Maryland Welcomes FSU For Series

March 28, 2013


  • The Terps (16-16, 3-0 ACC) will welcome Florida State (26-11, 5-1) to Robert E. Taylor Stadium this weekend for a three-game seroes.

  • Gametracker will be available for all games this weekend and Sunday's game will be shown on TerpsTV Premium for a fee. For live updates, log on to!/TerpsSoftball.

  • Admission and parking are free for both days.

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    Scouting The Terps
    • Maryland will welcome Florida State to College Park this weekend. The Terrapins are coming off of a 33-0 win over two games vs. Howard Wednesday. The Terps have won five straight and 10 of their last 12.

    • Freshman Maddie Martin threw her first perfect game Wednesday vs. the Lady Bison. Senior Lexi Carroll threw four innings without a hit in game two and freshman Samantha Schweickhardt finished it off.

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

    2013 Maryland Terrapins: 16-16, 3-0 ACC
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    • Maryland returns four seniors this year in Sara Acosta, Lexi Carroll, Nikki Maier and Melissa Mancuso.

    • The Terrapins have youth and plenty of it this year. They plan to use their talented, young players to their advantage. With seven newcomers, the Terrapins will learn quickly.

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

    Scouting Florida State
    • Florida State is 26-11 overall and 5-1 in ACC play so far this season. The Seminoles fell 7-3 to No. 3 Florida Wednesday.
    • The Seminoles own the all-time series, 43-13, but Maryland has won the last two series and five of the last eight meetings.

    2013 Florida State Seminoles (26-11, 5-1 ACC)
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    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 5-8 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 576-390 (.596) and her record at Maryland is 254-183 (.581). Below is a breakdown of just a few of her career highlights:

    • Collegiate Record (16 years): 576-390 (.596)
    • Record at Maryland (8 years): 254-183 (.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 16-16
    ACC 3-0
    Non-Conference 13-16
    Home 9-4
    Neutral 7-12
    vs. Right-handed Starter 15-12
    vs. Left-handed Starter 1-4
    1-Run games 5-7
    2-Run games 1-1
    5+ Run games 8-6
    Day Games 14-12
    Night Games 2-4
    Extra Innings  
    Scoring 0-2 runs 0-8
    Scoring 3-5 runs 4-6
    Scoring 6-9 runs 4-2
    Scoring 10+ runs 8-0
    Opponent Scoring 0-2 runs 8-1
    Opponent Scoring 3-5 runs 4-6
    Opponent Scoring 6-9 runs 4-5
    Opponent Scoring 10+ runs 0-4
    Scored in first inning 9-4
    Opponent scored in first inning 5-7
    Scores first 10-4
    Opponent scores first 6-12
    Made 0 errors 6-5
    Made 1 error 6-5
    Made 2+ errors 4-6
    Opponent made 0 errors 3-4
    Opponent made 1 error 3-5
    Opponent made 2+ errors 10-7
    Out-hit opponent 12-2
    Out-hit by opponent 3-14
    Hits are tied 1-0

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