COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Top-seeded Maryland will battle fifth-seeded Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University. Fans can watch the game live on ESPN3.
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Scouting The Terps
• The Terps are playing in their 30th NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship and will battle Northwestern Friday in the semifinals.
2014 Maryland Terrapins: 21-1
(Inside Lacrosse #1, Lacrosse Magazine #1)
• After nearly completing a perfect regular season in 2014, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team enters the postseason ranked No. 1 and boasts the top seed in the NCAA Championship after capturing its sixth-straight ACC tournament title. The Terps have advanced to five consecutive NCAA Final Fours.
• Taylor Cummings and Megan Douty represent the Maryland women’s lacrosse program on the five-player Tewaaraton finalist list. Cummings led Maryland with 111 draw controls, 34 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers and ranked second on the Terps fourth-ranked scoring offense with 54 goals, 23 assists and 77 points. Douty, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, led a Maryland defense that held opponents to a league best 7.86 goals per game, even as the conference featured four other teams in the nation’s top 15 in scoring offense.
• ACC Coach of the Year Cathy Reese has led the Terps to a 21-1 overall record and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship. Maryland is outscoring its opponents 326-173 and has compiled 11 wins against teams ranked in the Top 20.
Scouting The Wildcats
• Northwestern edged Florida in Gainesville to punch its 10th-straight ticket to the national semifinals Saturday.
2014 Northwestern Wildcats: 14-6
(Inside Lacrosse #5, Lacrosse Magazine #6)
• Alyssa Leonard leads the Wildcats in scoring with 40 goals and 11 assists. The senior also boasts a team-high 160 draw controls. Four players have posted 27 or more goals in 2014.
• Defensively, Northwestern is surrendering 8.4 goals per game. The Wildcats have seen a great deal of success in the draw circle, recording over 100 more than opponents (269-167).
Proud Past Moments
• As the University of Maryland makes its transition from a storied history in the Atlantic Coast Conference to a promising future in the Big Ten conference, the Terps have reflected on special Proud Past moments during the 2014 campaign.
• Proud Past Moment: Five Straight ACC Championships
• Proud Past Moment: First ACC Title at UVA in 1997
Maryland and the NCAA Tournament
• Maryland leads the nation with 30 appearances in the tournament. The Terps are also tops with 56 wins, 17 championship game appearances and 10 NCAA titles.
• This season, the Terps are making their 22nd appearance in the NCAA Final Four.
Terps and Tourney Time at Towson in 2010
• The Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated No. 2 Northwestern, 13-11, for its first NCAA Championship since 2001 and nation-leading 10th overall in front of a record-breaking crowd of 9,782 Sunday at Unitas Stadium in 2010.
• Tournament Most Outstanding Player and current Terrapin assistant coach Caitlyn McFadden scored two goals, added an assist and, most importantly, shut down All-American attacker Katrina Dowd, who was held without a goal after racking up 77 heading into the championship showdown. The Terps snapped Northwestern's streak of five-consecutive national titles.
Maryland and Northwestern - The Rivalry
• Maryland is set to officially join the Big Ten conference July 1, 2014 and will compete in the inaugural season of women's lacrosse, along with Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State and Rutgers.
• Big Ten women's lacrosse will feature teams that have won 23 national championships and 19 of the 32 NCAA championships, including eight of the last nine. Maryland has won 11 national championships, with 10 NCAA crowns, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2010. Northwestern has claimed seven NCAA titles, highlighted by five consecutive from 2005 to 2009 and most recently in 2012.
The 20-Win Club
• With its win against Penn, Maryland notched its ninth 20-win season in program history in 2014 and its fifth in the last six seasons.
• Maryland also won at least 20 games in 1997 (21), 1999 (21), 2000 (21), 2001 (23), 2009 (21), 2010 (22), 2011 (21), and 2013 (23).
#1 Terps Advance to Sixth-Straight Final Four
• Tewaaraton Award finalist Taylor Cummings scored five goals to lead Maryland to a decisive 15-8 win against rival Duke Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Cummings combined with senior Beth Glaros to compile eight goals and 11 draw controls to help Maryland advance to the Final Four for a sixth-consecutive season. Kelly McPartland chipped in with a hat trick and Brooke Griffin, Zoe Stukenberg, Kristen Lamon and Erin Collins all added one score as the Terps completed their 15th perfect season at home.
Cummings, Douty Named Tewaaraton Finalists
• The 14th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will take place on May 29 in Washington, D.C. Cummings and Douty join Florida midfielder Shannon Gilroy and Syracuse attackers Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor on the prestigious list.
Six Terps Snag All-Region Honors
• Six Maryland women’s lacrosse student-athletes were named to the IWLCA All-South Region team.
#1 Terps Cruise Past Penn in NCAA Second Round
• Top-seeded Maryland compiled a decisive 17-3 draw control advantage as it defeated Penn 13-5 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Tewaaraton finalist Taylor Cummings led the Terps with 10 draw controls and also boasted a hat trick as Maryland advanced to the quarterfinals where it will face familiar foe Duke next Saturday at noon in College Park. Beth Glaros and Kelly McPartland added three goals each and Brooke Griffin (2), Kristen Lamon (1), and Jen Mendez (1) also contributed offensively.
Douty, Stukenberg and Reese Earn Top ACC Honors
• Maryland junior defender Megan Douty, freshman midfielder Zoe Stukenberg and head coach Cathy Reese earned 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse individual postseason honors, as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches and announced by the conference office.
• Douty and Stukenberg were named ACC Defensive and Co-Freshman of the Year, respectively, while Reese garnered coach of the year honors for a sixth-straight season.
#QUEST4SIX Complete - Terps Top 'Cuse for ACC Title
• Top-seeded Maryland capped an illustrious conference tenure with a spectacular 13-7 win against No. 2 seed Syracuse to capture its sixth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Alumni Stadium.
• ACC Championship Most Valuable Player Brooke Griffin finished the day with three goals and two assists and registered a staggering 15 points in three games during the tournament. Taylor Cummings posted a hat trick and Kelly McPartland recorded five points on two goals and three assists as Maryland moved to 19-1 in 2014.
• In addition to Cummings’ three goals, the sophomore Tewaaraton nominee recorded seven draw controls and three ground balls to lead the Terps. Cummings joined Griffin, McPartland, Alice Mercer and Casey Pepperman on the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team.
A History Lesson: Maryland and Its Dominance in the ACC Tournament
|2014||Quarterfinals W, Virginia Tech 14-9, Semifinals W, Virginia 15-9, Final W, Syracuse 13-7|
|2013||Semifinals W, Virginia 13-9; Final W, UNC 12-8|
|2012||1st Rd. W, Virginia Tech 15-7; Semifinals W, Duke 12-3; Final W, UNC 14-10|
|2011||Semifinals W, Boston College 8-5; Final W, UNC 12-7|
|2010||Semifinals W, Virginia 10-6; Final W, UNC 10-5|
|2009||Semifinals W, Virginia 15-7; Final W, Duke 12-11|
|2008||Semifinals W, UNC 6-4; Final L, Virginia 10-9 (OT)|
|2007||Semifinals L, Virginia 10-7|
|2006||1st Rd. W, Boston College 21-8; Semifinals L, Duke 19-9|
|2005||Semifinals L, Virginia 15-11|
|2004||Semifinals L, Virginia 9-7|
|2003||Semifinals W, UNC 13-5; Final W, Virginia 11-6|
|2002||Semifinals W, Virginia 15-12; Final L, UNC 11-10|
|2001||Semifinals W, Virginia 7-6; Final W, Duke 15-12|
|2000||Semifinals W, Virginia 8-6; Final W, UNC 17-6|
|1999||Semifinals W, UNC 19-17 (OT); Final W, Virginia 16-6|
|1998||Semifinals L, UNC 12-10|
|1997||Semifinals W, Duke 14-4; Final W, Virginia 11-10|
Griffin's Record Day Lifts Terps to ACC Final
•Brooke Griffin tied a tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated
Virginia 15-9 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship
at Alumni Stadium.
• Griffin’s seven goals tied the tournament record first set by Maryland legend Jen Adams against
North Carolina in the 1999 semifinals and later by Virginia’s Tyler Leachman versus UNC in the
2006 semifinal round. Her nine overall points fell one shy of another ACC Championship mark.
Kelly McPartland was also outstanding for Maryland, recording five points on four goals and an
League-High Four Terps Tabbed First Team All-ACC
• The No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team placed a league-high four student-athletes on the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, announced by the league office Wednesday.
Griffin Guides #2 Terps Past #18 Virginia
• Brooke Griffin netted five goals to lift the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory against No. 18 Virginia at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Maryland outscored Virginia 7-2 in the second half to win the final conference meeting between the two programs. In addition to Griffin, Taylor Cummings led the Terrapin attack with three goals and two assists. Halle Majorana and Zoe Stukenberg also aided the offense with two goals each.
#2 Terps Fall at #1 North Carolina 17-15
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season 17-15 at No. 1 North Carolina.
•Taylor Cummings and Kelly McPartland each netted four goals and Zoe Stukenberg added three for Maryland. A late, valiant comeback effort fell just short while the Terps surrendered 17 goals, the highest mark they have allowed in a game since April 22, 2007. Despite the loss, Maryland dominated the draw, posting a 24-10 advantage in the category led by 10 from Cummings and eight by Beth Glaros.
Cummings Filling up Box Scores
• Taylor Cummings - a Tewaaraton finalist as only a sophomore- has been steady all season long for the Terrapins.
• The midfield sensation boasts 59 goals, 23 assists and 82 points. She also leads the team with 35 ground balls, 116 draw controls and 30 caused turnovers.
#2 Terps Edge #4 Boston College
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team picked up a pair of clutch performances from its freshman class as it edged No. 4 Boston College 10-9 at a rain-soaked Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Rookie goalie Emily Kift made three game-changing saves late in the second half and freshman Deb Milani turned the tides in the draw to keep the Terps undefeated in 2014. Sophomore Taylor Cummings posted three goals and added an assist to lead Maryland offensively. Beth Glaros, Erin Collins and Halle Majorana chipped in with two goals each.
Terrapin Offense Erupts in 19-8 Win vs. Towson
• The Terrapin offense matched a season-high 19 goals as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team toppled Towson 19-8 in subfreezing temperatures at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Kelly McPartland led Maryland with six goals, including four in the first 11 minutes of the game. Brooke Griffin added four goals and Halle Majorana, Zoe Stukenberg, Beth Glaros and Jen Mendez each posted two scores a piece. Taylor Cummings and Majorana recorded a pair of assists to help bolster Maryland’s dynamic attack.
McPartland Heating Up
• Kelly McPartland is having a tremendous junior season, posting a team-high 88 points in 2014.
• The Tewaaraton nominee also boasts 57 goals and 31 assists.
• Maryland's freshman class has lived up to the hype this season, notching valuable minutes for the Terps.
• Zoe Stukenberg and Nadine Hadnagy have led the way for the rookies, notching starts in every
game this season. Stukenberg boasts 33 goals and 11 assists in her first season and Hadnagy
has recorded 19 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.
#2 Terps Stay Perfect with 16-10 Win vs. #8 Irish
•Brooke Griffin tallied seven points to lead the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 16-10 win against new conference foe No. 8 Notre Dame at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Griffin notched four goals and three assists as Maryland held its ninth opponent to 10 or fewer goals in 2014. Taylor Cummings posted four goals and Kelly McPartland recorded a hat trick to aid the Terrapin attack. Cummings added a pair of assists to move her team-leading point total to 41.
Glaros Guides #2 Terps Past #6 Duke
• Senior Beth Glaros erupted for six goals to lift the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 19-10 victory at No. 6 Duke Saturday at Koskinen Stadium.
• Glaros nearly doubled her goal output for the season with six against Duke. The senior also added three draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers to give Maryland its first conference win in 2014. Sophomore Taylor Cummings tallied a season-high five goals and posted seven draw controls, three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls to lead the Terps.
#2 Terps Drop #3 Syracuse 12-10
• Sparked by five points from New York-native Kelly McPartland, the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team topped No. 3 Syracuse 12-10 in a top five showdown at the Carrier Dome.
• McPartland led the Terps with a hat trick and two assists as Maryland defeated the Orange in a rematch of last season’s national semifinals. Zoe Stukenberg, Erin Collins and Beth Glaros added two goals each. Brooke Griffin, Taylor Cummings and Halle Majorana each posted one tally to keep the Terps perfect in 2014.
Terps Down #7 Future Big Ten Foe Penn State 14-7
• Maryland notched its first win over a nationally-ranked opponent in 2014 with the seven-goal victory against future Big Ten foe Penn State. In addition to Griffin’s seven scores, Beth Glaros added a hat trick and Kristen Lamon, Erin Collins, Kelly McPartland and Taylor Cummings chipped in with one tally each. Clipp’s 21 saves is three stops shy of the Terrapin record held by Denise Wescott in 1977 which was also against the Nittany Lions.
Clipp, Griffin Record Career Days
• Clipp recorded a massive 21 saves to help the Terrapin defense thwart a rare 36-31 shot deficit en route to its first victory against a top-ten ranked foe in 2014. Clipp recorded 13 saves total in the past two seasons.
• After catching fire against Boston University Wednesday with four goals and two assists, Griffin recorded seven goals and one helper in Maryland's win at Penn State Saturday. The attacker is currently leading the Terps with 17 points, including a team-high 13 goals and four assists.
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.
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, 2013 and 2014 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Player of the Year, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year, three Tewaaraton Award winners, nine Tewaaraton finalists, 31 All-Americans, and 31 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
Protect This House
• Maryland is 83-2 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 222-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 15 perfect seasons in that span.