the Terps' rotation in 2005 ... worked hard in winter workouts to fine-tune pitches ... significant defensive threat.

As a Sophomore in 2005: Had a 5-4 record with a team-best 1.34 ERA in 2005 ... helped Terrapins gain second-best position in the ACC with a 1.70 ERA ... struck out 60 batters and had 18 walks for the season ... pitched 57.2 innings last season ... seventh start of the season was against Maryland-Eastern Shore (March 31) where she threw a five-inning shutout with 12 strikeouts ... threw a one-hitter with five strikeouts against Columbia (March 20) to give the Terps the Maryland Invitational Crown ... pitched six innings vs. Georgia State, giving up one run and striking out six (March 11) ... struck out a career-high 10 batters and had a complete-game victory over Oakland in the Red and Black challenge at the University of Georgia (March 4) ... pitched a complete game at No. 6/8 Alabama (Feb.18) with three strikeouts.

As a Freshman in 2004: Started eight games and appeared in 12 ... picked up first-career complete game win over Towson (April 29), allowing two hits and striking out seven ... combined with former teammate Monica Cyphert to no-hit St. Francis (April 15), closing out the game with two strikeouts in the fifth inning ... allowed just two hits in relief and picked up a win vs. Rutgers (March 17) ... pitched masterfully to pick up first collegiate win over Saint Louis (March 13) at the Florida State Invitational ... had a no-hitter going through four innings against the Billikens and struck out five ... gave up just two hits and fanned a career-high nine in a tough 1-0 loss to Stony Brook (Feb. 28) ... struck out seven in win over Temple (Feb. 22) ... combined with former teammate Liz Gall to hurl a no-hitter and had two strikeouts against Rhode Island (Feb. 21) ... made first collegiate appearance vs. Tulsa (Feb. 20), striking out two.

Before Maryland: Lettered four years as a pitcher for Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin ... named MVP of the North Coast League in 2000, 2002 and 2003 ... captained her high school squad during junior and senior years ... earned MVP honors from the Plain Dealer and News Herald for Geauga and Lake Counties in 2002 and 2003 ... holds numerous state pitching records in Ohio ... hurled 21 no-hitters and maintained a 0.59 ERA in high school.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Tina Lucas ... has one sister, Sasha ... member of the National Honor Society and Key Club ... served as a Eucharistic minister and retreat leader at her church ... enjoys skiing, swimming and shopping ... a letters and sciences major.

Lucas on the mound...
2004	3-1	1.92	12-8	3	40.0	26	15	11	10	43
2005	5-4	1.34	12-10	7	57.2	41	22	11	18	60
Total	8-5	1.43	24-18	10	97.2	67	37	22	28	113
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