March 22, 1999
Game Facts and Coverage
Maryland at Brown
Monday, March 22, 1999
Maryland at Old Dominion
Saturday, March 27, 1999
Series history: Maryland leads the Brown series 5-0. The Terps last defeated the Bears on April 11 by a 15-6 margin. Maryland and Old Dominion meet for the 17th time in school history, with the Terps holding a 16-0 advantage against the Monarchs. The Terps last defeated Old Dominion, 18-1, on March 28, 1998.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland womens lacrosse team continues its five-game road tour on Mon., March 22, as the Terps travel to Providence, R.I., for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Brown Bears. Following Mondays match, the Terps return home briefly before traveling to Norfolk, Va., on Sat., March 27, for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Terps conclude their five-game road tour on Wed., March 30, at Temple.
North Carolina 3 2 0 RECORDS AND RANKINGSMaryland enters Mondays game against Brown carrying a 6-0 record and ranked No. 1 in this weeks IWLCA poll. Five of the Terps six wins are against teams ranked in the top 10. Brown enters Mondays game sporting a 1-2 record. Last season, the Bears finished with a 6-8 record. Old Dominion, who plays James Madison on Wednesday, enters that game carrying a 3-1 record. The Monarchs are ranked No. 17 in this weeks poll.
LAST TIME OUT VS. BEARS AND MONARCHS
Brown...Maryland senior Cathy Nelson scored four goals and senior Sascha Newmarch added a hat trick as the second-ranked Terrapins downed Brown 15-6 on April 11, 1998. Old Dominion...The fourth-ranked Terps exploded for 13 first-half goals and cruised to an 18-1 victory against 12th-ranked Old Dominion. Sascha Newmarch tied a career-high four goals while Cathy Nelson and freshman Allison Comito each added three goals to lead the explosive Terp attack.
HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
Marylands Cindy Timchal (West Chester 76) is in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin womens lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to five national championship titles, the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 132-11 record at Maryland, and a 208-51 (.803) overall record which ranks her ninth among all-time coaches in winning percentage. Her 208 career wins rank her third all-time. Timchal guided the Maryland womens lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trip to the Final Four in 1998, and the schools record fourth consecutive national championship.
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams, last weeks ACC Player of the Week, has posted All-American numbers in the Terps six games of the season. Adams charted a career-high five goals and added three assists to lead the top-ranked Terrapins to an 18-8 win against Syracuse. She leads the Terps in scoring with 29 points, and has totaled a team-high 20 goals and nine assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian natives numbers:
Opponent Goals Assists No. 9 Penn State 4 1 No. 7 Duke 2 3* No. 2 North Carolina 3 0 No. 17 Syracuse 5* 3 No. 3 Virginia 3 1 No. 8 Dartmouth 3 1PROBABLE STARTERS FOR MARYLAND...
Pos. No. Name D #3 Kerri Mulligan (Has started in six games, 7 GB, 2 CT) A #7 Jen Adams (Has started in six games, leading scorer with 29 points, teamhigh 20 goals and 9 assists, 30 GB) A #9 Allison Comito (Has started in six games, has totaled 16 points, 10 goals, 6 assists, 15 GB) A #11 Victoria Wellington (Has started in six games, 4 goals, 20 GB, 6 CT) A #16 Meghan McNamara (Has started in six games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7 GB, 3 CT) A #20 Quinn Carney (Has started in six games, second-leading scorer, 21 points, 13 goals, 8 assists, 16 DC) M #10 Kristin Sommar (Has started in five games, fifth-leading scorer with 15 points, 11 goals, 4 assists, 11 CT) M #12 Courtney Martinez (Has started in six games, 10 GB) M #18 Tonia Porras (Has started in six games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 13 DC) M #21 Christie Jenkins (Has started in six games, third-leading scorer with 18 points, 10 goals, 8 assists, 14 GB, 10 CT) M #23 Meredith Egan (Has started in six games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 12 GB, 6 CT) GK #33 Alex Kahoe (Has started in six games, 360 minutes played, 70 saves, 35 goals allowed, 5.83 GAA)1999 ACC STANDINGS as of March 22, 1999
Overall ACC Teams W L W L Maryland 6 0 3 0 Duke 4 1 0 1 North Carolina 3 2 0 1 Virginia 4 3 0 1
1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll March 15, 1999
1. MARYLAND 2. Penn State 3. Virginia 4. North Carolina 5. James Madison 6. Duke 7. Princeton 8. Dartmouth 9. Loyola 10. Georgetown 11. George Mason 12. Rutgers 13. William & Mary 14. Vanderbilt 15. Delaware 16. Boston U. 17. Old Dominion 18. Syracuse 19. Temple 20. Yale
DID YOU KNOW...
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in all of Marylands six games, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 13 games. Her streak began on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple.
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe, who earned All-America honors last season, will continue to hold the reins as the Terrapins confident commander. Kahoe, a co-captain this year, has been the backbone of the Terrapin defense the past two seasons, and enters her junior season as one of the top players in the NCAA ranks. The Pennsylvania native established a new school record last year for saves with 269, surpassing the old school record of 233 which she set her freshman year. An NCAA all-tournament team selection last year, and this years Lacrosse Magazines Preseason Player of the Year, Kahoe totaled a career-high 21 saves against Virginia in last years NCAA championship game, five shy of the tournament record.
KAHOE IN 1999
Maryland junior goalkeepr Alex Kahoe, the Terps all-time saves leader, has totaled 65 saves and has allowed 31 goals in 300 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoes performances:
Opponent Saves No. 9 Penn State 17* No. 7 Duke 16 No. 2 North Carolina 14 No. 17 Syracuse 10 No. 3 Virginia 8 No. 8 Dartmouth 5CANT TOUCH THIS
Maryland is the countrys all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 334-80-3 record and have posted an all-time winning percentage of .802. The Terps also own the longest current winning streak in Division I mens or womens lacrosse--a 50-game win streak which dated back to March 9, 1995, and extended itself to April 22, 1997.
Out of the 20 players who have played in Marylands six games, 11 have scored at least one goal. The Terps have outscored their opponents 116-41.
KELLY EARNS FIRST START
Maryland freshman midfielder Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) earned her first collegiate lacrosse start against 17th-ranked Syracuse, replacing an injured Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.).
Maryland juniors Alex Kahoe and Tonia Porras (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and sophomores Jen Adams and Quinn Carney have played in all 360 minutes this season.
Twenty of the 25 players listed on the Maryland roster have played in at least one of the Terps six games.
PORRAS NETS FIRST GOAL SINCE 1997
Maryland junior midfielder Tonia Porras, a 1999 preseason honorable mention All-American candidate by College Lacrosse USA, scored her first goal in two years against Syracuse. She has totaled two points after recording an assist against North Carolina.
THE NEW NEWMARCH
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has earned the starting center position, replacing departed senior Sascha Newmarch. Carney has controlled a team-high 16 draws and has helped lead the Terps to a 64-44 advantage against their opponents.
CAN IT GET ANY TOUGHER
Maryland faces 13 of the top 20 teams ranked in the IWLCA preseason poll.
TOP 20 ON THE ROAD
Maryland plays six of the top-20-ranked preseason teams on the road.
MARYLANDS OWN NATIONAL TEAM
Maryland junior midfielders Kristin Sommar and Christie Jenkins are two of the 13 Maryland players listed on the U.S. National teams roster. Other Terps playing for the Red, White and Blue include Kelly Amonte, Erin Brown, Liz Downing, Dana Gwaltney, Laura Harmon Schuman, Theresa Ingram, Cathy Nelson, Maureen Scott, Michele Uhlfelder and Jessica Wilk.
TERPS BY THE NUMBERS
Maryland owns an all-time .802 winning percentage which ranks them as the countys most winningest program.
Maryland won its fourth consecutive national championship last season, defeating Virginia, 11-5, in the championship game.
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams scored a career-high five goals against Syracuse.
Maryland junior midifelder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high five goals against Dartmouth.
Maryland has captured seven national titles -- 1981, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to nine consecutive games with its 13-3 defeat on March 16.
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Marylands last 13 games, including all six this season.
Maryland meets 13 teams ranked in the IWLCA preseason poll-- North Carolina (2), Virginia (3), James Madison (4), Loyola (5), Dartmouth (6), Duke (7), Princeton (8), Penn State (9), Georgetown (10), William & Mary (12), Temple (13), Syracuse (14) and Brown (19).
The number of Maryland players who have played in at least one of Marylands six games.
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high 29 points (20G-9A).
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 17 saves in Marylands 12-8 win against Penn State.
Maryland has totaled 38 assists compared to its opponents six. Sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high nineassists.
DISHIN IT OUT
Maryland owns a 38-6 assist advantage against its opponents. The Terps totaled a season-high 10 assists against Syracuse, including a career-high four assists by Quinn Carney.
Maryland has outshot its opponents 202-118, including a team-high 41 shots by sophomore attack Jen Adams. Adams has scored 20 goals and has posted a .488 shooting percentage.
SHANK SEEING PLAYING TIME
Maryland redshirt sophomore Becky Shank (Arnold, Md.), who has been forced to sit out the past two seasons because of knee injuries, has finally seen action in the Terrapin lineup. The Maryland native has appeared in all six games. totaling three caused turnovers, and has added depth to the Maryland defensive unit.
MULLIGAN PLAYING A LITTLE D
Maryland junior Kerri Mulligan (Marshfield, Mass.), who played at attack last season, is now playing on the defensive end for the Terps. She has totaled seven ground balls and has two caused turnovers.
Maryland has never trailed at halftime in each of itssix games this year. The last time the Terps trailed at the half was on April 29, 1998, at Princeton. The Tigers held a narrow 6-5 advantage.
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
Maryland assistant coach Gary Gait (Syracuse 91) is in a league of his own when it comes to national championships. A former lacrosse player at Syracuse, Gait owns a piece of all of Marylands last four national championships, and was a three-time national champion for the Orangemen. His 15 goals scored in the 1990 NCAA Tournament is a tournament record, and his nine goals against Navy in 1988 is also a NCAA record for most goals in an NCAA Tournament game.
COLLEGE LACROSSE HONORS
College Lacrosse USA has tabbed Maryland as the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Selected to the preseason All-ACC team are juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar in the midfield, sophomore Jen Adams on attack, junior Tonia Porras on defense, and junior Alex Kahoe in goal. Kahoe was also named ACC Preseason Player of the Year.
The Maryland womens lacrosse team is featured on the cover of Marchs US Lacrosse magazine. The team is pictured with the caption "One for the Thumb...Maryland Goes for Its Fifth Straight Ring."