May 22, 2000
College Park, Md. - For the second year in a row, the Maryland women's lacrosse team (21-1) placed six Terps on the Brine/IWLCA All-American list. As the 2000 National Champions, the Terps had five first-team selections and one second-team pick. Maryland was the only school to have six student-athletes on the All-American list, which is the maximum for any school.
Attack Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia), attack Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.), midfielder Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), goalkeeper Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.), and defender Tonia Porras (Shaker Heights, Ohio) were all first-team selections for the Terps. Senior midfielder Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) received second-team recognition.
The 2000 NCAA Tournament MVP, Adams' All-American selection is her second consecutive Brine/IWLCA selection. She ends the season with 81 goals and 55 assists for an NCAA record 136 points for the 2000 season. Only a junior, Adams shattered the Maryland single-season marks for goals, assists and points and will begin the 2001 season within striking distance of every Maryland career record. Previously this season, she also received 2000 ACC Player of the Year accolades as well as ACC Tournament MVP honors.
An All-ACC pick, Comito's All-American selection is her first All-American nod since coming to Maryland. The Terps' second-leading scorer, Comito ended the 2000 championship campaign with 65 goals and 27 assists this season. A junior, she ranks nationally in points per game with a 4.18 average, and also had 28 draw controls for the Terps.
A senior tri-captain, Jenkins' selection was her third Brine/IWLCA All-American selection. The Pennsylvania native was a first-team selection in 1999, as well as a second-team pick in 1998. The team's fourth-leading scorer, she ended the season with 39 goals and 23 assists. She ended her four-year career at Maryland tied for fifth all-time for career goals (150) with Laura Harmon (1992-95), ninth in career assists (74) and fifth in career points (224).
One of two goalkeepers on the first-team list, Kahoe is also receiving her third All-American selection. A two-year team captain with Jenkins, Kahoe was a four-year starter for Maryland and was among the nation's best goalies again this year. An All-ACC pick, her final goals against average was a mere 7.02. She also owns 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.
Receiving her second consecutive first-team selection, Porras anchors an impressive defensive unit that gives up only 7.14 goals per game. In addition to her defensive efforts, Porras added four goals and five assists to the offensive efforts. Porras was also an All-ACC selection.
Serving as a tri-captain for the Terps this season, Sommar's second-team selection is the third Brine/IWLCA selection of her career. The senior midfielder was a first-team selection the past two years. Sommar rounds out Maryland's compliment of 35-plus goal scorers. She has 37 goals and 25 assists this season for Maryland. An All-ACC selection, her 72 career assists are 10th all-time at Maryland.
Maryland (21-1) won its sixth consecutive national championship on Sunday, and increased its record to 26-8 overall in NCAA Tournament play. The Terrapins' championship win-streak is the longest active streak in Division I women's athletics.