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#5 Michael Phipps
Position: Attack
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: Severn
Major: Criminology

On Phipps: Smart player who will need to have a big senior season ... worked hard in the offseason and is in the best shape of his career ... will have more opportunities to score this season and needs to convert ... needs to take his game to the next level, but has accepted that challenge, according to Coach Cottle ... unselfish player who sees the field well and understands the game ... respected for his vision, stick skills and ability to make goal-bound cuts ... switched from No. 8 to No. 5 prior to the 2006 season ... is joined by his brother, Brian, on the Terrapin roster.

As a junior (2006): Tied his career high with three assists in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... also picked up two groundballs vs. the Hoyas ... two groundballs in 8-7 overtime win at No. 1 Duke (3/4) ... assisted Joe Walters' first goal in 9-6 win over No. 15 Towson (3/11) ... three groundballs in 7-6 loss in double overtime to Bucknell (3/14) ... scored the game-winning goal and dished out an assist in 9-4 victory at UMBC (3/18) ... one assist and one groundball in 14-2 win over Dartmouth (3/21) ... scored a goal and added an assist in 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25) ... three groundballs in 15-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/1) ... two assists in 11-4 win at No. 6 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... also picked up two groundballs vs. the Blue Jays ... scored a goal and added an assist in 18-2 win over Sacred Heart (4/18) ... two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 10-9 win over North Carolina (4/28) in the ACC Semifinals ... one goal in 11-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/30) in the ACC Finals ... one groundball and a caused turnover in 16-8 win over No. 12 Denver (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... tied his career high with two goals, including the game winner, in 11-6 win over No. 9 Princeton (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... one goal in 8-5 loss to No. 10 UMass (5/27) in NCAA Semifinals.

As a sophomore (2005): Scored a man-up goal and added an assist in 13-6 season opening win over No. 5 Georgetown (2/26) ... scored two goals in 10-8 loss to Duke (3/5) ... assisted Joe Walters' third goal of the game ... picked up a career best three groundballs vs. Blue Devils ... tremendous overall effort in 9-5 win at No. 9 Towson (3/12) ... set career highs with four points and three assists vs. the Tigers ... assisted both of Xander Ritz's goals and set-up the game-winning goal for Andrew Schwartzman ... also scored a goal and picked up two groundballs in the victory ... third straight three-plus point game with two goals and an assist in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... assisted Bill McGlone's fourth quarter goal in 7-6 loss to Dartmouth (3/22) ... scored twice and picked up a groundball in 9-4 win over No. 19 North Carolina (3/26) ... missed the final nine games due to injury ...member of the Maryland Honor Roll.

As a freshman (2004): Played in all 16 games, making one start ... contributed nine points ... two shots in collegiate debut in 14-5 win at No. 6 Georgetown (2/28) ... scored first collegiate goal and added two assists in 17-12 win at No. 6 Duke (3/6) ... saw significant time on attack in 8-6 win over No. 18 Towson (3/13) ... goal and assist in the first quarter of 14-7 win over Bucknell (3/17) ... made his first career start vs. Bison ... assisted Mike Brown's second quarter goal in 19-4 rout of Butler (3/23) ... scored back-to-back goals 59 seconds apart in 10-9 win at No. 4 North Carolina (3/27) ... scored second goal of the game in 12-11 ACC Final victory over No. 14 Virginia (4/3).

Before Maryland: Three-year star at the Severn School in Severna Park, Md. ... served as team captain under coach Jamie McNealey ... named to the Baltimore Sun first team all-Metro as he led the Admirals in scoring with 41 goals and 27 assists as a senior ... honored as all-state, all-county and all-conference as a senior ... named the MVP of the Anne Arundel County All-Star game ... member of the Maryland Free State All-Star Team ... honored as the team's top attackman as a junior and senior .... second team all-Metro and all-county as a junior, as he scored 41 goals ... also starred on the soccer field, earning all-state, all-county and all-conference honors as a senior ... scored 51 goals and added 32 assists in his soccer career ... also played basketball.

Personal: Son of Betty and Wilson Phipps ... brother of Brian, who is a freshman at Maryland in 2007 ... father, Wilson, played for Maryland's last NCAA championship team in 1975 ... majoring in criminology.

Michael Phipps' Career Statistics

Year
GP/GS
G
A
Pts.
Shots
EMG
GWG
GB
Pen.
2004
16/1
5
4
9
16
0
0
7
1/1:00
2005
8/8
8
7
15
21
2
1
9
1/0:30
2006
17/17
7
14
21
38
0
2
28
1/0:30
Total
41/26
20
25
45
76
2
3
44
3/2:00

Michael Phipps' Career Highs
Goals: 2 Five times, most recent vs. Princeton (5/21/06)
Assists: 3 Three times, most recent vs. North Carolina (4/28/06)
Points: 4 at Towson (3/12/05)

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