The No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team kicks off the 2014 season with a contest at UMBC Friday at 2 p.m. at UMBC Stadium. The game has been pushed back from the original Thursday slot due to anticipated inclement weather.
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Scouting The Terps
• The Terps return seven starters from last year's squad which recorded an incredible 22-1 record and a fifth-straight NCAA Final Four berth.
2013 Maryland Terrapins: 22-1, 5-0 ACC
(Inside Lacrosse #2, IWLCA #2)
• Maryland boasted one of the highest-scoring attacks in the country a year ago, posting a massive 507 points and averaging nearly 15 goals per game. Returning to help facilitate that offense is Brooke Griffin, a redshirt junior who boasted 49 goals and 24 assists in 2013. Junior Kristen Lamon and sophomore Halle Majorana also provided Maryland with added offensive firepower notching 25 and 23 goals, respectively.
• Maryland’s midfield is lining up yet again to be one of the nation’s best. Starters Taylor Cummings, Kelly McPartland and Beth Glaros return to the field in 2014 after combining for 95 goals and 146 draw controls last season. Cummings was tabbed to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason National Player of the Year Watch List, McPartland enters her third season as a starter and Glaros joins Griffin as team captains.
• Another strong position for the Terps will be at the defensive end of the field where Maryland returns three starters including Shanna Brady and Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans Megan Douty and Alice Mercer.
Scouting The Retrievers
• UMBC opens its 2014 campaign against Maryland Friday.
2013 UMBC Retrievers: 8-8, 2-4 AEC
(Inside Lacrosse NR, IWLCA NR)
• UMBC was 8-8 a year ago, including a 2-4 finish in the America East Conference. The Retrievers are coached by Amy Appelt and Tony Giro.
• UMBC returns 17 letterwinners, including nine starters. Alyssa Semones led UMBC with 32 goals and 12 assists a year ago. The Retrievers had four players with 20 or more goals.
• Maryland toppled UMBC 17-10 last season. Brooke Griffin posted three goals on three shots to help lift the Terps to the win. Current Director of Operations Alex Aust set a Maryland single-game record with seven assists.
Three Terps Land All-ACC Preseason Honors
• Maryland placed a league-high three student-athletes on the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team, league officials announced Tuesday.
• The ACC boasts a new look this season with the addition of Syracuse and Notre Dame. A vote by the league coaches slated North Carolina to win the conference with Maryland coming in a close second. ACC newcomer Syracuse landed in third and Duke and Virginia rounded out the top five at fourth and fifth, respectively.
Terps Snag Numerous Inside Lacrosse Awards
• Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been tabbed to the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Player of the Year watch list.
• Cummings – the youngest of six players to be named to the list – posted 43 goals and 14 assists last season. She was equally valuable on the circle, where she recorded a team-high 94 draw controls.
• Brooke Griffin was pegged to IL’s Preseason First Team All-American team. Junior defender Megan Douty landed second team honors and senior midfielder Beth Glaros and sophomore defender Alice Mercer earned a spot on the third team.
Maryland Ranks Second in LM Preseason Poll
• After nearly completing a perfect season in 2013, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team will enter the 2014 campaign ranked No. 2 by Lacrosse Magazine.
• The Terps return seven starters from its ACC championship squad a year ago which went an incredible 22-1 before bowing out in overtime of the national championship game. IWLCA First Team All-American midfielder Taylor Cummings is poised to lead Maryland as only a sophomore this season after leading the team in draws with 94.
Terps Guide USA to Gold at 2013 FIL World Cup
• McFadden and Schwarzmann – who both started for Team USA - combined for three goals and three draw controls in the title game.
Reese Returns to Lead Terps
• A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her eighth season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.
• 2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year
• 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, three Tewaaraton Award winners, seven Tewaaraton finalists, 31 All-Americans, and 26 All-ACC selections
• 2006 MPSF Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010 and 2011 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year
• Guided Denver to school-record 16 wins in 2006
• Won eight national championships at Maryland as a player and coach (1995-2001, 2010)
• 1998 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
#DRIVE4FIVE - Terps Claim Fifth-Straight ACC Crown
• No. 1 Maryland topped North Carolina 12-8 to capture its fifth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship last season at Fetzer Field.
• The Terps were led by hat tricks from Brooke Griffin, Beth Glaros and Taylor Cummings. Katie Schwarzmann - who was named ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for the second straight season - tied a championship game record with four assists against the Tar Heels.
• In addition to Schwarzmann, Beth Glaros, Aust, Griffin, Cummings, and Howard were tabbed to the all-tournament team.
Four Terps Named IWLCA All-Americans
The 20-Win Club
• With its win against Stony Brook, Maryland notched its eighth 20-win season in program history in 2013 and its fourth in the last five seasons.
• Maryland also won at least 20 games in 1997 (21), 1999 (21), 2000 (21), 2001 (23), 2009 (21), 2010 (22), and 2011 (21).
A Terrapin Sweep!
• Katie Schwarzmann, Iliana Sanza, Taylor Cummings, and head coach Cathy Reese earned 2013 ACC Women’s Lacrosse individual postseason honors.
• Schwarzmann and Sanza each won their second straight offensive and defensive player of the year honor, respectively. Cummings was tabbed freshman of the year and Reese snagged her sixth career coach of the year award.
Protect This House
• Maryland is 72-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.
• The Terps have won all six games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past six seasons. The Terps are 211-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 14 perfect seasons in that span.
Maryland and the NCAA Tournament
• Maryland leads the nation with 29 appearances in the tournament. The Terps are also tops with 54 wins, 17 championship game appearances and 10 NCAA titles.
• Last season, the Terps made their 21st appearance in the NCAA Final Four.
#OPERATION2K - A Success!
• The Terps set a new attendance record for a lacrosse game at the FH & Lax Complex with a crowd of 2,347 against North Carolina.
• The mark bested the previous top crowd of 2,214 against North Carolina in 2007.
Be the Best? Play the Best
• A toal of 13 of Maryland’s 22 wins last season came against nationally-ranked opponents.
• The Terps recorded six wins against top-10 ranked foes and three in the top five, including North Carolina (2) and Syracuse (2).
• Maryland will battle 10 teams ranked in Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Top 20 poll in 2014.