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#27 Brittany Poist
Position: Defense
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hampstead, Md.
High School: North Carroll

As a Senior: Garnered ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors (2/23) after racking up two ground balls, one draw control and her first career goal against in 13-2 rout of No. 16 Penn State...boasted season-high three ground balls vs. No. 9 Syracuse (3/12)...tallied three ground balls and three caused turnovers against No. 4 North Carolina (4/8)...also racked up three caused turnovers against No. 8 Penn...posted a game-high two ground balls and two caused turnovers at No. 16 Georgetown (4/28)...tallied three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers against Duke in the national semifinals...notched 30 ground balls, 19 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers for the nation's top ranked defense.

As a Junior in 2010: Started in all but one match for the national champion Terps...pivotal part of the top-ranked defense in the nation...blazing speed helped Maryland boast a .884 clear percentage....led the team with 43 ground balls...also tallied 23 caused turnovers and seven draw controls...had a season-high four caused turnover in a win against Virginia (3/5)...also added four ground balls against the Cavs...tallied multiple ground balls in 13 matches in 2010...tallied four ground balls in limited action against Marist in the NCAA First Round (5/15)...caused a pair of turnovers and added four ground balls in a 20-6 rout of New Hampshire (3/13).

As a Sophomore in 2009: Named to the All-Tournament team at the NCAA Final Four in Towson...led Maryland with 40 groundballs and was third in caused turnovers with 20...played in all 22 matches, earning starts in 21...notched assists against Towson (3/24) and Stanford (3/29)...started her Maryland career with three groundballs, two draw controls and three caused turnovers at Richmond (2/15)...secured four groundballs against Georgetown (3/11)...caused a turnover and added a season-best six groundballs at Towson (3/24)...had four groundballs and two caused turnovers at James Madison (3/27)...caused a season-high four turnovers while adding three groundballs and a draw control as the Terps topped Stanford (3/29)...added five groundballs against Penn State (4/3)...totaled five groundballs and one caused turnover in Maryland's run to the NCAA Final Four.

As a Freshman in 2008 (at Louisville): Led the nation in caused turnovers with 56...tenth in NCAA Division I in groundballs with 54...accumulated 14 goals and eight assists for 22 points as a defensive midfielder for the Cards...member of WomensLacrosse.com All-Rookie Team in 2008.

Prep: First Team All-Conference, All-County and team MVP as a junior and a senior at North Carroll...Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner...Academic All-American High School Lacrosse in 2007..also starred in soccer at North Carroll, garnering all-county and all-conference honors...also ran indoor track for the Panthers, specializing in sprints.

Personal: Brittany Margaret Poist was born Sept. 7, 1989...daughter of Debi and Bob Poist...father, Bob, played football and baseball at Towson before signing as a free agent with the Washington Redskins...mother, Debi, played volleyball and was a cheerleader at Nyack College...has two siblings, Ashton and Mackenzie...majoring in studio-art design.

Poist's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Draw
Controls
Caused
Turnovers
Ground
Balls
2008 UL16/1614822385654
200922/21022112040
201023/2200072343
201123/23101192230
Total 68/661233765113

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