US Lacrosse Places Three Terps On First Team

May 31, 2000

College Park, Md. - Three Maryland women's lacrosse players have been named first-team All-Americans as announced today by US Lacrosse. Tri-captains Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.), Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) all received first-team honors just one week after receiving Brine/IWLCA All-American honors.

A midfielder and two-year team captain, Jenkins was the Terps' fourth-leading scorer this season, averaging 2.86 points per game. An All-ACC selection, she finished the season with 39 goals and 23 assists in 22 starts. She ended her four-year career at Maryland tied for fifth all-time for career goals (150), ninth in career assists (74) and fifth in career points (224). Jenkins was also a member of both the NCAA and ACC all-tournament teams.

The Terps' starting keeper for the past four years, Kahoe was a key to victory for the Terps once again this season. A two-year team captain with Jenkins, Kahoe was an All-ACC pick, as well as being a member of both the NCAA and ACC all-tournament teams. Kahoe completed her 2000 campaign with a mere 7.02 goals against average and a .591 save percentage. The top goalie in the ACC, her 968 career saves are the most ever in Terrapin history, only Marylynne Morgan (1981-84) is even close with 720.

A midfielder, Sommar rounds out a stable of five Terrapin attackers to net 35 or more goals this season. She finished her senior season with 37 goals and 25 assists for Maryland's top-ranked offense. An All-ACC selection, her 72 career assists are 10th all-time at Maryland. A starter all 22 games for the Terps, she joined Jenkins and Kahoe on both the NCAA and ACC all-tournament teams.

Maryland won its sixth consecutive national championship on May 21, and finished the year with an outstanding 21-1 record. The Terrapins' championship win-streak is the longest active streak in Division I women's athletics.