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#8 Alice Mercer
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodbine, Md.
High School: Century

As a Sophomore in 2014: IWLCA Third Team All-American...named to ACC Championship All-Tournament of Maryland’s top defenders…started in all 24 games…notched an assist against Richmond (2/16)…also posted four ground balls against the Spiders…recorded three caused turnovers against Boston (2/19) and Penn (5/11)…tallied three ground balls vs. Towson (3/26)…tallied three ground balls against Virginia Tech (4/19) and two each vs. Penn State (2/22), Boston College (3/29), VT (4/19) and Virginia (4/25)…has two or more caused turnovers in six games.

As a Freshman in 2013: Emerged as a top defender for Maryland...named IWLCA Second Team All-Region...notched minutes in all 23 contests in 2013...finished the season with 24 ground balls, 13 draw controls and six caused turnovers...also tallied a pair of assists...saw playing time in the season opener against Richmond (2/10) and versus Syracuse (2/17)... fielded two ground balls, earned a draw control and caused a turnover against Hofstra (3/3) and UMBC (3/5)... earned two ground balls and a draw control against Stony Brook (3/17)... earned a draw control and a ground ball against James Madison (3/23)... earned two ground balls and a draw control against Towson (3/26)... scooped two ground balls against Penn (3/30).

Prep: Won three state championships with Century High School ... 2012 Under Armour All-American ... Conference Player of the Year in 2012 ... First Team All-County from 2009-12 ... First Team All-Conference all four years ... three-sport athlete, also played basketball and field hockey ... played club for Check-Hers Elite and M&D Black.

Personal: Daughter of Casey and Kim Mercer ... has a younger sister Shelby and older brother Brent ... was the Varsity Club president in 2012 ... majoring in kinesiology.

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