Maryland Women's Lacrosse Heads Into Break As Nation's No. 1 Team

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April 3, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The top-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team (9-1) is entering a 10-day break, which the Terps will use to fine-tune their game before the team meets Brown on April 11 at Ludwig Field. Later that week, the Terps take on No. 6 Georgetown on April 13 at 4 p.m. on Ludwig Field.

Adams Ties Two Single-Game Maryland Records
Maryland junior attack Jen Adams (Marino, Australia) netted five goals and added six assists for an 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. Her 11-point game tied the single-game Maryland record that is also held by Maryland's Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1991), Judy Dougherty (vs. Salisbury St., 1979) and Kay Ruffino (vs. Towson, 1984). The single-game assists record (6) is also held by Terp assistant coach Sarah Forbes (vs. Brown, 1997), Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1994), Karen MacCrate (vs. Rutgers, 1993), and Judy Dougherty (vs. Rutgers, 1979). Adams broke the single-season goals mark last year when she netted 71 in the Terps' 1999 national championship campaign.

The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, averaging over 18 goals per game in 2000, Maryland has more than enough offensive weapons to keep any defense wondering. The Terps' offense is averaging an astounding 18.4 gpg through 10 games, a 2.1 goals per game improvement from their nation's-best 1999 average of 15.8 gpg. Just some of the Terrapin's weapons include attack Jen Adams, who leads the nation in points and goals, and Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.), the Terps' second-leading scorer, who is fourth in the nation in points per game. Maryland's third leading scorer with 41 points, junior Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) is second to Adams in assists for Maryland with 20 and also has 21 goals. Rounding out the Big Four for the Terps is Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) who has turned it on again this year for the Terps, averaging 5.67 points in the past three games.

Jen Adams Scoring Streaks
Maryland junior Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 41 games. Adams, who has 229 points for her career, began her streak on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple. The last time she was held scoreless was on March 30, 1998, in the Terps' 16-4 win against Vanderbilt. The Terps' scoring leader again this year, she has scored no less then four points in any one game this year, and is averaging 6.8 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 21 games.

The Jenkins' Scoring Streak
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins is riding a 43-game scoring streak after the JMU game. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She has 196 career points, and has moved into eighth on Maryland's career points list.

The Carney Streak Rounds It Out
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 38 games after Saturday's 24-15 win over No. 4 James Madison . Her streak began on April 23, 1998, when she totaled one assist in the Terps' 16-7 win at William & Mary. The last time Carney was held scoreless was April 11, 1998, against UNC in the 1998 ACC semifinals.

Maryland in the Polls
Last week was the Terps' fourth straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No. 1 team in the nation for 14 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA championship.

The Terps Vs. Ranked Teams
No. 1 Maryland plays one of the toughest schedules in Division I women's lacrosse, and has already faced seven ranked opponents this year for a 6-1 record against foes ranked in the IWLCA poll. The Terps are 3-1 against opponents ranked in the Top 5, with wins over then-No. 2 Duke on March 3 (14-10), then-No. 4 Virginia on March 14 (17-8), and then-No. 4 James Madison 24-15) on April 1. Maryland's only loss to a Top 5 opponent, or any opponent for that matter, was its 14-13 triple overtime loss to then-No. 5 North Carolina. The Terps' are 7-1 against ranked opponents, and hold a 5-1 advantage over Top 10 foes, outscoring those opponents by an average of 8.2 goals per game.

Sommar Turns It On
After starting the season with 12 goals in the first nine games, senior tri-captain Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) led the Terps with an outstanding seven-goal performance against No. 4 James Madison to boost her season total to 19 goals in just one game. Sommar's seven goals marked a career-high for her as well as a team-high this season for the Terps.

Martinez Returns For Terps
After sitting out the past few games for the Terps, midfielder Courtney Martinez (Towson, Md.) played some key minutes for Maryland in its 24-15 victory over James Madison. Martinez even scored her first goal of the season, and second of her career, on a free position shot at 10:14 to put the Terps up by three at that point.

Johns Hopkins Game on WMAR
Maryland's women's lacrosse game on Apr. 15 against Johns Hopkins will be broadcast on WMAR Channel 2 Baltimore. The game will be part of a doubleheader that starts at 5:30 p.m., with the Maryland men's game to follow at 8 p.m.

Terps To Host ACC Tournament
The University of Maryland will be the proud host of this year's ACC Championships on April 22 and 23 at Ludwig Field. The year 2000 will mark the first time in the tournament's four-year history that Maryland will be the host school. The Terrapins have won the tournament twice, in 1997 and 1999. Virginia took the 1998 championship home. Maryland is a combined 4-1 in ACC tournament action. Semifinal games will be held on April 22 at 1 and 3 p.m., with the championship game being held at 1 p.m. on April 23.


Maryland's Jen Adams is the nations' leading goal scorer with 41 goals and 27 assists.

+ 2.7
Goals per game improvement for Maryland's offense in 2000. The Terps led the nation last year, averaging 15.8 goals per game, and have raised the bar to 18.5 this season.

Number of 20+ goal games by the top-ranked Terps this season, Syracuse (24) on March 12, Old Dominion (21) on March 25, Harvard (21) on March 31 and James Madison (24) on April 1.

Smallest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 14-10 win over Duke on March 3 in the Terps' season opener.

The Terps are outscoring their opponents by an average of 6.47 goals in the second half this season.

The Terps' average margin of victory thru 10 games is +8.9 goals.

Junior Jen Adams scored 11 points against Harvard, tying the Maryland single-game record for points in a game (11) and assists in a game (6).

17 different Terps have netted goals for Maryland this season.

17 Terps have contributed at least one point to Maryland's offensive effort this season.

Largest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 21-4 win over Old Dominion on March 25.

The Terps' goals per game average in 2000.

The offensive effort by the Terps' against James Madison was Maryland's second 24-goal effort this season. The first was on March 12 at Syracuse.

Total number of Terp goals this season.

No. 1 Maryland has 288 points thru 10 games (185 goals and 103 assists).