May 18, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - All eyes are focused on Trenton, N.J., as the final four teams descend upon the College of New Jersey this weekend for the National Collegiate women's lacrosse championship. Maryland arrived last night, while the other three teams will assemble today. The teams will take short practice sessions at Lions Stadium, site of the NCAA championships this weekend, and attend a banquet Thursday evening to honor the final four teams who will contest for the 2000 women's lacrosse crown.
Action begins tomorrow night at 6 p.m. when the first semifinal pits the No. 1 Maryland Terrapins against Loyola for the right to advance to the championship game Sunday. Princeton and James Madison take the draw at 8 p.m. in the second semifinal. The semifinal winners meet on Sunday at 3:10 p.m. to see who will be crowned the 2000 National Collegiate champion.
Now it's Terrapin "did you know?" time. See how many of these fast facts are news to you as the Terps prepare to defend their title.
Did you know?:
...the Terps are 25-8 overall in NCAA Tournament play? That's a .758 winning percentage.
...the Terps are playing for their sixth straight NCAA title? Their five consecutive titles are the longest string of any Division I women's team in the nation.
...the Terps' 2000 appearance in the NCAA Championship semifinals is Maryland's 11th straight trip to the national semifinals. They have played in the championship game nine out of the last 10 years.
...Maryland has a total of eight championship overall in program history? That's seven NCAA titles (1986, '92, '95, '96, '97, '98, and '99) and one AIAW title (1981).
...midfield reserve Megan Kelly already has two NCAA Championships and four ACC Championships in just her sophomore year. The Maryland native moonlights on the Terrapin field hockey team that won the 1998 and '99 ACC Championship and was crowned the 1999 NCAA Champions. Kelly was also part of the Terp squad that won the 1999 NCAA women's lacrosse championship, as well as the 1999 and 2000 ACC Women's lacrosse championship.
Adams' Scoring Streaks
Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 50 games. Adams, who has 280 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 is averaging 5.95 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 31 games.
Carney's Scoring Streak
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 49 games after the win over Georgetown. 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 ACC semifinals.
The Terps' Team Streaks
Maryland will puts its 47-game non-conference win streak on the line when it meets Loyola in the semifinals Friday. The last time Maryland lost a non-conference match-up was April 22, 1997 vs. Loyola in a 7-6 win for the Greyhounds.
MARYLAND LACROSSE BY THE NUMBERS
The Terrapins are the No. 1 team in the nation for the 11th consecutive week this season in the IWLCA poll.
Maryland has won two of the three ACC Tournaments (1997, and '99).
Number of coaches in Maryland history: Sue Tyler (1974, 1976-90), Margarite Arrighi (1975), Cindy Timchal (1991-Present).
Academic All-Americans in Terp history.
Number of consecutive titles for the Maryland women's lacrosse team. The string of five straight is the longest current streak in Division I women's athletics.
Number of national championships in Maryland history. Seven NCAA titles (1986, '92, '95, '96, '97, '98, and '99) and one AIAW title (1981).
The Terps have made it to the NCAA title game nine of the past 10 years.
National Players of the Year, including Terp legend Kelly Amonte, current Terp Jen Adams, Betsy Elder, Sarah Forbes, Mary Kondner, Kerstin Manning, Mary Ann Oelgoetz, Mandy Stevenson, Michele Uhlfelder.
Appearances in the national tournament.
Individuals who have achieved All-American status at least once with the Terps.
Terp team record for consecutive wins (1995-97).
March 3rd's win over No. 2 Duke was the program's 350th win. The Terps have just 81 losses in the program's history, and three ties.
Leading Scorer Jen Adams
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring with 119 points on 71 goals and 48 assists. The Australia native is averaging 5.95 points per game. The 2000 ACC Player of the Year and MVP of the ACC Tournament, Adams had a stellar effort against Harvard on March 30 totaling a school record-tying 11-points. She also scored eight points against then-No. 4 James Madison on April 1. This season, Adams' astounding totals have also been highlighted by eight-point days against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (4/23) and Old Dominion (3/25), an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse (3/12), and a nine-point game against ACC rival Virginia (3/14).
Adams has also been named the ACC Player of the Year as well as the ACC Tournament MVP. Most recently, the junior from Australia was one of six Terps to pick up IWLCA South Region honors.
Adams' Single-Season Numbers
Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia) etched her name at the top of every single-season offensive category at Maryland when she tallied three goals and two assists against Georgetown on Sunday. She now has 119 points in this season, breaking her previous mark set in 1999 of 117. She also tied her record for goals in a season (71), and tied Kelly Amonte's 1996 record for assists in a season with 48 feeds.
MARYLAND'S SINGLE-SEASON CHARTS
Adams Ties Single-Game Marks
Jen Adams 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.
Adams on the Career Charts
After tying her own single-season record for goals at Maryland with 71, junior Jen Adams sits at No. 2 on Maryland's all-time goals list with 169 career goals. Adams is also second on Maryland's all-time assists list with 111. Adams' career point total is now an unbelievable 280 points in just her junior year. She trails all-time leader Kelly Amonte (1993-96) by 39 points.
Comito Bringing The Goals
Junior Allison Comito proved herself a deadly weapon in the Terps' offense once again when she led the Terps in their last three regular season games. Comito is the Terps' second-leading scorer with 57 goals and 25 assists. She ranked 14th nationally last week in points per game with 4.32. Her big game this year came on March 12 against Syracuse when she netted six goals and two assists for an eight-point day.
Carney Turning In An All-ACC Year
All-ACC selection, Quinn Carney does it all for the Terps this season. Carney, who takes the draw for Maryland, has 35 feeds this year and ranked seventh in the nation at 1.84 assists per game last week. Carney can hit the goal, as well, as demonstrated by her five-goal explosion vs. Dartmouth (3/21) and four-goal effort against Brown (4/10). She has 35 assists for the season, an average of just less than two a game, and has a 3.55 ppg average.
The Career Assists List Update
While Jen Adams may be in control of the No. 2 spot on the Maryland career assists list, Quinn Carney has taken control of the No. 7 spot after moving past Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) with 75 for her career. Teammate Christie Jenkins is ninth with 73 assists and Kristin Sommar holds the No. 10 spot with 72.
Jenkins Turning It On
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins has asserted herself once again this season as an important part of the Terps' offense. The senior tri-captain is averaging 3.05 points per game, including two six-point games against Harvard (3/30) and James Madison (4/1), and two five-point efforts against Virginia (3/14) and Old Dominion (3/25). A 1999 first-team All-American, she is Maryland's fourth-leading scorer this season.
Jenkins' Career Numbers
Christie Jenkins moved into a tie with Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) on the career goals chart with 148 and is also just one away from tying Newmarch for the No. 5 spot in career points. She has 222 entering the NCAA semifinals. Jenkins is up to 72 career assists- good enough for No. 9 on that all-time list.
The Terps on the NCAA Charts
Not only do the Terrapins own the most productive offense in the NCAA, Maryland has the No. 1, and No. 14 scorers in the nation in Jen Adams and Allison Comito, as well as the nation's top scoring margin and winning percentage. Four individuals are ranked nationally for the Terps, with Adams topping the points chart with a 5.95 points per game average. She is also second in assists per game (2.4) and seventh in goals per game (3.55).
Comito is 14th nationally in points per game, averaging 4.10 in 20 games. Quinn Carney ranks 7th in assist per game with a 1.75 average.
Terrapin goalie Alex Kahoe ranked 6th in goals against average with a 6.97 average and 10th in save percentage (.600).
As a team, the Terps are tops in scoring offense (15.9) and scoring margin (8.8). Maryland leads both categories by an almost two-goal margin. The Terps' defense is 4th with a 7.1 goals against average. Maryland was also first in winning percentage at .950 entering the week.
Five MD Women On Star-Ledger Team of Decade, Century
Five former and current Terrapin women's lacrosse players have been selected to the Star-Ledger's Team of the Century for Women's Lacrosse. Current Terps Quinn Carney and Meredith Egan were honored with selection to the team of the decade for the 1990s, with Carney receiving one of 10 spots on the Team of the Century as well. Former Terrapins Celine Flinn (1981-84), Mandy Stevenson (1989, 1991-93), and Denise Wescott (1978-80) were also named to the Team of the Decade, with Flinn and Wescott representing the Terps on the 1970s team, and Stevenson making the 1980s team. The teams were selected purely on their accomplishments in high school.
A 1999 third-team All-American, Carney is Maryland's third-leading scorer this season with 36 goals, and 35 assists. A junior, her 1.75 assists per game average was ninth nationally last week. A midfielder for the 19-1 Terrapins, Carney takes the draw for Maryland and was recently named to the All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament teams. For her career, she has 85 goals and 75 assists, which is eighth on Maryland's all-time career assists list. Entering the Terps' game against Loyola on Friday, Carney has a 49-game scoring streak. Carney, an All-American her senior year at Hunterdon Central, ended her high school career with 244 goals and 85 assists.
After a strong start this year, Egan suffered a season-ending tear to her anterior cruciate ligament in the Terrapins' third game of the season at Towson. In the first two games this year, Egan had already tallied four goals and one assist in just three starts. For her career, the junior attacker has 38 goals and 18 assists, and is currently undergoing therapy to return to the starting line-up for the Terps in 2001. Egan previously attended Columbia High School before wearing the red, black, gold, and white.
Terps Reach Program Win 350
When No. 1 Maryland took down No. 2 Duke on March 3, the win was Maryland's 350th in the program's 26-year history. Overall, Maryland carries a 368-81-3 record into the Loyola game.
Sommar Turns It On
After starting the season with 12 goals in the first nine games, senior tri-captain Kristin Sommar led the Terps with an outstanding seven-goal performance against No. 4 James Madison (4/1) 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. Sommar rounds out Maryland's 30+ goals scorers with 34 goals and 25 assists this season.
Martinez Returns For Terps
After sitting out for five games with nagging injuries, midfielder Courtney Martinez played some key minutes for Maryland in its 24-15 victory over James Madison (4/1) and even got back into the starting lineup vs. Brown (4/11). The junior saved perhaps her best performance of the season for the WMAR television audiences on April 15 against Johns Hopkins, however. Martinez shined in the Terps' defensive effort, which allowed the Blue Jays a season-low three goals. A defender, Martinez also got involved in the Terps' offensive effort, nailing two goals, which is a career high. Previously, Martinez had only two for her three-year career.
Judd Sets New Career Marks
Freshman Sonia Judd (Darlington, South Australia) shattered all her previous career highs against then-No. 5 Georgetown (4/13), netting two goals and adding two assists for a four-point day against the Hoyas. Hailing from the same club as Terp leading scorer Jen Adams, Judd scored both her goals and added an assist over a two-minute span at the beginning of the Terps' game with Georgetown.
The freshman must really like facing the Hoyas, too, because she netted her first game-winner in a Terp uniform against Georgetown in the quarterfinals to eliminate the Hoyas from further postseason play.
Timchal Reaches 150 at Maryland
With the Terps' 17-4 win over Towson on March 7, Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal achieved her 150th win at the University of Maryland. Win No. 1 with the Terps came 10 years ago in a 15-4 defeat of the Richmond Spiders on March 8, 1991. The win was Timchal's coaching debut with Maryland after taking over for Sue Tyler, who had served a cumulative 16 seasons at the helm for the Terps.